Fuji SLM 29 2.1 Disc 29er Mountain Bike - 2015
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Lightweight high-performance and durability are a balancing act. Move too much in either direction and you'll compromise the ride quality. However, when Fuji selected their proprietary C10 high modulus carbon for the SLM, they killed those two birds with one stone. The frame is manufactured with a bladder-style mold, which allows Fuji to use their premium and lightweight carbon material to maximize the SLM's strength to weight ratio. Fuji chose wishbone shaped chainstays for a more forgiving, yet responsive rear triangle ride quality. The SLM's tapered head tube adds stiffness, especially under rider torque, while improving the front-end handling of the bike by making it more predictable with every turn of the bars. By using a press-fit 30 bottom bracket, Fuji elected to move the bearings inside the frame, which lowers the weight of the bike by removing the need for traditional external bearing BB cups, and enlarges the area of the bottom bracket itself in order to attach a larger, box-shaped downtube for max stiffness. The cumulative result of Fuji's design choices is an incredibly well-balanced and race-ready frame.
The Fuji SLM 2.1 D is built with a mix of Shimano Deore/SLX/XT components. The 38/24 XT 2x10 crankset is race optimized and features a lighter weight thanks to the Hollowtech II design. The SLX I-Spec shifters are of course matched to a set of Deore hydraulic disc brakes with 180/160mm rotors. The Shadow construction of the XT rear derailleur avoids trail snagging and keeps shifting performance consistent.
The static handlebar, stem and seatpost components are brought to you by Oval Concepts. Oval has specialized in high-end parts and wheels for many years. While all three components are lightweight aluminum, Fuji paid close attention to the details required to execute a great cross country race machine. The Oval 313 stem has a 7 degree rise, while the 200 handlebar has a 15mm rise and features a 9 degree sweep. The end result is better handling and more control over obstacles.
The SLM 2.1 features a great pair of wheels. Oval Concepts 400 CL wheels are are outfitted with Schwalbe Rocket Ron 29x2.25 tires. They provide supreme traction by spacing the knobs out, which creates enough void space for soft soil and increases the tire's mud-shedding capabilities.
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- C10 super-light high-modulus carbon frame with internal shift cable routing, shaped oversized ride-tuned down tube, tapered 1 1/8" - 1.5" head tube and PF30 bottom bracket
- Manitou Marvel Expert fork with remote lockout, tapered alloy steerer, 15mm thru axle, 100mm travel
- Custom Shimano Deore, SLX, and Deore XT drivetrain is competively light and efficient
- Oval Concepts 400 CL disc wheelset proves fast and light under pressure
- Schwalbe Rocket Ron tires offer great balance and water-shedding traction