Fusion Floyd SL review

There aren't many sub-25lb full sussers around like the Fusion for this sort of cash. An SL frame on its own, with the Fox Float R shock would cost you a whopping £1399. Alternatively, the 'basic' Floyd frame costs £1199, or £1799 complete.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
£2,599.00 RRP
The Floyd SL weighs a tiny 24.3lb without pedals.

Our review

It ain't cheap but it's worth it, and thrives off speedy downhills
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There aren’t many sub-25lb full sussers around like the Fusion for this sort of cash. An SL frame on its own, with the Fox Float R shock would cost you a whopping £1399. Alternatively, the ‘basic’ Floyd frame costs £1199, or £1799 complete. You can check out more information on these at the German parent site www.fusionbikes.de .

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Frame

The SL is a thoroughbred race machine

The SL frame has a lighter tube set than ‘standard’ models and a lighter linkage that’s optimised to work with the Fox air shock. This, combined with a great componentry selection on our complete bike, all conspires to create a thoughtfully designed and well equipped machine that could be seriously competitive on the international marathon circuit, not to mention in a flat out cross country race.

Ride

The SL is a thoroughbred race machine that’s very much at home in head down cross country battlezones, but also well matched to the speed and comfort needed in marathon events or on big days out.

Equipment

As if the basic package isn’t enough to get you drooling, you also have the option to order a Floyd with a choice of seven different basic parts specifications, plus colour varieties and upgrades through to a full XTRspecced top dog at £4199. We tested the ‘sensible’ version, leaving a lot more cash in our pockets. Our bike weighed a paltry 24.3lb before we added pedals, and we’ve been incredibly impressed with its performance to date.

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We reckon it’s probably one of the best marathon race bikes out there.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Floyd SL
Brand Fusion

Spokes Brand DT
Cassette SRAM PG 970
Chain PC971
Rear Derailleur SRAM X-7
Saddle C2
Shifters X7 Trigger
Weight (g) 11020
Weight (kg) 11.02
Available Colours Silver/Blue White/Grey
Available Sizes L M S