2023 Norco

Fluid HT 2 29

A 29″ aluminum frame hardtail trail bike with upper mid-range components.
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MSRP$1,199  
FrameAluminum
SuspensionHardtail, 120mm
ForkSuntour XCM
Wheels29″ Aluminum
Drivetrain1 × 11
GroupsetDeore
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper
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Terrain
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Handling
nimblestable
Fluid HT 2 29
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Gearing

A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

Lowest gear

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24 mph

Fluid HT 2 29

26 mph

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Sizing
MD

5'4" – 5'9"

LG

5'7" – 6'1"

XL

5'11" – 6'4"

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Reviews
BikeRadar
Norco Fluid FS C2 review

Nov 2023 · Tom Law

While not the flashiest, this is an incredibly fun bike to ride, which flatters your skills

Highs
  • Agile yet confidence-inspiring geometry

  • Feels as though it has more travel than it does

  • Excellent climbing traction

Lows
  • Deserves more powerful brakes

  • Could do with a tougher rear tyre

  • Not everyone will get on with the front tread pattern

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Singletrack World
Norco Fluid FS A1 Review: The Metal Messiah

Sep 2023 · Ben Haworth

When this Norco Fluid FS A1 arrived at STW HQ, I said "Hurray for metal trail bikes. Especially metal trail bikes with decent geometry."

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Mountain Bike Action
NORCO FLUID FS A1 REVIEW - ALUMINUM VALUE WITH ALL THE RIGHT MOVES - Mountain Bike Action Magazine

Sep 2023 · Ron Koch

The travel and geometry are similar to Norco’s carbon-framed Optic, but the ride characteristics of the Fluid are unique to this bike and stay true to the feel we’ve come to expect from the Canadian mega-brand.

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Outdoor Gear Lab
Norco Fluid FS 4

Aug 2023 · Pat Donahue

The Norco Fluid FS 4 is a ripping trail bike at an outstanding price point. This red singletrack slayer delivers a very confident and capable ride with...

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Bikerumor
Norco Fluid FS Carbon Trail Bike Goes 600g Lighter than Alloy Counterpart

Jul 2023

The Norco Fluid FS Carbon matches the geometry and kinematic of its aluminum counterpart in lighter package with size-specific carbon layup

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Pinkbike
First Look: Norco's New Carbon Fluid

Jul 2023 · Dario DiGiulio

I have a C1 Fluid Carbon in for a long term test, so we'll see how the new bike holds up, and just how much of an improvement that carbon front triangle proves to be.

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Mountain Flyer
Norco Fluid FS A1: Equipped for Cost Effective (Mis)Adventure

Jun 2023

Norco’s revamped Fluid FS A1 made waves when released in the summer of 2022. This no-nonsense trail bike is packed with features and components normally reserved for more expensive options and the global bike media took notice.

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MTB Mag
[Tested] Norco Fluid FS A1

Jun 2023 · Ian Collins

This Winter, Norco sent us a mid-duty bike which happens to be their most high value offering – the Fluid FS A1. A 29″ trail bike with 140mm travel up front and 130mm travel out back, the Fluid features a blend of parts that vary from budget to flagship, all while boasting highly refined aesthetics. Thanks to its polished welds one could easily mistake it for a carbon fiber frame. In any case, this bike has a highly appealing mix of components with modern geometry and promising features at an excellent price of just $3,999 USD – let’s see how

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Geometry
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Specs
Build
Frame

6061 Alloy, Butted TT, DT, Internal Routing, 27.5" and 29" Options

BB StandardBSA, 73mm, Threaded

ColorsRed / Green; Black / Charcoal

Fork

SR Suntour XCM32 LOR DS, 120mm Travel

Travel120mm

Spring TypeCoil

Bottom Bracket

Shimano Sealed Bearing BSA Threaded

Headset

Sealed Bearing, Tapered

Stem

Alloy 50mm Length, 31.8mm Clamp

Handlebar

X6 Alloy 750mm, 15mm Rise

Saddle

Norco XC

Seatpost

TranzX YSP18 Dropper, 31.6mm, 130mm

TypeDropper

Pedals

VP Nylon Flat

Grips

VP Lock-On

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano Deore RD-M5100

Crank

Shimano Deore FC-M5100-1, 30T, 170mm (XS, S,), 175mm (M, L, XL)

Shifters

Shimano Deore SL-M5100

Cassette

Shimano Deore CS-M5100, 11-51T, 11 Speed

Chain

KMC X11

Brakes

Front: Tektro HD-M275 Hydraulic, Resin Pads, Rear: Tektro HD-M275 Hydraulic, Resin Pads

TypeHydraulic Disc

Brake Levers

Tektro HD-M275

Wheels
Rims

Alex DP30 TRS

Front Hub

Alloy 15x110mm Boost, 6 Bolt

Rear Hub

Alloy 12x148mm, HG, 6 Bolt

Tires

Maxxis Ardent 2.4" EXO 60TPI

Disc Rotors

Tektro 180mm

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