Fuji’s Jari packs smart features into an affordable package

First look at this new all-road contender

Fuji is throwing its hat into the booming gravel/all-road/adventure market with the introduction of the Jari. This new dropbar model was designed with an eye to versatility.

Fuji Jari highlights

  • Threaded bottom bracket
  • Convertible dropouts
  • Hidden fender mounts
  • Clearance for 700c and 650b wheels 
  • Six frame sizes
  • Available now

All-in on features

The Jari is loaded with useful features
The Jari is loaded with useful features

Fuji has created a feature-loaded frameset that ticks all the boxes for bikes in this category.

The Jari has three water bottle mounts on the front triangle for endurance riding. In addition to the triple bottle mounts, there are also bosses on the top tube for an integrated feedbag, like those made by Dark Speed Works and XLab.There's also an integrated silicone pad on the underside of the top tube to ease the burden of portaging. One more nod to comfort are slender, shaped chainstays.

The alloy frameset has internal cable routing and hidden fender mounts, which should also make it a hit with all-weather commuters.

Upfront, the Jari’s carbon fork uses a 100x12mm thru-axle, while the rear 142x12mm axle can be converted to use with a quick-release rear wheel.Last but not least on the laundry list of frame features is a threaded bottom bracket.

Geometry

The Jari's frame geometry is in line with many other gravel bikes
The Jari's frame geometry is in line with many other gravel bikes

Fuji’s all-road frame geometry follows a similar tack to other manufacturers. Compared to traditional road bikes, the Jari sports a taller head tube and more compact top tube lengths for an upright riding position. The wheelbase is longer thanks to a relaxed head tube angle and long chainstays to improve stability.

Pricing and availability

The Jari 1.1 is the top bike in the family
The Jari 1.1 is the top bike in the family

For 2017, Fuji is offering the Jari in four complete builds ranging in price from the $1,199 Jari 1.7 equipped with a 10-speed Tiagra group to the $2,949 Jari 1.1, which comes with a SRAM Force 1x kit.

The entry-level Jari 1.7
The entry-level Jari 1.7

The Jari is also available as a frameset for $519. (UK and Australian pricing has yet to be announced.)

Riders can also purchase the Jari as a frame with fork and headset
Riders can also purchase the Jari as a frame with fork and headset

The Jari is available now.

Visit www.fujibikes.com for more information.

Josh has been riding and racing mountain bikes since 1998. Being stubborn, endurance racing was a natural fit. Josh bankrolled his two-wheeled addiction by wrenching at various bike shops across the US for 10 years and even tried his hand at frame building. These days Josh spends most of his time riding the trails around his home in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Discipline: Mountain, cyclocross, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Anywhere with rock- and root-infested technical singletrack. He also enjoys unnecessarily long gravel races.
  • Current Bikes: Trek Remedy 29 9.9, Yeti ASRc, Specialized CruX, Spot singlespeed, Trek District 9
  • Dream Bike: Evil The Following, a custom Moots 27.5+ for bikepacking adventures
  • Beer of Choice: PBR
  • Location: Fort Collins, CO, USA

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