Fuji Auric LT enduro bike released

Do-it-all bike enduro racer with modern suspension and geometry

27.5 All Mountain Trail Sea Otter Classic
Fuji Auric LT

This new Fuji Auric LT all-mountain rig aims to replace your old DH bike.

Fuji Bikes introduced the new 27.5 Auric LT and redesigned 27.5 Auric at Sea Otter. While the category of “park or free-ride bike” seems to have all but disappeared or blurred with today’s slack, long-travel enduro bikes, Fuji set about creating an all-mountain bike that further blurs the lines.

It aims to replace your old DH bike with a do-it-all bike with modern suspension and geometry that allows you to tackle demanding bike park lines, but still be pedal-friendly on your home trails.

Starting with hydroformed A6-SL aluminum, Fuji designers went into full gnar mode and gave the bike a 63-degree headtube angle (with 45mm offset fork), long top tube, 170mm/160mm of travel front and rear, and smooth moving suspension pivot bearings. Keeping up with the times, Fuji added boost spacing, internal cable routing, metric rear shock with Trunnion mount, and a threaded bottom bracket.

Spec choices will likely include options for a RockShox Lyric fork and SRAM Eagle 1×12 drivetrain, or Fox Rhythm 36 and Shimano SLX 1X11. There’s even room for a full-size water bottle on all frame sizes.

Fuji Auric

The redesigned Auric has been updated with more aggressive trail-bike geometry and has been kicking butt at enduro races.

Meanwhile, the Auric is a carryover model that has been redesigned to reflect updates in the trail bike category and apply changes based on feedback from pro riders. The Auric is still offered in Fuji’s A6-SL hydroformed aluminum, but now has a slacked out 66-degree headtube angle, 140mm travel fork, and 130mm travel MLink rear suspension. Both the Auric and Auric LT have stealth dropper post compatibility up to 175mm lengths on L and XL sizes.

All these changes must be working> Pro enduro team rider, Amy Morrison took second at the TDS Enduro last weekend and first at the Sea Otter Classic enduro last weekend.

Amy Morrison 1st Place

First place at the 2018 Sea Otter Classic enduro – Amy and the Auric are on a roll! Photo by Lauren Gregg

Pricing and official model options have not been released at this time. Please stay tuned.

Amy Morrison Auric

Amy Morrison took second aboard the new Fuji Auric at the 2018 TDS Enduro.

For more information, visit www.fujibikes.com. This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2018 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.

About the author: Justin Wages

As a stage 4 colon cancer survivor, Justin Wages got into the cycling world in an effort to increase his endurance after losing his left lung. As a California native and growing up with a skateboard and snowboard beneath his feet it wasn’t long before the thrill of mountain biking gripped him. Justin’s day job as a Land & Recreation Manager helps him understand the balance between conservation and trail use. He also works with his fiancé, Jeni, to bring more women into the mountain bike world with certified skills clinics and education. “My goal is to get more people on trails for health and enjoyment,” he says. “I want to help them overcome their mental or physical limitations and be the best person they can be, while expanding their appreciation for our natural world.”

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