Optic C7.3

$4999 CAD

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Overview

The Optic Carbon 7 is a fast-pedaling 650b trail bike that rides with just the right mix of cross country efficiency and all mountain playfulness. Progressive trail geometry has been carefully tuned across each frame size to give every rider the same optimal fit and ride quality, while A.R.T. suspension delivers both efficient climbing and lively, capable descending. Ride your trails, your way - and ways you never thought possible - faster, with more control, complete confidence and that feeling of becoming at one with the bike. Ride the Optic and see the trail differently.

To some, it’s about carving endless ribbons of buff, flowy singletrack. To others, it’s the challenge of punchy trails, technical climbs and off-camber roots. Yes, yes and yes.

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Specifications

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Frameset

Frame

Optic Trail frame 120mm travel  

Fork

Rockshox Revelation RL 100x15mm 130mm travel 

Rear Shock

Fox Float DPS Performane EVOL 

Components

Seat Post

KS E-Ten Integra adj post w / remote stealth 

Seat Post Clamp

Norco Design 

Shifter Casing

N/A 

Saddle

SDG Circuit Mtn with steel rails 

Headset

Cane Creek 10 Series  

Headset Spacer

N/A 

Top Cap

N/A 

Stem

Alloy 3D forged 60mm length 

Handlebar

Norco 6061 DB alloy 760mmx25mm 

Grips

Norco lock on grip 

Front Brake

Sram Level T hydraulic brake w/180mm rotor 

Chain Tensioner

N/A 

Rear Brake

Sram Level T hydraulic brake w/160mm rotor 

Brake Levers

Sram Level T  

Brake Cable Casing

N/A 

Brake Rotors

N/A 

Wheels

Front Hub

Sram MTH 716 15x100mm 

Front Hub Skewer

Rockshox 15mm QR Maxle 

Rear Hub

Sram MTH 746 148x12mm XD 

Rear Hub Skewer

DT RWS Eco ratchet w/Maxle thread 

Spokes/Nipples

Black stainless steel spokes  

Rims

Alex DP 23 650B I23 tubeless compatible 

Tires

Schwalbe Nobby Nic 650B x 2.35 DC front and rear 

Tubes

N/A 

Drivetrain

Shifter Front

N/A 

Shifter Rear

Sram GX1 11sp 

Front Derailleur

N/A 

Rear Derailleur

Sram GX 1 

Cassette

Sram XG 1150 10-42T  

Crankset

Sram FC S-1000 32T  

Bottom Bracket

Sram Pressfit BB 92 

Pedals

N/A 

Chain

Sram PC 1130 11sp 

Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Geometry

Geometry Diagram
 
 
XS S M L XL
 
 
XS S M L XL
 
Front Travel (mm)
130 130 130 130 130
 
Rear Travel (mm)
120 120 120 120 120
ST
Seat tube length (centre to top)
380 410 445 485 530
HA
Head tube angle
68 68 68 68 68
ESA
Effective seat tube angle
75.9 75.5 75 74.5 74.1
ASA
Actual seat tube angle
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
TTH
Theoretical (horz) top tube length
532 562 592 622 652
HT
Head tube length
99 109 119 129 139
FL
Fork length (axle to crown)
518 518 518 518 518
BBR
Bottom bracket rise/drop
-18 -18 -18 -18 -18
BBH
Bottom bracket height
334 334 334 334 334
WB
Wheelbase
1080 1111 1142 1174 1205
RC
Rear Centre (chainstay length)
420 425 430 435 440
FC
Front Centre
660 687 713 739 765
 
Reach
388 410 433 455 478
 
Stack
575 584 593 602 612
SOH
Stand over height
750 750 750 760 780
 
Crank Length
170 170 175 175 175
 
Bar Width
760 760 760 760 760
 
Stem Length
60 60 60 60 60

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