Norco Fluid VLT C2 140 Review

  • 9699 €
  • Carbon / Alu
  • Bosch SX
  • 150 mm
  • 400 WH
  • 140 mm
  • 2024
  • 29 / 27,5 Mullet"
  • 19,9 kg
Norco is still striving for a breakthrough in Europe. However, in America and Canada, bikes like the Fluid VLT C2 140 have amassed a huge fan base over decades, and accordingly, a much larger market share. Can the new Fluid VLT make a dent in the European situation?
The SX from Bosch shows impressively that they shouldn't be limited to DIY and household products. The developers at Bosch are entering the race with their first Light Motor, the Performance SX. With 55 Nm of torque, the unit sits squarely between Fazua's Ride 60 and TQ's HPR 50. However, it delivers similar power values to the popular Full-Power sibling, the Powermotor CX, with up to 600 watts of assistance. However, the Bosch SX only delivers this power at a very high cadence. To feel the full power, one must pedal at a sporty 100 revolutions per minute. The startup behavior remains harmonious. The entire motor control is very natural. While in operation, the Performance SX is quieter than the Powermotor CX, but still louder than the sometimes whisper-quiet competition from Fazua or TQ. When descending, Bosch has managed to reduce rattling compared to the CX model, although it remains noticeably audible with the SX. The short range unfortunately limits the tour radius quite significantly.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Fluid VLT C2 140 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (10000) .

In the Downhill, the bike racks up plenty of points. The top-notch Rock Shox chassis calmly and confidently handles rough terrain. Bad brakes reduce the riding pleasure. Fortunately, this is not the case with the Fluid VLT C2 140. With their four pistons the TRP brake brakes good. At the drivetrain components and the rest of the parts, Norco uses good equipment. The handling of the bike is pleasantly balanced due to the moderate geometry. This allows you to intuitively control the bike over the trails. Short chainstays and make the front end light in steep climbs. To keep the front wheel on the ground, you need to consciously lean forward. The scale stays at 19,9 kg with this model. That makes the Fluid VLT C2 140 one of the light All Mountains.

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 9699 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Norco Fluid VLT C2 140

Fans of challenging descents have to grit their teeth when it comes to the final_Cons. Those who are willing to compromise can get a great bike_model. Especially the final_Pros make it easy to keep the finger on the brake lever during descents in the einsatzgebiet. Good too: The generous range makes long rides possible. Warning when choosing size: The Fluid VLT C2 140 sizing runs small. With 5 years of warranty, nothing stands in the way of a long-term relationship.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Norco Fluid VLT C2 140 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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1
2
3
4
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Wheelsize
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29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
29 / 27,5 Mullet
Stack
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610
619
628
637
646
Reach
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422,5
447,5
472,5
497,5
522,5
Top Tube Length
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569
593
618
642
666
Seat Tube Length
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385
395
415
445
475
Seat Tube Angle
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76,5
76,75
77
77,25
77,5
Head Tube Length
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-
100
110
120
130
140
Head Tube Angle
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-
64,5
64,5
64,5
64,5
64,5
Bottom Bracket Drop
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17
17
17
17
17
Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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350
350
350
350
350
Chainstay Length
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432
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436
440
444
Wheelbase
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1181
1210
1243
1277
1310
Standover Height
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715
701
703
720
743
  • Motor Bosch SX
  • Battery 400
  • Frame Fluid VLT Carbon Front Triangle, Alloy SS and CS, 27.5" Wheel, 140mm Travel, UDH, Hangerless Interface Compatible, Ride Aligned™
  • Frame Material Carbon / Alu
  • Fork RockShox Lyrik, 29”, 150 mm Travel
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Damper Fox FLOAT X2 Performance Elite, 185x55mm Trunnion
  • Gearrange 520%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM Pod Ultimate Controller
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle AXS T-Type
  • Crank Praxis Alloy HD eMTB, 165mm
  • Cassette SRAM 1275 T-Type 10-52T
  • Chain SRAM GX Eagle T-Type
  • Brake Set TRP Trail Evo, 4 Piston
  • Brake Rotors 203/180
  • Wheel Set WTB KOM Trail 32H, 27.5" Rear, 29" Front, 30mm ID
  • Rims WTB KOM Trail 32H, 27.5" Rear, 29" Front, 30mm ID
  • Front Hub Bear Pawls, 110x15mm Boost, 6-Bolt
  • Rear Hub Bear Pawls, Impel 24T, 3-Bearing Steel Driver Body, 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
  • Seat Post TranzX YSI08FL RAD+ Travel Adjust Dropper, 125mm (S1), 150mm (S2), 170mm (S3), 200mm (S4, S5)
  • Stem Norco SL 6061 Alloy 40mm Length, 35mm Clamp
  • Handle Bar 6061 DB Alloy, 800mm, 25mm Rise
  • Handle Bar Width 800
  • Head Set FSA No. 57 ZS, Carbon Top Cover
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