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Optic C1 Mountain Bike

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Why We Like The Norco Optic C1 Mountain Bike

The Norco Optic is an aggressive short-travel shred sled built for lapping rowdy descents all day long. We get the best of both worlds with the combination of a lightweight carbon front triangle and a durable aluminum rear triangle, which not only saves some cash but also improves the overall ride feel. The 125mm of Horst Link rear suspension looks tiny on paper, but when it's paired with the custom-tuned Fox Performance Elite FLOAT X it feels seemingly endless. Even on chunky descents that may be better suited for an enduro bike, it provides plenty of rear wheel traction in any direction without sacrificing pedaling efficiency. A steep 76-degree seat tube angle makes climbing a breeze, and the steep 65-degree headtube angle creates stability at speed and precision handling to devour the trail ahead. Size-specific chainstays round out the Optic frame for an agile and playful feel across the entire size range, no matter how tall we are.

The Norco Optic C1 is spec'd with high-performance components selected so that we can keep our minds on the trail. The drivetrain duties are taken care of by Shimano's high-end XTR 12-speed drivetrain that maximizes shifting precision while minimizing weight. A wide-range cassette ensures we can keep the pedals turning for a second lap while a pair of 4-piston XTR brakes allow us to modulate our speed with knife-like precision on descents steeper than our heart rate spike. The Optic C1 also gets a Fox Performance Elite 36 fork with 140mm of gravity-eating travel and the highly tunable GRIP2 damper, along with 29er Stan's Flow S1 wheels for rolling up and over any feature we come across. Whether we're an enduro racer looking for a daily trail ripper or just looking for a one-bike quiver to do it all, the Norco Optic C1 Mountain Bike is built to work hard, so we can play harder.

*Due to a high demand in the global supply chain and bike industry since the start of the pandemic, material weight and exact components are subject to change. We are working diligently to keep tech specs updated, and any adjustments will be of equal or better spec level. If you have any questions, reach out to a Gearhead by chatting online or calling 1-888-276-7130.


  • Short-travel 29er built for attacking the wildest descents
  • Carbon and aluminum frame construction maximizes durability
  • Horst Link rear suspension provides a supple yet efficient ride
  • 140mm Fox Performance Elite 36 fork soaks up big hits
  • Shimano XTR drivetrain is the pinnacle of shifting performance
  • GRIP2 damper for a custom-tuned suspension setup to match ride style
  • 4-piston XTR brakes deliver ample stopping power for rowdy trails
  • OneUp carbon handlebars help soak up trail vibrations
  • Item #NRO0006
Frame Material
[front triangle] carbon, [rear triangle] aluminum
Horst Link
Rear Shock
Fox Performance Elite FLOAT X
Rear Travel
Fox Performance Elite FLOAT 36, GRIP2
Front Travel
FSA Internal Sealed Bearing
Shimano XTR M9100, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur
Shimano XTR M9100, 12-speed
e*thirteen TRS Race Carbon
Chainring Sizes
Crank Arm Length
Bottom Bracket
e*thirteen BB92
Shimano XTR M9100, 12-speed
Cassette Range
Shimano XTR M9100, 12-speed
Shimano XTR M9120
Brake Type
4-piston, hydraulic disc
Shimano XTR MT900 Freeza, [front] 203mm, [rear] 180mm
OneUp Carbon
Handlebar Rise
Handlebar Width
DMR Deathgrip
Norco 6061 alloy, 35mm
Stem Length
Fizik Alpaca Terra, Wingflex
X-Fusion Manic Dropper, 31.6mm
Seatpost Travel
[small] 125mm, [medium, large] 150mm, [x-large] 170mm
Stan's Flow S1, alloy, 29in
[front] Shimano XT HB-8110-B, [rear] Shimano XT FH-8110-B
Front Axle
15 x 110mm Boost
Rear Axle
12 x 148mm Boost
Tire Clearance
29 x 2.6in
[front] Vittoria Mazza Trail G2.0, [rear] Vittoria Martello Trail G2.0
Tire Size
[front] 29 x 2.4in, [rear] 29 x 2.35in
not included
Manufacturer Warranty
5 year limited

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