By integrating the latest in e-mountain bike technology into its modern aluminum chassis, the Fluid VLT 1 will get you out riding your best and exploring more trails.
We created the Fluid VLT 1 with thoughtful frame features and high-performance, high-value components to complement its modern geometry. Its handling is designed to satisfy experienced riders, and give new riders room to evolve.
The RockShox Sektor RL suspension fork offers 120mm of bump-eating travel while matching the frame's ample clearance for the 2.6” WTB Trail Boss tires. We also added SRAM 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes with 200mm rotors, which help control the extra push provided by the Shimano STEPS E8000 drive unit and its 630Wh in-tube battery.
No matter what your situation, the boost provided by the Fluid VLT 1 will get you out more and take every ride to the next level.
Wider than standard yet narrower than fat, plus-size rims and tires hit the sweet spot in grip, stability, and speed, giving you more confidence on technical terrain. Compared to a standard tire you’ll feel grip in places you wouldn’t expect thanks to a bigger contact patch and greater rollover clearance. More air volume allows lower tire pressures which softens bumps and increases float on sand or snow. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, the benefits of plus-size tires and rims will amplify your mountain biking fun.
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Electronic drivetrain systems deliver excellent shifting, easy set up, and solid battery life. Here are the highlights of today’s electronic shifting systems:
Electronic shifting systems use powerful servomotors to rapidly shift the chain. Because microprocessors and sensors constantly monitor every aspect of the system, they shift with precisely and without chain rub.
Many major systems have customizable shifting. Some have the ability to add remote shifters for common riding positions, and some even allow you to change the functions of the shifting buttons.
Electronic groupsets are responsive and consistent. There are no cables to stretch and wear out, so you get a flawless shift every time. The added bonus is you’ll never have to replace a derailleur cable ever again.
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
|Motor||Shimano STEPS E8000|
|Battery||In-Tube Battery, 630Wh Capacity|
|Frame||Norco Fluid VLT, Aluminum, Shimano Motor Mount|
|Fork||RockShox Sektor RL, 120mm Travel, Boost 15x110mm TA|
|Headset||ACROS AZ-44BL Block Lock Upper, AZ-56 Lower, Zero Stack Internal|
Front: 15 x 110mm Boost thru-axle
Rear: 12 x 148mm Boost thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||Alex EM30 650B Plus, 32 Hole, 30mm Internal Width, E-Bike Rated|
|Hubs||Shimano Deore HB-M6010-B, CenterLock|
|Spokes||Shadar Stainless Steel 14g Spokes, Black Nipples|
|Tires||WTB Trail Boss, 27.5x2.6", Comp|
|Crankset||Shimano FC-E8000, 165mm|
|Chainrings||32T SRAM Eagle Narrow/Wide Chainring, 104mm BCD Spider, Boost 53mm Chainline|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle, 12 Speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle, 12 Speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM NX Eagle PG-1230, 11-50T, 12 Speed|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle, 12 Speed|
|Handlebars||Norco 6061 Aluminum, 800mm Wide, 20mm Rise, 35mm Diameter|
|Stem||6061 Aluminum, 50mm Length, 31.8mm Clamp Diameter|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide T 4 Piston Hydraulic Disc, 200mm front / 180mm rear Center Lock Rotors|
|Pedals||VP Nylon Flat Pedals, 9/16"|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Sport|
|Seatpost||TranzX YSP-23JL Stealth Dropper, 100mm (S) | 125mm (M) | 130mm (L/XL) Travel, 31.6mm, 1x Lever|
|Accessories & Extras||Ursus Wave Rear R81, Aluminum, E-Bike Rated Kickstand|
* Subject to change without notice.