Fuji Tahoe 29 1.5 Mountain Bike - 2017. The Fuji Tahoe 29 1.5 may be the entry-level model in Fuji's iconic Tahoe line, but don't let that fool you; this bike is ready for everything you can throw at it. With a 29er's massive footprint, a wide-range Deore drivetrain, and a nimble aluminum frame, the Tahoe is ready to roll around the cross country course or up and down technical singletrack. Everyone should be lucky enough to enter the sport on a machine of this quality. The Tahoe 29 1.5 is built around the same Fuji A2-SL custom butted aluminum frame as the top-end Tahoe 1.1. The PowerCurve downtube, 1 1/8 to 1 1/2 tapered headtube, and the BB91 bottom bracket work together to form a light, stiff frame that transfers your pedaling power straight to the wheels. The A2-SL frame excels on the climbs, aided by the remote lockout on the RockShox Recon Silver RL R 29 fork. Once you've crested the hill, the Recon Gold is ready to bring you back down, offering 100mm of travel to get you over the rough stuff. Shimano's M395 hydraulic brakeset helps scrub speed, offering unparalleled modulation and reliability. The 1.5's Deore drivetrain makes it uniquely qualified for long days and steep climbs. With a 36/22T Deore crankset paired to a Deore 11-36 cassette, the Fuji Tahoe 29 1.5 is ready to take you just about anywhere. While 1x drivetrains may decrease maintenance, Shimano's 2x offers riders a fantastic range of gears without sacrificing reliability or shifting quality. With more than two decades of history, Shimano's Deore groupset is the industry standard for reliability and value. The finishing package on the Tahoe comes from Fuji's house brand, Oval Concepts. Light and durable, the Oval stem, seatpost, and saddle deliver maximum performance for the price point. The Tahoe rolls along on tubeless-ready Vera Terra DPD22 wheels, which offer a balance of speed and durability. The Schwalbe Rapid Rob tires (in their 2.25 iteration) put a premium on low rolling resistance, keeping you moving in all conditions. The Tahoe 29 1.5 is a great choice for the beginning cross-country racer, the intrepid trail rider, or the gravel grinder who likes the more upright position of the mountain bike.
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