Fuji Slm 2.5 29Er Mountain Bike – 2016
Fuji SLM 2.5 29er Mountain Bike – 2016. Are you ready to take cross country riding to the next level? While hardtails are fundamentally the same as they have been for years, the design differences between the models and brands are vast, and everything is in the details. The Fuji SLM, now a staple in the Fuji lineup thanks to its popularity and race results, features a podium-climbing C10 super-light carbon frame, with ridiculously clean lines, stealthy internal cable routing, ride-tuned chainstays, and a carbon 142×12 rear dropout. The Fuji SLM 2.5 delivers extraordinary performance and try as you might to ignore its sophisticated design and beauty, you can’t; and neither will anyone else that tries to keep up. Dirt Rag called the redesigned SLM, Fuji’s premium XC carbon hardtail, a thoroughbred in every sense of the word, from its…race-geometry carbon-fiber frame to the crme de la crme components attached thereto. The oversized tapered head tube meets the top tube and downtube in a massive junction to keep the front end stiff for precise steering control — confidence-inspiring when cornering at high speeds. The uniquely shaped, oversized downtube amplifies torsional stiffness and maximizes power transfer. The SLM features a Shimano Deore 38/24 2×10 crank that offers the optimum combination of light weight and stiffness to make every pedal rotation count. 430mm hyper-short, asymmetrical chainstays — among the shortest in the industry — supply superior efficiency and nimble handling, especially on tight singletrack. Chainstay-mounted rear brake caliper positions the rear brake in the ideal position between the two stays out of the way, minimizing the torsional forces of the rear wheel while braking. Finally, a 142 x 12mm rear thru axle securely joins the hub to the frame, strengthening lateral stiffness in the rear triangle for improved pedaling efficiency. The SLM 2.5 is built up with a myriad number of high-quality parts and components. A Shimano Deore 10-speed drivetrain and Rock Shox Recon Gold fork are perfect for nearly any XC course. A 38/24-tooth Shimano Deore crank is matched to an 11/36 Shimano 10-speed cassette to conquer brutal climbs and harrowing descents alike. Finally, a stout set of Oval Concepts 200 wheels with Schwalbe Rocket Ron Performance tires make short work of tight and twisty singletrack.