Based off of Fuji’s 130mm travel Auric all-mountain platform, evolves a more gravity capable Fuji Auric LT with 30mm more travel. Now bleeding into proper enduro bike territory, the new Auric LT is ready to shred the toughest descents you can throw at it in what should be a light and affordable setup.
2019 Fuji Auric LT aluminum enduro mountain bike
The all-mountain Auric has been around for several years, with its unique M-Link four-bar suspension design featuring a pivot point right in the middle of the chainstays.
In the years since its debut Fuji has toyed with making it more of a shredder, first trying to pair a longer fork on the 130mm bikes, then going all in on making it 1x specific with a chain guide mount.
Now it goes full enduro with a move to 160mm of rear wheel travel paired with 170mm travel forks.
Auric LT Tech Details
The interesting thing about the 27.5″ Auric LT is that it gets longer travel and appropriately updated geometry, but it isn’t clear what in the Auric frame itself has actually changed. Sizing of the bike suggests that Fuji wanted to keep much of the same ride character there, with almost identical frame reach, seattube angle, BB drop, and chainstay lengths.
It really is mostly a longer travel rear shock and a slacker headtube for the longer travel fork, perhaps a new rocker link, that all give the bike an all-new lease on life.
The frame looks almost identical from the outside, suggesting that the multiple-butted A6-SL aluminum frame will likely build into a pretty light alloy enduro setup. And it is said to carry over much of the pedal-ability of the shorter travel bike, too.
Geometry-wise, with the move to 160/170mm of travel, the Auric LT now gets a 63.5° headtube angle across the four stock frame sizes, and the higher stack that comes with the longer travel up front.
Fuji already called the ‘super-butted’ Auric a very stiff & durable bike. So I guess it is ready for the longer travel and some more aggressive riding. The frame itself is of course Boost-spaced, still 1x specific, and gets internal routing through the main triangle. It also retains ISCG tabs, which now get bolted up with more capable MRP AMg V2 guides.
Auric LT Complete Bike Builds
The Auric LT is available in two complete bike builds. The top $4700 Auric LT 27.5 1.1 gets a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain with a RockShox Super Deluxe RT3 metric trunnion shock & 170mm Lyrik RC fork, and a KS Lev Si dropper.
Then there is also a $3800 Auric LT 27.5 1.3 with a mixed Shimano XT/SLX 1×11, a Fox Float DPX2 Performance shock, Float 36 Rhythm fork, and a KS Lev E30i dropper. Both Bikes get meaty 2.5″ Maxxis DHF & 2.4″ DHR II tires for grip on the toughest terrain.