Fuji Tahoe SL XC Hardtail

4.22/5 (9 Reviews)
Weight : 27 lbs


Product Description

  • Main frame: Fuji Altair 2 custom butted aluminum
  • Fork Rock: Shox Recon 351 Solo Air
  • Crankset: TruVativ Firex 3.1 GXP, 22/32/44T
  • Seat post: Fuji Forged Al micro adjust, 350mm
  • Bottom bracket: TruVativ GXP Exterior Bearing System
  • Handlebar: Fuji Pro Riser 15 double butted aluminum 31.8mm
  • Stem: Fuji Pro Ultalite Forged Alloy +/- 7 degree
  • Pedals: Xpedo MF-3 clipless
  • Shifters: SRAM X.7 Trigger Shifter, 27-speed
  • Chain: KMC HG-73


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Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by edubfromktown a Weekend Warrior from edubfromktown

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2010

Strengths:    Great for intermediate/advanced rider, no complaints on climbing, braking, maneuvering, etc. Shifting is exceptionally smooth. Shock lockout definitely comes in handy (thought I'd rarely use it). Frame is tough- a few really good bashes to the bottom bracket shell and seat tube haven't compromised the frame integrity. Two major endo's too (one crash landing and the other front wheel slamma jamma stick in the spokes).

Weaknesses:    Stock components on the heavy side. Also, felt like my center of gravity was a bit high in the beginning. At 6'2" a large frame is good for me but took a little getting used to (I had ridden medium frames almost exclusively until the Fuji's and medium's always felt short!).

Bottom Line:   
Great bike for weekend warrior plus rider.

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Favorite Trail:   Schaeffer Farm

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Fuji Tahoe Pro 29er (front suspension), Air 9er (full suspension), Peace 9er (rigid), ...

Bike Setup:   Stock with two mods: Shimano Deore LX FC-M582 crank and XTR M970 12-34T cassette.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kaza a Weekend Warrior from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2010

Strengths:    Good climbing frame.

Weaknesses:    Not much for the price

Bottom Line:   
I have basically upgraded virtually all stock components. The Tahoe SL Frame might be the last one to go. I don't know when but I don't think it would be that soon. I just couldn't get rid of the frame even though I've got enough dough for a better & lighter ones out there.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Trek, Mongoose FS, Proton T-Bolt

Bike Setup:   SID Race fork, Crank Brothers Cobalt Wheelset, Crank Brothers Candy Pedal, Truvativ Stylo OCT crank, X9 shifters and RD, Truvativ PG990 cassette and Hollow Pin Chain, Deore FD, Ashima Rotors, Fizik Gobi Ti Saddle, Ergon Grips, Mortop Headset, FSA DH Full Carbon Handle Bar, FSA Full Carbon Seatpost, Panaracer XC Razor Tires, MAXXIS Flyweight Tubes.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ray Kazansky a Cross Country Rider from Malaysia

Date Reviewed: October 25, 2009

Strengths:    Got it as a frameset in a box. This is my all time favourite XC race frame with good geometry. Frame is light and rock solid. Handling is superb+fast and this frame will enable you to smoke other bikers during climbs for sure!

Weaknesses:    None so far after two years.

Bottom Line:   
This review is useless if you do not have a pair of strong legs to pedal fast. Get it if you wish to use it for XC race. :)

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Favorite Trail:   Kiara

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Bike Setup:   Fully customized bike -> Tahoe SL 2007 frame with RockShox Tora coil 302, Sun SOS wheelset with DT Champion spokes, full Deore drivetrain and etc...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by skiansurf a Cross Country Rider from Philadelphia, PA

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2009

Strengths:    Sees like a great set up - very light and durable. Good components and the recon fork is awesome.

Weaknesses:    Nothing major thus far - maybe the brakes, have had trouble keeping them from rubbing.

Bottom Line:   
This is my first xc bike, but I have been riding it on single track 2-3 days a week since I got it just under a year ago. So far I like it a lot, have had no major issues and haven't noticed any issues with the paint job. I would definately recommend it.

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Favorite Trail:   Wissahickon

Purchased At:   Abington Wheel Wrigh

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Basically stock but wanted more travel so I had the fork rebuilt and uped it to 120mm - fork rides amazing.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by 1stmadmax a Cross Country Rider from phoenix, az

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2009

Strengths:    Sweet looking ride. This bike is very responsive, nimble, and oh so quick. Its a blast to ride for sure. One of the few bikes that brings a big smile to my face each and every time i take it out for a trail ride. Very nice paint finish, a real head turner, get lots of compliments all the time. Hydraulic brakes is a plus. The fork has a remote control on the bar to allow for quick adjustment to your fork. Ohhhh yeeeahhh.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
If you want a sweet rig that simply performs like few others and better than all at this price range, then test this bike. You have to. Once you test ride it, you are going to buy it and love it. Also has a lifetime warranty on the frame.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Similar Products Used:   gary fisher tassajara, trek 98, giant

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Don2000g a Weekend Warrior from Austin, Tx

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2009

Strengths:    Absolutely fantasti bike to ride. It is extremely lightweight and flat out flies when you give it even a bit of effort. Paint job is killer. I have lent this bike out to some friends who I ride with and they have crashed it pretty hard a few times and nothing. No paint chip, no peeling, nothing. Very impressed. Very good components. It gets lots of compliments from other riders. Absolutely love the remote lock on the fork. Sweet.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
This is a great bike. It is priced right and gives you a lot of fun and bang for the money you dish for it. Highly recommend this bike to others. You won't regret it.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   local bike shop

Bike Setup:   Pretty much stock save the tires which are WTB nanoraptors

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by izzat adnan a Racer from johor bahru, johor, malaysia

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2008

Strengths:    the frame is superlight ! being weight less then 3.80lbs (1.7kg), i was impressed when i took the bike for over 5ft flat drop.. super tought !

Weaknesses:    actualy i have no comment, coz i dint bought a bikeset but purchase it separately... so everything when just the way i like it.

Bottom Line:   
love it... the frame is cheap and extremly good

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Favorite Trail:   austin hill

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $1600.00

Purchased At:   De Yuan Bike

Similar Products Used:   non

Bike Setup:   FSA carbon DH handlebar,FSA OS190 carbon stem,Avid Elixir R,thomson elite seatpost,deore hollowtech crank,deore shifter,deore rd,deore fd,HG53 chain,deore 9pcs casssete crank bros mallet c,rockshox recon 351 u-turn coil 130mm (trail fork),mavic 317 disc,novatec hub QR,panaracer fire XC pro

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by gumby88 a Cross Country Rider from australia

Date Reviewed: October 4, 2008

Strengths:    The bike is extremely lightweight and is very easy to ride.
the SL (topshelf) model has great components.
The forks are better than most cross country riders will ever need and quite lightweight - they ave a good feel, lockout and a surprising bottoming out resistance.
the running gear is pretty sweet, all sram stuff which lasts a lifetime and works well.
The avid juicy 3's are adequate for this kin of riding and have a nice progressive feel.


Weaknesses:    The head stem (positions the handlbars in front of the bike) is a tad long for my style of riding, I swapped it over for something about 20mm less to make it easier to wheelie, jump etc.
the paint is ratsh!t, so long as you just accept that it wont last you'l be fine


Bottom Line:   
for what you will pay, i dont think you can find a bike as lightweight, strong and with such good components.
fuji also offer a lifetime warranty on the frame which ensure you can go hard and not worry about possible damage

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1100.00

Purchased At:   goldcross cycles cam

Similar Products Used:   the specialised rock hopper, very good bike but you pay for it

Bike Setup:   i'v been running the bike fairly stock, save for new bars and head stem for comfort and to suit my riding position.
i also had some more air put into the forks to accomodate slghtly bigger jumps, drop offs etc

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Nicolas Ojeda a Cross Country Rider from Tarlac, Philippines

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2007

Strengths:    Looks great, light weight. Dirt cheap

Weaknesses:    The paint is like a plastic coat. It does not chip off, it peels off, mostly at the dropouts and the disc brake mounting holes. They disc brake mounting holes were blocked and so when I made the hole, the paint peeled off! Worst is that the aluminum has oxidized leaving a powdery stuff which I had to scrape before reaching bare aluminum. Minor scuffs

Bottom Line:   
The paint's crap. I returned the bike and got a Santa Cruz superlight

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Favorite Trail:   Minalungao, Bulacan

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Merida Matts Sub 60, Schwinn Moab 3

Bike Setup:   Deore shifters, disk brakes, and FD, Deore LX crank, Deore XT RD and cassette, FSA bar, Truvativ Team stem, Synchros carbon seatpost, OGK grips, Mavic 223, Ritchey Z-Max WCS tires

Reviews 1 - 9 (9 Reviews Total)

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