Fuji Rakan 1.5 29er Full Suspension Mountain Bike - 2016
Save $849.03 (31%) $1,899.97 MSRP $2,749.00
At the heart of the Rakan is the revolutionary MLink suspension platform, a four bar linkage system that uses a mid-length linkage in the rear triangle. This combines the suspension tuning previously possible only on short link systems with the geometry advantages of long link systems, enticing even the most insatiable rippers to drop in. MLink's longer links rotate slower than short link systems, creating less stress on pivot bearings--and unlike a long link system, MLink connects the seatstays and chainstays for better triangulation and a stiffer rear swing arm while still taking advantage of shorter rear chainstay geometry. All of that super slick tech jargon adds up to give you the bike that changes the face of versatility on the mountain and blazes you toward trail nirvana. The Rakan will have you climbing with precision and attacking your descents whether you're breaking away from the pack or carving up singletrack.
Fuji uses their A6-SL Alloy Frame with the Rakan. This top of the line lightweight aluminum is butted at multiple points, increasing wall thickness in high stress areas, and shaving material in lower stress areas. This process increases strength and minimizes weight. A tapered head tube, Boost 148 x 12 rear hub spacing (a wider rear hub spacing allows you to run wider tires and chainrings without having to lengthen chainstays and without affecting q-factor), an oversized hydroformed downtube and press fit 30 bottom bracket meld together to form a stiff, durable and lightweight frame that boosts confidence when hitting corners hard and stabilizes your ride on high-speed technical descents.
With 29" wheels and 120mm of Fox suspension in the front and a Fox Float 3-position rear, the Rakan tackles your steepest climbs and eats up rocks and roots with ease on your descents. MLink suspension makes climbing efficient and aggressive, leaving you with reserves of energy to burn on the downhill. Boost 148 rear and Boost 110 front hub spacing paired with a 69 degree head tube angle and 449mm chainstays get you a nimble ride in tight trails and better traction on hairpin corners. Optimized for side swing front derailleurs, the internal cable routing promotes clean frame aesthetics and tidy cable management for extra credit.
The Rakan with MLink redefines modern suspension with ultra-efficient climbing capabilities and confidence inspiring descending prowess that allow you to master the connection between you and the trail.
Finally, the Rakan 1.5 is outfitted with a Shimano Deore and XT 10-speed drivetrain, Oval Concepts 600 CL disc wheels and supple Schwalbe Rocket Ron Performance tires.