2024 Norco Optic A2 29"

By Norco
SKU: 0641214916

Whether you’re ripping fast flowy singletrack, putting the power down on punchy climbs, or tearing the tires off in the corners, the Optic continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible on a short travel trail bike.

VPS HP Suspension Platform

Designed around Norco’s VPSHP suspension layout that increases rearward axle path to improve suspension performance in technical terrain, while retaining the dynamic experience riders expect from a short travel trail bike.

With 140mm/125mm of travel, the 2024 Optic condenses years of technology from long travel bikes into a lightweight package that’s as ready to tear up climbs as it is tackling challenging descents. The VPSHP suspension layout provides increased rearward axle path and an idler to manage pedal feedback, keeping Optic’s playful roots, while punching above its weight when the trails get rough.

Through extensive testing using an i-track configured idler location, anti-squat has been tuned for efficiency and responsive feel under power. The idler mounted to the chainstay manages chain growth and pedal-kickback.

Swapping the linkarm and lower shock mount with our “Missing Link Kit” converts between 29” and 27.5” to let you pick the wheelsize that suits you best, while maintaining geometry and kinematics to ensure consistent fit and bike setup.


Frame Optic Aluminum, VPS HP, 125mm Travel, UDH Compatible
Fork Fox FLOAT 34 Rhythm, GRIP, 140mm, Sweep Adjust, 44mm Offset
Rear Shock Fox FLOAT X Performance, 2 pos, 185x50mm Trunnion
Rear Shifter SRAM GX Eagle
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle Lunar
Crankset Truvativ X1 Eagle, 30T, 170mm
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB BSA Threaded
Chain Tensioner Norco Idler Guide and Lower Guide
Cassette SRAM Eagle XG1275 10-52T
Chain SRAM SX Eagle
Front Brake SRAM Level Stealth Bronze or TRP Slate EVO, 4-Piston
Front Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 200mm or TRP 2.3mm, 203mm
Rear Brake SRAM Level Stealth Bronze or TRP Slate EVO, 4-Piston
Rear Brake Rotor SRAM Centerline 180mm or TRP 2.3mm, 180mm
Brake Levers SRAM Level Stealth or TRP Slate
Handlebar 6061 Alloy, 800mm, 25mm Rise
Stem Alloy, 40mm Length, 35mm Clamp
Seatpost TranzX YS105 Dropper, 34.9mm, 150mm (1), 170mm (2), 200mm (3, 4), 230mm (5)
Headset FSA #57 E Sealed Bearing
Saddle SDG Bel Air V3
Grips Ergon GD1 Lock On
Seatpost Clamp Norco Alloy Nutted Clamp
Front Hub Race Face Trace, 15x110mm Boost, 6-Bolt
Rear Hub Race Face Trace, 12x148mm Boost, XD, 6-Bolt
Rims Stan's Flow D, Black 32H
Front Tire Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5" 3C, MaxxTerra / EXO / TR, Folding
Rear Tire Maxxis Dissector 2.4" 3C, MaxxTerra / EXO / TR, Folding
Spokes/Nipples Black Stainless
Valves Stan's Universal 35mm Presta Stem
Sealant Stan's Sealant - 200ml
Rim Tape Stans Rim Tape 55m x 30mm
Weight 17.2 kg (37.9 lbs)
Weight Size S3
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