Norco has achieved the holy grail of a mature design that lives up to marketing expectations ie a one-bike-does-it-all for a rider on a budget. The Fluid Two is very versatile and is at home in an exceptionally wide variety of trails and situations. It can be ridden in cross-country trails or multi-day epics yet can also handle more aggressive technical trails (short of massive airs, or dirt-jumping). Although Norco markets the Fluid lineup as more biased to XC trails, this bike can be more appropriately described as a competent downhiller that also happens to climb very well. Simply adding a heavy duty wheelset or a heavier set of DH-casing tires would expand the Fluid Two’s range significantly .

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Review of the 2009 Norco Fluid Two from Lee Lau on Vimeo.