Norco Fluid VLT C1 130 Review

  • 12999 €
  • Carbon
  • Bosch SX
  • 140 mm
  • 400 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 Fluid VLT C1 13.
The SX from Bosch shows impressively that they shouldn't be limited to DIY and household products. The Swabians from Bosch are sending their first light engine into the race with the SX. With 55 Nm torque, this unit places exactly in the middle between Fazua's Ride 6 and TQ's HPR 5. However, it delivers up to 6 watts of support, similar performance figures to the popular Bosch CX. The starting behavior remains progressive. The complete motor control is very $natural. In terms of installation space and sound, the small Bosch can't quite keep up with its competitors from the Light segment. The short range unfortunately limits the tour radius quite significantly.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Fluid VLT C1 130 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (13000) .

A good chassis sits in rugged terrain and generates plenty of traction. That's exactly what the good Rock Shox chassis in the Fluid VLT C1 13 hits. Especially for heavy riders, the Norco brakes could be a problem. With four pistons and small 18 brake rotors they only decelerate averagely. Taking a holistic approach also includes looking at the gearing and components. The components are of good qualtiy and offer no reason for criticism here. The handling of the bike is pleasantly balanced due to the moderate geometry. This allows you to intuitively control the bike over the trails. The low bottom bracket height will likely be a sticking point for trail riders, as it negatively affects handling. Too steep and technical uphills are less the comfort zone of the Fluid VLT C1 13. On bikes with a steeper seat angle and longer chainstays, it is much more relaxed to climb in demanding terrain.

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 12999 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Norco Fluid VLT C1 130

For tours, the Fluid VLT C1 13 with an excellent handling, a very good motor and a good chassis is well equipped. Only with an average brake system you have to look away. The proud price of 12999 € requires a fat wallet unfortunately. Praise-worthy: 5 years of Warranty on the Frame!
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Norco Fluid VLT C1 130 Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

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SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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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 Bosch SX
  • Display Mini Remote
  • Battery 400
  • Frame Fluid VLT Carbon Front Triangle, Carbon SS and CS, 27.5" Wheel, 130mm Travel, UDH, Hangerless Interface Compatible, Ride Aligned™
  • Frame Material Carbon
  • Fork RockShox Pike Ultimate, 29", 140mm Travel, 44mm Offset, Fender Included
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Damper RockShox Deluxe Ultimate, 185x50mm Trunnion
  • Gearrange 520%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM Pod Ultimate Controller
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM XX SL Eagle AXS T-Type
  • Crank Praxis Carbon Bosch, 165mm
  • Cassette SRAM XX Eagle T-Type 10-52T
  • Chain SRAM XX Eagle T-Type
  • Brake Set SRAM Level Ultimate Stealth 4-Piston
  • Brake Rotors 180/180
  • Rims Crank Bros. Synthesis Carbon Enduro, 27.5" Rear, 29" Front
  • Front Hub Industry Nine 101, 110x15mm Boost, 6-Bolt
  • Rear Hub Industry Nine 101, 148x12mm Boost, 6-Bolt, XD
  • Tires Front Continental Kryptotal 29" x 2.4" Trail
  • Tires Rear Continental Xynotal 27.5" x 2.4" Trail
  • Saddle Fizik Ridon Carbon
  • Seat Post One Up Travel Adjust Dropper, 31.6mm, 125mm (S1), 150mm (S2), 170mm (S3), 200mm (S4, S5)
  • Stem Norco SL 6061 Alloy 40mm Length, 35mm Clamp
  • Handle Bar One Up Carbon 800mm, 20mm Rise
  • Handle Bar Width 800
  • Head Set FSA No. 57 ZS, Carbon Top Cover
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