Norco Fluid VLT C1 140 Review

  • 10499 €
  • Carbon
  • Bosch SX
  • 140 mm
  • 400 WH
  • 140 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 14.
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 dynamic. 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 140 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (10000) .

The top notch Fox chassis absorbs big hits like Chuck Norris and provides a lot of traction and control. Setup-Nerds can squeeze out the maximum performance from the chassis thanks to the many setting options. At the brakes, Norco instals upper class brakes with four pistons from SRAM. The shifting and the rest of the components are always in the shadow of the engine when it comes to electric mountain bikes. Nevertheless, Norco doesn't skimp here and instals very good components. 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. Too steep and technical uphills are less the comfort zone of the Fluid VLT C1 14. 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 10499 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Norco Fluid VLT C1 140

Especially when gravity pulls both man and machine down, the Fluid VLT C1 14 really comes to life. With a fantastic handling, a very good chassis and a good brake system, the Norco is a real trail rocket. Praise-worthy: 5 years of Warranty on the Frame!
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Norco Fluid VLT C1 140 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 Bosch SX
  • Display Mini Remote
  • Battery 400
  • Frame Fluid VLT Carbon Front Triangle, Carbon SS and CS, 27.5" Wheel, 140mm Travel, UDH, Hangerless Interface Compatible, Ride Aligned™
  • Frame Material Carbon
  • Fork Fox 36 Performance Elite, 29", 150mm Travel, 44mm Offset
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Damper Fox FLOAT X2 Performance Elite, 185x55mm Trunnion
  • Gearrange 520%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM Pod Ultimate Controller
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM X0 Eagle AXS T-Type
  • Crank Praxis Carbon Bosch, 165mm
  • Cassette SRAM 1295 T-Type, 10-52T
  • Chain SRAM XO Eagle T-Type
  • Brake Set SRAM Code Silver Stealth, 4-Piston, Metallic Pads
  • Brake Rotors 200/180
  • Rims Crank Brothers Synthesis Alloy Wheelset Enduro E-Bike, 27.5" Rear, 29" Front.
  • Front Hub Crank Bros. Synthesis Alloy, 110x15mm Boost, 6-Bolt
  • Rear Hub Crank Bros. Synthesis Alloy, 148x12mm Boost, Star Ratchet, 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
  • 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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