Norco VPS Trail Fluid 1 Freeride Full Suspension

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $2499.00

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrea Williams a Weekend Warrior from Utah

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2007

Strengths:    Looks sexy, Strongly built bike, worth all the money.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
This bike is fully customized, specially built according to my specs. bought the frame for $850.00 and put some of my old stuff in it including the rear rp3. With this setup this bike turned into the one bike for me. It's so much fun to ride, there is nothing on its way that it can not handle. if you are looking at upgrading your frame to something as good as the most expensive bikes out there this highly recommended. the best bike for adventure and fun rides. and doesn't mind doing DH and at the same time riding side by side with xc.

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Favorite Trail:   moab

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $850.00

Purchased At:   americancylces

Similar Products Used:   Kona kikapu, Jamis xlt

Bike Setup:   fork: Manitou munite 3 130mm travel, rearshox rp3 (upgraded), xtr drive train, xt wheel set, avid bb7 brakes, kenda small blocks tire size 1.95

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Randy Goodman a Cross Country Rider from California

Date Reviewed: November 30, 2007

Strengths:    Pearl white color looks cool, very strong frame, can handle technical single track well, can climb well inspite of the long travel and long fork. very good fro its intended application as an all mountain bike.

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
This is a very good bike,most of my buddies ride hard tails and inspite of that I can still manage not to be left behind. On the descent and technical trails I always overtook them. no pedal bob at all even when I am standing and mashing on the bike pedal on a steep climb. This is a very good all mountain bike.

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Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Similar Products Used:   None this is my first all mountain bike

Bike Setup:   With Fox Talas RLC 140mm travel set to 120mm,manitou swinger 3 way air rear shox shimano xt drive train, American classic hubs, dt swiss revolution spokes, mavic 717 rims and Kenda nevagal size 2.0 tires
Total weight: 13.3 kilograms

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kenton a Weekend Warrior from Grande Prairie AB CA

Date Reviewed: August 2, 2005

Strengths:    looove the vps frame. it looks sofa king cool. I have an 03 the candy apple red looks great. pedal bob is non existant if you're sitting.

Weaknesses:    rear shock it too light. I weigh 200 lbs and with the shock at 185psi I bottom on 3' drops. there might be more weaknesses, the bike i bought was very modified when I got it. seat height is critical. if the post is too low, you WILL bind the suspention linkage, chipping paint and making bad noises. Too expensive for me to buy new. Hooray for

Bottom Line:   
It's a 5 n'5 trail bike thats easy to pedal, great components, it is a good freeride bike if you arn't doing stupid drops. It looks way better than old school triangle bikes. It would be nice to have the adjustable travel fork to make climbing easier.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   2nd hand

Bike Setup:   fox vanilla r fork, 8" f/r brakes, lock-on grips, fsa crankset, wtb weirwolf front tire, tioga team xc rear, some other stuff.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew a Weekend Warrior from Dublin, Ireland

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2004

Strengths:    Norco quality, great tough light frame. Excellent parts spec.

Weaknesses:    Hmmmm - well its not a free ride bike...

Bottom Line:   
NORCO LISTENS! There were two schools of thought on the 2003 fluids - those who really wanted a 2002 fluid free-ride bike hated em. Those who wanted the best all mountain bike available loved them except for the tires (too thin), rims (too weak) and seat-post (not telescoping). Well - NORCO FIXED IT ALL!! Kudo's to norco for listening to the MTB public!

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Favorite Trail:   ANY

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $2500.00

Similar Products Used:   2003 Norco Fluid 1

Bike Setup:   My 2003 has 2.3 inch Maxxis mofo tires, Shimano DX clipless pedals and a Fox Vanilla 125 RLC fork.

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