The Fuji bicycle company produces a full line of bicycles of every type (road, mountain, hybrid, cruisers, kids, etc.). While the Fuji bike company traces its roots back to a Japanese bicycle company started in 1899, the company is now headquartered in the United States.
I recently picked up one of the newest additions to the Fuji lineup, the Fuji Nevada 29er 1.0 mountain bike, which is one of a handful of multi-gear 29er mountain bikes on the market for under $700. While it’s too early for a full review yet, I wanted to share a first look at this economical 29er with my preliminary Fuji Nevada 29er 1.0 review below.
Fuji Nevada 29er 1.0 Mountain Bike Specifications
The Nevada 29er’s frame is made of aluminum, which helps the bike feel relatively light for the size it is, and comes with two sets of water bottle mounts. The Nevada’s fork is a SR Suntour XCR suspension fork with 100 mm of travel (for the beginners, that’s about 4 inches of cushion), and the fork has a mechanical lockout switch that allows you to flip a switch and keep the fork rigid, which keeps you from losing energy when riding on roads and paths, and while climbing hills. The white frame and fork give the bike a nice clean look.
The main advantage for 29ers is their ability to roll over roots and other bumps a bit better than mountain bikes with 26 inch tires. The Nevada 29er has 29”x1.95” Kenda tires riding on Fuji’s own brand rims and hubs.
The Nevada 29er has a mix of Shimano components, with 24 speeds in all — 3 rings on the crank (what the pedals turn) and 8 gears on the “cassette” on the rear wheel. The shifters are Shimano Alivio trigger shifters.
Braking is performed by Tektro Novela mechanical disc brakes, using Shimano brake levers. The Fuji brand riser handlebars look nice in matching white. The saddle and seat post are also Fuji’s own.
I’ve been out on the Nevada 29er a few times, and have been enjoying the bike so far. I’ll post a detailed riding review after I’ve had a little more time to get familiar with the bike. Until then, you can view more information about the Fuji Nevada 29er 1.0 on the Fuji Bikes website. UPDATE: We’ve now posted our Fuji Nevada 29er 1.0 riding review.
Other Posts of Interest:
- SE Stout Single Speed 29er Review
- Buying a Beginner Mountain Bike
- Fuji Absolute 3.0 Review
- Fuji Newest 3.0 Review