Formerly Farkin.net - News | Forums
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Custom 2017 Norco Optic

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Wollongong
    Posts
    741

    Default Custom 2017 Norco Optic

    Here is my new bike, all new except the brakes and discs (5 rides old). Some parts supplied by shop and others I sourced myself in order to get the build I wanted for a price I was happy with.

    Haven't had a chance to take it out yet but I am excited! My first 27.5 bike as well, will be interesting.

    Frame - 2017 Norco optic C7.3 frame, large, 120mm travel
    Rear shock - Fox Evo
    Forks - Fox 34 float, performance elite 130mm travel fork
    Seat post - Rock Shox Reverb, 150mm
    Seat - Fizik Gobi
    Seat post clamp - Norco
    Headset - Cane Creek 40 series
    Stem - Chromag, 50mm
    Handle bar - Raceface next carbon 760mm
    Grips - ODI lock-on
    Front brake and rotor - SRAM Guide RSC, 180mm
    Rear brake and rotor - SRAM Guide RSC, 160mm
    Crankset - SRAM xo1, 170mm length, 30t SRAM ring
    Bottom bracket - Sram
    Pedals - Nukeproof
    Rear shifter - SRAM X0, 10 speed
    Rear dérailleur - Sram X0 type 2, 10 speed
    Cassette - SRAM PG1050 36-11t
    Chain - SRAM 10 speed
    Wheelset & tyres - Mavic Deemax Pro
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by dh1; 10-10-2017 at 08:33 PM.

  2. #2
    XC Enthusiast JTmofo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Sydney's South West.....
    Posts
    4,195

    Default

    That's very nice. Curious as to why you went 10speed? Did you have the parts laying about?

  3. #3
    Senior Member Ultra Lord's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Grays Point
    Posts
    1,061

    Default

    Cery nice little trail shredder, mid travel 27.5 bikes are the most fun out, you'll have a ball
    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckles View Post
    I rode Newtown, before it was cool.

  4. #4
    Senior Member waldog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    990

    Default

    Would love to compare the 27.5” to the 29”.

    My 29” is a lot of fun to ride, can’t see how this thing would be anything other than a joyful ride.

    Great looking rig.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Ultra Lord's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Grays Point
    Posts
    1,061

    Default

    And any news on the tyres? It'd be interesting to hear how the stack up against the usual suspects
    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckles View Post
    I rode Newtown, before it was cool.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Wollongong
    Posts
    741

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by JTmofo View Post
    That's very nice. Curious as to why you went 10speed? Did you have the parts laying about?
    I had a brand new 10speed shifter spare, I have a banshee spitfire running 10speed and then a used 10speed rear mech on top of that. I like to keep the same parts across my bikes if possible as it is handy for spares/donor parts. I can also handle the climbing on 10speed well (2x Trans NZ enduros in the pocket) just for the extra long rides I put a 30t on the front for the optic where the spitty has 32t.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Wollongong
    Posts
    741

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra Lord View Post
    And any news on the tyres? It'd be interesting to hear how the stack up against the usual suspects
    I haven't taken it out on the tracks yet but I will let you know. I am expecting good things though - I have Crossmax Enduros on my spitfire and they came standard with mavic tyres. I run the mavic tyres for a while, no dramas and liked them.
    Switched to the minion front and highroller rear and took the minion off near enough straight away and put the Mavic front back on. Didn't find the minion anywhere near as good. Ran the highroller for a bit longer and ended up switching back to the Mavic as well.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •