Norco 2023 Fluid VLT A1 Review

  • 5199 €
  • Aluminium
  • Shimano EP8
  • 140 mm
  • 900 WH
  • 130 mm
  • 2024
  • 29"
The term flow has long been overused. That's why the folks at Norco in Canada probably decided to incorporate the word "Fluid" into the naming of the 2023 Fluid VLT A1.
In the automotive and motorcycle world, Japan has always had a reputation for being a breeding ground for excellent engines. Shimano is doing its utmost to live up to this reputation in the e-bike world with the EP8 engine. The natural motor control and the gentle power output characterise the character of the Shimano motor. Thanks to the excellent range, you should no longer have any range problems.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the 2023 Fluid VLT A1 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (5000) .

In comparison, it's noticeable that the direct competition mounts better chassises, thus offering significantly more control. Especially for heavy riders, the Norco brakes could be a problem. With four pistons they only decelerate averagely. The components and the shifting seem less important for Norco. The components used here have a clear potential for improvement after a view at the competitors. When it comes to the geometry, Norco does not go completely crazy. The head tube angle and reach values were chosen with care. The result: A balanced riding behaviour with a good combination of playfulness and straight-line stability. The low bottom bracket height will likely be a sticking point for trail riders, as it negatively affects handling.

Value for money

If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how much bike you get for 5199 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Norco 2023 Fluid VLT A1

The developers of Norco have created a solid all-rounder with the 2023 Fluid VLT A1. Even though the E-Mountainbike reveals a weak flank with a simple chassis and a poor groupset, it remains thanks to an outstanding range and a good motor:Genetiv a widely applicable vehicle. The guarantee promise of 5 years provides trust.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Norco 2023 Fluid VLT A1 Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

Je steiler der Winkel des Sitzrohrs ist, desto effizienter können Sie in die Pedale treten.

SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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S
M
L
XL
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Wheelsize
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29
29
29
29
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Stack
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-
600
609
618
627
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Reach
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-
410
440
470
500
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Top Tube Length
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565
594
622
651
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Seat Tube Length
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395
415
440
485
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Seat Tube Angle
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75,5
75,8
76,2
76,5
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Head Tube Length
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100
110
120
130
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Head Tube Angle
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65
65
65
65
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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25
25
25
25
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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350
350
350
350
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Chainstay Length
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462
462
462
462
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Wheelbase
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1188
1222
1256
1290
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Standover Height
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690
704
711
723
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  • Motor Shimano EP8
  • Display SC-EM800
  • Battery 900
  • Frame Aluminum, 130mm Travel, UDH, Hangerless Interface Compatible, Ride Aligned™
  • Frame Material Aluminium
  • Fork RockShox 35 Silver R Coil, 140mm Travel, 44mm Offset, 1.8" Tapered, E-MTB
  • Spring Unit coil
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Damper RockShox Select R, Custom Tune, 210x47.5mm
  • Gearrange 510%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever Shimano Deore SL-M6100-R
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore RD-M6100
  • Crank Shimano, 34T, Narrow Wide, 165mm
  • Cassette Shimano Deore CS-M6100-12, 10-51T, 12 Speed
  • Chain Shimano Deore CN-M6100
  • Brake Set Shimano BR-MT420, 4 piston, Metallic Pads
  • Brake Rotors 203/203
  • Rims WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0, 32H, 29"
  • Front Hub Shimano HB-MT410, 15x110mm Boost, Center Lock
  • Rear Hub Shimano FH-MT510, 12x148mm Boost, Micro Spline, Center Lock
  • Tires Front Maxxis Dissector 2.4" 3C/MaxxTerra/EXO+/TR
  • Tires Rear Maxxis Dissector 2.4" 3C/MaxxTerra/EXO+/TR
  • Saddle WTB Volt 250 Sport
  • Seat Post TranzX YS105 Adjustable Dropper, 34.9mm, 125mm (S), 150mm (M), 170mm (L, XL)
  • Stem Alloy, 50mm Length, 35mm Clamp
  • Handle Bar Butted 6061 Alloy, 800mm, 25mm Rise
  • Handle Bar Width 800
  • Head Set FSA No. 55R, Sealed Bearing
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