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    Fuji Reveal?

    Anyone else find the Fuji Reveal 2.0 to be a pretty sexy beast?

    http://www.mountainbiketales.com/reviews/reveal.htm

    It 'aint cheap but it seems pretty slick.
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    it seems really good....I can't wait to see one. the thing to remember about fuji is their markup. They are carried (exclusively now?) by performance, and you can expect to pay several hundred less than the MSRP. I really like both reveals, the only letdown is the rear shock/fork selection on the 2.0.

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    .Yeah saw that review myself- wouldn't hesitate to get that one (or the 1.0) in a heartbeat if I had the scratch.

    Also I didn't realize they were distributed through Performance. Honestly, I don't even know of a Fuji dealer around me. That was perhaps the biggest obstacle for me personally.
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    yep, you just never see them online because Fuji, like many other manufacturers, prohibits dealers from selling their product mail-order. I've sold countless Fuji road bikes (last summer), and they make some really nice stuff. Never considered their mountain bikes to be much at all, but the Reveal line looks solid, especially with the obviously stumpjumper-inspired frame.

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    I'll be purchasing the Reveal 2.0 very soon(maybe tomorrow). I'll post pics and let you know what I think asap. My road ride is an 07 Team Issue, which I could not be happier with. My LBS is a Fuji dealer, seeing these bikes in person has heavily influenced my purchases. If you get a chance check them out, they are amazing!

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    Definitely looking forward to your thoughts once you get a few crank rotations in on her.
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    Here she is boys and girls! I haven't had the chance to get out and ride it yet. Today and tomorrow should bring my first test rides.




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    That looks amazing! How much is it?

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    Never ask a ladies weight (or cost). Both will get you in trouble.

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    Absolutely beautiful! I love that bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamstaton
    Here she is boys and girls! I haven't had the chance to get out and ride it yet. Today and tomorrow should bring my first test rides.



    Nice bike!

    I really like the new headtube look they used, similar to Trek. Curvy like a sexy woman!

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    I just bought one myself. I took it down to Fruita last weekend to break it in. What a sweet ride. The fork and rear shock might not be the priciest on the market, but they work great. Who needs a pro-pedal feature when there's no pedal bob? The new XT brakes are unbelievable and may even get better as they wear in. I like that Fuji didn't skimp on components - XT all around, so you know it's going to perform. Great geometry for X-C riding - not too upright or laid back like a lot of "all-mountain" bikes out there today. So it climbs like a hardtail and is also very light for a 5" travel bike. Even the tires are great (although based on reviews I've read I don't expect them to last that long). What a ride!

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    msrp on the 2.0 is $3130, but fuji's msrps are always inflated. besides, their major dealer is Performance and they always knock a few hundred off. Catch them in a good sale and I bet you could manage to get one for around $2600-$2700 is my guess. the 1.0 is $4240.

    btw, what size and how tall are you? thanks
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    crazylax42: Mine pictured is a 19". I'm 6'3" and it fits.

    freshtracks: I'm in agreement with everything you said. The build and component selection is wonderful. I had my first good ride this afternoon and was completely impressed. Once I get the shift points dialed in I'll be set.
    All the reviews stand true, it's a great all around machine.

    sidenote: I switched out those mallets (used to ride out of the shop) for Time ATAC's.

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    It needs square tubing. Also, make sure you have a light if you're going to ride at night.

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    Crazylax42: I am just over 6' tall and I bought a medium (19"). The fit guide on the Fuji website puts me on a large, but the bike's geometry suggested they were wrong. The Medium is a great fit for me. Like I said before, it has a longer top tube than a lot of 5" travel bikes out there - I looked at Titus motolites, for example - the 19" Titus has a 590 mm virtual top tube, the Fuji's is 610mm. I have slightly shorter arms and legs for my height, and I like my MTB a little on the smaller side anyway, so it was an easy choice to go with M over L.

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    cool. thanks for the info.

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    Fuji Report One Year Later

    I'm trying to revive this thread to see if Teamstaton and others could give me some feedback, pros and cons on the Reveal 2.0.

    Also am wondering if there is that much of a change, besides the frame's downtube, is there from the 2008 to the 2009 model.

    Thanks!
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    I know I posted it above, but if you missed it, the following review really sums it up (I was there for part of that test- great bike):

    http://www.mountainbiketales.com/reviews/reveal.htm

    As far as I know, there were no changes between 08 and 09 other than color options.
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    Thanks, Slim. I did read all that, and was just trying to see if people who had had the bike for last season could give me some more insights.
    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.
    Lyndon
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    Hey Lyndon,

    I must have about 10 good rides on my reveal now. It's a sweet bike. I don't know how to edit my review but I did fix that squeak I mentioned. It was in the rears suspension pivot point near the dropout. The teflon bushings just needed a little cleaning and lube and its all good now. Just yesterday I got out for a good ride. One particular climb usually had me in my small front chainring when I got to the top. I did it on the fuji and was able to stay in the middle chainring. The thing climbs awesome, descends awesome, corners awesome. What else is there to it?

    Anyways, happy hunting. Keep us posted on what you pick up...
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    Hey Lyndon,

    I just picked up a 2009 model (they were out of 08s in medium). The bike is light (for a 5" travel), fast, stable and climbs great. I I took it out for a twenty six mile spin yesterday and everything was smooth like butter.....drops, rocks, roots, etc. Bottomline is I love this bike. If you buy it you won't be disappointed.

    Like Slim Twisted said there is really no difference between the 08 and 09 other than the paint job. Grab an 08 if they have your size and you'll save a few bucks.

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    I just picked up ANOTHER Reveal 2.0 to pillage the XT components for another build. Now I've got a Large Fuji reveal 2.0 frame and Rock Shox Ario 2.2 Shock for sale. Any suggestions on what a fair price for this stuff might be or where best to advertise it? Anyone had luck on mtbr classifieds?

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    I bought a Reveal 1.0 early this year and the bike is amazing. The build is one of the best I've ever seen and it super light. Many of my buddies who ride much more expensive bikes as well as a few guys from my LBS were all surprised by how well the bike rides.

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    I got to test ride the Fuji Thrill and the Reveal back to back. While the Thrill was really nice, it was a bit heftier and beefier than the trails around me demand. I still stick with the claim that the Reveal is the perfect blend of weight and travel. It does everything really well.
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    I just built up a fuji-mt. fuji carbon hardtail with a full xt compnent set off of a reveal. I put the first ride on it today and really seem to like the performance of the softtail reveal. weight difference is about 4 lb. The reveal is right at 29lb. I'll be keeping the hardtail as a 2nd bike but the reveal will most certainly be my all around bomber. Definitely satisfied with the Reveal 2.0. Great bike!

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    Has anyone seen the 2010 Reveal 1.0? Fuji shuffled the build kits around a bit - the new Reveal 2.0 is now full STX and a lot cheaper than the old 2.0. The 1.0 is a huge upgrade over the old 2.0, still full XT swag, and it's actually $300 less than the old 2.0. Improvements for the new 1.0 over the old 2.0 include a Revelation fork, a Monarch rear shock with 3-position lockout, and they dropped those ridiculous XT wheels in favor of some tried and true Mavics. I almost wish I had waited two years - I would have had a much better build kit for considerably less money!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by freshtracks
    Has anyone seen the 2010 Reveal 1.0? Fuji shuffled the build kits around a bit - the new Reveal 2.0 is now full STX and a lot cheaper than the old 2.0. The 1.0 is a huge upgrade over the old 2.0, still full XT swag, and it's actually $300 less than the old 2.0. Improvements for the new 1.0 over the old 2.0 include a Revelation fork, a Monarch rear shock with 3-position lockout, and they dropped those ridiculous XT wheels in favor of some tried and true Mavics. I almost wish I had waited two years - I would have had a much better build kit for considerably less money!!!
    How much do you think they will go for at the shops?

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    Its almost as if they took the old 2.0 and changed its badging to 1.0 and changed a few parts to their mfgrs latest and greatest.

    I bet you can find some killer deals out there, good luck!

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    The MSRP tells me nothing and I can't find any info on how much the 2010 Reveal 1 and 2 will go for. Does anyone know how much they will go for? what exactly is team fuji and does it get you a discount?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dictatorsaurus
    The MSRP tells me nothing and I can't find any info on how much the 2010 Reveal 1 and 2 will go for. Does anyone know how much they will go for? what exactly is team fuji and does it get you a discount?
    Price will be dependant on the dealer, obviously. Team Fuji does get you a discount - a pretty decent one. Sign up for it, but tell them what kind of riding or even specific bikes you are interested in, because the whole line up is not available to you through Team Fuji - just 5 or 6 different models.

    You're probably looking at around $2800 for the Reveal 1.0(without team fuji).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncfisherman
    Price will be dependant on the dealer, obviously. Team Fuji does get you a discount - a pretty decent one. Sign up for it, but tell them what kind of riding or even specific bikes you are interested in, because the whole line up is not available to you through Team Fuji - just 5 or 6 different models.

    You're probably looking at around $2800 for the Reveal 1.0(without team fuji).
    I can't seem to find the link to apply. Can you send it to me please?

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    been riding the reveal 2.0 for 2 years, once or twice a week on average and I took it to Moab and Fruita for a week last year. I love it! The fork died on me but Performance replaced it free of charge. I've banged hard on it and haven't had to true the wheels even once. I've raced a few times on it and it's fast even with the rear not locked. I have absolutely no complaints about this ride!

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    rear pivot, weak link

    So, to this point, the only real weakness I've found with the reveal is the rear pivot point near the drop outs. There is no bearing there, simply a bolt through the aluminum outer forked piece and the inner piece has a nylon bushing. I noticed that the tolerance aren't that tight and unless I put loctite on the bolt/aluminum piont, it will rotate there, not on the nylon pivot at designed. Anyone else noticed this? I wonder if they fixed this on the 2010s.

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    where this piece come from?

    Hi ,

    pictured is a part that fell off my Reveal 1.0, but I dont know where from?

    anyone know?
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    Thats for the rebound adjust on the bottom of your fork.

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    thank you

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    SO the 2009 Reveal 1.0 is a new bike for me, and my first FS (coming from Rocky Mtn Hammer, and and various Spec SJ's before that)

    I've ridden ~8 times on this bike, and my appalling lack of fitness this year aside, I just haven't 'gelled' with this bike yet.

    I am not as confident steering/maneuvering the bike, and also find that the front end pops up and untracks real easy on technical climbs, necessitating standing up on tech climbs to stabalize the front end.

    Now this bike only came in three sizes (as opposed to all my previous bikes coming in ~5-6 sizes) so maybe i need to do some tweaking of part lengths etc.

    I know one thing that is throwing me off is the wide handlebars, I plan on cutting those down soon.

    Open to thoughts/suggestions to get myself more in tune with the bike.

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    If the front end is popping up you need to adjust the rebound, it's set too high. To adjust the rebound, set all the way down, and drive the bike off a curb and keep raising the rebound till the front end begins to hop and then go back one click.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanjin
    .. drive the bike off a curb and keep raising the rebound till the front end begins to hop and then go back one click.
    begins to hop?

    as in the wheel pops up?

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    It sounds like you need more weight over the front end on the climbs - you could start by swapping out the stem for something that is not as long. Also, try dropping the stem(increase saddle to bar drop) by adding spacers on top of it - both of those changes will help to get more weight on the front end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncfisherman
    It sounds like you need more weight over the front end on the climbs - you could start by swapping out the stem for something that is not as long. Also, try dropping the stem(increase saddle to bar drop) by adding spacers on top of it - both of those changes will help to get more weight on the front end.

    shorten the stem length to help get weight over wheel?

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    For starters, try dropping the stem on the steer tube - might also want to try flipping the stem.

    The shorter stem will not get more weight over the front. Slippin....

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    Final word on the Reveal

    I have been riding my '08 Reveal 2.0 for three full seasons now (over 150 days of riding) and I can't be more pleased. I am 190 lbs. and ride hard, and I can say most every part of this bike has held up exceptionally well. I have been especially surprised at how reliable the Rock Shox stuff is. It's nowhere near top of the line (Recon fork and Ario 2.2 shock) but it's simple and very effective. I have had the seals redone on both shocks and I have replaced the pivot bearings and drivetrain, all regular maintenance stuff. It feels like a new bike. The frame makes very little noise, especially compared to my buddy's new Crack'n fail I mean Cannondale.

    The ride quality, handling, and versatility are exceptional both uphill and down. I think my only gripe so far is that the frame leaks water in when I hose it down. Not sure if this is a common thing on FS bikes, but eventually the muddy water pooling in the headset (I hang the bike upside-down in the garage) wore out the lower bearing and I had to replace it prematurely. OK, my other gripe is the Shimano conspiracy parts - centerlock hubs, etc . It all works great, but God help you if you must fork over for repairs, replacement parts, or the special tools required to DIY.

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    Disregard.

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    What was the original cost of the Fuji Thrill 1.0- 2009?

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    Folks, I'm looking at a leftover 2010 Reveal 2.0, but I am curious about the pedal bob with the shock open. I just rode a Giant Trance X3 and a Specialized Stumpy. No bob on the Giant even when open, but the Stumpy was like riding a pogo stick. I hate locking out if I can avoid it.

    I'm coming off an old Giant NRS that I have never had to lock. Opinions please?

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    Any Reveal 3.0 owners out there?? Lets see 'em!

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