Fuji Odessa 2003 Hardtail

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $299.00

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Kenneth a Weekend Warrior from Williamsburg, Virginia

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2006

Strengths:    Sharp looking, smooth ride, quality brakes, fork, frame, gears

Weaknesses:    Stock treads are more of a hybrid type, work great for roading around town and off-road for a bit, if you're going to need more traction for intense trails I'd replace the tires. Chain fell of going up hill but it's because I worked the rapid fire shift a bit too fast.

Bottom Line:   
As I mentioned, this bike is top of the line if you are looking for a bike to get you around town, it is light and fast. You can go out on a trail with it but it's not the best bike for an all-day trail ride. Great value.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $259.00

Purchased At:   Bikesmith of Williamsburg

Similar Products Used:   Nishiki MTB, department store products

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jordan a Cross Country Rider from Glens Falls, NY, USA

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2003

Strengths:    The bike is a sweet deal if you ride on and off road. It is really light and has decent shimano altus and ritchey components. The paint job is hot. The seat is comfortable. I also like the geometry. Its a good bike if you don't want to spend a lot but want to ride a looker that has quality components. I get complements all the time.

Weaknesses:    Im the kinda guy that likes to do trails. This bike lacks a shock that can handle any off roading. The shock is actually pretty much useless because it has like no travel and is too stiff to soak up any bumps on the road. Also, the Kenda tires are too flat and have no tread for offroading. You get no traction when climbing. My shimano rapid-fire shifters stick sometimes (prolly cause i shift too much) and the promax brakes get weak after some time.

Bottom Line:   
The bike is cool if you don't have a lot of money to spend and you want a good-looking quality bike. It can't handle anything heavy duty, especially offroad. Bottom line, if you want a quality rig to cruise the neighborhood and occasionally ride bike paths and trails, the Fuji Odessa is for you. If you wanna do XC, i'd add some Hayes or Avid hydros, Maxxis ignitors, and a shock that has some decent travel like a XC marzocci bomber or rock shox. I don't really know how many flamin chilis to give it cause it depends on your style so i give it 5. Im out to buy a better bike PEACE.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Cycle Therapy

Similar Products Used:   mongoose and crappy no-name bikes bud

Bike Setup:   stock

Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

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giant iguana or fuji odessa 1.0

I am deciding between these two bikes, the giant is on the shorter end of my size frame, the fuji is right on. I havent ridden either of these yet, im about to. Just spec wise which is a better bike? the giant is a 2004 or 2003 and the fuji is a 2008.Read More »

Fuji Odessa!

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Anyone from the Midland/Odessa area?

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Fuji Odessa vs Haro Flightline 1 vs Trek 820.

I'm looking to buy my first non walmart bike in the next few weeks. My budget is a little on the low side (around $300), but there are several good bike shops in my area. I've got a Trek dealer, Fuji dealer, and a Haro dealer all close to where I work. In reading about these three bikes, they all ... Read More »

Midland/Odessa Trails???

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