2021 Norco Fluid FS 3 27.5

A 27.5″ aluminum frame full suspension trail bike with upper mid-range components. Compare the full range

2021 Norco Fluid FS 3 27.5
MSRP$2,249
Spec Level
SuspensionFull
Travel120mm rear, 130mm front
FrameAluminum
ForkX-Fusion
Wheels27.5″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetSX Eagle
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

Fluid FS 3 27.5

22 mph

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26 mph

The Fluid FS 3 27.5 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Fluid FS 3 27.5 won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.


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Reviews
Loam Wolf
Review: Norco Fluid FS A1

Max RhulenNov 2022

From our first ride on the Norco Fluid FS A1 to our last, the bike has remained a joy to ride. Norco has made a more consumer friendly full suspension trail bike that performs above its price point and is durable. Spec’d with TRP 4-piston brakes, a Fox Factory fork, Shimano XT drivetrain, a custom tuned shock, and size-specific geometry, Norco has elevated the game on what an affordable, dual suspension mountain bike can offer.

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First Look: Norco's New Fluid Is For a Bit Of Everything

Mike LevyJul 2022

And that's exactly how Norco is pitching their redesigned Fluid, an aluminum trail bike with 130mm of travel, a 140mm fork, and 29" wheels that sees a load of changes compared to the previous version. .

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First Impressions: Norco Fluid VLT

Ryan PalmerJul 2021

Norco's new Budget E-Bike is Shockingly Good

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BikeRadar
Norco Fluid FS 3 review

Mick KirkmanJun 2020

Solid and confident once up to speed, but slow to get there and let down by its fork

Pros
  • Frame is a good shape, with (rear) suspension that’s stable while pedalling

  • 1x SRAM Eagle drivetrain is quiet and secure, with a wide-range cassette to aid climbing

Cons
  • Feels heavy and is slow to get up to speed

  • Can be tough to manoeuvre when rolling with momentum

  • Suntour fork isn’t very smooth or effective over repeated hits

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Bike Perfect
Norco Fluid FS1 review

Guy KestevenSep 2019

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

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Bikerumor
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

Hannah DobsonMay 2019

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

McCoyFeb 2019

Go with the flow

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Geometry

Sizing
XS

4'9" – 5'2"

SM

5'0" – 5'6"

MD

5'4" – 5'9"


Specs
Build
Frame

6061 Alloy Trail, 120mm Travel, 27.5" and 29" Options

BB StandardBSA, 73mm, Threaded

ColorsBlack / Charcoal; Red / Green

Fork

X-Fusion RC32 Air, 130mm Travel, 46mm Offset (27.5), 51mm Offset (29)

Rear Shock

X-Fusion 02 Pro R, 190x42.5mm (27.5), 190x45mm (29)

Bottom Bracket

Truvativ Powerspline BB, BSA Threaded

Headset

Sealed Bearing, Tapered

Stem

6061 Alloy, 50mm Length, 35mm Clamp

Handlebar

TranzX 6061 Butted Alloy, 780mm, 20mm Rise

Saddle

Norco XC

Seatpost

TranzX YSP18 Dropper, 31.6mm, 130mm (S, M), 150mm (L, XL)

Pedals

VP Nylon Flat

Grips

VP Lock-On

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM SX Eagle

Crank

SRAM SX Eagle, 30T, 170mm (XXS - S), 175mm (M - XL)

Shifters

SRAM SX Eagle

Cassette

SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50T

Chain

SRAM SX Eagle

Brakes

Tektro HD-M275 Hydraulic

Brake Levers

Tektro HD-M275

Wheels
Rims

Stan's Flow D 32H

Front Hub

Alloy 15x110mm Boost, 6 Bolt

Rear Hub

Alloy 12x148mm, HG, 6 Bolt

Tires

Goodyear Newton 2.4" Folding

Disk Rotors

Tektro 180mm

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