Fuji Altamira 2.1 - Just in

By Ben Delaney | Friday, April 5, 2013 3.15pm

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.

The small button behind the thumb shifter allows for micro-adjustments of the derailleur: the small button behind the thumb shifter allows for micro-adjustments of the derailleurAthena 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. 

The campy eps athena rear derailleur: the campy eps athena rear derailleur

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.

The fuji altimira 2.1: the fuji altimira 2.1

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