Our take
Overall, the Fluid is an amazing package at this price point. It is a comfortable trail bike that allows you the confidence to tackle a wide range of trails with ease. The Fluid may sit off-trend in regard to some characteristics, but each piece of the Fluid is put together to create a total package and not simply be different for difference sake. So maybe it's on trend and just ahead? I thought the Fluid would be ‘rowdy’ being different but instead its characteristics make it capable and fun, just about everything you would want from a trail bike. If you are looking for a bike to have fun tackling a wide range of trails at a very good price you will be more than happy with the Fluid FS 1.


Brand - Norco

Model - Fluid FS 1         

RRP - $3199

From - Advanced Traders

Available Sizes - XS (27.5”), S(27.5”), M (27.5” or 29”)( 29”Tested), L 29”), XL (29”)

Frame Material - Aluminium

Fork - RockShox Revelation RC, 130mm Travel, Boost

Shock - RockShox Deluxe R, 190x45mm (29") | 190x42.5mm (27.5"), DebonAir

Shifters - SRAM NX Eagle, 12 Speed

Derailleur - SRAM NX Eagle, 12 Speed

Crank - SRAM NX Eagle, 170mm (XS/S) | 175mm (M/L/XL), 30T

Bottom bracket - SRAM DUB BB

Chain - SRAM NX Eagle, 12 Speed

Cassette - SRAM NX Eagle, 11-50T, 12 Speed

Hubs - Novatec Boost

Spokes - Stainless Steel 14g - Black

Rims - WTB STP i29 TCS, 32 Hole, 29mm Internal Width

Tyres - Maxxis Forekaster, 2.6”, 3C/EXO/TR, Folding

Brakes - Sram Guide T, 4 Piston Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Front, 160mm rear

Stem - TranzX 6061 Alloy 50mm/35mm

Handlebars - TranzX 6061 DB Alloy 780mm

Seatpost - TranzX Stealth Dropper, 100mm (XS) | 120mm (S), 130mm (M/L/XL) Travel, 1x Lever

Saddle - Norco XC Saddle