Pros: Nice components, fork works well with bike. brakes are smooth and hastle free. Xpedos are good.
Cons: Rear wheel is diff. to remove without bending brake rotor. Low bottom braket-I hit all kinds of things. Poor design with regard to water bottle dropouts-cant fit two cages though there are two sets of dropouts. Laser disc wheels are hard to remove tires from. Flatted and could barely break the bead, after proceeding to bend the rear rotor while wrestling with the rear wheel(done it many times on other bikes, should be easier than this!??) THought this bike would climb a bit better.
Recommendation: I'm happy with pretty much everything but the crap frame-keep working Fuji.
Pros: Lot of quality components for the price (sub msrp) Welds are clean. 29r is a significant improvement over 26 (especially for me at 6'2"). Glad to have this bike. Previously rode a cannondale hard tail.
Cons: Have been riding for a couple months. Had a water cage boss issue that was quickly resolved with my LBS.
Recommendation: Good entry into the 29r category. Fuji bikes are quality without breaking the bank
Pros: Beautiful bike. S-bend downtube is a thing of beauty. Looks fast standing still. Geometry encourages you to attack hills and pedal faster on straights. Deore shifters are smooth and accurate, after the initial settling down period. Deore disc brakes are reliable and rock solid. Alex DP rims and Conti Race King tyres are great for my daily commute and useful to take on the singletracks on the weekend.
Cons: Initial setup was uncomfortable with the brakes and shifters set too close. No room to move my hands. After adjusting the position of the brakes/shifters and adding some stubby bar ends, it was much better.
Recommendation: Highly recommended if you're looking for something other than the usual Giant/GT/Specialized. Fuji is relatively unknown in Oz but highly respected elsewhere.
Pros: Sturdily built with solid components. Makes for an above-average entry level bike. Very nice for the price paid ($1100).
Cons: I dislike very little about this bike. I wish it came with stronger brakes, though the standard Avid Juicy 5's work well so far. For a little more than $1000 you can get a well-equipped bike whereas with a different brand you may get lesser components (juicy 3's).
Recommendation: recommended to everyone, of all skill levels.