I just got the 2013 Fuji Nevada 1.7 hard tail last Thursday. I live in Virginia and hit the Harwoods Mill Novice,Expert,and Advanced trails with it last Sunday and it performed great.Its only been a week but I love this bike, it is so smooth. I got a great deal about $90 less than MSRP. I got some negative comments from a hardcore mountain biker but I bought it anyway. Im happy with it. Fuji has been around since 1898 they must be doing something right. This bike has Quality parts at an affordable price and it looks great the graphics are super cool.