Fuji have released details of their 2011 road bike range, which includes the carbon Altamira 2.0, women’s-specific Supreme 2.0, D-6 triathlon machine and the Classic Track singlespeed.
The company are celebrating 111 years of building bikes this year. UK brand marketing manager Albert Steward told us: “Fuji’s history in the sport of track racing runs deep; they made one of the original track bikes in Japan (for the Keirin circuit), then became famous in the US in the mid-70s sponsoring numerous Olympians.
“The track stuff has formed a large part of the Fuji range for many, many years now and unlike many other manufacturers jumping on the singlespeed/fixed bandwagon they’ve actually got some real track heritage.”
So without further ado, let’s have a ganders…
The £679.99 (approx) Fuji Track 2.0 is a purebred race bike designed for the velodrome. It’s built using butted aluminium, with aero seat and down tubes, and a partial rear wheel cutout for maximum aero advantage.
At around £329.99 the Classic Track is “without doubt the best value singlespeed on the market”, according to Fuji. Available in an XXS 43cm (650c wheel) size for smaller riders or kids, the Classic Track comes with front and rear brakes or can be run as pictured.
Built for the street rather than the track, the £449.99 (approx) Feather mixes retro style and function, with a custom-butted chromoly frame, traditional 1in threaded steerer, track drops and Keirin grips. It comes with a deep-V wheelset and is supplied with front and rear brakes.
Fuji’s Altamira 2.0 is built using high modulus D-6 carbon and uses trickle-down technology from the company’s high-end models including a press-fit bottom bracket and 1-1/2 to 1-1/8in tapered head tube. A full Shimano Ultegra groupset and Oval W-745 carbon-alloy aero clinchers are other component highlights on this £2,829.99 (approx) machine.
The Supreme series of women’s-specific carbon frames shows “just how serious Fuji are taking the female market”, according to Steward. The £1,669.99 (approx) Supreme 2.0 uses a high performance carbon frame with press-fit bottom bracket, a full Shimano 105 10-speed drivetrain and a full-carbon fork with 1-1/2 to 1-1/8in tapered steerer.
Fuji are aiming their Cross 2.0 at riders who are after a do-everything bike – bridleway, towpath, road or trail. For around £1,169.99 you get a ‘cross–specific 36/46T FSA Gossamer Cross chainset, with a Shimano 105 10-speed 11-28T cassette providing plenty of range. A press-fit bottom bracket features, as do Continental’s 35c Speed King Cross tyres.
Head to the gallery for the rest of the Fuji 2011 highlights. The range will be available exclusively via Evans Cycles in the UK.