Norco Optic C3 29" Mountain Bike 2021 - Trail Full Suspension MTB

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Product Description

Developed in BC Canada, the heart of mountain bike country, the Norco Optic C2 is an aggressive short-travel full suspension MTB sled that rips on descents and can get back to the top without a gondola.

The Optic C3 sharpens your view on high speed trails.

Key Features:

  • Lightweight frame with Carbon front triangle and alloy rear
  • Ride Aligned for the perfect ride feel across all frame sizes
  • RockShox Pike Select fork offers 140mm of plush suspension travel
  • RockShox Deluxe Select shock controls the 125mm of active suspension travel
  • Shimano 4-Piston hydraulic disc brakes for confident stopping power
  • Shimano XT/SLX 1x12 speed drivetrain for a wide range of gears
  • Colours: Silver/Charcoal
  • Sizes: Small, Medium, Large, X Large
  • The Norco Optic C3 is available with 0% APR finance

The precision suspension kinematics and custom DH spec shock creates 125mm of rear travel, matched with a gravity-eating 140mm fork for the control you need to keep your mind on the trail ahead.

All Tredz bikes are:

  • Fully built & ready to ride
  • Fully checked & tested by Cytech qualified mechanics
  • Available with 0% APR finance on any basket over £99
  • UK price match guarantee
  • 365 day no hassle returns
  • Free delivery in the UK Mainland on a date that suits you

In the box with every Tredz bike is:

  • Free Tredz 9 key trail tool
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free basic pedals
  • Tredz drawstring kit bag
  • 16 point quality control check sheet
  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free Cycle Plan insurance voucher (8 weeks)

Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

Specification

Frame:Carbon Front Triangle/Aluminum Rear, 125mm Travel, Ride Aligned™
Fork:RockShox Pike Select RC, DebonAir, 140mm Travel, 42mm Offset
Rear Shock:RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate DH Custom RC, 190x45mm
Headset:FSA Internal Sealed Bearing
Stem:6061 Alloy, 45mm Length, 35mm Clamp
Bars:TranzX Butted 6061 Alloy, 780mm, 20mm Rise
Front Brake:Shimano BR-MT420, 4 Piston, Metallic Pads, Shimano SM-RT64, 203mm
Rear Brake:Shimano BR-MT420, 4 Piston, Metallic Pads, Shimano SM-RT64, 180mm
Brake Lever:Shimano BR-MT420
Rear Mech:Shimano XT RD-M8100
Shifters:Shimano SLX SL-M7100-IR I-Spec EV
Speed:12
Rims:Stan's Flow S1 29", 32H
Front Hub:Shimano HB-MT400-B, 15x110mm Boost, Center Lock
Rear Hub:Shimano FH-MT510-B, 12x148mm Boost, Micro Spline, Center Lock
Spokes:Sapim Sprint DB Stainless
Front Tyre:Vittoria Mazza 2.4" Trail G2.0
Rear Tyre:Vittoria Martello 2.35" Trail G2.0
Seat Post:X-Fusion Manic dropper, 31.6mm, 125mm (S), 150mm (M,L), 170mm (XL)
Saddle:Fizik Alpaca Terra, Wingflex
Chainset:Shimano FC-MT6100-1, 32T, 170mm
Bottom Bracket:Shimano BB-MT500 PF92
Chain:Shimano Deore
Cassette:Shimano SLX, 10-51T, 12 Speed
Pedals:Resin Platform

Norco Optic Size Guide

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Norco Optic 2021 Size Chart

Size

Height (cm)

Height (inches)

S

155 - 165

5’1” – 5’5”

M

163 - 173

5’4” – 5’9”

L

172 - 183

5’8” – 6’0”

XL

183 - 193

5’11” – 6’4”

Norco Optic 2021 Geometry Table

Size

S

M

L

XL

Wheel Size

29"

29"

29"

29"

Travel  (front/rear)

140mm/125mm

Reach

420

450

480

510

Stack

611

620

629

638

Head Tube Angle

65°

Fork Offset

42°

Seat Tube Length

395

415

445

485

Effective Seat Tube Angle

76°

Rear Centre Length

425

430

435

440

Bottom Bracket Drop

38

Bottom Bracket Height

337

Horizontal Top Tube

572

605

637

669

Wheelbase

1157

1196

1235

1275

Standover

664

680

698

179

Head Tube Length

100

110

120

130

Trail

129

Recommended Seatpost Drop

125

150

170

170

Maximum Post Insertion

205

220

240

250

Stem Length

45

Crank Length

170

Tire Size

2.35" – 2.6"

Water Bottle Compatible

1 x 750 mL

* All lengths in mm unless otherwise stated

 

What size frame do I need if I am between sizes? - read here

Please note, all size information is provided as a guide - if you're unsure or need any further assistance you can call us on 01792 799508 ... we're happy to help!

Full Sus MTB Guide

 

Is a full-suspension mountain bike right for me?

If you’re new to the world of cycling, we highly recommend taking a look at our bike buying guide overview or our mountain bike buying guide to help you decide what type of bike is right for your needs.

When you’re choosing a full suspension mountain bike, there are a few things to look out for which can help you to work out the quality and performance you can expect from a particular model.


Suspension travel & usage

Depending on the type of mountain bike riding you’ll be doing, you may want to have longer or shorter suspension travel on your bike:

Travel

Usage

Pros

Cons

Up to 120mm

XC

Lightweight & efficient pedalling for long-distance rides

Short travel is less capable on rough & demanding trails with large jumps & drops

120 – 150mm

Trail

Lightweight, balance of climb-friendly efficiency & rough-descent capability

More weight than a shorter travel bike & less efficient climbing. Less capable on descents than a longer travel bike

150-180mm

Enduro

Capable of covering difficult & technical downhill sections. Wide enough gear range for climbing

Heavier & significantly less efficient at climbing compared to shorter travel bikes

180mm +

Downhill

Designed for highly technical & high-speed descents, with big drops and large jumps

Heavy, and inefficient at climbing. Limited gear range means most climbs will require pushing the bike

 

 


Frame material

Full-suspension MTB frames are mostly made from either aluminium or carbon fibre, with each material having its own benefits & drawbacks.

Aluminium

Aluminium is lightweight, stiff, strong, and easy to manufacture. Manufacturers often develop their own aluminium alloys, such as ALUXX by Giant. Aluminium is found on a wide range of bikes, from entry-level & enthusiast bikes, right the way up to top-spec racing bikes.

Carbon

Carbon fibre is lighter, stiffer, stronger, and more expensive than aluminium. The most affordable carbon bikes typically use medium strength carbon fibres, while the most expensive bikes use stronger ‘high modulus’ carbon. Carbon fibre frames are found on enthusiast-level bikes, right up to high-performance bikes designed for racing.


Groupset & drivetrain

Mountain bike groupset components are typically supplied by either Shimano or SRAM, with additional manufacturers like Formula, Hope, Magura, Tektro and TRP supplying brake systems. Shimano & SRAM both produce a range of groupsets to suit different budgets. The hierarchy table here compares the different Shimano & SRAM groupsets to determine which bikes offer the best performance.

A bike’s groupset, or drivetrain, is where the biggest difference in component quality is seen. A complete groupset comprises of the following parts:

  • Chainset (aka Crankset)
  • Bottom bracket
  • Brakes
  • Brake levers
  • Shifters
  • Front & rear derailleur
  • Chain
  • Cassette
 Shimano LogoSRAM Logo
Professional
11
XTR Di2
12
XX1 AXS Eagle
AXS Eagle

12
X01 AXS Eagle
AXS Eagle
 
12
XTR
11
XX1

11
X01
 
11
XT Di2
 
Enthusiast
12
XT
 
11
SLX
10
GX
 
10
Deore
11
NX
Entry
9
Alivio
12
SX Eagle
Eagle
 
9
Acera
9-10
X9
 
9
Altus
9-10
X7
 
7
Tourney
7-10
X5

 

 


Wheel size

You’ve probably noticed that a lot of mountain bikes come in a choice of wheel size, mainly a 27.5 inch wheel (also known as a 650B wheel) or a 29inch wheel (known as a 29er). Although there are still bikes which use 26 inch wheels, these are gradually being phased out on all but the smallest bikes. The difference between these wheel sizes can have a dramatic effect on the way a bike feels and handles out on the trail.

27.5in/650b Wheels

27.5inch wheels are smaller and lighter than 29er wheels, which makes them more agile and gives the bike a more responsive & playful nature. On the other hand, the smaller wheel size rolls less efficiently than the larger size, making the bike more prone to losing speed over rough ground and making it a little slower when climbing.

29er Wheels

29er wheels have a bigger rolling radius which makes them naturally smoother over rough ground. For this reason, a 29er mountain bike often requires less suspension travel than smaller wheeled alternatives. The downsides are an increase in weight, and the larger diameter wheels generate stronger gyroscopic forces, making the bike more stable, but less agile and responsive whilst manoeuvring.

26in Wheels

26 inch wheels were once the go-to wheel size on adult mountain bikes. However, they are now typically only found on the smallest frame sizes, and on junior bikes. 26 inch wheels are lightweight and give the bike very agile handling. The downsides to 26 inch wheels are their poor rolling resistance on rough ground, and the reduced contact patch due to the smaller wheel circumference.


Suspension components

Mountain bike suspension components (i.e. the fork or rear shock absorber) are also a way to identify the quality of a bike. While Fox and RockShox are the most common manufacturers, there are a number of brands producing suspension components for mountain bikes.

Entry level full suspension mountain bikes (up to approximately £1300) may come supplied with a fork & rear shock supplied by SR Suntour, X-Fusion or RockShox. These components will allow a limited amount of adjustment, including:

  • Coil spring preload / air spring pressure adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Rebound damping adjustment on models towards the top of the price range.

Mid-range & enthusiast bikes (up to approximately £3500) use components from brands including Fox, RockShox and Manitou. At this level, suspension components have features like:

  • Preload adjustment / air spring pressure adjustment
  • Rebound damping adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Multi-position ‘mode’ switch
  • Components towards the top end of the enthusiast price range may also feature compression damping adjustment as well.

Top of the range & competition spec bikes (over £3500) also use components from Fox, RockShox & Manitou, with a few select models using parts from Ohlins. At this price, suspension components have features including:

  • Coil spring preload adjustment / air spring pressure adjustment
  • High & low speed rebound damping adjustment
  • High & low speed compression damping adjustment
  • Lockout switch
  • Multi-position 'mode' switch
  • Advanced low-friction coatings (e.g. Fox’s golden-coloured Kashima coating)

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What's In The Box

What's In The Box

As cyclists ourselves, we know you will be keen to get out on your new bike as soon as possible. That's why we provide you with all the essential kit you need to get your shiny new bike rolling for the first time.

Most bikes don't come with pedals as standard so we include a set of basic pedals, free of charge with every bike we send out. We will also provide you with a pedal spanner to fit them and a 9-key trail tool, along with full instructions for setting your bike up out of the box. Each bike is sent out with a 16 point, quality control check sheet so you can be confident that your bike has been fully checked by our qualified mechanics.

What's in the box
  • Basic setup instructions
  • 16 point quality control checklist
  • Free tredz multitool
  • Free tred pedal spanner
  • Free basic pedals
  • Free drawstring kit bag
  • Free bike insurance voucher

All these items are provided at no extra charge and are packed into a Tredz drawstring bag that doubles up as a handy backpack for carrying your ride essentials.

  • Basic bike setup instructions
  • Free ‘basic’ pedals
  • Free Tredz pedal spanner
  • Free Tredz 9-key trail tool
  • Free Tredz drawstring bag
  • Free 8 weeks insurance voucher
  • 16 point, quality control check sheet

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