Norco Fluid 2.0 Freeride Full Suspension

3.8/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $1729.00


Product Description

  • Frame: Monocoque mainframe
  • Freewheel: Sram PG-950 cassette 11-34T
  • Rear Changer: Shimano LX long cage
  • Bar: Truvativ XR 31.8 mm 35 mm rise, AL-66
  • Seatpost: Titec Scoper telescopic 30.0

Norco Fluid 2.0 Freeride Full Suspension Pro Review

Norco has achieved the holy grail of a mature design that lives up to marketing expectations ie a one-bike-does-it-all for a rider on a budget. The Fluid Two is very versatile and is at home in an exceptionally wide variety of trails and situations. It can be ridden in cross-country trails or multi-day epics yet can also handle more aggressive technical trails (short of massive airs, or dirt-jumping). Continue reading →



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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jello Yacket a Weekend Warrior from boston

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2006

Strengths:    smooth ride. sram drivetrain.

Weaknesses:    hayes sole brakes. skinny tires. stupid I-Beam saddle/post. heavy wheelset. wish it came in something other than white.

Bottom Line:   
This is for a 2006 Fluid 2. Once you get the thing dialed it is awesome. I don't know many people who are satisfied with a bike stock out of the box. This is my first full suspension mt. bike so I don't have a lot to compare it to, but I have been riding for almost 15 years and my riding jumped this summer with this bike. It is a bit heavy but that does kind of inspire a little confidence, I don't ever feel like I have to back off. I have been downhilling on it a few times this summer and although it's definitly not a downhill bike it took on about 90% of the hill and felt totally solid, which was better than I expected. I give it a 4 for value because I had change some parts, but a 5 overall because it once it's personalized the ride is sweet.

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Favorite Trail:   medford fellsway

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1900.00

Purchased At:   Bellmont Wheelworks

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Stumpjumper FSR

Bike Setup:   I replaced the bar with an azonic, just personal preference. I replaced the Brakes with Shimanos, the stock Hayes S.U.C.K. I put Bontrager Earl 2.4 tires on it. Next change will be a fox fork and maybe a coil shock. No complaints about the Marzocchi except the weight.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by zack k to the ader a Weekend Warrior from aylmer,Quebec,canda

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2006

Strengths:    its so beefy liek beef

Weaknesses:    tha screw thing behindthe levers comes out all the freaking time like I went down a dh trail liek small trail liek camp fortune style (I started the trail with the screws all the way in)and at the end of the trail it was so foocked liek brakeless damn that sucked

Bottom Line:   


the fork
and
brake levers
suck
bollls
liek crazy

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Favorite Trail:   andy
Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   fosters (a crap shop af doom)

Similar Products Used:   mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm dono

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jake engel a Downhiller from calgary alberta

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2006

Strengths:    this bike is a tank, it takes anything. bottomless is a good word.

Weaknesses:    the rims are a BIATCH to change tires. the bars are kinda in your way when you try to bail out. rear rime/tire hard to take off even wiht skewers. the front brake shimms against the disk under impacts. the front brake lever adjuster bolt keeps undoing itself even wiht locktite

Bottom Line:   
the fromt brake lever/hangar wasnt working for me, oh ya, and the chain broke the first ride out on an xc trail , but that cud just be the tards who tried to build the bike. i havent taken this bike over any drops, besindes this 3 foot to flat landing, i ahve the skill to do the drops (im almost pro), but after reading the first review, im goign to go outside right now and hit this 16 footer that i take my specialized demo 9 over. this bike i samazing for trials, or any other style of riding. i dont know where the reviewer doug lapalsky bought his bike, or who he learned to ride from, or how much he had to drink or smoke, but this bike can wiht stand the drop he was referring to, its about how you land, not if it can take the impact. i bent my demo 9 rim, bunny hopping and doing a 180, its about the tortion actring upon the rim. if you break it down into simple science, doug lapalsky probably wiehgs too much, or he landed crooked, or he just sucks at riding. but i trhink this bike is amazing, and if you want a good ride, then i suggest it. pce ride it likeyou stole it

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Favorite Trail:   anything that i can do something stupid on

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $2800.00

Purchased At:   bow cycle

Similar Products Used:   specialized rockhopper, garyfisher joshua

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by justin hoffman a Downhiller from ontario

Date Reviewed: May 12, 2006

Strengths:    rims, fork and frame make a good set up good on drops under 15 feet the name is great sasquatch

Weaknesses:    price is expensive

Bottom Line:   
for people who want a bike that can do almost anything

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Favorite Trail:   hydro cut

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1380.00

Purchased At:   ski and cycle hut

Similar Products Used:   specialized rockhopper/ hardrock

Bike Setup:   mazochi drop-off 130mm QZ 20mm

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by doug lapalsky a Downhiller from denver

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2006

Strengths:    nothin exept looks

Weaknesses:    every thing.the f*kn wheel bent off a drop smaller than i sh!t. i was going down a hill, the brakes cut off ,i ran into a car and broke my fingers

Bottom Line:   
if you get this bike youl be planning tho throw it off a brigde soon after. Biggest piece ever. If your planning to buy this crap machine don't

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Favorite Trail:   widowmakeer

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1500.00

Purchased At:   balsack cycle

Similar Products Used:   zellers bike

Bike Setup:   sh!t

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