Mountain Bike Action calls Norco Fluid FS 1 a “trail bike designed to punch well above its weight class”

2019-02-12 13:24:57
 
The all-new Norco Fluid FS was purposefully designed to take your trail riding experience to the next level. With modern geometry and a no-compromise component selection, it caught the attention of Mountain Bike Action’s editors and test riders, who recently took the bike to the trails. Celebrated for its design, performance and ride feel, the Norco Fluid FS earned the coveted MBA cover page of the magazine’s February 2019 issue.
 
 
Norco Fluid FS 1Photo: Mountain Bike Action

 
Read on for test riders’ opinions and impressions:
 
 
“The Fluid FS is Norco’s entry-level full-suspension trail bike designed to punch well above its weight class, especially when considering its all-new progressive geometry and updated component spec. That’s right, an all-new Norco Fluid is here for 2019, and we can easily say that this steed is more advanced in every way.”
 
 
“Norco constructed this Fluid with an X6 aluminum frame but used smooth-weld technology to hide the fact that this bike is made from aluminum. To tell the truth, many of our testers assumed the frame was carbon until they got up close and really began to look at it.”
 
Norco Fluid FS 1
 
 
 
“Norco clearly did its homework with this suspension guide, as our tester felt immediately comfortable with these base settings. Of course, terrain and riding style will influence the need to further play with suspension settings, but for riders who prefer to set it and forget it, Norco did the dirty work for them.”
 
 
“Norco followed modern trends and gave the Fluid a steeper 76-degree seat tube angle in order to place riders in a balanced seated pedaling position. Along with the steepened seat tube, the extended reach adds a planted feel to the front end. During climbs, the Norco’s suspension stays efficient, allowing riders to leave the shock’s compression lever open.”
 
 
 
Norco Fluid FS 1Photo: Mountain Bike Action

 
 
“The Fluid FS has a compact rear end that tucks the wide 29er tire right up against the seat tube, making the bike quick and snappy. All in all, we had no complaints when it came to thrashing this bike around the trails.”
 
 
 
Pick up the February 2019 issue of Mountain Bike Action to read the full review and cover story, and click here to learn more about the Norco Fluid FS.
 
 
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