2024 Norco Optic C3 29"

By Norco
SKU: 0640414957

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 Carbon, VPS HP, 125mm Travel, UDH Compatible
Fork RockShox Pike Select, Charger RC, DebonAir+, 140mm, 44mm Offset
Rear Shock Fox FLOAT X Performance, 2 Pos, 185x50mm Trunnion
Rear Shifter Shimano Deore SL-M6100-R, Rapidfire Plus
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore RD-M6100 SGS
Crankset Shimano Deore FC-MT512, 30T
Bottom Bracket Shimano BSA Threaded
Cassette Shimano 10-51T, CS-M6100-12, 12 Speed
Chain Shimano Deore CN-M6100
Chain Guide Norco Idler Guide and Lower Guide
Front Brake Shimano Deore MT520 4-Piston, Metallic Pads
Front Brake Rotor Shimano RT-64 200mm
Rear Brake Shimano Deore MT520 4-Piston, Metallic Pads
Rear Brake Rotor Shimano RT-64 180mm
Brake Levers Shimano Deore
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 WTB Volt 250 Sport
Grips DMR DeathGrip
Seatpost Clamp Norco Alloy Nutted Clamp
Front Hub Shimano HB-TC500 110x15mm Boost, Center Lock
Rear Hub Shimano FH-TC500, 12x148mm Boost, Micro Spline, Center Lock
Rims WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0, 32H, 29"
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
Weight 15.5 kg (34.2 lbs)
Weight Size S3
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