Here's another post about a Norco bike that is unique and distinctly awesome. The Fluid FS 2.4 is a full suspension trail bike for the little shredder in your life (it also comes as a 20"). Overall the Fluid series could almost stock a bike shop by itself. The adult Fluid FS is a great platform at a ridiculous price for the spec. There are also several hardtail models including a 24+ plus bike.
Unfortunately we didn't get to test this bike out because of the size, plus it will be in its new owner's hands in a day or two. We know how it will ride because the Fluid platform is rock solid and fun. The spec is unlike anything we've seen. It comes with a Rocksox Recon fork and Monarch rear shock.
The drivetrain is a Shimano Deore Shadow 1x10, Tektro provides the hydraulic disc brakes. I assume these would be Shimano but Tektro has stepped up and made hydraulic levers for small hands. Even the Wellgo platform pedals with sealed bearings are a perfect match for this bike. I'm already looking for a pair of these to upgrade by kid's Storm hardtail.
To top it off this bike even comes with a dropper post by Trans-X. We put a fixed post on this one for the new owner but she will probably grow into the dropper soon.
This bike isn't hanging around long but we have a good selection of the Norco youth hardtails in.