The Fuji Altamira 2.1 is an interesting bike because of its parts spec with Campagnolo EPS Athena and a compact Rotor crank. While Shimano's Di2 electronic system is limited to the top two Dura-Ace and Ultegra groups, Campy has three electric options: Super Record, Record and now Athena. While $4,869/£3,000 for a complete bike is not cheap, it is less expensive than many other bikes with electronic drivetrains. For that reason we asked for an Altamira 2.1 to test.
Athena EPS gives a tactile and audio click with each shift
Fuji uses the Altamira platform for a wide range of bikes, from the $1,999/£1,300 2.5 up to the $6,000/ SL model that weighs a claimed 6kg (13.3lb) as a complete bike. Aside from the SL, which uses a higher modulus carbon fiber and a new compaction process (but the same molds), all the Altamira bikes share the same frame, with thin seat stays, stout chain stays and a tapered head tube.
The Altamira 2.1 has internal routing for the EPS wires. A Rotor 3DF crankset with 50/34 rings mounts in PressFit 86 bearings makes for easy climbing, even with the 11/25 cassette.
A compact Rotor crank pairs with an Athena 11-25 cassette
Otherwise the spec is all Oval, Fuji's house brand. That includes the wheels, seatpost, saddle, stem and handlebar.
Check back soon for a review of the Altamira 2.1.