Even better suspension for rough and technical rides.

You know and love the Norco Optic short travel trail bike. Now it's back with major improvements for 2024. First it has a VPSHP, a Virtual Pivot Suspension with a High Pivot Horst Link, made for the specific requirements of the bike. The back wheel moves backward instead of forward thanks a higher main pivot. So the bike handles better on rough, obstacle-filled trails.

Anti-squat has been adjusted to make the Optic more efficient and responsive when you put all of your power into the pedals. The idler, which is the small wheel attached to the chain, helps control how much the bike moves and keeps the pedals from pushing back too hard.

There are three fully built-out carbon Optic bikes. Available in 29" and MX set-ups with 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes, 200/180mm rotors, and 140/125mm travel. Plus a carbon frame kit and an aluminum frame kit that can be customized to your liking.

Key Details

  • Available In

    Carbon & Aluminum

  • Front Travel

    140mm

  • Rear Travel

    125mm

  • Wheel Size

    29"

  • 2024 Norco Optic C1 in Black
  • 2024 Norco Optic C2 in Grey
  • 2024 Norco Optic C2 MX in Purple
  • 2024 Norco Optic A Frame in Yellow
  • 2024 Norco Optic A Frame in Grey

Specifications

2024 Norco Optic

Build C1 C2 C2 MX C Frame Kit A Frame Kit
Frame Optic Carbon, VPSHP, 125mm Travel, UDH Compatible Optic Carbon, VPSHP, 125mm Travel, UDH Compatible Optic Carbon, VPSHP, 125mm Travel, UDH Compatible Optic Full Carbon, 125mm Travel, VPS hp, UDH, Hangerless Interface Compatible, Ride Aligned Optic Aluminum, 125mm Travel, VPS hp, UDH, Hangerless Interface Compatible, Ride Aligned™
Fork Fox Factory 34 FLOAT GRIP2, HSC, LSC, HSR, LSR, LNT, 140mm Travel, 44mm Offset, Fender Included RockShox Pike Select +, Charger 3 RC2, DebonAir+, 140mm Travel, 44mm Offset, Fender Included RockShox Lyrik Select +, Charger 3 RC2, DebonAir+ 140mm Travel, 44mm Offset, Fender Included - -
Rear Shock Fox FLOAT X Factory, 185x50mm Trunnion Fox FLOAT X Performance Elite, 2 Pos, 185x50mm Trunnion RockShox Vivid Select +, 185x50mm Trunnion Rockshox Vivid 2 Select + air Rockshox Vivid 2 Select + air
Rear Shifter SRAM Pod Controller SRAM Pod Controller SRAM Pod Controller - -
Rear Derailleur SRAM X0 AXS Eagle T-Type SRAM GX Eagle AXS T-Type SRAM GX Eagle AXS T-Type - -
Crankset SRAM X0 Eagle T-Type, Boost, 30T AL Ring, 170mm SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, DUB, 30T SRAM GX Eagle T-Type, 32T, 170mm - -
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB BSA Threaded SRAM DUB BSA Threaded SRAM DUB BSA Threaded - -
Cassette SRAM Eagle T-Type 1295, 10-52T SRAM T-Type 1275 10-52T SRAM T-Type 1275 10-52T - -
Chain SRAM XO Eagle T-Type SRAM GX Eagle T-Type SRAM GX Eagle T-Type - -
Chain Guide Norco Idler Guide and Lower Guide Norco Idler Guide and Lower Guide Norco Idler Guide and Lower Guide - -
Chain Tensioner - - - Norco Idler Guide and Lower Guide Norco Idler Guide and Lower Guide
Front Brake SRAM Level Stealth Silver, 4-Piston, Sintered Pads SRAM Code R, 4-Piston, Sintered Pads SRAM Code R, 4-Piston, Sintered Pads - -
Front Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 200mm SRAM Centerline 200mm SRAM Centerline 200mm - -
Rear Brake SRAM Level Stealth Silver, 4-Piston, Sintered Pads SRAM Code R, 4-Piston, Sintered Pads SRAM Code R, 4-Piston, Sintered Pads - -
Rear Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 180mm SRAM Centerline 180mm SRAM Centerline 180mm - -
Brake Levers SRAM Level Silver SRAM Code R SRAM Code R - -
Handlebar Deity Skywire Carbon 800mm, 25mm Rise Deity Ridgeline 35, 800mm, 25mm rise Deity Ridgeline 35, 800mm, 25mm rise - -
Stem CNC Alloy, 40mm Length, 35mm Clamp Alloy 40mm Length, 35mm Clamp Alloy 40mm Length, 35mm Clamp - -
Seatpost One Up Adjustable Dropper, 34.9mm, 150mm (1), 180mm (2), 210mm (3, 4), 240mm (5) TranzX YS105 Dropper, 34.9mm, 150mm (1), 170mm (2), 200 (3, 4), 230mm (5) TranzX YS105 Dropper, 34.9mm, 150mm (1), 170mm (2), 200mm (3, 4), 230mm (5) - -
Headset FSA #57 E, Sealed Bearing FSA #57 E, Sealed Bearing FSA #57 E, Sealed Bearing - -
Saddle Fizik Alpaca Terra, Wingflex Fizik Alpaca Terra, Wingflex Fizik Alpaca Terra, Wingflex - -
Grips DMR DeathGrip DMR DeathGrip DMR DeathGrip - -
Seatpost Clamp Norco Alloy Nutted Clamp Norco Alloy Nutted Clamp Norco Alloy Nutted Clamp Norco Alloy Nutted Clamp Norco Alloy Nutted Clamp
Front Hub Industry Nine 1/1 12x110mm Boost, 6-Bolt Race Face Trace, 15x110 Boost, 6-Bolt Race Face Trace, 15x110mm Boost, 6-Bolt -
Rear Hub Industry Nine 1/1, 12x148mm Boost, XD, 6-Bolt Race Face Trace, 12x148mm Boost, XD, 6-Bolt Race Face Trace, 12x148mm Boost, XD, 6-Bolt -
Rear Hub Skewer - - - 148mm x 12mm TA -
Rims We Are One Union Carbon Stan's Flow S2, Black, 32H Stan's Flow S2, 32H, 29" Front, 27.5" Rear - -
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5", 3C, MaxxTerra / EXO / TR, Folding Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5" 3C MaxxTerra / EXO / TR, Folding Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5" 3C, MaxxTerra / EXO+ / TR, Folding - -
Rear Tire Maxxis Dissector 2.4" WT, 3C, MaxxTerra / EXO / TR, Folding Maxxis Dissector 2.4", 3C MaxxTerra / EXO / TR Folding Maxxis Minion DHRII 2.4" 3C, MaxxTerra / EXO+ / TR, Folding - -
Spokes/Nipples Sapim Race Butted Stainless Sapim Race Butted Stainless Sapim Sprint Butted - -
Price $9,099 $6,999 $6,999 $3,849 $2,099

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New Ride Aligned System

Ride Aligned optimizes geometry and suspension kinematics based on your height, weight, riding style, and preferred terrain. And now it has a built-in assistant to perfect the set-up.

Geometry

2024 Norco Optic

Wheel Size 29"/27.5" 29"/27.5" 29"/27.5" 29"/27.5" 29"/27.5" 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
Travel (mm front/mm rear) 140/125 140/125 140/125 140/125 140/125 140/125 140/125 140/125 140/125 140/125
Reach 422.5 447.5 472.5 497.5 522.5 422.5 447.5 472.5 497.5 522.5
Stack 608 617 626 635 644 608 617 626 635 644
Head Tube Angle 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65 65
Fork Offset 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44
Seat Tube Length 350 370 385 430 445 350 370 385 430 445
Effective Seat Tube Angle 76.5 76.75 77 77.25 77.5 76.5 76.75 77 77.25 77.5
Rear Centre Length 415 419 423 427 431 421 425 429 433 437
Bottom Bracket Drop 32/11 32/11 32/11 32/11 32/11 32/32 32/32 32/32 32/32 32/32
Bottom Bracket Height 346 346 346 346 346 346 346 346 346 346
Horizontal Top Tube 568 593 617 641 665 568 593 617 641 665
Wheelbase 1154 1188 1221 1254 1287 1159 1193 1226 1259 1292
Standover 675 677 678 707 705 675 677 678 707 705
Head Tube Length 100 110 120 130 140 100 110 120 130 140
Trail 128
Recommended Seatpost Drop 150 170 200 230 150 170 200 230
Maximum Post Insertion 250 270 300 330 250 270 300 330
Stem Length 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
Crank Length 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170 170
Tire Size 2.35" - 2.6" 2.35" - 2.6" 2.35" - 2.6" 2.35" - 2.6" 2.35" - 2.6" 2.35" - 2.6" 2.35" - 2.6" 2.35" - 2.6" 2.35" - 2.6" 2.35" - 2.6"
Bike Geometry Chart

Frequently Asked Questions

2024 Norco Optic

  • What's the warranty on this bike?

    Norco bikes model year 2014 and newer are covered by Norco's "No Other Way" warranty, with original proof of purchase. Get more details on their website here: https://www.norco.com/warranty/