2021 · NorcoFluid FS 1 20

2021 Norco Fluid FS 1 20

A 20″ aluminum frame mountain youth bike with upper mid-range components and hydraulic disc brakes.

SuspensionFull, 100 / 120mm
ForkManitou JUNIT Expert
Wheels20″ Aluminum
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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3'9" – 4'3"

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Field Test: 2023 Norco Fluid - The Reasonably Priced One

Dec 2022 · Mike Kazimer

I ended up putting down my 4th fastest time on the Fluid, just one second slower than my 2nd and 3rd place times, and two seconds slower than my fastest time, which was on the Trek Fuel EX..

  • Great geometry and well-chosen components for a reasonable price

  • Solid, ready for anything ride feel

  • Norco's suspension setup guide is one of the best out there.

  • Could use a chainguide and a longer dropper post.

  • There are lighter & livelier options in this travel bracket

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Bike Review | Norco Fluid FS A1

Nov 2022 · Spencer Astra

Norco’s new Fluid FS is meant for anybody and everybody. But don’t be fooled; this is no cookie-cutter, crowd-pleaser of a bike. The Fluid FS does a stellar job of playing different roles for different riders, and that’s exactly what makes it stand out among the company’s broad line of capable trail rigs. The Fluid FS’s pure fun factor feels equally ready to please a cross-country fanatic looking for a ride with little more oomph as it does a downhill racer wanting to cover more terrain—and that’s where the middle of the road magic lies in this surprisingly capable 130-millimeter bike. The Fluid FS now sports 29-inch wheels throughout its size range and is complemented by size-specific chainstays, ranging from 425 to 445 millimeters, making it easier to wave goodbye to the 27.5-inch option of the past. On a size large, I had plenty of room to move around the bike while climbing everything from fire roads to steep tech, and it never felt unwieldy while navigating around obstacles or trying to get the bike off the ground. The 480-millimeter reach left plenty of breathing room and, paired with a 65-degree headtube angle, the intended rider position is neutral and ready to tackle rough trails without risking a sluggish feeling on more mellow terrain. A long, dry summer of unpredictable conditions had me reaching for the Fluid FS more than I expected. It’s a bike that easy to get along with, and its balanced nature made quick work of scary-loose descents with confidence. Climbing on the Fluid FS is intuitive and doesn’t require any annoying weight shifts; just jump on and go. A 76.6-degree seat angle makes for a comfortable and natural climbing position, and the bike's balanced front and rear ends kept my front wheel glued to the ground on tight, steep switchbacks. At about 32 pounds, the Fluid FS powers uphill with an unexpected pep considering the extra weight of the alloy frame and a lack of any featherweight parts. The suspension design and shock pair nicely during extended pedaling efforts—I only reached for the shock lever to firm things up when I was commuting from trail to trail on Bellingham’s steep fire roads. While I didn’t do any true backcountry rides on the Fluid FS, it’s high up on my list of bikes that I would be happy to pedal all day long, especially if there are some worthy descents in store.

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Loam Wolf
Review: Norco Fluid 1 20 – Kids Dual Suspension Mountain Bike

Jul 2020

Looking for a youth mountain bike to get your kid out on the trails? Check out the Norco Fluid kid-specific mountain bike. The Norco Fluid 1 20 is available in several builds and sizes, this is a great youth mountain bike option.

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Bike Perfect
Norco Fluid FS1 review

Sep 2019 · Guy Kesteven

Guy Kesteven hits the trails on the Norco Fluid FS1 to find out if a fresh fork, smoother shock tune and the latest Shimano drivetrain deliver on the potential it obviously had last year

  • Suspension issues are resolved

  • Spec far exceeds its pricepoint

  • Weight

  • Brakes are lacking

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Review: The 2019 Norco Fluid FS1 29er packs a punch with high value build

Jul 2019

Norco's 2019 Fluid FS1 29er is a solid all-around trail machine that offers great bang for your buck.

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Singletrack World
Review | 2019 Norco Fluid FS 1 - A Sub-£2k Full Suspension Bike

May 2019 · Hannah Dobson

Hannah checks out the 2019 Norco Fluid FS 1, a sub £2k full suspension bike. Available from Evans in the UK.

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Mountain Bike Action
Bike Test: Norco Fluid FS 1

Feb 2019 · McCoy

Go with the flow

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Vital MTB
2019 Norco Fluid FS 1 29 Bike

Feb 2019 · Sspomer

Where the enduro bike is overkill and the cross-country bike is nerve-wracking, the Fluid is right at home.

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6061 Alloy Frame, 100mm Travel, tapered headtube, boost axle spacing, ISCG05 mount

ColorValencia Orange / Charcoal


Manitou J-Unit 20", Expert Air,Alloy Steerer, 120mm Travel


Spring TypeAir


Fox Performance FLOAT 3 Position, SV/EVOL, custom light tune


Spring TypeAir


FSA #57 E


35mm reach MTB


SDG Kids Alloy, 640mm, 25mm rise, 31.8mm bore




JD TransX Light Action Dropper, 80mm,1x lever



SDG Composite Jr Flat



Rear Derailleur

SRAM GX Short Cage


Samox Two Piece, 140mm


SRAM GX Trigger 10 speed


Sunrace MS1 11-36T




Front: Shimano BR-MT500 hydraulic, 160mm, Rear: Shimano BR-MT500 hydraulic, 160mm

TypeHydraulic Disc


Sun Ringle Duroc 30 Kids tubeless ready

Front Hub

Sun Ringle Duroc 30 Kids wheelset, 15x110mm

Rear Hub

Sun Ringle Duroc 30 Kids wheelset, 12x148mm Boost


Front: Vee Rubber Crown Gem or Schwalbe Smart Sam 20x2.25", Skinwall, Rear: Vee Rubber Crown Gem or Schwalbe Smart Sam 20x2.25", Skinwall

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