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  • Norco Optic C9.2 Tested by Australian Mountain Bike Magazine

    March 17, 2017

    The Optic 9.2 was recently ride-tested by Australian Mountain Bike magazine’s Mike Blewitt – an XC-oriented rider and Norco Revolver owner. Scroll down to read some of Mike’s impressions, and click here to check out the full article.

    Optic C9.2, AMB

    (c) Tim Bardsley-Smith

    [The Optic] is the perfect addition to Norco’s line up, as it rewards the trail/XC rider with a stiffer frame and great efficiency, or it gives the experienced and aggressive trail rider a stiff, agile trail bike with excellent, shorter travel suspension.”

    Optic C9.2, AMB

    (c) Tim Bardsley-Smith

    “It’s an easy bike to shift from one line to the next, and excels at being pushed into and out of corners. The frame felt stiff when pushed hard, and really only felt a b it out of it’s depth when following riders on bigger bikes down sections of trail littered with big ruts or baby head rocks. Best of all, the Optic really dug in when the trail pointed up, making it an excellent trail bike, confidently taking the downs and getting itself up the hills too.”

    Optic C9.2, AMB

    (c) Tim Bardsley-Smith

    “Every part of the Optic C9.2 is quality gear, which is just what you want for a bike that will happily pedal a long way into distant mountains as comfortably as cutting laps in your local mountain bike park.”

    Optic C9.2, AMB

    (c) Tim Bardsley-Smith

    “For an XC oriented rider like myself, it had the traction, geometry and suspension package to hit rougher and steeper terrain than I would on my own bike. What the Optic delivers is a bike that’s more efficient, just as stiff, lighter, and all-together a very capable mountain bike. It was an absolute blast on my local trails, and anywhere I was riding up, down and along.”

    Optic C9.2, AMB

    (c) Tim Bardsley-Smith

    “Norco have done a brilliant job with this fast riding and efficient trail bike, matching much of the efficiency and speed of the Revolver with the stiffness and rough and ready nature of the Sight.”