Norco Fluid Two – a Canadian do-it-all All Mountain Bike

Pro Reviews

RATINGS

Specs: 4.5
Price: 4.5
Ride: 4.5
Overall: 4.5


RATING GUIDE

5.0 Outstanding
4.0 Very Good
3.0 Above Average
2.0 Fair
1.0 Poor

Pros:

- Outstanding on tight, technical, singletrack
- Nicely finished frame
- Very tuneable suspension
- Lots of top-tube clearance; the bike rides well in super-technical situations
- Tremendous parts spec for what you pay

Cons:

- Cannot stand the Crank Bros. pedals
- Could use a height-adjustable front fork
- No waterbottle mounts in the Small and Medium frames
- Wanders at high speed. Not a bikepark bike

Detailed Specifications

The source for this information is Norco. Suggested Retail of this bike is $Can 3029.00 or USD $ 2725

Overview

* Same frame as the Fluid 1 with 114-140 mm / 4.5″– 5.5″ adjustable travel
* RockShox Revelation 409 dual air 140 mm / 5.5″ travel fork
* Fox RP2 air rear shock
* New Shimano SLX gearing with an XT rear derailleur
* Sram Elixir hydraulic brakes
* Mavic XM–117 rims with Nevegal tires
* Ritchey bar, stem, and seatpost
* 69deg HA – 73 deg SA

Complete bike weight: 29 lbs/13.2 kgs

Specifications and geometry are on the Norco website:


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About the author: Lee Lau

Lee Lau calls North Vancouver and Whistler BC home. He's had over 15 years experience riding bikes mainly in western North America and in Europe. Unlike many people who learned to ride bikes on North Shore trails, he actually enjoys riding (and sometimes bushwhacking) uphill.


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  • Bakes says:

    I liked you very “to the point” review of this bike. I am toying with getting into the full suspension version and am currently riding a Norco hardtail that I absolutely love. I am considering spending a little more to get a Fluid model or save a few bucks and buy a buddy’s gently used Gary Fisher Sugar 2. I trying to do a little research in the hopes that it will make my decision easier. Cheers!

  • Joe says:

    Cool music! What is it?

  • LeeL says:

    Thanks Bakes. It’s nice to learn on a hardtail – I think it helps build solid fundamental skills. I used to have a GF Sugar 1. Nice bike but quite a bit different then the Norco. Glad this could help

    Joe – it’s Remind Me by Royksopp

  • wow says:

    um……….

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