Fuji SLM 29 LTD SL & Altamira CX Disc

29er Sea Otter Classic

Mtbr recently did a Featured Review of the new Fuji SLM 29 1.0. Featured at the Fuji booth at the Sea Otter Classic was their flagship carbon 29er hardtail – the SLM 29 LTD SL. The SLM was built with stiffness in mind, particularly in the BB area and the top tube/head tube junction. The width of the top tube where it mates with the head tube is enormous to counter any flexiness that is inherent in other 29″ bikes. The frame and rear triangle are made from D6 high modulus carbon and the chainstays (439mm in length) are asymmetrical and are Fuji ride tuned.

This 29er comes in 4 sizes (S – 15″, S/M – 17.5″, M – 19″, M/L – 21″) and is available at Fuji dealers now. Being the top of the line 29er hardtail from Fuji, the SLM 29 LTD SL has an MSRP of $6949. The SLM 29 also comes in three other versions: the 1.0, 2.0 and the 3.0 which has an MSRP of $2999.

Fuji SLM 29 LTD SL specs:


COLOR: Satin Carbon/White/Green
MAIN FRAME: D6 high modulus carbon, integrated T-T construction w/ internal shift cable routing, shaped oversized ride tuned down tube, integrated cupped head tube, water bottle mount
REAR TRIANGLE: D6 high modulus carbon stays w/ shaped ride tuned chainstay, carbon dropout w/ replaceable hanger and post disc brake mount
FORK: Fox 32 Float 29 Factory Fit RLC, 100mm travel w/ remote lockout
CRANKSET: Shimano XTR w/ Hollow Tech II, 28/40T
BOTTOM BRACKET: Shimano Press-Fit BB86
FRONT DERAILLEUR: Shimano XTR, 34.9mm
REAR DERAILLEUR: Shimano XTR SGS Shadow top normal, 10-speed
SHIFTERS: Shimano XTR Rapid Fire, 20-speed
CASSETTE: Shimano XT, 11-36T 10-speed
CHAIN: Shimano HG 94, 10-speed
WHEELSET: WTB Stryker TCS Cross Country Race 29
TIRES : WTB Bronson, 29×2.2″ aramid bead folding
BRAKE SET: Shimano XTR hydraulic disc, 180/160mm centerlock rotor
HEADSET: Oval 1 1/8-1 1/2″ semi-integrated, 30mm spacers
HANDLEBAR: Oval M850 carbon flat bar, +/- 5mm rise, 9° sweep, 31.8mm, 710mm wide
STEM: Oval M800 carbon matrix reverse bolt technology, 31.8mm
GRIP: Fuji dual density kraton
SADDLE: Oval M800 w/ carbon rails
SEAT POST: Oval M800, 31.6x350mm
WEIGHT: 10.74 / 23.67

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Also on display was the brand new, early release 2013 model Altamira CX Disc carbon cyclocross bike. The one pictured here is a prototype version. The fork is Fuji made and as on all Fuji bikes, the fork is tailor-made to match the ride quality of the frame.

The Altamira CX disc features a tapered head tube, BB86, Fuji Carbon construction, Fuji fork with disc brake caliper mounts front and rear. The weight is undetermined at this time and should be available by August/September (just in time for cross season!)

For more info: www.fujibikes.com

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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato has been the Site Manager of Mtbr.com for over 12 years and enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.


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