2017 Optic C7.2

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  • Optic C7.2
    Optic C7.2
  • Optic C7.2
    Optic C7.2
  • Optic C7.2
    Optic C7.2
  • Optic C7.2
    Optic C7.2

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 SpecsCompare

Frameset

Frame

Optic Trail frame 120mm travel  

Fork

FOX 34 Float Performance Elite 650B 15mm 130mm travel 

Rear Shock

Fox Float DPS Peformance Elite EVOL 

Components

Seat Post

Rockshox Reverb stealth 31.6 mm 

Seat Post Clamp

Norco Design 

Shifter Casing

N/A 

Saddle

SDG Circuit Mtn with chromoly rails 

Headset

Cane Creek 10 Series  

Headset Spacer

N/A 

Top Cap

N/A 

Stem

Race Face Turbine Basic 35 60mm length  

Handlebar

Race Face Turbine 760x20mm 

Grips

Norco lock on grip 

Front Brake

Shimano Deore XT hydraulic disc 180mm rotor 

Chain Tensioner

N/A 

Rear Brake

Shimano XT hydraulic disc brake 160mm 

Brake Levers

Shimano Deore XT  

Brake Cable Casing

N/A 

Brake Rotors

N/A 

Wheels

Front Hub

Sram MTH 716 15mm 

Front Hub Skewer

Fox 15mm QR axle  

Rear Hub

Sram MTH 746 148x12mm XD 

Rear Hub Skewer

DT RWS Eco ratchet w/Maxle thread 

Spokes/Nipples

Sapim double butted black 

Rims

RaceFace AR 24 650B tubeless compatible 

Tires

Nobby Nic front and rear 2.35 with SnakeSkin. Trailstar Compound, TL 

Drivetrain

Shifter Front

Shimano XT 2sp I spec  

Shifter Rear

Shimano XT 11sp I spec  

Front Derailleur

Shimano XT 2x11 FD side swing front pull 

Rear Derailleur

Shimano XT long cage 11 speed for 2x11 

Cassette

Shimano 11-40T 11sp (running change to 11-42T) 

Crankset

Race Face Turbine Cinch 2x11 36/26T Boost crank (with 1x32T single cinch ring included) 

Bottom Bracket

Race Face Pressfit BB 92 

Chain

Shimano HG-600-11 11sp  

Specifications subject to change without notice.

Geometry

Geometry Diagram
 
 
XS S M L XL
 
 
XS S M L XL
Wheel_Size
Wheel Size
650B 650B 650B 650B 650B
 
Front Travel (mm)
130 130 130 130 130
 
Rear Travel (mm)
120 120 120 120 120
ST
Seat tube length (centre to top)
380 410 445 485 530
HA
Head tube angle
68 68 68 68 68
ESA
Effective seat tube angle
75.9 75.5 75 74.5 74.1
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
TTH
Theoretical (horz) top tube length
532 562 592 622 652
HT
Head tube length
99 109 119 129 139
FL
Fork length (axle to crown)
518 518 518 518 518
BBR
Bottom bracket rise/drop
-18 -18 -18 -18 -18
BBH
Bottom bracket height
334 334 334 334 334
WB
Wheelbase
1080 1111 1142 1174 1205
RC
Rear Centre (chainstay length)
420 425 430 435 440
FC
Front Centre
660 687 713 739 765
 
Reach
388 410 433 455 478
 
Stack
575 584 593 602 612
SOH
Stand over height
750 750 750 760 780
 
Crank Length
170 170 175 175 175
 
Bar Width
760 760 760 760 760
 
Stem Length
60 60 60 60 60