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Norco Optic C3

Norco Optic C3
  • Color: Red
  • Color: Red
Color: Red
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Wheel Size: 29-inch
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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.

The new Optic with 140mm/125mm of travel condenses years of technology from our 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.

Available with a 27.5" rear wheel (MX), as well as 29" in some markets. Swapping the linkarm and lower shock mount with the "Missing Link Kit" converts between 27.5" and 29" to let you pick the wheelsize that suits you best, while maintaining geometry and kinematics to ensure consistent fit and bike setup.

- Carbon front triangle, seatstay and chainstay, 125mm of travel, threaded BB.
- Ride Aligned with Norco design kinematic, High pivot Horst Link and non-concentric idler.
- 29"/27.5" (with the option to change to 29") with no compromise geometry and kinematics.
- RockShox Pike Select+ Charger RC, DebonAir
- Weight (S3): 15 kg / 34.1 lbs
- Ride AlignedTM – Perfect fit, dialed handling and personalized setup in minutes.
- No Other Way Limited Lifetime Warranty

Frame Size12345
Wheel Size29"/27.5" 29"/27.5"29"/27.5"29"/27.5"29"/27.5"
Travel (mm front/mm rear)140/125 140/125140/125140/125140/125
Reach (mm)422.5 447.5472.5497.5522.5
Stack (mm)608 617626635644
Head Tube Angle65° 65°65°65°65°
Fork Offset (mm)44 44444444
Seat Tube Length (mm)350 370385430445
Effective Seat Tube Angle76.5° 76.75°77°77.25°77.5°
Rear Centre Length (mm)415 419423427431
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm)32/11 32/1132/1132/1132/11
Bottom Bracket Height (mm)346 346346346346
Horizontal Top Tube (mm)568 593617641665
Wheelbase (mm)1154 1188122112541287
Standover (mm)675 677678707705
Head Tube Length (mm)100 110120130140
Trail (mm)128 128128128128
Recommended Seatpost Drop (mm)150 170200200230
Maximum Post Insertion (mm)250 270300300330
Stem Length (mm)40 40404040
Crank Length (mm)170 170170170170
Tire Size2.35" – 2.6" 2.35" – 2.6"2.35" – 2.6"2.35" – 2.6"2.35" – 2.6"
Water Bottle Compatible1 x 620 mL 1 x 750 mL1 x 750 mL1 x 750 mL1 x 750 mL
Frame SizeRider Height (cm)Rider Height (in)
1150 - 165 5'0" - 5'5"
2162 - 172 5'4" - 5'8"
3170 - 180 5'7" - 5'11"
4177 - 187 5'10" - 6'2"
5185 - 200 6'1" - 6'6"


Pedals Sold Seperately
Fork RockShox Pike Select, Charger RC, DebonAir+, 140mm, 44mm Offset
Hubs Front: Shimano HB-TC500 110x15mm Boost, Center Lock Rear: Shimano FH-TC500, 12x148mm Boost, Micro Spline, Center Lock
Rims WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0, 32H, 29"
Stem Alloy 40mm Length, 35mm Clamp
Chain Shimano Deore CN-M6100
Frame Optic Carbon, VPSHP, 125mm Travel, UDH Compatible
Tires Front: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5' 3C, MaxxTerra / EXO / TR, Folding Rear: Maxxis Dissector 2.4' 3C, MaxxTerra / EXO / TR. Folding
Brakes Shimano Deore MT520 4-Piston, Metallic Pads
Rotors Front: Shimano RT-64 200mm Rear: Shimano RT-64 180mm
Saddle WTB Volt 250 Sport
Spokes Black Stainless
Headset FSA #57 E Sealed Bearing
Crankset Shimano Deore FC-MT512, 30T
Seatpost TranzX YS105 Dropper, 34.9mm, 150mm (1), 170mm (2), 200mm (3, 4), 230mm (5)
Shifters Shimano Deore SL-M6100-R, Rapidfire Plus
Handlebars 6061 Alloy  800mm, 25mm Rise
Rear Shock Fox FLOAT X Performance, 2 Pos, 185x50mm Trunnion
Tape/Grips DMR DeathGrip
Brake Levers Shimano Deore
Bottom Bracket Shimano BSA Threaded
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore RD-M6100 SGS
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano 10-51T, CS-M6100-12, 12 Speed

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Red / SZ4 / 29-inch 58817659751 640414957 210000016438
Red / SZ1 / 29-inch 58817659621 640414954
Red / SZ2 / 29-inch 58817659652 640414955
Red / SZ5 / 29-inch 58817659775 640414958
Red / SZ3 / 29-inch 58817659683 640414956 210000016435