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Norco Bicycles Introduces Progressive New Youth MTB Platforms

2019-09-26 09:02:55
To help meet the needs of the amazing young talent emerging at local trails and bike parks, we have re-designed our popular Fluid FS Youth series, and introduced an entirely new range of Rampage Youth Dirt Jumpers.
 
 

 
Building on our success following the launch of the Fluid FS Youth’s first generation, and taking rider and parent feedback into account, the new 4-bike full suspension series is built to make the most of the endless potential and enthusiasm that young riders bring to the trail. Its progressive, modern design and careful component selection will let young riders’ abilities grow, unimpeded by their equipment, and help lay the groundwork for a lifetime of riding.
 
 

 
“We’ve made significant changes to the details in the new frames including, the suspension kinematics designed for lighter weight riders, specific shock tunes chosen with our suspension partners as well as geometry changes including a slacker head tube angle, steeper seat tube angle as well as adding standover clearance to the new Fluid FS Youth,” said Jim Jamieson, Project Manager behind the new bikes.
 
 

 
“We also made sure we sourced suspension components and a dropper post that are optimized for riders under 90 pounds, and the new geometry brings the progressive Norco ride to both 20 and 24-inch models.”
 
 

 
The Rampage Youth bikes rip a page right out of the 2020 Rampage 26” and feature tough, purpose-built aluminum frames with two 24 and two 20-inch models that feature dirt jump-specific geometry, and components that are built for young riders who want to go big.
 
 

 
Both Fluid FS and Rampage Youth bikes feature youth-specific components by Manitou, SDG, TranzX and Norco, and are built to meet the needs of young riders who demand the most from their equipment, and want to step it up a notch before adult responsibility and pragmatism kicks in.
 
 

 
“The quality in the frame details and component specs reflects everything we put into our full-size bikes, so the new bikes are up for every trail the kids want to ride, and the quality parts will keep them out of the shop. That’s something, as a parent of some pretty energetic riders, I really appreciate – but they’ll just be happy to be able to ride more.” added Jamieson.
 
Explore the Fluid FS Youth line here: https://www.norco.com/fluid-fs-youth/
 
See more of the Rampage Youth here: https://www.norco.com/rampage-youth
 
Photography by Tom Richards