To create the new Sight Youth 27.5, we drew on the same inspiration and science that developed the 2020 adult Sight, but developed it specifically for the amazing riding we’ve witnessed on our local trails by kids who aren’t even out of middle school yet.
Seeing all that skill and boundless potential aboard bikes that are either under-built for what they’re trying to do, or limited by something that’s just too big, it made us wonder how much quicker the next generation of All-Mountain riders could progress if they had a bike that’s designed just for them.
The Sight Youth 27.5 employs Norco’s Ride Aligned™ design system to create a ride that doesn’t just fit a 4’9” – 5’2” rider, but is deliberately tuned for them. So, instead of stalling their progress while they outride their kid’s bike – waiting to grow into an adult one – they can step things up sooner, and capitalize on the rubber bones and questionable judgement youth provides them.
With generous standover clearance, the Sight Youth 27.5’s provides maximum front and rear wheel grip on climbs and descents, maintains momentum and cadence in technical situations, and allows the suspension to move freely without absorbing drivetrain energy. This creates an All-Mountain experience that feels dynamic under rider input and provides a confident, stable chassis when charging though rough terrain.
The youth tune is taken to the next level with lighter springs and shock damping curves, with Ride Aligned™ kinematics providing 140mm rear and 150mm front travel for a more forgiving ride under lighter riders.
The 2020 Sight Youth 27.5 uses Norco's Ride Aligned™ design system which matches each individual bike to the human who rides it, creating a customized platform that is both stable and balanced, allow-ing the rider to push harder. Using individual rider metrics, precise suspension kinematics, and proprietary app technology, you’ll align with your ride experience like never before.
We added a reduced offset RockShox Pike 150mm suspension fork and RockShox Deluxe R Select rear shock with a lighter damping tune providing 140mm of travel because younger riders use lighter springs, which require less damping.
To ride right, you’ve gotta have a dropper – but if you're under 90 pounds, normal droppers are too hard to compress. The Sight Youth 27.5's 120mm light action TranzX dropper post is easy to compress for young riders for quick saddle adjustments.
SDG’s size-appropriate saddle, pedals and grips provide the same quality and performance as the adult sized ones, but won't fit Junior like they're built for giants.
One-by drivetrains are pretty much the only way to go these days, and the SX Eagle offers top-drawer performance and features at a price that won't break the bank.