SOC13: Jill Kintner's Winning Norco Sight 650b Carbon

Jill Kintner pretty much won Sea Otter. After winning Dual Slalom and taking her fourth consecutive title, Jill jumped on the same this bike and headed off to race the DH. She won that too. All Some of her winning was aboard her new Norco Sight Carbon 650b which looks more production ready than the prototype they had in their booth. Jill had her bike set up with a Shimano Saint/XTR 1×10 drivetrain, prototype Crank Brothers Iodine 27.5 wheels (that Tyler spotted on the Race Club 11 bikes as well), a Fox RAD 27.5 fork with 34mm stanchions, a Renthal bar and stem and an unmarked front Maxxis 27.5 tire that looks like the new High Roller II 650b. Her bike also has an interesting Fi’zik MTB saddle with carbon rails that doesn’t look like any currently in their line.

Photo c Norco

Congrats to Jill on an awesome weekend of racing!


    • @KCR, you are right on both accounts. I was told Jill would be racing it in both events, but either we received bad info or she made a change (we didn’t get to see the race). As for the saddle, I though it looked shorter and more padded than the Tundra, but it is just the angle. Good eye.

  1. @Bayard

    Actually those wheels are 27 inch in size, as MBA has proven in the April issue.
    26 inch is the technically correct naming for the classic size.
    That silly big wheels are actually 28.5ers, not 29ers, when measuring is taken more importantly than marketing gibberish.

    From now on, I will use the terms 26 inch, 27 inch and 28.5 inch.

What do you think?