Optic C2

$5999 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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  • Frameset


    Optic Carbon 110mm (29), 120mm (650B) w/carbon seatstay 


    Fox Performance Elite 34 Float, boost, 120mm (29), 130mm (650B) 

    Rear Shock

    Fox Performance Elite Float DPS SV / EVOL 

  • Wheels

    Front Hub

    DT 350 110x15 sealed bearing disc hub 

    Front Hub Skewer

    Comes with fork 

    Rear Hub

    DT 350 148x12 Boost sealed w/XD driver 

    Rear Hub Skewer

    TransX 12mm TA alloy w/allen key 


    DT Competition stainless steel butted  


    Race Face AR 27 w/27mm inner  

    Front Tire

    Maxxis Forecaster 2.35 3C/EXO/TR 

    Rear Tire

    Maxxis Forecaster 2.35 3C/EXO/TR 

  • Drivetrain

    Shifter Rear

    Sram Eagle GX1 12 speed 

    Rear Derailleur

    Sram Eagle GX  


    Sram Eagle GX 1275 10-50T  


    Sram/Truvativ Stylo 6K Eagle Boost crank w/32T (29), 34T (650B) 

    Bottom Bracket

    Sram GXP Pressfit BB 92 


    Sram PC 12 speed chain 

  • Components

    Seat Post

    Rockshox Reverb Stealth w/new lever, 100mm SM, 125mm M, 150mm L/XL, 31.6mm 

    Seat Post Clamp

    Norco Alloy Nutted Clamp 


    SDG Duster  


    FSA No 42 ACB 1.5" to 1-1/8"  

    Headset Spacer

    3x10mm / 1x5mm / 1 x 2.5mm 


    Race Face Turbine Basic 50mm (29), 60mm (650B)  


    Race Face Turbine R 800mmx20mm rise  


    Ergon GA 30 lock up 

    Front Brake

    Sram Level TL w/180mm rotor 

    Rear Brake

    Sram Level TL w/180mm rotor 

    Brake Levers

    Sram Level TL  

Specifications subject to change without notice.
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Geometry Diagram
Wheel Size Compatibility650B650B29"29"29"29"
Front Travel (mm)130mm130mm120mm120mm120mm120mm
Rear Travel (mm)120mm120mm110mm110mm110mm110mm
STSeat Tube Length:380410410445485530
HAHead Tube Angle:686868.568.568.568.5
ESASeat Tube Angle (effective):75.975.575.474.974.574.1
TTHHorizontal Top Tube:532562571602632662
HTHead Tube Length:971079390100110
FLFork length (axle to crown)518518528528528528
BBRBottom Bracket Rise/Drop:-18-18-39-39-39-39
BBHBottom Bracket Height:334334332332332332
WBWheel Base:108011111114114411751206
RCRear Centre:420425425430435440
FCFront Centre660687692717743769
SOHStand Over750750755755760780
Crank Length170170170175175175
Stem Length606050505050

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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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