Bike Comparison

The Norco Fluid HT 1 29 and Genesis Tarn 20 are both hardtail trail bikes with upper mid-range components. The Norco has an aluminum frame, a dropper post, 29″ wheels, and a 1 × 12 drivetrain providing a wider range of gears; while the Genesis has a steel frame and 27.5″ wheels. Explore the differences below.

    2021 Norco Fluid HT 1 29
    2018 Genesis Tarn 20
    MSRP$1,749($2,632)
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    CategoryTrailTrail
    FrameAluminumSteel
    ForkX-Fusion
    
    RockShox Pike RC
    
    WheelsAluminumAluminum
    Wheel Size29″27.5″
    Brake TypeHydraulic DiscHydraulic Disc
    GroupsetDeore
    
    SLX
    
    Drivetrain1 × 121 × 11
    Gear Range

    Norco Fluid HT 1 29

    28 mph

    Genesis Tarn 20

    24 mph
    SuspensionHardtailHardtail
    Front Travel120mm120mm
    Rear Travel--
    SeatpostDropper
    Brand Sitenorco.comgenesisbikes.co.uk

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    Fluid HT 1 29
    Tarn 20

    Geometry

    Specs
    Frame

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

    Genesis MjÖlnir Seamless Double-Butted Cromoly

    Fork

    X-Fusion RC32 Air, 120mm Travel

    Rockshox Pike RC, Solo Air, 120mm, Tapered Steerer, 110mm x 15mm

    Bottom Bracket

    Shimano Sealed Bearing, BSA Threaded

    Shimano BB-52

    Headset

    Sealed Bearing, Tapered

    PRESTINE PT-F17A, ID:34/ID:45

    Stem

    Alloy 50mm Length, 31.8mm Clamp

    Genesis 60mm /+0deg

    Handlebar

    X6 Alloy 750mm, 15mm Rise

    Genesis alloy / 760mm x 5mm rise

    Saddle

    Norco XC

    Genesis MTB

    Seatpost

    TranzX YSP18 Dropper, 31.6mm, 130mm

    Pedals

    VP Nylon Flat

    Genesis

    Grips

    VP Lock-On

    Groupset
    Rear Derailleur

    Shimano Deore RD-M6100

    Shimano SLX RD-M7000-11

    Crank

    Shimano Deore FC-MT510-1, 32T, 170mm (XS, S), 175mm (M, L, XL)

    Shimano SLX FC-M7000-B 32T

    Shifters

    Shimano Deore SL-M6100-R

    Shimano SLX SL-M7000 - R

    Cassette

    Shimano Deore CS-M6100-12, 10-51T, 12 Speed

    Shimano SLX CS-M7000 / 11-46T

    Chain

    Shimano Deore CN-M6100

    KMC x11

    Brakes

    Tektro HD-M275 Hydraulic, Resin Pads

    Shimano MT500 180/160mm

    Brake Levers

    Tektro HD-M275

    Shimano MT500

    Wheels
    Rims

    Alex DP30 TRS

    WTB Scraper i40 / 32h

    Spokes

    Stainless steel 14g

    Front Hub

    Shimano HB-MT400-B, 15x110mm Boost, Center Lock

    Shimano HB-M618 / FH-M618 32h

    Rear Hub

    Shimano FH-MT410-B, 12x148mm Boost, Micro Spline, Center Lock

    Shimano HB-M618 / FH-M618 32h

    Tires

    Maxxis Ardent 2.4" EXO 60TPI

    Maxxis Rekon 27.5x2.80" Dual Compound/EXO/TR, 60TPI

    Disk Rotors

    Tektro 180mm