2017 Optic C9.1 Framekit

$2899 CAD

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  • Optic C9.1 Framekit
    Optic C9.1 Framekit

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.

Technology

Advanced Ride Technology
Advanced Ride Technology

Advanced Ride Technology, or A.R.T., is the direct link between engineering and experience. More than a single suspension platform, A.R.T. is a system that w... [read more]e optimize for each intended use. Norco’s engineering team strategically manipulates pivot locations to precision-tune suspension kinematics, ensuring that every full suspension bike will excel in the environment it was designed for. For downhill applications, we increase rearward axle path for a more controlled ride over gnarly, unpredictable terrain. For cross-country we increase pedaling efficiency and small bump compliance for a faster, smoother ride.


Advanced Ride Technology is also featured on:

Gravity Tune
Gravity Tune

A simple solution to a complex problem, Gravity Tune fixes the front-centre/rear-centre ratio across all frame sizes, effectively optimizing geometry for eve... [read more]ry bike in the line. As a result, weight is always optimally distributed – regardless of rider height. Available only on Norco Bikes, Gravity Tune means equal ride characteristics and unrivalled control for all.


Gravity Tune is also featured on:

Size-Scaled Tubing
Size-Scaled Tubing

By increasing tube profile dimensions in proportion with frame size, Norco engineers are able to calibrate frame stiffness to the weight of the prospective r... [read more]ider. This ensures that a heavier rider on an extra large frame will experience the same ride characteristics as a lighter rider on a small frame. Though the process is labour-intensive, the result is worth the effort: optimal ride characteristics, performance and comfort for riders of all sizes.


Size-Scaled Tubing is also featured on:

Smoothcore
Smoothcore

Norco’s SmoothCore process enables us to maintain precision control over all of the inner surfaces of our carbon frames, which is particularly critical at ... [read more]complicated, high-stress areas like the head tube and bottom bracket junctions. At the heart of SmoothCore is our innovative mandrel system.


Smoothcore is also featured on:

Armorlite
Armorlite

Norco’s carbon frames are manufactured with only the highest quality materials, right down to the resin we use to hold everything together. Our superior qu... [read more]ality ArmorLite resin produces an exceptionally strong bond that enhances frame strength and increases impact resistance.


Armorlite is also featured on:

Gizmo
Gizmo

The fully proprietary GIZMO system features two-piece GIZMO plugs that create a tight seal, blocking water and debris from entering the frame. GIZMO plugs pi... [read more]nch and hold cables firmly in place, preventing any rattling at entry and exit points. They also enable the rider to pull cables taught so that they can be prevented from rattling around inside the frame.


Gizmo is also featured on:

Advanced Ride Technology

Advanced Ride Technology

Gravity Tune

Gravity Tune

Size-Scaled Tubing

Size-Scaled Tubing

Smoothcore

Smoothcore

Armorlite

Armorlite

Gizmo

Gizmo

Specifications

Detailed Specs
Frame

Optic Trail frame 110mm travel 

Rear Shock

Fox Float Factory DPS SV w/EVOL 3 position adjust w/Kashima 

Rear Axle

DT RWS Eco 

Specifications subject to change without notice.

Geometry

Geometry Diagram
 
 
S M L XL
 
 
S M L XL
Wheel_Size
Wheel Size
29" 29" 29" 29"
 
Front Travel (mm)
120 120 120 120
 
Rear Travel (mm)
110 110 110 110
ST
Seat tube length (centre to top)
410 445 485 530
HA
Head tube angle
68.5 68.5 68.5 68.5
ESA
Effective seat tube angle
75.4 74.9 74.5 74.1
N/A N/A N/A N/A
TTH
Theoretical (horz) top tube length
571 602 632 662
HT
Head tube length
95 92 100 112
FL
Fork length (axle to crown)
528 528 528 528
BBR
Bottom bracket rise/drop
-39 -39 -39 -39
BBH
Bottom bracket height
332 332 332 332
WB
Wheelbase
1114 1144 1175 1206
RC
Rear Centre (chainstay length)
425 430 435 440
FC
Front Centre
692 717 743 769
 
Reach
414 441 464 486
 
Stack
601 598 607 617
SOH
Stand over height
755 755 760 780
 
Crank Length
170 175 175 175
 
Bar Width
760 760 760 760
 
Stem Length
50 50 50 50