AM The downgrade - Norco Fluid HT+

Jesterarts

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Just collected the new toy.


This is the downgrade from my Specialized Enduro.

Need something low maintenance and cheap... So the Fluid HT+ 2 fit the bill.

Geo in pick looks rather short, but it's very similar to my XL Enduro 29er. Has a couple more cm reach even.

FRAMESET
FRAME - Norco Fluid HT, Aluminum, 9x141mm QR Dropouts
FORK - SR Suntour XCR34 AIR, 120mm Travel, Boost 15x110mm TA, LOR/DS
HEADSET - Angular Sealed Cartridge Bearings - Tapered
HEADSET SPACER - 2x10mm, Aluminum

COMPONENTS
GRIPS - VP, Lock-On
HANDLEBAR - X6 Alloy 750mm x 31.8
STEM - Alloy 60mm x 31.8
SEAT POST - TranzX YSP18JL Stealth Dropper
SEAT POST CLAMP - Norco Alloy Nutted Clamp
SADDLE - Norco XC Saddle
FRONT BRAKE - Tektro HD-M275, 2 Piston Hydraulic Disc, 180mm Rotor
REAR BRAKE - Tektro HD-M275, 2 Piston Hydraulic Disc, 160mm Rotor
BRAKE LEVERS - Tektro HD-M275

DRIVETRAIN
SHIFTER REAR - SRAM NX, 11 Speed
REAR DERAILLEUR - SRAM NX, 11 Speed
CASSETTE - SRAM NX PG-1130, 11-42T, 11 Speed
CHAIN - SRAM NX PC-1110, 11 Speed
CRANKSET - Truvativ Stylo 6K, 175mm, 30T
BOTTOM BRACKET - Truvativ PowerSpline BB, Threaded BSA 73mm
PEDALS - VP Nylon Flat Pedals, 9/16"

WHEELS
FRONT HUB - Novatec Boost 110mm x 15mm
FRONT AXLE - Suntour 15mm TA
REAR HUB - Joytech D142TSE, 9x141mm QR
REAR HUB SKEWER - Alloy QR
RIMS - Alloy XD26, 32 Hole, 30mm Internal Width
FRONT TIRE - WTB Ranger, 27.5x2.8”
REAR TIRE - WTB Ranger, 27.5x2.8”

WEIGHT
Stock it's 13.2kg.

PLANS
For the short term, cosmetics and comfort.
I want to do lime green cables on it and grips (current grips are for tiny hands it seems)
Pedals are in the crosshairs. Not that I need to upgrade in the short term, but because... I mean... plastic. If I do replace. I'm thinking something lime green and with clips. Might as well learn as when I finally hit the trains, flats and HT could be tricky.
 
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Jesterarts

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Flats + hardtail isn’t that bad.

Spank do some nice green ones......
I was looking at the FUNN Mamba ones. You can get them in a one-sided version. So potentially best of both worlds.


how about a quick release seat clamp to get it right out of the way at the BMX track..
Yeah. It's on the list. Made life a lot easier on the Enduro with the quick release.

Either way. The only thing in the near future is some sort of brake upgrade.

The current ones are really decorative. Did a quick lap up and how the street between rain and I wasn't able to lock up the rear.
 

Dozer

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Good result, they are sweet frames! Norco have always been my first preference, seems like they suit tall guys so well.
Enjoy it. ;)
 

cokeonspecialtwodollars

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Go full flat or spd. Don’t wannabe chuckin a sick foot out skid and put the foot back on the wrong side or something.

Full arse one thing, don’t half arse two things
I tried a set of Shimano touring type pedals once, flat on the top and SPD on the bottom, the thing was that was how they were usually orientated whenever you wanted to clip in as the SPD side was marginally heavier so would always rotate so it was on the bottom, a proper pain that was.
 

Jesterarts

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Well you can't really do that with a DJ bike...
Haha. Yeah probably not.

Just have to add some clear vinyl wrap and fashion something so the chariot bracket is more stable.

Bedded the brakes some more and they are acceptable for riding to and from the park.

Definitely not trail ready though.
 
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