2021 Norco Fluid FS 3 27.5

A 27.5″ aluminum frame full suspension trail bike with upper mid-range components, priced near the low end of the Fluid model range. Compare the full range

2021 Norco Fluid FS 3 27.5
MSRP$2,249
SuspensionFull
Travel120mm rear, 130mm front
FrameAluminum
ForkX-Fusion

Wheels27.5″
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetSX Eagle

BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper post
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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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Mick Kirkman

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

  • 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
  • Feels heavy and is slow to get up to speed
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The Norco Fluid FS has long been one of the best entry-level suspension bikes on the market, and for 2019 Norco has raised the bar once again.

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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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