Optic A1 Womens

$4199 CAD

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The Optic is a fast-pedaling 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 faster, with more control, complete confidence and that feeling of becoming at one with the bike – the Optic gives you a whole new perspective on the trail.
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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.


Reach & Stack Plus
Reach & Stack Plus

Norco Engineers believe that stem length should be added to Reach and Stack measurements since it has a significant influence on steering characteristics. "R... [read more]each Plus” and “Stack Plus” factor in the stem length and rise, which allow Norco Engineers to achieve optimal fit and handling across each wheel and frame size combination. Varying stem lengths between 650b and 29er help to balance out the inherent handling differences of different sized wheels in addition to head angles and fork offsets.

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Advanced Ride Technology
Advanced Ride Technology

More than a single suspension platform, A.R.T. (or Advanced Ride Technology ) is a system that we optimize for each intended use. Norco's engineering team st... [read more]rategically manipulates pivot locations to precision-tune suspension kinematics, ensuring that every full suspension bike will excel in the environment it was designed for.

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Gravity Tune
Gravity Tune

Traditional frame designs disregard rear-center lengths when changing size, leading to sub-optimal riding positions for some riders. Gravity Tune fixes the f... [read more]ront-centre/rear-centre ratio across all frame sizes, effectively optimizing geometry and rider weight distribution for every bike in the line.

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Reach & Stack Plus

Reach & Stack Plus

Advanced Ride Technology

Advanced Ride Technology

Gravity Tune

Gravity Tune


Small PartsCompare
  • Frameset


    Optic Aluminum 110mm (29), 120mm (650B) 


    Rockshox Pike RC Solo Air Boost 120mm (29), 130mm (650B) 

    Rear Shock

    Fox Performance Float, DPS SV, EVOL  

  • Wheels

    Front Hub

    Shimano Deore boost 110x15 

    Front Hub Skewer

    Comes with fork 

    Rear Hub

    Shimano Deore boost rear hub 

    Rear Hub Skewer

    TransX 12mm TA alloy w/allen key 


    Stainless Steel 


    Race Face AR 27 w/27mm inner 

    Front Tire

    Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35 SnakeSkin Fld, TL easy Addix Blue 

    Rear Tire

    Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.35 SnakeSkin Fld, TL easy Addix Blue 

  • Drivetrain

    Shifter Rear

    Shimano XT SL-M8000 11 speed 

    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano XT M-8000 Shadow Plus 11 sp 


    Shimano SLX M-7000 11-46T 


    Race Face Aeffect w/ steel 30T (29), 32T (650B) 

    Bottom Bracket

    Race Face BB for 73mm threaded BB shell 


    KMC 11 speed 

  • Components

    Seat Post

    JD Trans X post 80mm XS, 100mm S, 125mm M, 31.6mm 

    Seat Post Clamp

    Norco Alloy Nutted Clamp 


    SDG Allure Womens  


    FSA #57 E ( tapered internal ) 1.5" to 1-1/8" 

    Headset Spacer

    3x10mm / 1x5mm / 1 x 2.5mm 


    Alloy 6061 w/35mm bar bore, 50mm (29), 60mm (650B) 


    Norco 20 mm rise 6061 760/780mm, 35mm bar bore 


    SDG Stage 1 lock on  

    Front Brake

    Shimano Deore 6000 w/180mm rotor 

    Rear Brake

    Shimano Deore 6000 w/160mm rotor 

    Brake Levers

    Shimano Deore 6000 

Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Geometry Diagram
Wheel Size Compatibility650B650B29"29"
Front Travel (mm)130mm130mm120mm120mm
Rear Travel (mm)120mm120mm110mm110mm
STSeat Tube Length:380410410445
HAHead Tube Angle:686868.568.5
ESASeat Tube Angle (effective):75.975.575.474.9
TTHHorizontal Top Tube:532562571602
HTHead Tube Length:971079390
FLFork length (axle to crown)518518528528
BBRBottom Bracket Rise/Drop:-18-18-39-39
BBHBottom Bracket Height:334334332332
WBWheel Base:1080111111141144
RCRear Centre:420425425430
FCFront Centre660687692717
SOHStand Over752749761753
Crank Length170170170170
Stem Length60605050

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Canadian Cycling Magazine Reviewed the Norco Optic Carbon

January 02, 2018

Canadian Cycling Magazine recently tested the Norco Optic Carbon 9.1 and were utterly impressed by the bike’s balanced ride feel and ability to tackle all sorts of terrain and trails. See below for some excerpts from their review. “Balancing XC speed with trail-like descending abilities.” “The Optic does an amazing job of soaking up bigger […]

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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. “[The Optic] is the perfect addition to Norco’s line up, as it rewards the trail/XC rider with […]

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Mountain Bike Action Eyes the Norco Optic Carbon 7.1

September 20, 2016

Mountain Bike Action recently tested the Norco Optic Carbon 7.1, calling it “The perfect mix of trail and cross country.” While the Optic platform is available in two wheel sizes with a range of builds, MBA noted that “Regardless of spec, the Optic’s frame is going to be its standout feature.“ Here are some of […]

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