Fuji Tahoe 29er 2.0 29er Hardtail

  • Fork: ROCKSHOX Recon Silver TK 29" Solo Air Taper
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano Cartridge Bearings
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore Rapid Fire, 27-speed
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX, 11-34T 9sp
  • Chain: Shimano HG-73

User Reviews (2)

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kirkw   Cross Country Rider [Aug 16, 2014]
Strength:

Frame, component mix, handling, climbing

Weakness:

Weight , tho fixable

Been riding since the late 70's, with a preference toward XC type bikes, steel, aluminum, carbon they all have pluses and minuses. My most recent rides were a Specialized FSRXC, which try as I might I could just never get to a point where I was comfortable between the balance of front and back shocks. I am a Clydesdale (5'11 235), so that figures into the issue likely. Then moved to a Giant XTC built up with primarily an XT group. Very happy with that bike and thought the 29er thing was perhaps just a niche application flavor of the day. Bought a M/L 2012 Fuji Tahoe 2.0 (olive green and white color). Swapped to Thompson seat post, lighter slightly longer stem and carbon flat bars. Spent a week in Tahoe with the Tahoe on just about every kind of terrain including a pump track/bike park. Simply put, if this is a representation of most the 29ers are not a niche fad. The Tahoe was nimble for its size, climbed very well, rolled over roots and rocky terrain predictably and comfortably and felt flowy and fast. Its was a beautiful blend of short travel dual suspension and 26 inch hardtail handling. Trying to be critical, any shortcomings were not more than minor nits. I am on the fence about the Rockshox Recon TK silver. Yes it was not as plush as other higher end forks, but I can really say it impaired performance in any way and the remote lockout is very nice feature on a bike at this pricepoint. It is heavy, but hey so am I. I really struggled with the decision to go 29 for quite a while, however i am both impressed and pleased. I can't see going back to 26 at this point.

Similar Products Used: Trek, Giant, Diamondback, Specialized
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Deuce9   Racer [Aug 06, 2011]
Strength:

Tapered Head Tube, Nice Stand-Over Height (Esp. for a 29er), Hydro-formed Aluminum Frame W/Lrg Downtube, Rock Shox Recon Silver W/Lock Out & Tapered Steerer, Easily fits a large 2.35 rear tire

Weakness:

Weight, Cockpit, Basic Seat w/heavy post, Tektro Brakes, may not be as flashy as other brands in this range

The Tektro brakes are actually descent, but I'm spoiled with high end brakes such as XX, Formula 1, and Hope with all my other bikes. The wheelset that comes with the bike are adequate for this price point, as are the rest of the components respectively. This bike is a little on the heavy side, but with a upgrading a few things here and there, this bike responds quite well. This bike is a steal of a deal compared to the other bikes listed in terms of overall performance and value, and it's the only one with a tapered h/t which really helps the 29" wheels turn with more authority through the corners. I have no doubt that if all the bikes I've listed were stripped of their labels, the Fuji would be the overall choice for most riders. The 2011+ Tahoe 29 line would be a great budget frame build up if you were able to find one though Craigslist or Ebay. This bike will not disappoint.

Similar Products Used: Salsa Mamasita & El Mariachi, Niner's E.M.D. & Air 9, Specialized Stumpjumper, & Orbea Lanza (All these models were the Aluminum 29er Hardtail versions)
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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