Norco unleashes new plus bikes for adults and kids

New full suspension and road models for young riders too

Norco's Torrent FS+ and Kids' MTB, road and hybrid bikes

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Norco has added full suspension versions of the Torrent to its line, and there are new plus, full suspension and road models to allow kids to keep pace with their parents on the road and trail, too.

Torrent FS+

The Torrent FS+ series sports 27.5x2.8in tires. This slack trail bike has 130mm of rear travel paired with 140mm forks, and Norco offers the Torrent FS+ in two complete versions as well as a frame with shock.

The Norco Torrent FS+ A 7.2
The Norco Torrent FS+ A 7.2

  • The Torrent FS+ A7.1 will retail for £TBC / $3,599 /AU$4,599
  • The Torrent FS+ A7.2 will be priced at £TBC / $2,499 / AU$3,299
  • The Torrent FS+ frame with RockShox Deluxe RT Debonair shock will retail for £TBC / $1,399 / AU$N/A

Performance models for young riders

Fluid+ hardtail

Norco has an impressive commitment to kids bikes with more than 30 models in its youth line, and for the 2017 model year Norco is introducing a scaled-down version of the Torrent hardtail for young shredders. The new Fluid+ series is available with 20x2.6 and 24x2.6in tires. 

The new Fluid 2.3 HT+ and 4.3 HT+ bring plus treads to kids bikes
The new Fluid 2.3 HT+ and 4.3 HT+ bring plus treads to kids bikes

  • The Fluid 20 HT+ will retail for £TBC / $519 /AU$N/A
  • The Fluid 4.3 HT+ will retail for $599 / £TBC / AU$849

Fluid FS

In addition to these new plus-sized hardtails, Norco will also have two full suspension models for kids.

The Fluid FS 2.2 and 4.2
The Fluid FS 2.2 and 4.2

The Fluid FS is available with 20 and 24in wheels. The former sports 95mm of suspension travel, while the 24in version has 100mm of rear travel. The 24in version even has a dropper seatpost!

  • The Fluid FS 2.2 will retail for £999 / $1,499 / AU$N/A
  • The Fluid FS 4.2 will retail for £1,149 / $1,699 / AU$1,999

Norco Valence

On the road side of things, Norco offers the Valence road bike in 24in and 650c versions. The Valence 24 has a 7-speed Shimano drivetrain with a 46/36t crankset, while the 650c version has an 8-speed Shimano Claris drivetrain with a 50/34t compact.

The Valence is now available with 24in and 650c wheels
The Valence is now available with 24in and 650c wheels

  • The Valence A 24 will retail for £TBC / $569 / AU$899
  • The Valence A Claris 650C will retail for £TBC / $619 / AU$N/A

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Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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