Bringing our progressive design to 7-10 year old riders requires more than just shorter measurements, and smaller tubes – we built the Fluid FS 2 20 with low standover, longer reach, and youth-tuned suspension components.
The Fluid FS 2 20 features 100mm of X-Fusion 02 Pro rear suspension matched to a Manitou J-Unit Expert Air 120mm fork.
It features Norco youth-specific touch points, a Shimano Zee/Deore 10-speed drivetrain and Tektro hydraulic disc brakes.
The Fluid FS Youth series uses Norco's holistic approach to fit, geometry and suspension kinematics to offer young rippers real, uncompromised performance. The unique combination of longer reach, slacker head tube angle and steep seat tube angle provides a more forward weight distribution within a longer wheelbase. This al-lows more powerful pedaling, increased climbing traction and added grip and control when descending so young riders can confidently attack the trail and progress their abilities.
With lower BB heights and standover clearance than previous models and a totally unique linkage design to our adult bikes, young riders will benefit from the same control and suspension performance that adults do!
Smaller riders require less spring force in their suspension components and dropper posts. Less spring force needs less damping, so we've spec'd youth-specific tunes on all Fluid Youth bikes so the suspension and droppers move properly under riders below 90 pounds.
YOUTH-SIZED, ADULT CALIBER
Small riders will benefit from youth-specific touch points, sized to provide ample grip and support for smaller bodies, but without sacrificing the performance and durability that dedicated riders need.