Fuji Panic Comp XC Hardtail

3.6/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $499.99

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by ebineezer a Weekend Warrior from K Falls, OR

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2008

Strengths:    frame is a tank... fairly light
(review is for the 2005 model)

Weaknesses:    the components suck miserably. spent an additional $275 on upgrading damn near every single component

Bottom Line:   
Frame can take a beating, but unless you plan on upgrading almost all components, the rest of the bike will quickly fall apart. I bought this bike on a wim before i tested and researched much. the set up i have now works well, but if i had to do it over again i would have gone a different direction. I guess it would not be bad if you plan on taking it easy on the trails and jumps, but anything advanced you should go another direction.

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Favorite Trail:   hogsback

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $550.00

Similar Products Used:   motobecane 700ds, iron horse warrior pro, fuji panic air, fuji panic pro, windsor ghost 700

Bike Setup:   only thing left that is stock is the frame and the saddle

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Matt a Weekend Warrior from Ontario

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2006

Strengths:    nice geometry, easy to control, the x-zoom fork is actually pretty decent. grip shifts aren't anything special but they work, most of the time.

Weaknesses:    for some reason, everybody who has this bike breaks the rear axle, and the frame breaks every axle you put in there, no matter the setup or how hard you ride. The pedals break after a month or two of riding. the chain has finally worn out after a year, not too bad i guess. I bent the frame at the chainstay. there's no bashguard, and because the front sprockets are riveted together, you can't put a bashguard on unless you replace the entire front gearset, and possibly the cranks. the paint gets all black wherever any grease touches it, and is impossible to get the black marks off. The wheels dont have disc hubs, and bend out of true exceptionally quickly.
the whole bike's kinda heavy too. I bent the saddle in a fall a month after getting the bike.

Bottom Line:   
don't buy this bike. even if you are just starting out dirt jumping, or riding street or whatever, save for something better, because this bike doesn't even keep up with beginners. This bike's a money pit, it's always broken somehow. maybe buy this bike if you want to learn how to do repairs, i've learned quite a bit.

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Favorite Trail:   street

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $470.00

Purchased At:   bicycle planet

Similar Products Used:   KHS Alite.

Bike Setup:   this is actually about the 2005 Panic (not air or comp- the entry level one)
I switched to a new wheelset in the rear with a freehub, and it has wellgo pedals now. plus the saddle i took off my old bike.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Spencer Johnson a Weekend Warrior from Superior,WI USA

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2005

Strengths:    Very tough frame at very light weight Truvativ crank crunch resistant rims

Weaknesses:    the shock adjustment knobs broke right after I got it the handle bar snapped clean in half(replace right away) shock broke after 1 year supprised how long it lasted

Bottom Line:   
I have taken this bike off of 4-5 foot drop offs every week and nothing to bad has happend to it

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Favorite Trail:   Spirit Mountain DH Trial

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $499.00

Purchased At:   Superior Sports

Similar Products Used:   giant upland

Bike Setup:   nice frame cheap components

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James Campion a Downhiller from Dublin,Leinster,Ireland

Date Reviewed: November 26, 2004

Strengths:    The whole bike is very strong yet keeps the weight at a minimum. its 30lbs but feels al lot lighter. the stock setup includes high quality kenda tyres tough truvativ cranks and chainset. suntour 100mm fork can be adjusted (preload) for road and trail.wide handlebars with 1 inch rise make the bike very controllable. short chainstays good for manuals and hops etc. good all round tough bike that can be used downhill,small freeride,dirt jump,street etc.Great for beginners and great value that looks good

Weaknesses:    the suntour fork isnt great. small bump response is poor but it takes the hits and keeps the bike fast. the pedals are downgraded to give a better drivetrain.they are cheap plastic so i replaced mine almost straight away. I also found the same problem with the deralliuer but i also fixed it. overall nothing major

Bottom Line:   
Great beginners bike for all types of riding that will last a while and take a beating. Great value and brilliant spec for the price

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Favorite Trail:   local park

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Gt aggressor, my friends saxon(no name)

Bike Setup:   stock as detailed above

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Patrick a Weekend Warrior from Toronto

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2004

Strengths:    Frame is very solid, this bike will take a beating, not too horribly heavy, average components. kenda kolossal DH tires

Weaknesses:    heavy suspension, for some reason the tires were so big they got in the way of the derailer when trying 2 get into first gear in the front, but thats fixable.

Bottom Line:   
Good solid entry level bike for trail riding and urban riding, good for the price, plus its a tank so thats a bonus too. recommended for beginners.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   cyclemania

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

Bike Setup:   Re-enforced fuji altair 1 super oversized aluminum frame, kenda kolossal DH tires, suntour xc60 100mm suspension fork, shimano brakes, shimano alivio 24 speed, EZ fire shifting,over sized double walled aluminum rims

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