Norco Introduces the 2023 Fluid FS Mountain Bike
Just arrived, the brand new 2023 Fluid FS now features progressive geometry and a character that’s perfectly suited to advanced, aggressive trail riders who expect the most from their equipment. The performance potential built-in is also perfect for new and evolving mountain bikers who are looking to expand their capabilities and have a bike that’ll over-deliver as their skills and demands grow.
Thanks to Norco’s Ride Aligned™ Design System and the evolution of Norco’s Gravity Tune technology, riders of varying heights and proportions now benefit from ideal weight distribution across all frame sizes, assuring everyone an ideal trail experience. And, quite frankly, some riders just prefer aluminium bikes for the engineered lightweight, tuned performance and stiffness the material offers.
The new Fluid FS offers all the benefits of Ride Aligned in four premium aluminium trail models, between $3,499 and $5,599. The entry point of real, honest performance full suspension has been cost-prohibitive for so long, that many people who have considered getting into mountain biking have had to,
- Buy a bike not up to the task
- Just been priced out of the possibility
The Fluid FS allows riders to truly appreciate what mountain biking offers at a reasonable price, and offers riders looking for professional-level, state-of-the-art performance to not be limited by their equipment. Every component equipped on the Fluid FS is the very best on the market for the intended use and cost. Bikes are equipped with 29 x 2.35” or 2.4” tires, with frames and forks having clearance for up to 2.6” width tyres. 4-Piston hydraulic disc brakes are standard equipment throughout the line-up from Tektro or TRP, with 200mm and 180mm rotors for increased braking performance and heat management.
Future-proofed component compatibility means when it’s time to start customizing all components are based on all the most common industry standards, so parts are super reliable, and upgrades down the road are easy.
- Custom tuned rear shocks by Fox and X-Fusion
- 140mm forks by Fox, Marzocchi and RockShox
- 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes
- Long-travel 34.9mm dropper posts (150mm-200mm) depending on the frame size
- 800mm x 35mm handlebars to trim and provide a wider range of width options
- Wide range 1x drivetrains
- Sealed bearing Boost-spaced hubs
- 29” wheels with Stan’s tubeless-compatible rims
- Foldable 2.4” Vittoria and Goodyear tubeless-compatible tires
Fluid FS A4
Key equipment includes a RockShox Recon Silver RL suspension fork with 140mm Travel and a X-Fusion 02 Pro R custom tuned rear shock. Shimano Deore 1x11 speed drivechain with Tektro HD-M535 4 Piston hydraulic brakes and Stan's Flow D rims.
Fluid FS A3
Key equipment includes a RockShox 35 Silver TK Air suspension fork with 140mm Travel and a X-Fusion 02 Pro R AV custom tuned rear shock. SRAM SX Eagle 1x12 speed drivechain with Tektro HD-745 4 Piston hydraulic brakes and Stan's Flow D rims.
Every Rider, Every Trail.
By developing the new Fluid FS using the Ride Aligned Design System, a massive range of riders now benefit from the resulting kinematics, shock tunes, geometry, and component spec. This design technology, innovation and attention to detail used to only be accessible on our highest performing bikes, but with the new Fluid FS, everyone can benefit from the ride quality and personalized performance engineered-in, no matter their size or budget.
Room to Move
Long-travel, size specific 34.9mm dropper posts and low-slung top tubes create lots of room to move, letting you roll confidently through challenging terrain and push your limits.
The Ride Aligned™ Design System matches each Fluid FS to the human who rides it. Rider-first geometry and suspension kinematics combine with custom fit and suspension tuning for personalized performance from day one.
Custom Tuned Suspension
Precision-engineered 130mm rear suspension features custom-tuned dampers co-developed with the shock manufacturers provides fully customized suspension setup and performance for every rider.
6061 aluminium frame gives experienced trail riders what they need to ride their best and helps evolving riders develop new skills and preferences without limits.
Performance for All
Boutique-level fit & finish is available in 5 frame sizes, delivering superior trail performance to riders between 5’1” and 6’7” with components selected to offer peak performance and durability.
The Norco Fluid can dive into corners and carve sweeping turns. It’s as happy mixing it up in the backwoods, as it is rolling local trails. It can take your weekend hobby and turn it into a lifestyle. While so many bikes are made for a specific something or somebody, what the world needs is a bike built For Every Rider and Every Trail. That’s the Norco Fluid
Fluid FS A2
Key equipment includes a Marzocchi Bomber Z2 suspension fork with 140mm Travel and a Fox FLOAT X Performance custom tuned rear shock. Shimano SLX 1x12 speed drivechain with TRP TR203-29 4 Piston hydraulic brakes and Stan's Flow D rims.
Fluid FS A1
Key equipment includes a Fox FLOAT Factory 34 GRIP2 suspension fork with 140mm Travel and a Fox FLOAT X Performance Elite, 2-pos custom tuned rear shock. Shimano XT 1x12 speed drivechain with TRP TR203-29 4 Piston hydraulic brakes and Stan's Flow S1 rims.