Not too way back, Bosch launched its latest e-bike system, the Bosch Efficiency Line SX. Designed to be the lightest motor and battery combo in Bosch’s Efficiency Line of e-bike programs. Once I coated that story, it was mentioned that the motor was splendid for gravel bikes, city commuters, and light-weight electrical mountain bikes. Now, we have now a brand new mannequin that’s already rocking the brand new motor: the Norco Fluid VLT.
In step with the very essence of the Bosch Efficiency Line SX, the Norco Fluid VLT is certainly a light-weight electrical mountain bike. Nonetheless, as an alternative of taking the type of a cross-country machine with brief suspension journey, the Fluid VLT is an all-mountain bike with a full-suspension setup. Norco gives quite a lot of fashions for the bike, every with various suspension journey making the bike a type of jack-of-all-trades machine. That being mentioned, being light-weight is at its very essence, and Norco claims that the lightest construct accessible weighs in at simply 17.24 kilograms.
In whole, Norco could have 4 construct choices accessible, with the very top-of-the-line mannequin rocking a full carbon body, and 140-millimeters of suspension journey on the rear, and 150 millimeters up entrance. The decrease finish fashions get a mix of carbon and aluminum, with the bottom mannequin rocking a 140-millimeter suspension fork and 130-millimeters of rear wheel journey. At this level, it’s vital to notice that Norco has but to announce all the small print about this new mannequin – together with worth – because the bike is about to be made accessible within the Spring of 2024.
That mentioned, what we do know, aside from its Bosch Efficiency Line SX motor and varied suspension configurations, is that the Norco Fluid VLT will function a mullet setup (a 29-inch entrance and 27.5-inch rear wheel). It’ll additionally make use of Norco’s Horst Hyperlink suspension, offering the bike with anti-squat and anti-rise capabilities below acceleration and braking.
Given the truth that this bike is, in spite of everything, an electrical bicycle, we have to discuss concerning the battery. As a part of the Bosch Efficiency Line SX setup, it will get a Bosch 400-watt-hour setup and may accommodate a 200-watt-hour range-extender for longer rides. Final however not least, it encompasses a particular version of the Bosch Stream app catered particularly to Norco’s bikes. By way of the app, you’ll be able to customise the bike’s settings with ease, observe your rides, and maintain observe of upkeep schedules.