Optic C1


The Optic C1 is a fast short-travel carbon fiber trail bike with the agility and confidence you need to look further up the trail.


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This size is currently sold out online.
Check with your local dealer for in-store availability.

Professional assembly included with every order - Norco is pleased to announce that customers can now purchase bikes directly from Norco.com and have them shipped to the Authorized Norco Dealer of their choice for professional assembly and pick up. Here's how it works.


2019 Pinkbike Mountain Bike of the Year - “Take a heaping scoop of modern geometry, add 29” wheels and 125mm of well-managed rear travel, then blend in a generous amount of fun. That's the recipe that created the winner of Pinkbike's Mountain Bike of the Year award – the Norco Optic.”

 Pinkbike - BOTY

“The Optic begs to be ridden faster, harder, and with more party. The fit is great and it feels super responsive smacking through corners and compressions. I had no second thoughts when dropping into steep terrain with gaps and drops.”


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Optic C1

Using Norco's holistic approach to fit, geometry and suspension kinematics, the Optic C1’s playfully aggressive personality is complemented by 125mm of rear travel via a full-custom RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate DH rear shock, and a 140mm Pike Ultimate fork.

To provide the best available high-speed trail performance, the Optic C1 features Shimano’s new XTR M9100 components, including 1x12 shifting and 4-piston 180mm brakes, with a lightweight e*thirteen TRS Race carbon crank. Stans Flow S1 rims spin on DT Swiss 350 Boost hubs for light weight, robust wheels.

Explore the features and benefits of the Optic Carbon

The Ride Aligned™ design system from Norco matches each individual bike to the human who rides it, creating a customized platform that is both stable and balanced, allowing the rider to push harder. We use individual rider metrics, precise suspension kinematics, and proprietary app technology to connect you to your ride experience like never before. Stop trying to squeeze into the same old frame of reference. Find your own angle.

Click here to learn more about Ride Aligned™.




Carbon Front Triangle/Aluminum Rear, 125mm Travel
RockShox Pike Ultimate, 140mm Travel
Rear Shock
RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate DH
FSA Internal
Rear Derailleur
Shimano XTR M9120
Shimano XTR M9100, 10-51T
Shimano XTR M9100
e*thirteen TRS Race Carbon, 30T
Bottom Bracket
e*thirteen BB20-92
Shifter Rear
Shimano XTR M9100, 12 speed, I-Spec EV
Ergon GA30, lock on
Race Face Next R Carbon, 780mm, 20mm rise
Norco 6061 Alloy 45mm reach, 35mm clamp
Seat Post
X-Fusion Manic, 31.6mm, dropper
Seat Post Clamp
Norco Alloy Nutted
Fizik Taiga
Front Brake
Shimano XTR M9120 Hydraulic, 180mm
Rear Brake
Shimano XTR M9120 Hydraulic, 180mm
Front Hub
DT Swiss 350, 15x110mm Boost
Rear Hub
DT Swiss 350, 12x148mm Boost
Sapim Sprint DB
Stans Flow S1 29"
Front Tire
Schwalbe Magic Mary Super TLE, 29" x 2.35", Addix Soft
Rear Tire
Schwalbe Hans Dampf Snakeskin/TL 29" x 2.35", Addix Soft
Rear Hub Skewer
12x148mm Boost TA
Front Hub Skewer
RockShox Maxle Stealth, 15x110mm Boost
Bike Specifications are subject to change without notice. Specifications may not be exactly as shown in photo.



Frame Size: S M L XL
Travel (mm front/mm rear): 140/125 140/125 140/125 140/125 140/125
Reach: 420 450 480 510 420 450 480 510
Stack: 611 620 629 638 611 620 629 638
Head Tube Angle: 65.0 65.0 65.0 65.0 65.0
Fork Offset: 42 42 42 42 42
Seat Tube Length: 395 415 445 485 395 415 445 485
Effective Seat Tube Angle: 76.0 76.0 76.0 76.0 76.0
Rear Centre Length: 425 430 435 440 425 430 435 440
Bottom Bracket Rise/Drop: -38 -38 -38 -38 -38
Bottom Bracket Height: 337 337 337 337 337
Horizontal Top Tube: 572 605 637 669 572 605 637 669
Wheel Base: 1157 1196 1235 1275 1157 1196 1235 1275
Stand Over: 664 680 698 719 664 680 698 719
Head Tube Length: 100 110 120 130 100 110 120 130
Trail: 129 129 129 129 129
Recommended Seat Post Drop: 125 150 170 170 125 150 170 170
Maximum Post Insertion: 205 220 240 250 205 220 240 250
Stem Length: 45 45 45 45 45
Crank Length: 170 170 170 170 170
Tire Size: 2.35"-2.6" 2.35"-2.6" 2.35"-2.6" 2.35"-2.6" 2.35"-2.6"
Water Bottle Compatible: 750 mL 750 mL 750 mL 750 mL 750 mL

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