03 Aug Norco Fluid VLT e-MTB combines big batteries
While the Sight and Bigfoot VLT led the way for Norco’s e-MTB range, the new Fluid VLT is filling an important void in the
That seems to be the case with the new Fluid VLT. It may be just a hardtail, but it combines a well equipped drive system, competent component spec, and a modern geometry to create a very attractive bike at a more approachable price tag.
Like many of the current e-MTBs, the Fluid utilizes the Shimano STEPS drive system. The entry level Fluid VLT 2 uses the STEPS E7000 system with a 500wh battery housed in the downtube. The higher end Fluid VLT 1 upgrades to the E8000 STEPS system with a massive 630wh battery also hidden in the downtube.
The drive system and battery size is the main difference in spec,
Offered in four sizes, both bikes are listed as having a 67° head tube angle and 75° bottom bracket angle – though if the frames, wheels, and tires, are all the same, then the change in suspension fork length should have a slight effect on those numbers for the VLT 2.
Pricing is listed at $3,399 for the VLT 2 and $4,499 for the VLT 1. Available now.