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First Look: Norco's New Carbon Fluid

Jul 21, 2023
by Dario DiGiulio  
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We're no strangers to the Norco Fluid. It was a budget standout at last year's Trail Bike Field Test, and even won a 2022 Pinkbike Award for Value Bike of the Year. So when Norco made the decision to upgrade the front triangle of the Fluid FS - moving from alloy construction to carbon fiber - our ears perked up.

Conveniently, the bike is otherwise unchanged, offering the same general design, geometry, and ethos as the all-aluminum models. The bike's new tagline sums it up well: "Everything Fluid FS, now in carbon."
Norco Fluid Carbon Details
• Intended use: Trail / All-Mountain
• Carbon front triangle, Alloy rear
• 130mm suspension
• 140mm fork
• 65° head angle
• 420-510mm reach
• 425-440mm chainstay
• Size-specific seat tube angle
• Price: $4,099 - $5,999 USD
www.norco.com

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A trail bike through and through, the Carbon Fluid retains the easy handling and adaptable geometry that we liked about the alloy version. With balanced geometry and plenty of size options in the range, there should be a solid option for the majority of riders. It's always great to see a high stack number on bikes as the frame size grows, and it's no surprise to see this from Norco, who have been at the forefront of proportional geometry.

The main takeaway here is a 600 gram (1.3 lbs) reduction in weight, all shaved off that front triangle simply by moving to carbon fiber construction. All of the hardware remains the same, so in theory you could just pop the new front triangle in to achieve the same effect. No word on whether that will be available as an aftermarket option, but food for thought.

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Nice and tall.

There are a few size-specific geometry elements on the Fluid, including the reach, stack, chainstay length, and seat tube angle, as well as the typical standover and seat tube length. Combined with their Ride Aligned setup guide, it should be quite easy to find a comfortable starting point on the bike once you've chosen a size. Compared to the all-aluminum Fluid, Norco aimed to sharpen the handling characteristics with a stiffer chassis, in addition to the reduction in weight.

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Grassy.

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With three build kits to choose from, as well as a host of colors, the Fluid aims to retain the mass appeal and easy of entry that the first generation really nailed. Pricing is naturally higher than the alloy counterpart, but value is still a strong focus for the series.

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Fluid C1 Color & Build Kit; $5,999 USD $7,999 CAD

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Fluid C2 Color & Build Kit; $4,999 USD $6,199 CAD

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Fluid C3 Color & Build Kit; $4,099 USD $5,199 CAD

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And a compelling frame-only option; $2599 USD, $3299 CAD

I have a C1 Fluid Carbon in for a long term test, so we'll see how the new bike holds up, and just how much of an improvement that carbon front triangle proves to be. Stay tuned!

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196 Comments
  • 206 18
 Rainbow frame is sick as AF!
  • 113 0
 Reminds me of VW's harlequin golf.
  • 7 0
 @crowaan: My first thought as well. Got me very excited.
  • 14 0
 And 3300cad for a carbon frame is a really good deal nowadays.
  • 1 0
 Doesn't look like it's an option on Norco's site yet. Just black or green.
  • 42 0
 Yeah, so it can match with a red or green Lyrik, an orange Fox, a pink Helm, a purple Selva, a green DVO, a silver Pike and so on. Colored forks haters already live it!
  • 3 2
 I love that mixed color frame. Damn! I have no need of a short travel bike, but that makes me wish I did.
  • 1 0
 *love
  • 23 0
 That frame is dope but I dont need to draw additional eyes to my decidedly average riding
  • 21 0
 looks like the google model
  • 4 12
flag noplacelikeloam (Jul 21, 2023 at 10:00) (Below Threshold)
 Its Dick Pounds bike. Go UCI!
  • 1 0
 And living in NH makes Canada very accessible.
  • 7 0
 Looks a bit like the Google or Chrome logo.
  • 2 1
 So cool! Makes me want to buy it, even though I don't need it...
  • 3 0
 @mtmc99: Ditto on that. I am too slow to ride any flashy stuff.
  • 7 0
 Almost looks like a look
  • 5 0
 To each is their own... Copper for me
  • 1 0
 red, green, yellow & black
  • 2 2
 They should have anodized the links purple!
  • 3 0
 @Explodo: everyone needs a short travel bike.
  • 1 0
 The Norco 'Kona Stinky Five" Fluid
  • 1 0
 @MillerReid: and a long travel.
  • 81 1
 Can we talk about their lame "Name our new DH bike" vote? Some real creative options in there:
1. Aurum
2. Factory DH
3. Team DH

If these are the options you are considering maybe your accounting department in their beige suits can help you decide.
  • 14 0
 None of what's going on there makes any sense.
  • 90 5
 Also disappointed bikey mcbikeface wasn’t a genuine option……
  • 14 73
flag mkul7r4 FL (Jul 21, 2023 at 9:19) (Below Threshold)
 @Dav82: you're right, that joke was hilarious when I was 12
  • 6 8
 this comment right here wins, so much winning in one comment.
  • 6 1
 I was all about submitting “Shart Party”! And then was extremely disappointed with the 3 options.
  • 18 1
 @mkul7r4: apologies my comment annoyed you enough you felt compelled to respond, I’ll be having a severe talk to my inner prepubescent self….
  • 3 1
 I thought it was a joke I just didn't get. Kinda silly. Like why bother?
  • 1 2
 @Dav82: your inner self needs a spanking--how fine is the line between mainly carbon fluid and manly carbon fluid? Just pop in the 'new front triangle.' Our ears are perking up
  • 7 4
 Disagree. Love the throwback of the Team DH name. My pal had one back in the day. Was a dreamy bike. And at least the name isnt something completely over the top from the world of fantasty like Colossus or Valkyrie
  • 3 0
 A-Line
  • 1 0
 @someguy101: That'll be the bike park version
Are you new here?
  • 1 0
 Those are 3 good names from the back catalog, that Norco already "owns"
Team DH is a solid name for their DH bike
  • 37 1
 Paint job for the frame only is pretty cool. I wish more companies had exciting paint.
  • 38 1
 It reminds me of the VW Golf Harlequin: tinyurl.com/3z4e46uw.
  • 3 0
 @mikekazimer: That was exactly what I thought of when I saw it.
  • 5 0
 Orbea does.
  • 1 0
 @IamZOSO: if you think Orbea does sick paint, wait until you see what Antidote does!
  • 2 0
 @mikekazimer: In Germany it was only a polo in that paint scheme.
You damn Americans get is alway one size bigger…
  • 21 1
 Now here is the thing. For $4999CAD you get the top aluminum model with factory fox suspension, and an XT build. For $5199CAD you get base level select suspension and NX/SX mix. Other components are better too.

I wouldn't be surprised that aluminum build weighs the same as the carbon one.
  • 5 0
 That’s what I was thinking, a lot of extra money. For an extra $3000 you get a carbon front triangle?
Bizarre
  • 5 0
 Ah, I didn’t do my research. Looks like u get a few upgrades in the gx transmission and a few other goodies
  • 8 2
 Exactly, why would anyone choose the carbon option for just a lot more money?
And for maybe the slightest weigh savings.
I'll always take the aluminum option with better components than the carbon for more money and lesser components.
  • 6 0
 I was trying to figure out how the Fluid A1 was 5000CDN and the Fluid C1 is now 8000CDN.

The “carbon tax” in Mtb is real.
Fluid A1 short shocked, upgrade the fork and wheels at PoS.
Would be well under 8k and have a much better ride than this carbon version.
That was my plan last summer. Eventually decided to order another Geometron
  • 20 2
 $5200CAD gets you an NX/SX combo? The rest looks great but that's disappointing
  • 24 0
 Someone here once said the SRAM product mangers and marketing department need to be forced to run SX on their bikes for a year and then they can choose to spec it or not.
  • 8 0
 It should honestly have GX, yet here we are with some SX. Crazy
  • 9 14
flag noapathy FL (Jul 21, 2023 at 10:13) (Below Threshold)
 Isn't $5200CAD about $40? Also, agreed. SuX has no business on a carbon-framed beauty like this one.
  • 6 2
 @noapathy: @noapathy: you are on a Canadian website madafaka... what do you expect is going to happen to your comment? Big Grin
  • 4 1
 @danielomeara: not that I disagree with your sentiment, but it’s product managers at Norco, Santa Cruz, Trek, etc. that spec NX and SX on $5000+ bikes.
  • 1 14
flag noapathy FL (Jul 21, 2023 at 18:43) (Below Threshold)
 @valrock: I don't remember typing pinkbike.ca, but whatevs. Quit sending smoke down our way and putting SX on nice bikes and we'll get along better. Wink
  • 1 0
 SX more like SuX
  • 1 0
 SucksXtreme
  • 16 4
 Great looking bike! 600g doesn't strike me as a big weight difference though. Feels like as alu bikes get lighter/better the benefit of a carbon bike is getting less & less compelling (other than clean lines & maybe stiffness). Just me?
  • 7 2
 clout
  • 29 3
 I think that's a big weight difference considering it's just the front triangle.
  • 20 1
 In alignment with the well-established PB Science, I'll stick to alloy and just poop before a big ride
  • 3 3
 @Paco77: I take your point (& makes it a more impressive engineering feat) but it's still only 600g difference in full bike weight
  • 13 6
 @VtVolk: Actually alignment is one of the very compelling reasons to run carbon. That and aluminum fatigues, can't be (easily) repaired. I'll take the carbon every time since I run bike bikes for years. I've broken a LOT of alum frames.
  • 11 3
 1ml of water is 1 gram. 600g is literally the difference between riding with and without water in your water bottle.
  • 3 1
 @Paco77: right. thats 1lb 5oz.

that's a big difference in context!
  • 5 0
 @jalopyj: or.....with an entire water bottle of weight you can't drink!
  • 5 0
 Taking water on a ride is not really optional for most people...
  • 15 2
 @Paco77: I think the point they're making with the water bottle/weight comparison is that most of us don't finish drinking a water bottle on a ride and think, "Man, my bike feels so much zippier now!"
  • 4 2
 I dunno, everytime i hop on an alloy bike they just feel dead like they are quite flexy etc i wished bike reviewers would do a flex test, calculate the movement of the lower frame when one pedal had say 50kg on it.
  • 1 0
 @HeatedRotor: The A1 Fluid doesn't feel heavy when your riding it. It's not a dead feeling IMO.
  • 8 1
 @TEAM-ROBOT: Yeah, this is true, of course.
The point I would make is this: if you want a lighter bike then there are no big wins - you have to make small weight gains on every area of the bike that add up to a noticeable saving. And there is literally no-where else on the bike where you are going to be able to save 600g by swapping out one part.
If you don't care about weight then fine, stick with an alloy frame, it's all good. But if you do care about weight then this is how you save it.
  • 8 0
 Let's ignore the water bottle comparison for a second and think about this: GX T-Type weighs 1262 grams. Same parts in XX SL weigh 1092 grams. So that 170 gram difference costs $1000. This is over three times that weight savings.
  • 1 1
 @JustinVP: You're not going to put enough miles in the frame as first owner, to "fatigue" a frame. 2nd or 3rd owners... who cares.
  • 1 0
 @torontomtb: I never said heavy.
  • 4 0
 @mattddrchs: Where else on the bike can you save 600g? It's 100g here, and 600g there, etc. that end up giving you a bike 3 or 4 pounds less. If it's only $600 more, that's only $1/g, and that's a lot cheaper than trying to save weight in the crankset or stem or most places.
  • 1 0
 @Paco77: Exactly.
  • 2 1
 @TucsonDon: Yeah, but by that math it would cost greater than $4000 to save 4 pounds off the weight of a bike. Yikes.
  • 1 0
 @AppleJack76: I’ve ridden a few to fatigue failure.
  • 4 1
 @mattddrchs
I agree. I have owned a couple different bikes in their alloy and carbon variations and especially for a simple trail bike (4 bar no through shock) having carbon really wasn't an advantage. I'd even say I preferred the alloy version in one case as the ride quality was more lively. There's a place for carbon for sure but it isn't always a big an advantage as it is made out to be.
  • 2 1
 @jalopyj: And even if it were 1000 grams, most people could easily shed 2.2 pounds off their gut and save the carbon dollars for a second bike.
  • 1 1
 @jalopyj: what if I take a crap before and ride without water? Am I allowed snacks....I really need snacks.
  • 1 0
 @pink505: I do think crap-taking is highly underestimated. A good deuce is about a pound or more. voila!
  • 2 0
 @TEAM-ROBOT: Or it would be $1814, since there's 1814g in 4 lbs. But anyway, yeah, have you seen the price light bikes and high-end builds. That's the point. Saving 600g is a good deal.
  • 1 0
 @foggnm: I already have 6 MTBs.....5 carbon 1 Ti. but I don't own a gut, try as I might with beer.....
  • 2 0
 @TucsonDon: Embarrassed by my terrible unit conversions and math. Thanks for setting me straight. There are not 1000 grams in a pound. Yeesh.
  • 13 0
 Im guessing an Optic update is just around the corner, cause the a carbon Fluid is the Optic. Sweet bike though
  • 3 0
 Just looked at their website and can't see the optic anymore. Initially I thought the fluid was just their non-carbon version of the optic. Time will tell if a new optic is coming out...
  • 10 0
 How about Optic 120/130 full carbon Element, Spur competitor? Leave the Revolver the "race" bike. Do it Norco.
  • 3 0
 @shunji180: this is where the revolver would go since they canned the XC race team.
  • 3 0
 @mats55: I just navigated to the Optic models with no problems. They're under Bikes -> Mountain -> Trail. Maybe a momentary glitch during the website update?

@shunji180: I can't find any references anywhere, but I swear I heard a rumour that the Optic and Sight would eventually be following in their big brothers' footsteps and going high pivot. That's just about the only way this move makes sense to me, because otherwise they have a totally redundant bike in the lineup.
  • 17 5
 Too bad Norco have moved away from Shimano builds. Otherwise, clean looking bike.
  • 31 0
 Are we really not going to point out that a $4,100 bike has SX components on it? That’s a much bigger deal than it just not having Shimano.

No bike above $2,500 should have SX.
  • 14 1
 @nickfranko: nobody should be saddled with SX, full stop. 11 speed NX would be better than SX. 28T chainring + 42T NX cassette has a similar enough range for that application.
  • 2 0
 @nickfranko: 100% agree
  • 33 3
 @nickfranko: Sram only made SX and NX to make people think GX was good. Lets not forget that GX used to the budget build, now they can put it on an $8,000 bike and people think its a good spec because its now the "mid level" offerings. Want to make people think something is good, don't bother improving it, just make a bunch of stuff that's way shittier and hope nobody notices.

XX1-> XTR
XO1-> XT
??-> SLX
GX-> Deore
NX-> A bag of garbage
SX-> A bag of garbage that's been sitting in my hot garage for a week.
  • 14 0
 @warmerdamj: worst thing about GX is how expensive parts are to replace compared to shimano equivalents. I don't mind using it. But can nearly replace the whole groupset to SLX for the price of one cassette..
  • 2 1
 @warmerdamj: I have never seen this written more accurately. Well said good sir.
  • 5 2
 @warmerdamj: if you rode xt vs deore blind you would likely not be able to tell the difference ...weight and materials to me slot GX in between xt and slx. Coke vs Pepsi, Chevy vs Ford...I am a Shimano fanboy but my new bike came with GX and I hate to admit it that it is pretty darn good and my plans to swap it out for xt have been cancelled.
  • 3 0
 @pink505: I'm sure SRAM GX is good. When it comes to replace wear items such as cassettes, a GX cassette is just ridiculous price.
  • 12 0
 This explains why my aluminum fluid had a size sticker on it that said "Carbon"
  • 12 0
 Do love a Norco. Very neat bikes.
  • 12 0
 that internal cable routing entrance looks cool
  • 1 0
 Too bad it doesn't do NACA duct things.
  • 16 3
 Soooooo, it's an Optic?
  • 3 4
 Looks literally identical. Like they repainted and rebranded old stock Optic frames. Identical. I am a fan tho.
  • 18 1
 Floptic.
  • 4 0
 Fluid has a threaded BB. Which might be a reason to pick it over the Optic. IDK, the Optic builds currently on sale are pretty good.
  • 1 0
 @garrett-r: just got a C3 for 3K. Freaking real pleased with it. Just get rid of the Praxis chaining immediately
  • 2 2
 @whackflyer: different geometry and travel. Optic has 125mm out back, a slacker STA and a steeper HTA.
  • 4 0
 @danielfloyd: @whackflyer: HTA looks like 65 degrees on both bikes. I see differences in travel (as mentioned), STA (as mentioned), stack (modest difference) and head tube length, seat tube and dropper post lengths, BB drop, wheelbase, and standover. Overall the Fluid looks a little taller and longer than the Optic.
  • 11 2
 Norco just keeps killin it. Great bikes, great company.
  • 5 0
 The C2 looks like the money build. And when you compare it to the GX Transition Smuggler, which is similar in many ways, just a tad longer and with a carbon rear end, the C2 looks even better at $1000 cheaper. Norco is on a hot streak.
  • 7 0
 Wonder what will become of the Optic now.
  • 1 0
 My question as well.
  • 3 0
 It has been heavily rumoured for a while that its going high pivot
  • 6 3
 As an Optic owner I can say this thing looks identical to an Optic. Every frame shape is the same, rocker link looks almost identical, even the welds in the rear triangle are at the exact same places. Not to mention geometry is pretty much identical.
  • 7 0
 @whackflyer: Yep Optic owner as well. Just an extra 5 mil of travel, so basically an Optic w/ the Cascade link. I think it's great though and also gives you no reason to upgrade your perfectly good Optic. Would be interesting if they do end up making it high pivot trail bike like a Druid or Highlander.
  • 3 0
 @analog7: Nailed it. Norco seems to have looked at what upgrade customers have made to their Optic and just did it for them with this bike.
  • 2 1
 The Fluid was already an alloy Optic with longer stroke shock and 175mm cranks.
  • 2 0
 It is going to a high pivot 150/140
  • 1 0
 @slowbadon: embargo bro.
  • 1 0
 @analog7: nailed it
  • 3 0
 As a someone who has steered my MTB new friends to the fluid now three times - all super happy - I wanted this so badly! Awesome! Whats the theory behind no carbon rear triangle? Will one be forthcoming you all reckon? Is it a tube shape thing or pivot/suspension design that makes this specific triangle hard to do in carbon?
  • 2 0
 No idea if there is a reason but my Optic is like that. Given the rear is scratched up to hell from general trail riding I feel it makes me worry less about carbon failure back there. Probably a placebo but I’ll take it.
  • 15 0
 Rear triangle weight savings in carbon is more negligible than the front triangle due to the construction limitations of carbon. Mainly the tube diameters are small, the pivots must be reinforced and then the large stresses it endures. Causes you to use solid carbon in a lot of areas which is not much different than alloy especially when you consider you can machine out recesses in alloy in low stress areas to get the weight down but you cannot do the same with carbon.
  • 1 0
 @GBangShredder: excellent answer cheers!
  • 3 0
 @GBangShredder: all about keeping a decent pricepoiny
  • 9 0
 Probably due to them having different triangles for every size. That's a lot of carbon molds and they're not cheap.
  • 3 0
 Really like that we got the alloy version first, which is the opposite of what the rest of the industry does: carbon one first, to hook those people who can't wait, then cheaper alloy model a year or two down the line to hook everyone else who were scared off by the high price. (Stumpy Evo comes to mind).
  • 2 0
 Norco has some gorgeous colorways, loved my 23' Optic in blue, incredibly agile bike. But for me, Santa Cruz and Specialized take the trophy with in-frame storage (have not ridden an Orbea or Trek). If the Fluid rides anything like the Optic, its absolutely marvelous. My Optic was so spritely and quick, was ALMOST as good as my Epic Evo...ALMOST.
  • 1 0
 How come the carbon vs aluminum builds are so different?

On the Fluid A1 you get Bear Pawls hubs on Stans rims. Bear Pawls? lawls.

I mean sure, there is a big price difference, but part of that must be the carbon vs aluminum frame. Why not have the cheaper aluminum frame, with the C1 components?
  • 5 0
 My guess is the spec differences are to hide the real upgrade cost of carbon. If they had the identical bikes but +$1,500...it probably wouldn't sell as many wouldn't see the carbon front triangle itself worth an incremental $1,500 over a good aluminum frame. So they hide the pricing differences in componentry as well so the end-consumer has a much harder time figuring out exactly how much the "carbon upgrade" actually costs.
  • 5 0
 So what happens to the Optic now?
  • 4 0
 It wants to get high, so high.
  • 3 0
 @JustinVP: agreed. Norco version of Forbidden Druid to be released soon is my prediction.
  • 2 0
 @JustinVP: would think the Sight is first.
Crankworx starts tomorrow so we’ll see. Maybe.
  • 5 0
 that frame only option looks like my google app folder...
  • 3 0
 Actually great value on the top spec build with the new transmission drivetrain. Same cannot be said for the lowest spec build...
  • 1 0
 Almost bought the aluminum one last week at Rock City in BC, they told me this was coming to which I kept saying isn’t that an Optic? I still favour the aluminum version, a 27.5 option in smaller sizes would be cool, or a mixed wheel version
  • 3 0
 Great, as if changing my brake fluid and suspension fluid wasn’t enough… now I’m gonna have to keep track of my carbon fluid.
  • 3 0
 How on earth did the title 'First Look: Norco's New 50% Carbon Fluid' end up on the cutting room floor?!?
  • 5 0
 it looks like a bicycle
  • 3 0
 Love it in green. Painted my bmx that colour about 100 year's ago when I was a kid.
  • 4 0
 "Every Fluid FS"...except the XXL. Tall guys stuck with alloy.
  • 4 0
 So a cascade linked Optic?
  • 2 0
 @livinfortheride: just got an optic last week on crazy sale. They mentioned this would be coming out, but obviously wouldn’t be getting the deal I did. Stocked on both these bikes!
  • 1 0
 @slayersxc17: My Wife rides an Optic, she also got it recently. Do not regret the decision at all, either one is a fantastic choice! Congrats on the new bike, enjoy it!
  • 1 0
 With a proper bottom bracket.
  • 2 0
 @livinfortheride: yeah, I’ve been beyond pumped about it. Only a handful or rides so far. I was a little hesitant about the non-climb switch as most of rides have a lot of gravel bits, but it doesn’t bob one bit!
  • 1 0
 Yeah I was shocked (get it). No bob
  • 2 0
 I'm not exactly sad I bought the bike I bought, but this one being available would have made the decision a lot harder, I think.
  • 1 0
 What did you buy?
  • 2 0
 @haen: Specialized Stumpjumper Evo comp, on sale for like 1K off…
  • 1 1
 frameset is the deal of the decade. very nice. wish the headtubes were 20mm shorter, but this is a win.

50mm shock stroke is curious @ 130mm. very high leverage curve. hope they have a good compression tune in there. float X is pretty light compression compared to the super deluxes (generally) they run on the optic.
  • 3 2
 I’m not sure I see the value. You can get a stumpjumper comp on sale right now for $3800. I guess when it goes on sale it will be a bree value.
  • 5 0
 IDK about in the US, but you can get some very good prices on Optics right now, which would probably be a better comparison in terms of lower pricing on existing stock that needs to be moved by the end of the season. So it's not that out-of-line.
  • 3 0
 But then you are stuck with a stumpjumper. And that sucks.
  • 4 1
 Is it safe to assume this is replacing the Optic in the lineup?
  • 1 1
 Is it just me or is it backwards to have carbon front triangle and aluminum rear triangle. I'd personally prefer to reduce unsprung weight and have the extra mass between my le... you know what I mean
  • 1 0
 Cool looking bike, especially that rainbow frame. The XL geometry is similar to my XXL Izzo. Though my Izzo has a slightly longer TT which is good for me.
  • 3 2
 Maybe someday bikes will have adequate rear ends in XL for how stretched out those front ends are getting
  • 2 1
 Nice looking bike, no headset routing and reasonably priced. People at Norco know what's up.
  • 1 0
 When you go to their canadian website they only offer frame only in green or black...
  • 1 0
 My Norco contact replied to my text with "very limited". So hopefully it's not completely unattainable. They may not put it on their site if they can't realistically get them to anyone who wants one.
  • 1 0
 @livinfortheride: reminds me when I worked at a giant dealer and giant sold beautiful frame only options in gorgeous colourways out of the US but not Canada.
  • 2 0
 So what’s the difference between the carbon Fluid and Optic then?
  • 1 0
 The difference is shrinking - at this point I think it's only groupset
  • 1 0
 Everyone, buy the on sale Optic right now! This is the same bike basically. Or hold out for the Optic high pivot
  • 1 0
 literally just bought an optic and am so glad i did since it seems like they are going away
  • 1 0
 The Optic and Fluid are basically the same bike now. Both Carbon front/ Al rear, 29er, 65 head angle, etc.
  • 1 0
 2020 Alum Fluid is a tank, so any weight loss is welcome.

Could we see some model blending between fluid, optic and sight?
  • 1 0
 Well, they win in the looks department for sure, and no doubt ride good, win win.
  • 2 4
 Something about that is just kinda ugly cheap looking…. Now sure any marketing dept can make numbers on a geo chart look good to preyed upon rampant consumers, but what happens when u need 3 shock bushings in a season and your bike is creaky AF? I guess all the keyboard warriors just keep riding it lol
  • 1 0
 Carbon is tempting but I want an aluminum frameset and have been waiting since last year.
  • 1 0
 I‘ve been riding this bike since three years now.
But mine ist called „optic“ for some reason…
  • 1 0
 Only 4 sizes means reach numbers are big jumps and/or small and xl sizes are not quite right. Meh…
  • 1 0
 @norcobicycles any chance of selling front triangles only for existing Fluid riders?
  • 2 0
 Now that, Is hot.
  • 1 0
 175mm cranks on all sizes?
  • 1 0
 Transition needs to pay attention to this Canada only model.
  • 1 0
 Can confirm it's a great bike in person
  • 1 0
 As long as mmy Enduro. I want a 130mm bike with a 1255sih wheel base
  • 1 0
 Make your next Norco article with Sully Reed. The guy rips!
  • 1 0
 It looks like a Marin Mount Vision from 2015
  • 2 2
 another Kona 134 'inspired' design
  • 1 0
 I like the added 10mm stack.
  • 1 0
 I like the actually steep seat tube angle
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 I thought the same thing... looks like a 2020 Kona 134 CR...
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 Black. Frames. Please.
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 The C1 and frame kit will also be available in black.
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 Frame is available in black. It's on their website.
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 I say more color please. Stand out from the crowd!
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 @norcobicycles: how to
Get one large rainbow frame in USA please????
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 @Tigergoosebumps: pride be dripping







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