Optic C9.2

$5199 CAD

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Overview

The Optic Carbon 9 is a fast-pedaling 29" 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 110mm travel  

Fork

FOX 34 Float Performance Elite 29 Boost 110x15mm 120mm travel 

Rear Shock

Fox Float DPS Peformance Elite EVOL 

Components

Seat Post

Rockshox Reverb stealth 31.6 mm 

Seat Post Clamp

Norco Design 

Shifter Casing

N/A 

Saddle

SDG Circuit Mtn with chromoly rails 

Headset

Cane Creek 10 Series  

Headset Spacer

N/A 

Top Cap

N/A 

Stem

Race Face Turbine Basic 35 50mm length  

Handlebar

Race Face Turbine 760x20mm  

Grips

Norco lock on grip 

Front Brake

Shimano Deore XT hydraulic disc 180mm rotor 

Chain Tensioner

N/A 

Rear Brake

Shimano XT hydraulic disc brake 160mm 

Brake Levers

Shimano Deore XT  

Brake Cable Casing

N/A 

Brake Rotors

N/A 

Wheels

Front Hub

Sram MTH 716 15x110mm 

Front Hub Skewer

Fox 15mm QR axle  

Rear Hub

Sram MTH 746 148x12mm XD 

Rear Hub Skewer

DT RWS Eco ratchet w/Maxle thread 

Spokes/Nipples

Sapim double butted black 

Rims

RaceFace AR 24 29 tubeless compatible 

Tires

Nobby Nic front and rear 2.35 with SnakeSkin. Trailstar Compound, TL 

Tubes

N/A 

Drivetrain

Shifter Front

Shimano XT 2sp I spec  

Shifter Rear

Shimano XT 11sp I spec  

Front Derailleur

Shimano XT 2x11 FD side swing front pull 

Rear Derailleur

Shimano XT long cage 11 speed for 2x11 

Cassette

Shimano 11-40T 11sp (running change to 11-42T) 

Crankset

Race Face Turbine Cinch 2x11 36/26T Boost crank (with 1x30T single cinch ring included) 

Bottom Bracket

Race Face Pressfit BB 92 

Pedals

N/A 

Chain

Shimano HG-600-11 11sp  

Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Geometry

Geometry Diagram
SMLXL
Wheel Size29"29"29"29"
Front Travel (mm)120mm120mm120mm120mm
Rear Travel (mm)110mm110mm110mm110mm
STSeat tube length (centre to top)410445485530
HAHead tube angle68.568.568.568.5
TTHTheoretical (horz) top tube length571602632662
HTHead tube length9592100112
FLFork length (axle to crown)528528528528
BBRBottom bracket rise/drop-39-39-39-39
BBHBottom bracket height332332332332
WBWheelbase1114114411751206
RCRear Centre (chainstay length)425430435440
FCFront Centre692717743769
ESAEffective seat tube angle75.474.974.574.1
Reach414441464486
Stack601598607617
SOHStand over height755755760780
Crank Length170175175175
Bar Width760760760760
Stem Length----
Seatpost Length----

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