The Optic is a fast-pedaling trail bike that rides with just the right mix of cross country efficiency and all mountain playfulness. Progressive trail geometry has been carefully tuned across each frame size to give every rider the same optimal fit and ride quality, while A.R.T. suspension delivers both efficient climbing and lively, capable descending. Ride your trails, your way – and ways you never thought possible – faster, with more control, complete confidence and that feeling of becoming at one with the bike. Available in carbon or aluminum with your choice of 650B or 29” wheels, the Optic gives you a whole new perspective on the trail.
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
OPTIC CARBON FRAME
Engineered with carbon front triangle and seatstays and alloy chainstays and linkarm, the frameset strikes a balance of lightweight, strength and stiffness. Featuring size scaled tubing, the frame maintains the same stiffness and ride quality across all frame sizes. Thoughtful design details such as internal cable routing ensure a clean, sleek design.
To ensure riders of all sizes achieve an optimal weight distribution, the rear centre length of each frame size increases proportionately to the front centre length. This gives all riders the ability to maintain a centred body position resulting in predictable grip as well as improved handling, stability and control.
SUSPENSION DESIGN OPTIMIZED FOR TRAIL PURPOSES
Custom-tuned inline shocks offer high performance at a lightweight. Small-bump sensitivity with a supportive mid-stroke create a perfect balance of traction and efficiency on the way up and complete control on the way down.
27.5″ AND 29″ WHEELS
From the ground up, the Optic is designed around two wheel sizes – 27.5″ for XS-S and 29″ wheels for M-XL frames. Both are tuned to deliver stable and playful handling characteristics for aggressive trail riding.