Fuji Altamira SE / Dura Ace 9000

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btompkins0112
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Some updates......

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M/L (56cm) 2012 Fuji Altamira SE
Dura Ace 9000 cranks
Dura Ace 9000 front mech
Dura Ace 9000 rear mech
Dura Ace 9000 levers
Dura Ace 9000 chain
Dura Ace 9000 11/28 block
Planet X CNC brake calipers
FSA K-Force seatpost (tuned with POP yolks)
FSA K-Force stem
FSA K-Force handlebar
Veloflyte carbon bearing cover
Fairwheel Bikes top cap
Tune Gum-Gum
Prologo Scratch saddle
Zipp Speedcages
Lizard Skins 1.8 tape
Boyd 60mm Carbon Clincher
Veloflex Corsa 23
Vredestein Latex Tubes
Training/gravel wheels:
Fairwheel Bikes Kinlin CX279/Sapim Lazer/DT Swiss 350 wheelset
Challenge Parigi-Roubaix 27mm
Challenge Latex
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by Renatita81

Nice ! Like the q rings ultegra combo I have the same setup but in dark grey
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Thanks dude! Got them as part of the frame deal.....if I like them I will probably get some Rotor cranks when I upgrade to Campy.

EDIT: Sick drop on your ride btw!

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by paradawt

I always love this frame.

In matte like further.
Cannondale Supersix '10

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btompkins0112
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Weighed her today.....a bit porky due to the levers, brakes and chain set which will change when the entire group gets upgraded.

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What do y'all think for group? I was thinking Campy; however, I am keeping the wheels which are confirmed 1440g and robust for all-around use. That made me think I should go SRAM Red.

p.s. for the non-metric amongst us....

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by MossIcon

What do you think of the ride so far?

I've been considering it since seeing this CC article[1] mentioning Craig Lewis liking his:

He was rocketing up the climbs around Boulder, Colorado on his Fuji Altamira. How Craig was riding thanks to his Top-20-at-Langkawi form combined with his effusive praise for the ride of the Altamira (he said that it equals his High Road Specialized Tarmac), made me curious about the bike.


[1] http://www.competitivecyclist.com/whats ... t.444.html

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Loving it to be honest! Coming from a CAAD10 so the compliance from the thin stays and carbon is fantastic. The weight is great and will be below 15 when I get some cash to finish the upgrades. Handling is tight but not twitchy, it really feels confident.

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Some new photos and a weight reduction! Need to find some light weight skewers and brakes.

Upgraded to Michelin Pro 4s, Michelin Aircomp tubes. Here are some weights.

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And the end product!

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For some reason I'm not seeing the new pics, but I'm interested!
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Technical difficulties! Got them worked out I think. :noidea: :thumbup: :beerchug:

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by fa63

I can see them. Bike looks very nice, well done.

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Lookin' good, nice and solid. :thumbup:
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by mellowJohnny

Nice pick. I don't see too many Fujis out my way. Really nice.

How's the channel in the saddle? Did you have a "regular" Fizik before it to compare the two?

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Thanks!

@mellowjohnny, I had an Arione before that did not feel good. I think my sit bones were too wide for the Arione and I was experiencing some numbness. That's why I went wider and the channel. Can't say whether the relief is coming from the wider saddle or the channel.

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by poully

Nice ride. :thumbup: I like the fact it's not totally stealth. It seems there's a bit more thought gone into it and I think that looks great.
I've a Caad 10-1 and can't fault the bike, just can't get it to look as good as this :?

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