Fuji 2001 Discovery III Full Suspension Bike

4/5 (2 Reviews)
Weight : 32.5 lbs.<br>(14.8 kg.) MSRP : $569.00

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Stanley Kowalski a Weekend Warrior from 632 Elysian Fields

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2004

Strengths:    Value for money. Upgradeability.

Weaknesses:    Built to a Price. No local bike shop support. When pedal broke first week, I had no recourse other than returning whole bike to seller.

Bottom Line:   
Depending on how you look at it, its either $100 cheaper than Giant Warp DSII, its closest competitor on specs, or 2 pounds lighter than Warp DS III, its closest competitor on price. More than paid for itself with daily commuting.
Gives you an upgradeable full suspension at an entry level price. In retrospect, I would have been better off buying an $800 FS bike, but I had no idea I would ride every day....

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Favorite Trail:   aspen vista

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Bikesdirect.com

Bike Setup:   Azonic Loveseat.(fantastic upgrade) $40 Dimension pedal (stock broke immediately). Deore crankset with wider ratio gears. SRAM chain, WTB tires.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Bob Nova a Weekend Warrior from Eureka, Ca, USA

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2002

Strengths:    It's CHEAP full suspension, for the price you get decent parts to.
Soaks up bumps quite nicely

Weaknesses:    cheap front derailer was dead when i got it, and the fork (sr suntour 7700) basicly sucks
Weight to a certine point

Bottom Line:   
Excellent beginner full suspension bike, i highly recommend it.
It weighs a bit more then other bikes in it's class (32 lbs) but i don't notice the difference.
I'm extremely happy with mine, especially now that i have a nice fork, the suntour 7700 is a un-damped coil spring afair, and while it works well, not having damping can be a painful problem (rebound bounced my off the peddles once). The rear shock it comes with (Tough Shock MA) works just fine, and is nicely damped.
The only problem i've had so far is that my front derailer was DOA, i had to get a new one before it would shift right, not the bikes fault, it was the packing/shipping of the person i bought it from (online).

All in all, a good full suspension beginner bike, but if you have more money, go for a Giant Warp DS1 ($900)

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Favorite Trail:   Logging roads in the hills near my house

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $370.00

Purchased At:   E-bay

Similar Products Used:   Tried a friends Giant Warp DS1

Bike Setup:   stock + Marzelli Z.2 bomber fork, and some kind of $30 front derailer

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