Fuji Panic Comp XC Hardtail

User Reviews (5)

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ebineezer   Weekend Warrior [May 19, 2008]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

Similar Products Used: motobecane 700ds, iron horse warrior pro, fuji panic air, fuji panic pro, windsor ghost 700
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Spencer Johnson   Weekend Warrior [Jul 04, 2005]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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

Similar Products Used: giant upland
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
James Campion   Downhiller [Nov 26, 2004]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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

Similar Products Used: Gt aggressor, my friends saxon(no name)
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Matt   Weekend Warrior [Aug 28, 2006]
Strength:

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.

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used: KHS Alite.
OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
Patrick   Weekend Warrior [Oct 04, 2004]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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.

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.

Similar Products Used: first REAL bike, other than that, my line of childhood bikes with no suspension and poor components
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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