Fuji Nevada Series XC Hardtail

3.62/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $379.99

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jimmy

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2015

Strengths:    Very sturdy, lite and built very tough. I have ever only had one problem with the bike.

Weaknesses:    The Wheels warp easy.

Bottom Line:   
The best mountain bike I have ever had it is very sturdy, lite and built very tough. I have ever only had one problem with the bike.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by clive

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2012

Strengths:    Good frame
nice brakes
equipment set OK

Weaknesses:    Suntour XC shocks high maintenance and low end
Seat stem to seat only interference fit (spun out in a week)
pedals = kids toy plastic

Bottom Line:   
My son has had the bike for 3 months in winter (melb Autralia)

free plug for the bike in action.....

The Suntour shocks run well when very clean but take up water and dirt via osmosis and jam right up ! The inner chrome has work right off one staunchion already. (have replaced with Rock Shox Recon silver, V-Nice upgrade)

The spoke tension was iffy from the factory causing the rear to taco unexpectedly (chain reaction replacement Mavic fitted and re-strung in an hour ! figjam !)

Seat stem also spun out from seat but shop replaced that.
Its taken a real beating but goes nice and will be part of the family for many years.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by bikeeverywhere a Cross Country Rider from Golden co

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2011

Strengths:    strong frame, good lookin.

Weaknesses:    chain slips, cheap tires.

Bottom Line:   
great starter bike, DJ can handle 3-to-4 ft drops to flat ground, if you have more cash go on craigslist buy used, of get diff modle. overall great bike. buy if your a beginner with the guts to do hard stuff-or a weekend warrior.

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Favorite Trail:   chimminey gulch

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $550.00

Purchased At:   bicycle village

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   sram shifters/derailurs, suntour fork.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by RudolfA a Weekend Warrior from Ventspils, Latvia

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2010

Strengths:    Lightwight frame, that Nevada 3.0 have disc brakes, not V one's, possibility to mount wide tyres, to 2.15, shifters on wheel, double rim, and aluminium details.

Weaknesses:    Sad that they put hidrouliq brakes only on Nevada 1.0 not 3.0 too, brake response, hard rear part while riding at anti-soft road :D

Bottom Line:   
I hav driven the bike for a two years, i am using it practicly every day, and it's still like new. If you dont broke it while riding, and you will clean it, check air pressure, e.t.c.
It will be yor best two wheel friend...
I don't know anything better for that price to buy...

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Favorite Trail:   WTF

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   2008 summer

Similar Products Used:   KHS 500, and some similar class Rock Machine.

Bike Setup:   All that can have on a 2008 Fuji Nevada 3.0 model.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by jR21 a Weekend Warrior from Iowa, US

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2010

Strengths:    Much lighter than major department store bicycles (approx 32 lbs). Okay entry level bike riders, disc brakes, and lock out feature on forks (the locked forks are great when riding on paved trails/roads).

Weaknesses:    Crank set and rings are weak. The first day I brought it home and rode, the chain got caught up and bent the middle chain ring (this was likly due to incorrect adjustment). Store did service and replace parts. Have had issues w/ drive trail ever since, even after several adjustments and part replacement.

Bottom Line:   
I have used this on moderate MB trails (mostly dirt and some rock) and the bike has held up well dispite some drivetrain issues, even after a few spills. So far I have approx 600 miles on this bike. IMO, good for entry level (certainly not for hard core MB) but for best results upgrade pedals and crank set asap.

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Favorite Trail:   Decorah MB Trails

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Scheels

Similar Products Used:   None

Bike Setup:   Fuji Nevada 1.0 -2009

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by nevada1.0owner a Weekend Warrior from Redlands, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 23, 2009

Strengths:    Good frame, fairly light, nimble for its size, decent drivetrain for its price point, very upgradeable.

Weaknesses:    Fuji stem and bars are heavy and all wrong for me. Tektro discs take awhile to break in.

Bottom Line:   
Its a pretty decent bike for the price. I compared it to the specialized hardrocks and GT avalanche. All were spec'd about the same but the Fjui had a lockout fork and a little better rear derailer for about $200 cheaper with taxes. The bike is very upgradeable and the frame is strong with all the gussets. Its also a good looking bike too. It is very stabel at hight speeds and tracks great on sharp turns. Much better than the specialized i had. The bike is begging for a fork, brake and derailer upgrade though. Once that is done the bike is solid enough to grow with newer riders.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $424.00

Similar Products Used:   2007 Specialized Hardrock sport disc.

Bike Setup:   Easton stem, bars and seat post. Geax XC tires, Tora forks, BB5 brakes.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Irfan a Cross Country Rider from Singapore

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2009

Strengths:    a good entry level bike

Weaknesses:    could have done with slightly better parts...

Bottom Line:   
not too bad a bike for the amount you pay... have been used as well as abused since day 1... might want to upgrade the parts though... can be used in urban riding or trail riding... can also handle a bit of jumps... a bike for those who are new to the mountain biking scene...

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Favorite Trail:   any trail near my house

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $370.00

Purchased At:   local LBS

Similar Products Used:   none...

Bike Setup:   hayes brakes, deore shifters, xt rear dee, others stock...

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by eric-the-red a Cross Country Rider from Las Cruces New Mexico

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2008

Strengths:    light frame with good sizing options, decent wheelset by Alex(despite what other reviewers say I like them), disc brakes, integrated headset by Cane Creek.

Weaknesses:    Fuji components are not really that great. I have replaced them all. That being the stem, handlebar, seatpost all wrong for the frame sizw I bought. Needs to really stay with shimano components and not deviate with Suntour drivetrain, which also implies that they should have put a 9 speed setup on it in place of the 8 speed. Brakes are hard to get right.

Bottom Line:   
I bought the bike cause it looked good and when allowed to test ride it it just felt right to me. I test rode 15 other bikes before purchasing this one. As my riding became more aggressive I upgraded alot of the stock parts because they were, in all honesty, a little shy of the quality needed to put up with the punishment, and even though I think the price is high for what you get, if upgraded a little it becomes a surprising performer. I always get compliments on the trails, its the only bike like it in the area. All other criticisms aside the frame is pretty good. Im not sure I would recomend it in lou of so many other bikes that seem to have a better price point for the kinds of parts you get out of the box.

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Favorite Trail:   Dona Ana singletrack

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   Chain Driven Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher WAHOO, Santa Cruz Blur LT, Specialized Hardrock, Schwinn MOAB, GT zaskar.

Bike Setup:   Deore derailleurs, Deore crankset & cassette, Answer handlebar, Thomson stem,WTB saddle, Rockshox tora fork, WTB moto raptor tires.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Caleb a Weekend Warrior from Huntsville, AL

Date Reviewed: February 28, 2008

Strengths:    Value is the strong point here. Solid frame, comparably spec'd for the price, and very upgradable. I have put mine through some true trials in the last year and it has held up better than expected. Bike is still mostly stock...I have only changed the basic maintenance items in the year I've owned it: tires, tubes, chain and cassette pads. Basic maintenance keeps it humming along after more than 500 miles.

Weaknesses:    Componenent spec could be much stronger. But it's an entry level bike. Upgrade stuff as needed/desired. A better fork should be high on the priority list, though.

Bottom Line:   
This is an entry level bike, no doubt about that. But for what it is it is a solid piece that I have been pleased with. It has been enough bike for me to grow on for more than a year. Even though I'm going FS for most rides now, I still keep this one around. I definitely recommend it to others, especially at this price point.

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Favorite Trail:   monte sano, huntsville, al

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $369.00

Purchased At:   Madison Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Hardrock (friends), Gary Fisher Opie

Bike Setup:   Mostly stock: have replaced basic maintenance items: tires, tubes, pads, cassette, chain.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jay from Blacksburg, VA, USA

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2007

Strengths:    Good frame, that's about it

Weaknesses:    wheels, chainset, gears, handlebar, brake pads

Bottom Line:   
I bought this bike about 2 months ago. I pretty much broke everything on it in about 2 weeks. Thankfully, I have been able to get most of it replaced under warranty.

I am kind of hard on this bike, but not THAT hard. This is a light on-road bike ONLY. No jumping, bunny hopping, or offroading, unless you upgrade all of the components.

I jumped it off a flight of steps just barely 3 feet high, and landed perfectly. Bent the back wheel like a taco and pretty much trashed the chainset. And I only wieght 170.

The other wheel went out in a small pothole in a field. The grips on the handlebars melted on a hot day.

Basically, this is a piece of crap and not intended for any mountainbiking, off roading, or even riding in urban areas. Do not buy this bike.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by josh a Weekend Warrior from prosper tx usa

Date Reviewed: April 3, 2007

Strengths:    This bike is bomb proof! I dish out way more than a bike in this price range should handle. Narrow handle bars, great for riding through tight trees and trails.

Weaknesses:    Geometry puts you over the handle bars. Which makes it rather difficult for climbs.

Bottom Line:   
For the money you can't beat it. On my way to the LBS, to upgrade to a Gary Fisher piranha.

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Favorite Trail:   erwin park

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   cycle spectrum

Similar Products Used:   trek 4300

Bike Setup:   Enduro Cateye

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by hello from guelph ,ontario ,canada

Date Reviewed: December 11, 2005

Strengths:    good fork for the price as well as good tires. the drivetrain is ok.

Bottom Line:   

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $350.00

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Mario a Weekend Warrior from Tulsa, Ok, USA

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2004

Strengths:    Frame is very solid, this bike will take a beating, feels lighter than manufactures specs state.

Weaknesses:    none noted for price.

Bottom Line:   
Good solid entry level bike for trail riding and urban riding, good for the price, plus it does well on more advanced and technical trails.

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Favorite Trail:   turkey mountain

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $379.00

Purchased At:   G. OSCARS

Similar Products Used:   first REAL bike, other than that, my line of childhood bikes with no suspension and poor components

Bike Setup:   shimano brakes, shimano alivio 24 speed, EZ fire shifting,over sized double walled aluminum rims, Suntour XC-60 fork, Altair 1 Aluminum frame

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