Norco Fluid LT 2 All Mountain Full Suspension

4/5 (8 Reviews)


Product Description

Marzocchi 55 ATA fork, with 120-160mm travel, alloy steer tube, and TST 2 - Fox DHX Air 3.0 rear shock - Shimano XT hubs with Mavic 719 Cross Mountain rims and DT Swiss Competition spokes - Truvativ Stylo GXP cranks, with all aluminum rings and external bearings - Avid Juicy 5 hydraulic disc brakes with 7” rotors.

Norco Fluid LT 2 All Mountain Full Suspension Pro Review

At first glance the Fluid LT 2 can’t be missed. The bright neon green frame means you will stand out even at a rave. But colors can change and don’t indicate how well the bike rides. With riding in mind, the Norco strikes me as a beefy All Mountain bike with semi-slack geometry and a strong component spec. The Fluid LT series is important to Norco so making the bike perfect is a priority for them. Continue reading →



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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jamis_biker a Weekend Warrior from Dryden,Ontario

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2011

Strengths:    Just to start off, this is for the lt 6.2 (2010) I couldnt find it to write a review but this was the closest. First off, the bike rides amazing. The rockshox lyrik and monarch seem to work really well together. The bike feels tough, it inspires me to do almost anything.The elixer 5,s do the job well but i like a disc with a bit more grab.

Weaknesses:    sram x7 shifters. I dont really like how you cant see which gear you are in (maybe they used them to save weight). the actual shifting i love but the shifter not as much. I really wish they would have put a bashring on like theyu did on the new ranges. (does anybody use the third chainring?)

Bottom Line:   
Really good bike for an amazing value. It feels alot beefier than the 2009 fluid lt 3 and the suspension works alot better together. I would definitly recomend it but i would take the frame apart first and grease all the pivot points. This is great for the all mountain rider who climbs up to the top of a hill before he shuttles down hard. Overall, great bike and i am sure it will lats for years to come.

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Favorite Trail:   ferguson singletrack

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   Different Bikes - No

Similar Products Used:   2009 Fluid Lt3, Jamis parker 1(if you wanna count that), 2005 jamis komodo 2.0 (not really comparab;e unless you compare componenets.

Bike Setup:   Bone stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by KMurphy a Cross Country Rider from BC

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2010

Strengths:    Good price for components. Handles XC descents well.

Weaknesses:    Heavy by AM standards today. Numerous parts require upgrading

Bottom Line:   
Good bike but with only one great strength which is the descent after an XC climb. Frame and cranks twist and bend if you take this bike downhilling. 33lbs is a bit much for an XC use so it's won't be the one bike to do it all. 2008 ATA fork will give you problem after problem if you ride lots. Pedals are disposable. 2008 rear XT hub was replaced twice and i finally went with an XTR and that solved the sudden inability for the hub to freewheel problem(scary when you're decending and the cranks start turning out of nowhere).

Norco was good about warrantying the fork, pedals, and hub. They all gave me issues within a year. Chainstays will also be warrantied free of charge to eliminate the annoying buzz which is part of pulling on your rear brake lever. It's a good bike, as long as you don't expect great climbing ability and issue free components.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $2900.00

Similar Products Used:   Yeti 575, Cannondale Rush

Bike Setup:   2008 LT2 stock except XTR rear hub, Candy SL pedals, Crossmax st front wheel

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jacques Pienaar a Weekend Warrior from Santiago, Chile, SA

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2009

Strengths:    Parts set up - quality vs. price: unbeatable, Rider position and feel: confident inspiring, Marzocchi 55 ATA once tuned lives up to the name Bomber, Specialized patented suspension with Fox DHX makes for a stable combination. All Mountain capabilities, drops of up to 4-5 feet at high speed seems unnoticed never bottoms out

Weaknesses:    Pedals

Bottom Line:   
This is my first Full suspension bike. Took my GT avelanche 1.0 disc all the way up there and back. 5 Foot Drops and serious All Andes Mountain riding. Upgraded to a full suspension as my riding style and skills improved and was adapted from riding Moto Enduros. After studying the market the Norco Fluid LT2 was the answer Price I paid vs. component quality. Great on the climbs with notacable "bob" from the DHX 3.0 but ever inspiring just climbing up and over anything I point the wheel at. Descending is a dream once the suspension is set up, correct amount of air and re-bound adjust. Very forgiving as I ride this bike same as a hard tail I do not even know about some of the things I would previously feel. Great change, great bike. The pedals have let me down though (Crank Brothers Smarty) will suggest a Shimano SPD type as they are more predictable in those unpredictable situations. Love it, live it, ride it. Peace

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Favorite Trail:   Hacienda Las Varras

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $3100.00

Purchased At:   Belda Cycles USA

Similar Products Used:   First Full suspension frame, Marzocchi AM 1 & 3 TST, Rock Shox Tora 302 coil

Bike Setup:   Stock Standard

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mesozoic a Weekend Warrior from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2009

Strengths:    Incredibly well designed geometry that is especially well suited for longer rides, but definitely capable DH. Pedals extremely well up technical terrain. Well spec'd for the most part.

Weaknesses:    The 55 ATA fork is a steaming pile due to the faulty ATA cartridge. I hear that Marzocchi has a fix for it, though.

Bottom Line:   
A great looking, great riding frame for XC/AM/DH all in one bike. Well spec'd with a Fox DHX 3.0 Air shock which has no adjustments, but doesn't need any for most riders. XT hubs and front der, Juice 5 brakes, X9 rear der, and tasteful color selection for things like bar ends and spoke nipples indicate Norco's attention to detail. The only negative thing is the fork selection. Replace that and ride on!

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Favorite Trail:   anything Shore

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   Different Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Knolly Endorphin, Norco Fluid LT3, Devinci Hectik H2

Bike Setup:   Stock + RockShox Lyrik U-turn, flat pedals, shorter stem, Chromag Trailmaster saddle.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by superprofe a Weekend Warrior from Shrewsbury

Date Reviewed: May 27, 2009

Strengths:    In a few words,this is a bike that does everything pretty good and nothing bad. The components are spot on for the price, for £1300 it is a bargain!! The finished paint is awesome, you'll turn heads with this bike, the fork and shock adjustability makes it ideal for climbs and descents and it isn't very heavy for a 160 mm ful sus bike. The curved frame really lowers the gravity center and makes the bike very agile as well. A very good all mountain/enduro bike !! Exclusive, I haven't seen one like mine yet in the UK!!

Weaknesses:    The rear end could be a bit flexy on fast descents or flat turns. The head angle could be a bit slacker as well(67 degrees instead of 68)Cable routing is very poor, the cranks look fragile as well and mud clearance at the rear isn't great with a 2.35" tyre. Many people complains about ATA cartidges in Marzocchi's, but mine works fine after 10 months

Bottom Line:   
Make no mistake, this bike can't live up with Santa Cruz Nomads, Lapierre Spicys or Giant Reign Xs, but if you don't want to spend a fortune and you just want a decent bike to do a bit of everything I recommend this bike. Look for discounts in old 2008 models and it will make more sense!!

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Favorite Trail:   Llandegla, Afan forest, Brecon

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   winstanleys cycles

Similar Products Used:   Commencal meta 5 VIP

Bike Setup:   Shimano SPD pedals, Avid Code 5 rear brake (nothing wrong with Juicys, I just found I bargain on ebay)2.3 Continental vapour rear tyre to make it a bit faster and better mud clearance.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by steve bown a Weekend Warrior from Alberta

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2009

Strengths:    Looks great, well balanced, versatile. I have the 2008 version which is lighter than the 2009 (mine in large with pedals and ergo grips and rubber tube chainstay protector weighs just over 32 lbs). Climbs as well or better than my lighter bike and is solid and stable balsting down

Weaknesses:    Marzocchi fork - been in twice for warranty repairs and now lock out gone again. Won't bother to fix it again since i don't use the lockout and don't want the hassle.

Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks. It is a great climber, especially when the fork is lowered to 120 mm setting, just shoots up steep inclines and over obstacles like a much lighter bike (won't be first to the top though). Its very well balanced for swoopy rugged single track and is a total blast cruising down. I feel like I'm going slow then I realize that my (approximate) time on the trail is less than ever before. Great bike for all round exploring of varied terrain and especially for larger riders (I'm about 215 lbs)who might otherwise bottom out their suspension. Great fun for anyone not counting seconds on the climbs and wants something indestructable and good looking.

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Favorite Trail:   jumpingpound Ridge

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   used, but Couloir se

Bike Setup:   stock exxcept for xt shifters and derailleur, ergo hand grips, candy sl pedals and Nevegal 2.35 tires.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Boardies are cool a Weekend Warrior from Australia

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2009

Strengths:    Norco Fluid LT2: Awesome bike, first soft tail i have owned but got used to it very quickly, very forgiving on single trails and great uphill, BUT....

Weaknesses:    First ride out, third trail of the day the gear changing lever broke, fell off on the ground. I have been riding for a while and have never come across this before, not sure if they are going to fix it or free yet or not. HOLD THE PHONE!!!!! 3 weeks of riding and the frame has completely split!!!!!!!! Riding single trails in Bunya and the frame opposite the rear deraulier split completely in two (long walk home). Am taking it back to shop tomorrow.

Bottom Line:   
Not sure yet...LT2 was just getting stronger and faster when disaster struck, will let you know how good the service is from shop i bought it from and also Norco.

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Favorite Trail:   Bunya or Gap Creek

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   Brisbane

Similar Products Used:   Trek 4700. Cost 1/3 of the price and have ridden it for years with only minor problems.

Bike Setup:   Single trail and cross country

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve Prosser a Racer from Sutton, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 12, 2008

Strengths:    A great bike for any kind of mountain biking. A great price (whe you get a pro deal)!

Weaknesses:    Poor cable routing. The shock mount bolts are torx drive and strip easily. Stock pedals are cheap and come loose quickly.

Bottom Line:   
This bike is awesome. I've done some great XC rides, and even a little DH. The suspension works awesome, with little bob. The geometery is great too. I just narrowed the bars out a bit. I had to make a few changes to satisfy my expectations for the little details. I swapped the weak tie wraps that hold the cables to the frame (and let the cables slide all over the place) for some metal toothed ties, and the crappy crank bros. candy c pedals (which came loose in 3 dry rides....I know they are entry level, but why even bother making something if it won't hold up?). I also covered the exposed front d cable that was rubbing into the frame with a small peice of hose. If you want to change the rear travel ride by ride then I'd recommend swapping the shock mount torx drive bolts for some traditional allen bolts. The drive in the stock bolts strips very easily! If Norco routes the cables better, and uses better shock hardware this will be the best all around bike on the market!

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Favorite Trail:   Bell Ringer, Dirt Merchant

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2400.00

Similar Products Used:   Norco Fluid 1.0, Specialized Enduro

Bike Setup:   XO grip shifters, Candy Sl pedals, stock otherwise

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2009 Norco Fluid LT 2 - anyone riding one???

Hi guys, I've got this bike down to my shortlist based on budget, riding style, specs etc. I'm just wondering how they go out on the dirt as I don't have a chance to demo an XL in Perth Western Australia. As far as I've always heard Norco are good bikes??? Be good to hear some thoughts... ... Read More »

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