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Norco Optic C3 - 2024

Norco Optic C3
  • Color: Red
  • Color: Red
  • Color: Red
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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.

VPShp 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, VPSHP, 125mm Travel, UDH Compatible
Fork RockShox Pike Select, Charger RC, DebonAir+, 140mm, 44mm Offset
Headset FSA #57 E Sealed Bearing
Rear Shock Fox FLOAT X Performance, 2 Pos, 185x50mm Trunnion
Rims/Wheels WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0, 32H, 29"
Hubs F: Shimano HB-TC500 110x15mm Boost, Center Lock R: Shimano FH-TC500, 12x148mm Boost, Micro Spline, Center Lock
Spokes Black Stainless
Tires F: Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5" 3C, MaxxTerra/EXO/TR, Folding R: Maxxis Dissector 2.4" 3C, MaxxTerra/EXO/TR. Folding
Crankset Shimano Deore FC-MT512, 30T
Bottom Bracket Shimano BSA Threaded
Chain Shimano Deore CN-M6100
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore RD-M6100 SGS
Rear Cogs Shimano 10-51T, CS-M6100-12, 12 Speed
Shifters Shimano Deore SL-M6100-R, Rapidfire Plus
Handlebars 6061 Alloy 800mm, 25mm Rise
Tape/Grips DMR DeathGrip
Stem Alloy 40mm Length, 35mm Clamp
Brakes Shimano Deore MT520 4-Piston, Metallic Pads
Saddle WTB Volt 250 Sport
Seat Post TranzX YS105 Dropper, 34.9mm, 150mm (1), 170mm (2), 200mm (3, 4), 230mm (5)

* Subject to change without notice.