Fuji added the Absolute 5.0 to the Absolute line up in 2012 as an entry level performance or casual ride hybrid. It had a steel frame with an adjustable stem so you could position the stem fully forward for performance as a commuter or in the upright position for casual riding. The 2013 version is the Absolute 2.3. This bike now has an aluminum frame and a fixed stem. The matte finish and frame graphics just tie the bow to this neat package of form and function.
The changes made for the 2013 model have this bike saying, Ride me Now!
If you prefer a hybrid with a more upright riding position the Crosstown is the bike for you, and that will the post topic of an other day.