Fuji Altamira 2.1 - Just in

Campagnolo's electronic EPS system trickles down to Athena

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. 

The campy eps athena rear derailleur: the campy eps athena rear derailleur
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
The fuji altimira 2.1: the fuji altimira 2.1

Ben Delaney

US Editor-in-Chief
Ben has been writing about bikes since 2000, covering everything from the Tour de France to Asian manufacturing to kids' bikes. The former editor-in-chief of VeloNews, he began racing in college while getting a journalism degree at the University of New Mexico. Based in the cycling-crazed city of Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and two kids, Ben enjoys riding most every day.
  • Discipline: Road (paved or otherwise), cyclocross and sometimes mountain. His tri-curious phase seems to have passed, thankfully
  • Preferred Terrain: Quiet mountain roads leading to places unknown
  • Current Bikes: Scott Foil Team Issue, Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Priority Eight city bike... and a constant rotation of test bikes
  • Dream Bike: A BMC Teammachine SLR01 with disc brakes and clearance for 30mm tires (doesn't yet exist)
  • Beer of Choice: Saison Dupont
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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