Norco Fluid VLT C3 140 Review

  • 6499 €
  • Carbon / Alu
  • 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 C3 14.
Bosch is the major motor manufacturer in the EMTB world, alongside Shimano - and it's no surprise, as the SX shows. 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 C3 140 in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (6000) .

The Rock Shox chassis provides safety and traction, even when the trail gets rougher. However, it comes to its limit at high speed. The thick 38mm stanchions on the fork provide an extra dose of steering precision and performance. The mid-range brakes from TRP do their job but could be a bit firmer. The power of the four pistons setup is only average. The drivetrain and components have a subordinate but not to be neglected importance when it comes to EMTB. Even the bike brand product managers know this and don't aim too high with mostly average components. The moderate head tube angle provides a good compromise between stability and agility when going downhill. The reach is also right there in the middle ground. The bottom bracket is high, which costs handling points. This tends to make the rider stand on the bike. On other EMTBs it feels better integrated. Too steep and technical uphills are less the comfort zone of the Fluid VLT C3 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 6499 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Norco Fluid VLT C3 140

Overall, a top-notch handling speak a clear language. The Fluid VLT C3 14 is a good bike with a high fun factor for downhill rides. Only an average chassis and a middle ground brake system mar the overall picture. With a guarantee of 5 years, the warranty is generous.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Norco Fluid VLT C3 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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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, Alloy SS and CS, 27.5" Wheel, 140mm Travel, UDH, Hangerless Interface Compatible, Ride Aligned™
  • Frame Material Carbon / Alu
  • Fork RockShox suspension
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Damper RockShox Deluxe Select+, 185x55mm Trunion
  • Gearrange 510%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever Shimano Deore SL-M6100
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore RD-M6100
  • Crank Praxis Alloy HD eMTB, 165mm
  • Cassette Shimano Deore CS-M6100-12 11-51T, 12 Speed
  • Chain KMC e12
  • Brake Set TRP Slate EVO, 4 Piston
  • Brake Rotors 203/180
  • Rims WTB ST Tough 32H, 27.5" Rear, 29" Front, 30mm ID
  • Front Hub Bear Pawls 110x15mm Boost, 6 Bolt
  • Rear Hub Bear Pawls, 6 Pawl 3 Sealed Bearing, Steel Driver Body, 6-Bolt, Micro Spline
  • Tires Front Continental Kryptotal 29" x 2.4" Trail
  • Tires Rear Continental Xynotal 27.5" x 2.4" Trail
  • Saddle WTB Volt Med
  • Seat Post TranzX YSI34 Dropper, 125mm (S1), 150mm (S2), 170mm (S3), 200mm (S4, S5)
  • Stem 6061 Alloy 40mm Length, 35mm Clamp
  • Handle Bar 6061 Butted Alloy, 800mm, 25mm Rise
  • Handle Bar Width 800
  • Head Set Sealed ZS
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