To meet the needs of these riders, and help them step things up and progress even further, we’ve completely re-designed the Fluid FS Youth series. The new, progressive frame design provides the features and ride quality of our best adult bikes in a package that isn’t just scaled-down, but thought out.
Standover has been maximized, suspension components have been carefully selected with an optimized tune, and the geometry has been honed to create the progressive Norco ride for both 20 and 24-inch models. We intentionally sourced youth-specific components to support riders who demand the most from their equipment, and want to step it up a notch.
The quality and build reflects everything we put into our full-size bikes, so you know the new Fluid FS Youth is up for every trail they are, and its quality parts will keep it out of the shop.
The Fluid FS Youth series uses Norco's holistic approach to fit, geometry and suspension kinematics to offer young rippers real, uncompromised performance. The unique combination of longer reach, slacker head tube angle and steep seat tube angle provides a more forward weight distribution within a longer wheelbase. This al-lows more powerful pedaling, increased climbing traction and added grip and control when descending so young riders can confidently attack the trail and progress their abilities.
With lower BB heights and standover clearance than previous models and a totally unique linkage design to our adult bikes, young riders will benefit from the same control and suspension performance that adults do!
Smaller riders require less spring force in their suspension components and dropper posts. Less spring force needs less damping, so we've spec'd youth-specific tunes on all Fluid Youth bikes so the suspension and droppers move properly under riders below 90 pounds.
Small riders will benefit from youth-specific touch points, sized to provide ample grip and support for smaller bodies, but without sacrificing the performance and durability that dedicated riders need.