Optic C2 SRAM Mountain Bike
Why We Like The Norco Optic C2 SRAM Mountain Bike
Built with precision kinematics and descending prowess on the mind, the Norco Optic is short on travel, not on fun. The frame gives us the perfect balance of strength, responsiveness, and trail feel thanks to the combination of a durable aluminum rear triangle and a lightweight carbon front triangle. 125mm of Horst Link rear travel is supported by a custom-tuned RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate DH rear shock for an intuitive ride feel that doesn't sacrifice any traction or plushness so we can lap our favorite descent without feeling like we spent five rounds in the ring. The Optic's geometry numbers are more typically found on enduro bike, but here they lend to the bike's work hard, play harder attitude. Featuring a slack 65-degree headtube angle for stability at speed and a steep 76-degree seat tube angle to get us into a comfortable and efficient pedaling position, the Optic begs to slash berms and send chunky rock gardens. Plus, size-specific chainstays ensure that no matter how tall we are and what size we choose, we get to experience the same playful ride.
This Norco Optic C2 kit is built with reliability at the forefront. The SRAM 12-speed GX Eagle drivetrain shifts crisply and reliably no matter how bad the conditions get, and a pair of low-maintenance 4-piston DB8 brakes ensure we have the ability to modulate our speed through technical chutes with absolute precision. A smartly spec'd RockShox Pike Select+ with 140mm gives us the confidence to send adrenaline-inducing descents, while a pair of 29er Stan's Flow S1 wheels let us roll up and over anything we find on trail with ease. With its aggressive geometry and kitted-out spec, the Norco Optic C2 SRAM Mountain Bike punches way above its weight class.
*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 for ripping rowdy downhills and riding back up
- Carbon and aluminum frame construction is lightweight and durable
- 125mm of Horst Link rear travel provides a familiar ride feel
- 12-speed GX Eagle drivetrain offers a wide gear range
- Super Delux Ultimate DH rear shock has a descent-focused tune
- 140mm RockShox Pike Select+ fork devours big hits
- SRAM DB8 brakes utilize mineral oil for a low-maintenance ride
- Ride Aligned setup helps personalize the bike to the rider
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