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While Fuji might not be the first name you think of when it comes time to pen down options for your next enduro bike, having not offered a full-suspension bike for some time, they've recently jumped back into the mix with their 160mm, MLink-equipped Auric 27.5. Featuring internal cable routing, a dropper post on every model and a wide range of build options, we dropped by Fuji's booth at this year's Sea Otter Classic to see what the Auric is all about.

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Fuji Auric 27.5 Features

  • 160mm of MLink rear suspension
  • 160mm travel fork
  • BOOST 148x12 rear hub spacing
  • Internal cable routing
  • ISCG05 tabs for use of chainguides
  • Frame - Fuji A6-SL custom-butted alloy w/ hydro-formed top tube, tapered 1 1/8" - 1.5" head tube, PF30 bottom bracket, sealed cartridge bearing pivots

  • Rear Triangle - Fuji A6-SL custom-butted alloy with Fuji MLink patented suspension system, shaped ride-tuned chainstay, 148x12mm dropout, replaceable hanger, sealed cartridge bearing pivots

  • Sizes - S (15"), M (17"), L (19"), XL (21")

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What's MLink? Simply put, it's a modified four-bar suspension system in which Fuji has placed the chainstay pivot in a rather unique place; right in the middle of the chainstay. Fuji claims the design provides less flex and binding (and therefore improved bearing and pivot stress) in a smooth and efficient package. How's that achieved? The longer links rotate slower when compared to a short-link four-bar design, which in-turn puts less stress on the pivots. The design also allows for some special suspension tuning that was previously limited to short-link designs with the above advantages of the mid-length linkage.

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Fuji Auric 27.5 Geometry

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The Auric is available in four different build-kits, ranging in price from $3,049 to $4,749 for Fuji's highest end spec. Both the Auric 1.1 and 1.3 utilize a SRAM 1x11 drivetrain, with the Auric 1.1 seeing X01 and the Auric 1.3 using X1 while the Auric 1.5 is equipped with Shimano 2x11 and finally the Auric 1.7 goes with Shimano 2x10. All models use the same premium A6-SL custom-butted alloy frame which features Fuji's patented MLink suspension.

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​Fuji Auric 27.5 1.1 Spec

  • Color(s) - Satin Black w/ Orange and Blue
  • Fork - RockShox Pike RCT3 Dual Position Air w/ tapered alloy steerer, 15mm thru axle, 160mm travel
  • Shock - RockShox Monarch Plus RC3, Debon Air
  • Crankset - Oval Concepts M610, hollow forged w/ M35 integrated spindle, 32T
  • Bottom Bracket - Praxis M35
  • Rear Derailleur - SRAM X01, 11-speed
  • Shifter - SRAM X01, 11-speed
  • Cassette - SRAM XG-1180, 10-42T 11-speed
  • Chain - KMC X11 w/ MissingLink, 11-speed
  • Wheelset - DT Swiss E1700 Spline Two wheelset, 28h, 15mm thru-axle front, 148x12mm rear, DT Swiss Competition spokes
  • Tires - Schwalbe Hans Dampf front, Schwalbe Rock Razor rear, 27.5" x 2.35" SnakeSkin, 67tpi, folding, tubeless ready
  • Brakes - SRAM Guide RS, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotors
  • Headset - FSA NO. 9M/12B, 1 1/8" - 1.5", sealed cartridge bearings
  • Handlebar - Oval Concepts 600, 6061 alloy, riser, 31.8mm, 9° sweep, 15mm rise
  • Stem - Oval Concepts 600AM, 6061 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm clamp diameter, 0° rise
  • Grips - Oval Concepts 600 SLO, single-density Kraton, lock-on
  • Saddle - Oval Concepts 600 w/ CrMo rails
  • Seatpost - RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper, 30.9mm, 15" - 100mm travel, 17, 19, 21" - 125mm travel
  • Chainguide - MRP AMG, alloy
  • Weight - 13.57kg / 29.85lbs
  • MSRP - $4,749

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Fuji Auric 27.5 1.3 Spec

  • Color(s) - Satin Dark Gray w/ White and Citrus
  • Fork - FOX 36 FLOAT 27.5 Factory FIT 3-position w/ Kashima coating, tapered alloy steerer, 15mm thru axle, 160mm travel
  • Shock - FOX FLOAT Factory EVOL 3-position w/ Kashima coating
  • Crankset - Oval Concepts M610, hollow forged w/ M35 integrated spindle, 32T
  • Bottom Bracket - Praxis M35
  • Rear Derailleur - SRAM X1, 11-speed
  • Shifter - SRAM X1, 11-speed
  • Cassette - SRAM XG-1175, 10-42T 11-speed
  • Chain - KMC X11 w/ MissingLink, 11-speed
  • Wheelset - DT Swiss M1700 Spline Two wheelset, 28h, 15mm thru-axle front, 148x12mm rear, DT Swiss Competition spokes
  • Tires - Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 27.5" x 2.35" SnakeSkin, 67tpi, folding, tubeless ready
  • Brakes - Shimano Deore XT, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotors
  • Headset - FSA NO. 9M/12B, 1 1/8" - 1.5", sealed cartridge bearings
  • Handlebar - Oval Concepts 600, 6061 alloy, riser, 31.8mm, 9° sweep, 15mm rise
  • Stem - Oval Concepts 600AM, 6061 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm clamp diameter, 0° rise
  • Grips - Oval Concepts 600 SLO, single-density Kraton, lock-on
  • Saddle - Oval Concepts 600 w/ CrMo rails
  • Seatpost - KS LEV Integra dropper, 30.9mm, 15" - 100mm travel, 17, 19, 21" - 125mm travel
  • Weight - 13.18kg / 29.00lbs
  • MSRP - $4,549

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Fuji Auric 27.5 1.5 Spec

  • Color(s) - Gloss Black w/ Blue and Silver
  • Fork - RockShox Pike RC Solo Air 27.5 w/ tapered alloy steerer, 15mm thru axle, 160mm travel
  • Shock - RockShox Monarch RT3, Debon Air
  • Crankset - Shimano Deore XT, hollow Tech II w/ integrated spindle, 36/26T
  • Bottom Bracket - Shimano sealed cartridge, PF30 adaptor included
  • Front Derailleur - Shimano Deore XT, side swing, direct-mount
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano Deore XT shadow plus, 11-speed
  • Shifters - Shimano Deore XT Ispec, Rapid Fire, 22-speed
  • Cassette - Shimano Deore XT, 10-40T, 11-speed
  • Chain - KMC X11 w/ MissingLink, 11-speed
  • Wheelset - DT Swiss M1900 Spline wheelset, 28h, 15mm front, 148x12mm rear, DT Swiss Champion spokes
  • Tires - Schwalbe Nobby Nic, 27.5" x 2.35" SnakeSkin, 67tpi, folding, tubeless ready
  • Brakes - Shimano Deore XT, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotors
  • Headset - FSA NO. 9M/12B, 1 1/8" - 1.5", sealed cartridge bearings
  • Handlebars - Oval Concepts 600, 6061 alloy, riser, 31.8mm, 9° sweep, 15mm rise
  • Stem - Oval Concepts 600AM, 6061 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm clamp diameter, 0° rise
  • Grips - Oval Concepts 600 SLO, single-density Kraton, lock-on
  • Saddle - Oval Concepts 400 w/ CrMo rails
  • Seatpost - KS LEV Integra dropper, 30.9mm, 15" - 100mm travel, 17, 19, 21" - 125mm travel
  • Weight - 13.63kg / 29.99lbs
  • MSRP - $3,699

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Fuji Auric 27.5 1.7 Spec

  • Color(s) - Satin Silver w/ Orange and Black
  • Fork - FOX 36 FLOAT 27.5 Performance FIT 3-position w/ tapered alloy steerer, 15mm thru axle, 160mm travel
  • Shock  - FOX FLOAT Performance EVOL 3-position
  • Crankset - Shimano M627-B, w/ integrated spindle, 36/22T
  • Bottom Bracket - Shimano sealed cartridge, PF30 adaptor included
  • Front Derailleur - Shimano Deore, side swing, direct-mount
  • Rear Derailleur - Shimano Deore XT shadow plus, 10-speed
  • Shifters - Shimano Deore Ispec, Rapid Fire, 20/30-speed
  • Cassette - Shimano HG-50, 11-36T, 10-speed
  • Chain - KMC X10 w/ MissingLink, 10-speed
  • Wheelset - Oval Concepts 600 CL disc wheelset, 28h, 15mm front, 148x12mm rear, cartridge bearing hubs, welded rims, stainless spokes
  • Tires - Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance, 27.5" x 2.35" 67tpi, folding
  • Brake Set - Shimano M447, hydraulic disc, 180mm rotors
  • Brake Levers - Shimano M506, hydraulic disc
  • Headset - FSA NO. 9M/12B, 1 1/8" - 1.5", sealed cartridge bearings
  • Handlebar - Oval Concepts 200, 6061 alloy, riser, 31.8mm, 9° sweep, 15mm rise
  • Stem - Oval Concepts 600AM, 6061 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm clamp diameter, 0° rise
  • Grips - Oval Concepts 600 SLO, single-density Kraton, lock-on
  • Saddle - Oval Concepts 200 w/ steel rails
  • Seatpost - KS eTEN Integra dropper, 30.9mm, 100mm travel
  • Weight - 13.77kg / 30.29lbs
  • MSRP - $3,049

For more information, visit fujibikes.com/auric

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