Strengths: good overall first bike, conquers most things thrown at it. climbs well.
Weaknesses: mavic wheels have blown through two rear hubs, apparentely pretty common, probably the worst thing is that after two season riding this bike my head tube is ovalized and Fuji would not honor their life time warranty. I wil never buy a Fuji bike again.
I have the outland rc 29er and I will never buy a Fuji again because of their horrible customer service.
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: September 12, 2011
Strengths: Fantastic upgrade from my old Trek hardtail. Both the Rock Shox front fork and rear suspension have the ability to provide either a plush ride or a stiffer feel depending on the trail. For the trails in Indiana the 100mm travel is enough for some of the tougher sections and the lockout both front and rear make climbing much easier. Shimano SLX drivetrain is great and crank feels stiff even when really hammering it. The shimano SLX hydro brakes have a great feel and excellent stopping power even compared to higher end avids that I have ridden. Wheelset is solid and have not needed to true it once in a year.
Weaknesses: As another reviewer pointed out the 2.2 Mtn Kings have a tendency to randomly break traction especially on hardpack but work nice in tacky conditions. Rear suspension can be a bit springy unless adjusted perfectly for trail conditions.
Great bike for the trails where I ride. I have recently upgraded the tires to conti X King 2.4 ProTec tires which barely fit into the frame and fork. This gives the bike a much different feel and will help on the downhills even more. A solid choice for all day cross country rides thru tricky ascents and descents but for riders looking to take on bigger downhills and drops the GT Force at the expense of being heavier and more expensive is another solid ride.
Similar Products Used: Specialized Hardrock Pro Disk
Bike Setup: Fox F-100 RL, Chris King Headset, Bontrager Race Lite bars, XT shifters, XTR brake levers, Thompson stem and seat post, San Marco saddle, Bontrager Race lite Tubless wheels, XT rear and XTR front derailleur, Sram X0 Cassette, Sram 990 chain, Race Face Dues XC double crank with Enduro bottom bracket, Avid BB-7 Mechanical Disk Brakes, Teflon Cables, WTB tires, Crank Brothers Candy Ti Paddles.
a Weekend Warrior
from belfast, northern ireland
Date Reviewed: December 4, 2008
Strengths: Great finish and paint work on frame, superb handling,good spec kit,front and rear suspension lock outs very useful, lightweight,
Weaknesses: not many really,lack of quick realise bolt for saddle !!
I rode my schwinn for 6 years around the muddy fields and mtns surrounding belfast, and felt it was time to change, the big problem is actually seeing any bike you want to buy, so reviews I believe are invaluable, this fuji is a great machine for the money. Kit , finishing and handling are exellent, I would recommend it to anyone.
Similar Products Used: schwinn 4 banger, 6 years, also specialised ht mtb
Bike Setup: medium size frame,17", altough i'm 5ft.11" like to ride smaller frames for handling, ritchey components, mavic crossfade rims, i put on a longer seat pin and 110mm stem
a Weekend Warrior
from Tulsa, OK, USA
Date Reviewed: December 2, 2008
Strengths: Relatively light (about 27lbs), very plush ride; pretty good component selection (drivetrain, anyway).
Weaknesses: Fuji could have easily spec'd another pound off this bike with component selection.
This bike accelerates and climbs well, easy to keep the wheels on the ground when climbing or decending - a real confidence builder. And the red, white and black frame looks smokin' hot. Plus I got lucky with an end-of-year-move-this-bike price (thanks Jon!). 4 chilis based on the price, 5 based on the ride quality.
Similar Products Used: Giant NRS Air, Specialized FSR Pro Disc
Bike Setup: Upgraded with Ritchey WCS Riser bar, Sram PG990 cassette, Koobi AU Enduro saddle, Crank Bros Mallet M pedals
a Cross Country Rider
from Boynton Beach, Florida, US
Date Reviewed: August 19, 2008
Strengths: A-6 Quaternary phase alloy, custom butted w/ Four Bar linkage system 100m travel, Solid as a rock. 26 lbs Bike !!
Great handling. Great components. On the trail feels quick and easy to handle. Properly balanced.
Weaknesses: When needed (Not a big deal) planing to replace tires with Continental Mountain king 2.4 or Kenda or Micheling 2.35
2008 model MSRP $2430.00, Got it for $1550.00 Outstanding value for this diamond !! Will not need any upgrades.
Bike Setup: XT Rear, LX front, TruVativ Firex Team GXP, Dual Control Shifter/Hydraulic Brake lever, Fork > Rock Shox Recon 351 Air w/ PopLoc Remote, 100mm Travel, Rear shock > Rock Shox Ario 2.2 Hydraulic damping w/LO, Continental Explorer Tires 26x2.1, miscellaneous Ritchey pro and WTB.
a Weekend Warrior
from Virginia, USA
Date Reviewed: October 5, 2007
Strengths: The photo is the '06, I have the '07. One major change, they moved the shock inside the main frame. The bike is solid as a rock but nimble and quick to react. The cockpit is well balanced, even when I'm in trouble I find a way to recover with this bike. Excellent components and it looks great too.
Weaknesses: None that I can find
I love this bike, sometimes I just sit out in my garage and stare at it, that is when I'm not flying down a trail or powering up a hill somewhere.
I was toying with the idea of a different shock on my Outland, until I emailed Fuji regarding the size of the rear shock. Here is the reply I received:
[B]The eye to eye is 165mm on that frame and the stroke of the shock you are using should be about 50mm[/B].
That would make the rear shock a ... Read More »
Well, I took the bike out for the first time today, and so far, I'm liking it a lot. A LOT!! :thumbsup:
Set the sag on the fork and shock, and a minor adjustment to tire pressure on the trail, and she performed wonderfully. Having not been on a trail in about three years, I didn't have a lot of con ... Read More »
Been eying this bike up at Performance, as they are on clearance. A couple weeks back I test rode a 15" (XS), and while it fit, the cockpit felt a bit cramped. I figured, "sleep on it" and considered that maybe a longer stem might be enough to solve the problem.
I went back today, and they had l ... Read More »
Hey all, below are some pics of my newly completed Fuji Outland. I located and purchased the frameset new online and assembled the components from research both here and locally. Very pleased with the result!
A local LBS, Tree Fort Bikes in Ypsilanti, MI did the build for me (Thanks to Ben specif ... Read More »
Total newbie here.
I just bought a 2005 Fuji Outland Pro yesterday for the absurd amount of $260, including Ironman ILS helmet, cateye computer, air pump, and lock. I couldn't believe my luck, the seller is an army doctor leaving the D.C. area and being transferred to Hawaii. The bike is in mint c ... Read More »