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    Norco Fluid

    Looking at this for a new bike https://www.norco.com/bikes/2020/mou...um/fluid-fs-1/ . I’m not a dentist, and I am retired, so my days of spending 5g+ on a bike are gone. I want to get into a modern geo bike, medium travel as I am not a hucker, I don’t ride park anymore so most of my days are spent Riding what used to be called all mountain, and I guess now is referred to as Trail. Don’t care about carbon, doesn’t seem to me that it is any lighter than a good quality aluminum frame. Fluid FS1 seems to have a pretty good spec for the price, the 2020 version appears to have fixed the suspension issues that reviews were complaining about on the 2019, and while it isn’t lighter, it isn’t any heavier than my current second gen Santa Cruz Nomad. I am in Canada, so a lot of the direct options end up being way more by the time you ship them, and pay exchange. Not to mention it seems that most of the direct sales bike manufactures are exclusively carbon so the lower cost models have low specs to get that entry level price.

    So what say you, good deal, good bike, or no?

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    We have them in a rental fleet, solid bikes, good specs, people seem to like them.
    I would go for it if it fits you.
    That’s all I have.
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    I was the Norco rep here for a while and if I still was I'd be riding that bike. Everybody is all hot for longer/slacker/blah blah but that bike just plain made me smile when I rode it.

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    fun ride, good all around bike.

    https://www.norco.com/bikes/2019/mou...um/fluid-fs-1/

    If you are a large, I"ll be selling a rocky pipeline carbon soon for similar price to that norco you posted.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
    fun ride, good all around bike.

    https://www.norco.com/bikes/2019/mou...um/fluid-fs-1/

    If you are a large, I"ll be selling a rocky pipeline carbon soon for similar price to that norco you posted.
    Might be interested. Year, model?

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    For anyone shopping for a GREAT deal on a Medium (Carbon!) bike (Rocky Mountain Altitude), I still have this.

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...ntain+altitude
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    Quote Originally Posted by eldereldo View Post
    Might be interested. Year, model?
    https://www.bikes.com/en/bikes/pipel...peline-770-msl

    upgrade wheels to hope/stans arch, Post to 150mm one up.

    new saddle, seat, bars, grips, new brake pads, fresh bleed, new cable/housing, tires, rim strip, tubeless.

    all pivots re-greased/lubed, Suspension overhauled mid summer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
    https://www.bikes.com/en/bikes/pipel...peline-770-msl

    upgrade wheels to hope/stans arch, Post to 150mm one up.

    new saddle, seat, bars, grips, new brake pads, fresh bleed, new cable/housing, tires, rim strip, tubeless.

    all pivots re-greased/lubed, Suspension overhauled mid summer.
    Have to pass. Want to try a 29 and fully modern geo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eldereldo View Post
    Have to pass. Want to try a 29 and fully modern geo.
    yup, Fits 27/27+ or 29 (27+ tires on current) and fully adjustable angles with ride9.


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    Ok, I’ll read up some more.

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    its an instinct with 27+ wheels. Welcome to come see it in BNF


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    Quote Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
    fun ride, good all around bike.

    https://www.norco.com/bikes/2019/mou...um/fluid-fs-1/

    If you are a large, I"ll be selling a rocky pipeline carbon soon for similar price to that norco you posted.
    Want to deliver it to Crested Butte?
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    Quote Originally Posted by teleee View Post
    Want to deliver it to Crested Butte?
    maybe not deliver, but can ship. its about $150 CND for fedex.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
    maybe not deliver, but can ship. its about $150 CND for fedex.
    Hmmm, if eldorado ducks out I might be interested...
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    Quote Originally Posted by teleee View Post
    Hmmm, if eldorado ducks out I might be interested...

    message me and we can talk


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    Quote Originally Posted by mntlion View Post
    message me and we can talk
    Done and done! Good to hear from you mang!
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    Quote Originally Posted by teleee View Post
    Hmmm, if eldorado ducks out I might be interested...
    Go ahead, I am still researching. And I won’t be doing anything until May when I am back from Whistler.
    Last edited by eldereldo; 02-18-2020 at 10:14 AM.

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