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[Tested] Norco Fluid FS A1

This Winter, Norco sent us a mid-duty velocipede which happens to be their most upper value offering – the Fluid FS A1. A 29″ trail velocipede with 140mm travel up front and 130mm travel out back, the Fluid features a tousle of parts that vary from upkeep to flagship, all while self-aggrandizing highly refined aesthetics. Thanks to its polished welds one could hands mistake it for a stat webbing frame. In any case, this velocipede has a highly well-flavored mix of components with modern geometry and promising features at an spanking-new price of just $3,999 USD – let’s see how it performed on trail…

Norco Fluid FS

Details

  • 29″ front and rear
  • 140mm front / 130mm rear travel
  • SRAM UDH compatible
  • “Ride Aligned” geometry
  • 5 sizes: S, M, L (tested), XL, XXL
  • $3,999.99 USD

Norco Fluid FS

At the front of the bike, a flagship Fox 34 Factory RC2 boasts a Grip2 cartridge and four way damping adjustability. This fork is well-nigh as good as things get at the Trail level in terms of duty. I had zero complaints with it, although at times, due to the Fluid’s upper level of sufficiency I thought a slightly beefier 36 could moreover have been quite appropriate. At the rear is a Fox Float X Performance Elite featuring a lockout and single