The Norco Optic C2 may not be the flashiest mountain bike but this humble bicycle actually packs in a lot of features ideal for tackling rough terrain and harsh environments. Equipped with a carbon frame, GX1 12-speed rear shifter, GX Eagle derailleur, Elite 34 Float fork and Fox Elite shock, the Optic C2 carries many of the same features as high-end mountain bikes.
Where the bike differs from the norm comes in the distinct shape of the frame. A slack 68-degree head-angle and gravity-tune geometry ensures the bike maintains an optimal wheelbase for all of its frame sizes. This shape also lends itself to a playful and free-flowing style of riding when taking steep descents.
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