There isn't a single aspect of the 2020 Optic that hasn't been examined, re-addressed and overly-scrutinized to make it a rippin' fun short travel trail bike with the agility and confidence you need to look further up the trail.
The Optic’s carbon frame uses Norco’s Ride Aligned™ design system to create its high-speed, short-travel performance, with geometry created for confident, playful descents, railing corners and boosting jumps. The precision suspension kinematics and custom RockShox DH shock create 125mm of plush rear travel, which we’ve matched to a bump-eating 140mm Pike on every model for the control you need to keep your mind on the trail, and off of what your bike is up to.
Sure, the steep seat angle and long top tube will help you get all the power and grip you need to claw your way back up, but make no mistake, what the Optic really wants to do is rip back down again.
Every Optic is equipped with DH-focused components – because we know what kind of speed the bike inspires. Big four-piston disc brakes, wide handlebars, short stems, stiff, and burly 29er wheels with tough 2.35 tires give you the control and clarity you need to attack your favourite trails at speeds that go by in a blur on regular short-travel bikes.
|Frame:||Carbon Front Triangle/Aluminum Rear, 125mm Travel|
|Fork:||RockShox Pike Select, 140mm Travel|
|Rear Shock:||RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate DH|
|Rear Derailleur:||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Cassette:||SRAM PG 1230 Eagle, 11-50T|
|Chain:||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Crankset:||SRAM NX Eagle B148 DUB, 30T|
|Bottom Bracket:||SRAM BB DUB PressFit|
|Shifter Rear:||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Grips:||Ergon GA30, lock on|
|Handlebar:||TranzX 6061 DB Alloy, 780mm|
|Stem:||Norco 6061 Alloy 45mm reach, 35mm clamp|
|Seat Post:||X-Fusion Manic, 31.6mm, dropper|
|Seat Post Clamp:||Norco Alloy Nutted|
|Front Brake:||Shimano BR-M420, Hydraulic, 180mm|
|Rear Brake:||Shimano BR-M420, Hydraulic, 180mm|
|Front Hub:||Novatec, 15x110mm Boost|
|Rear Hub:||Novatec, 12x148mm Boost|
|Spokes/Nipples:||Sapim Sprint DB|
|Rims:||Stans Flow S1 29"|
|Front Tire:||Schwalbe Magic Mary Super G/TL, 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|