Norco Fluid 7 27.5 Full Suspension

4/5 (1 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame: Fluid 27.5 aluminum 120 mm travel frame with tapered steer tube


Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 1 (1 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by J Monroe a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2014

Strengths:    Value, great factory specs, FOX shocks, good blend of stable and nimble, glides over the boney stuff

Weaknesses:    A bit heavy compared to comparable bikes (XL frame 33.2 pounds), brakes feel a bit soft, long shifting break-in period (maybe has lower quality cables), feels a bit unbalanced/tail heavy in the air at times.

Bottom Line:   
I'm a dedicated intermediate XC rider. I've ridden a Specialized M4 26" hardtail for over a decade and decided to make the leap to full suspension and 27.5. Over the past year or so I've demo'ed and borrowed a few similarly spec'ed bikes... Giant Anthem 26", Trek Remedy, KHS SixFifty.

In my opinion this bike generally outperformed the Giant and the Trek. The KHS felt more nimble, better balanced but flimsy. Overall the Norco climbed as good or better than these bikes, and is a superior bike on the descent. It rails around bank turns and glides over the chain rattling roots and rocky sections of trail better than the others. The FOX shocks are awesome... can't find too many bikes with FOX shocks and XT derailleurs in this price range... A local bike shop was able to cut me an awesome deal.

I have also have borrowed Specialized FSR and Santa Cruz Blur 26". The bike compared well against these more expensive bikes.. but, they are noticeably better bikes. However, for the price point, the Norco is the is clearly the best purchase.

This bike is a solid intermediate performer in an entry level price range.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Trail:   Cady Hill, Stowe, VT

Duration Product Used:   6 - XC rides

Price Paid:    $2120.00

Purchased At:   Chuck's Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Giant Anthem
KHS SixFifty
Trek Remedy
Specialize FSR Stumpjumper
Santa Cruz Blur


Bike Setup:   FOX Evolution Series Shock/Fork
XT Rear Derailleur
Deore Front Derailleur
XT front and rear shifters
Shimano Hollow Tech bottom crankset 3-rings
Shimano Deore BRM disc brake set
Wilderness i23 27.5 inch rims
continental x-king tires


Reviews 1 - 1 (1 Reviews Total)

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating


Help...Thunderbolt 730 or Fluid 7.1

Trying to decide between these two models, both are 2014's and reduced from $2599 to $2000. Rode both and they both feel good lol...pretty ignorant in the technology and the differences. Is there one that is better than the other? Was also looking at the Giant Trance, but I've ruled that one out. ... Read More »

Norco Fluid 7.1 or 7.2 or Kona Precept DL

I thought this forum may be a little better to post this than the beginners forum. My wife and I decided to get back into Mtbing again but we weren't ever serious about it 15 years ago. We just rode trails and had fun. After some demos I'm sold on 27.5 over 29. I rode a Norco Carbon Sight 7.2 and f ... Read More »

Anyone tried a Norco Fluid 7.2?

First of all Sorry if this question is repost [IMG]http://dailydigitaldeals.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/11/20/buy.gif[/IMG] I'm newbe in this forum...I'm looking for something with 120mm travel and 650B wheels under $2k. I thinking about buying one and can't find any real reviews on them. They ... Read More »

Firebird v Fluid 7 v Mach5.7 v Bronson v Chilcotin v Warden v Hustler v Mach6 v Ma429

OMG so confused [IMG]https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/1383494_358031250999519_418338790_n.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1377164_361164710686173_1837280652_n.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/1 ... Read More »

Norco Fluid 7.1 vs Giant Anthem 1 vs Trek Remedy 7

[COLOR=#000000][FONT=verdana]I'm looking for a full suspension mountain bike. I've got it pretty much narrowed down to these 3. They are all "trail" bikes (at least i think so) and all have 27.5" wheels. [/FONT][/COLOR] [COLOR=#000000][FONT=verdana]Norco Fluid 7.1, Giant Anthem 1, Trek Remedy 7 [/FO ... Read More »

Read More »



 

INTERBIKE

Contests





Interbike Featured Booths

Check out the hottest mountain bike products from these brands!




















See All Interbike Coverage - Click Here »

   

MTBR on Facebook