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  1. #1
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    New question here. 2014 Fuji SLM 29 2.5 good bang for the buck or low quality bike?

    I just came across a Brand New 2014 Fuji SLM 29 2.5 being sold for $1200, is this just a good low price or is the bike going to break within the first couple of months. I would be using the bike for XC riding mainly. Current bike is a 2016 Specialized Rockhopper Expert 29, is it a good component upgrade?

    Specs for the Fuji:
    FRAME C10 super-light high-modulus carbon w/ internal shift cable routing, shaped oversized ride-tuned down tube, PF30 bottom bracket, tapered 1 1/8" - 1.5" head tube
    REAR TRIANGLE C10 super-light high-modulus carbon seatstays w/ shaped ride-tuned chainstay, carbon 142x12mm dropout and replaceable hanger
    FORK Manitou Marvel 29 LTD w/ tapered alloy steerer, 15mm Thru, 100mm travel, MILO remote
    CRANKSET OVAL 420 w/ integrated spindle, 36/22T
    BOTTOM BRACKET Praxis Works sealed cartridge
    FRONT DERAILLEUR Shimano M616D, direct-mount
    REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Deore XT, M781 SGS Shadow top normal, 10-speed
    SHIFTERS Shimano Deore, M610 Rapid Fire, 20/30-speed
    CASSETTE Driven, 11-36T, 10-speed
    CHAIN KMC X10, 10-speed
    WHEELSET Formula DC-51 front / DHT-142 rear, 32H disc hubs, Vera DPD22 rims
    TIRES Hutchinson Cobra, 29" x 2.2", 33tpi
    BRAKE SET Promax Decipher, hydraulic disc, 180mm/160mm rotor
    BRAKE LEVERS Promax Decipher hydraulic disc
    HEADSET FSA 1 1/8" semi-integrated, caged bearings
    HANDLEBAR Oval M100, alloy bar, 9 sweep, 31.8mm diameter, 710mm wide
    STEM Oval M313, 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm clamp diameter, 6 rise
    TAPE/GRIP Oval 400 dual-density
    SADDLE Oval M200 w/ steel rails
    SEAT POST Oval M300, alloy double-bolt micro-adjust, 31.6mm x 350mm
    WEIGHT 27.10 lbs / 12.30 kg, per Fuji web site.
    2014 Fuji SLM 29 2.5 good bang for the buck or low quality bike?-p5pb12977173.jpg

  2. #2
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    Fuji is legit, thats a good price. Inspect it for any frame damage (from crashes). That's a good price, if it's the right size for u then snatch it up...

    I wish i could score a carbon rig for that kinda money!

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  3. #3
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    Fuji makes excellent frames and Manitou makes excellent forks, so it's a great deal.

    The only three components I would change immediately would be an M786 Shadow+ rear derailleur, Ergon grips and Ergon SMC4 saddle.

    The brakes are kind of cheap, so if you have trouble with them, get some Shimano XT.

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