The Norco Fluid VLT | Everything You Need to Know.

Norco takes their popular all-mountain Fluid platform and blends it with a Bosch SX motor to create a mid-travel, mid-power ebike.

Squint and you might not even be able to tell that the new Norco Fluid VLT is an ebike. Carbon frame, 140mm rear wheel travel and Mullet wheels, 55Nm torque and a 400Wh battery are the key stats.

Norco’s Fluid has been a popular model for them in the mid-travel, do-it-all range and the Canadian company have stirred the Fluid ingredients in with a Bosch SX motor and a 400Wh battery to create a mid-travel, mid-power ebike. Beyond the small rear wheel, this bike goes head-to-head with the likes of the Whyte e-Lyte we tested at the start of the year.

Despite Norco’s other new offerings, the Optic and Sight, coming with a high pivot and idler, the Fluid VLT retains the four bar layout of its analogue brother the Fluid. This layout leads to a very clean-looking bike in our opinion, and it’s certainly in the realms of ‘ebikes that don’t look like ebikes’.

Carbon fibre front triangles feature on all the bikes but only the top models get a carbon fibre rear triangle. 140mm rear wheel travel is paired to a 150m fork. A Bosch SX Line motor provides the go forward with a max 55Nm torque on tap, fed by a Bosch 400Wh battery.

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Three models will be available in the UK, all in the more aggressive Fluid VLT 140 flavour. The Fluid VLT C3 140 kicks things off at £5,999.00 with the range topper being the Fluid VLT C1 140 at £9,999.00.

Geometry

The Norco Fluid VLT is available in sizes 1-5.

Reach on the 3 is 472.5mm with a seat tube of 415mm. Head angle is 64.5 degrees with an effective seat tube angle of 77 degrees. Chainstays are 436mm with a wheelbase of 1243mm.

Norco Fluid VLT models

Norco Fluid VLT C1 140

Key features:

  • Fox 36 Performance Elite 150mm fork
  • Fox Float X2 Performance Elite shock
  • SRAM XO AXS Eagle T-type 12-speed drive
  • Bosch SX Line motor
  • Bosch Compact Tube 400Wh battery
  • SRAM Code Silver Stealth brakes
  • Crank Brothers Synthesis Alloy Enduro wheels
  • OneUp dropper
  • £9,999.00 RRP

Norco Fluid VLT C2 140

Key features:

  • Fox 36 Rhythm 150mm fork
  • Fox Float X2 Performance Elite shock
  • SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drive
  • Bosch SX Line motor
  • Bosch Compact Tube 400Wh battery
  • TRP Trail Evo brakes
  • WTB KOM Trail rims on Bear Pawls hubs
  • TranzX dropper
  • £7,999.00 RRP

Norco Fluid VLT C3 140

Key features:

  • Rockshox 150mm fork
  • RockShox Deluxe Select+ shock
  • Shimano Deore 12-speed drive
  • Bosch SX Line motor
  • Bosch Compact Tube 400Wh battery
  • TRP Slate EVO brakes
  • WTB ST Tough rims on Bear Pawls hubs
  • TranzX dropper
  • £5,999.00 RRP

You can check out the new Norco Fluid VLT over on their website here.


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