Norco Launches the 2020 Optic

Ian Collins


Today, Norco just announced an all new Optic for 2020. Aimed at the trail bike category, it definitely leans in a more aggressive direction, at least in regard to spec. Every spec level features a piggy back shock – something we applaud and would like to see more of in the short travel category. Additionally, you’ll find Soft compound Schwalbe tires on each bike as well as 4 piston brakes. Another thing that you’ll find with Norco is their scaled geometry. Unlike most manufacturers, the rear center varies by 5mm per size. Find the rest of the details in the press release below…

29″ wheels
140mm front travel / 125mm rear travel
Boost hub spacing
Metric shock sizing
Piggy back rear shock standard on all spec levels
4 sizes: S, M, L, XL
Carbon Fiber front triangle / Aluminum rear triangle
2.6″ tire clearance


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