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Norco Fluid VLT A1


The new Norco Fluid VLT A1 is an aluminium trail annex electric mountain bike driven by a powerful Shimano EP8 motor,  a massive 720Wh battery, and features Norco’s Ride Aligned Design System.



The Norco Fluid VLT A1 is an aluminum electric Trail bike designed and proven in the backwoods of British Columbia with a boost to ride faster and go further. With 140mm of suspension travel up front and 130mm out back, it’s the best way to fit in an extra trail lap before sundown or finally discovering what’s over the next hill. The Fluid VLT features a custom-formed aluminum frame with internal routing, generous standover clearance, and long-travel dropper posts. The Fluid VLT dials-up your ride with the lightweight, whisper-quiet Shimano EP8 drive system’s customizable torque and efficiency.

A smarter way of positioning the Shimano EP8 motor

Norco has tilted the Shimano EP8 motor upwards instead of positioning it horizontal. The benefits are increased ground clearance, a battery that sits lower in the down tube and closer to the bottom bracket, which should result in a lower centre of gravity and have a positive effect on weight distribution and handling. Another benefit of mounting the motor and battery as done in these Norcos, is that the battery can be removed via a small hatch at the bottom of the down tube. This comparatively small opening makes the down tube stiffer and stronger compared to eMTBs with bigger battery openings.

What is Norco Ride Aligned Design System?

Norco’s Ride Aligned design system is a rider-focused bike setup system that allows riders to tweak suspension settings, tyre pressures, sizing and geometry through a special app, for a near full-custom bike setup aimed at ensuring optimum bike/rider performance.

The difference between a Norco Fluid VLT A1 and A2

Both are very similar aluminium electric trail bikes, but there are a few differences. The Norco Fluid VLT A1 comes for example with a 1 x 12 Drivetrain where the Norco Fluid VLT A2 comes with a 1 x 10 Drivetrain. The A1 has also overall better Shimano componants, a more comfortable saddle, and RockShox rear suspension. 

Why you’ll love the Norco Fluid VLT A1…

  • Lightweight and durable hydroformed aluminum with style.
  • Best-in-class Shimano STEPS EP8 Drive System.
  • Custom select your own battery capacity.
  • Massive 720Wh removable battery for easy charging and one-tool swaps.
  • Features the Ride Aligned™ Design System.
  • Robust components for performance and durability.

Specifications Norco Fluid VLT A1

  • Frame: Aluminium, 130mm Travel, Ride Aligned™
  • Fork: RockShox 35 Silver, 140mm Travel, 44mm Offset, 1.8″ Tapered, E-MTB
  • Rear shock: RockShox Select R, Custom Tune, 210×47.5mm
  • Rear shifter: Shimano Deore SL-M6100-R
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore RD-M6100
  • Crankset: Shimano, 34T, Narrow Wide, 165mm
  • Cassette: Shimano Deore CS-M6100-12, 10-51T, 12 Speed
  • Chain: Shimano Deore CN-M6100
  • Front brake: Shimano BR-MT420, 4 piston, Metallic Pads
  • Front brake rotor: Shimano RT-64, 203mm
  • Rear brake:  Shimano BR-MT420, 4 piston, Metallic Pads
  • Rear brake rotor: Shimano RT-EM600 203mm with Integrated Sensor Magnet
  • Brake levers: Shimano BR MT420
  • Handlebar: Butted 6061 Alloy, 800mm, 25mm Rise
  • Stem: Alloy, 50mm Length, 35mm Clamp
  • Seatpost: TranzX YS105 Adjustable Dropper, 34.9mm, 125mm (S), 150mm (M), 170mm (L, XL)
  • Dropper lever: Norco Dropper Lever
  • Headset: FSA No. 55R, Sealed Bearing
  • Saddle: WTB Volt 250 Sport
  • Grips: SDG Thrice Lock-On, Thin (S, M), Thick (L, XL)
  • Front hub: Shimano HB-MT410, 15x110mm Boost, Center Lock
  • Rear hub: Shimano FH-MT510, 12x148mm Boost, Micro Spline, Center Lock
  • Rims: WTB ST i30 TCS 2.0, 32H, 29″
  • Front tyre: Maxxis Dissector 2.4″ 3C/MaxxTerra/EXO+/TR
  • Rear tyre: Maxxis Dissector 2.4″ 3C/MaxxTerra/EXO+/TR
  • Spokes/nipples: Stainless, Black
  • Valves: Tubeless Presta
  • Sealant: Stan’s – 200ml
  • Motor: Shimano STEPS EP8
  • Battery: 720Wh

Interested in the Norco Fluid VLT A1?

We got a few of these great eMTBs in stock so just give us a call to take one for a free test ride.



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