'Playful' Norco Optic inspired by its own backyard

Another month another bike for Norco as they announced the 2020 Optic on Wednesday.


Re-designed and re-focused, the 2020 Optic is built for high-speed, short-travel trail riding. The Canadian brand have taken significant inspiration from their Vancouver backyard, designing a bike that is ideally suited to the mountainous and temperate terrain of the Pacific Northwest.


Despite being just an updated model the 2020 Optic looks to be a significant improvement on its previous incarnations.




What’s New?


Norco have focused on making this short-travel trail bike with plenty of agility, giving riders confidence at high speeds.


The carbon frame is new as well with Norco making sure this model is plenty of fun as outlined in their launch.

‘[The] new, progressive design process to create its high-speed, short-travel performance, with geometry prioritizing confident, playful descents, railing corners and boosting jumps. The precision suspension kinematics and custom RockShox DH shock create 125mm of plush rear travel, which has been matched with a bump-eating 140mm Pike on every model for the control riders need to keep their mind on the trail, and off of what the bike is up to.’



Other features include:

  • 180mm 4-piston hydraulic brakes

  • 29er wheelsets

  • Short seat tubes mated to long-travel dropper posts

  • Schwalbe 29x2.35” tires

Australian range:

  • 2020 Optic C1  RRP $6999 (M, L, XL)

  • 2020 Optic C2 RRP $5999 (M, L, XL)

  • 2020 Optic C3 RRP $4799 (S, M, L, XL)





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