Fuji Transonic 2020

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wow, that's rough

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VoukDi89 wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:45 am
Hi guys just arrived. So first look is awesome look stiff. I weight the bike include garmin mount 7580. So after my upgrades I will send you again final weight. Stem is overweight so I will change stem and handlebar.

Guys I just did the final upgrades bike is suppers tiff amazing ride. Final weight 7.430. I use 120mm stem S-Works venge in order to be nice on the original spacer. Bike can reduce a lot of weight if you go for carbon saddle and integrated handlebar. 7. 430 weight included everything pedals favero assioma duo wahhoo stem mount, bottle cages.
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Just ordered the 1.1 disc frameset from bicycledoctorusa

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Has anyone successfully used a 3rd party stem with the 2020 transonic disc?

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I emailed Fuji and they said the stock stem uses an adaptor and that an aftermarket stem would likely be loose on the steerer tube. They are apparently working on a compatibility kit, but had no time frame for when it might be available.

There are massive weight saving to be had over the stock bike published weights by swapping components. The saddle for instance is 260 grams!!

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Resurrecting this topic from the grave because I'm thinking at snagging a new Transonic 1.1 frame, fully assembled with mechanical 105 for a steal. Im curious if those who have bought it are still riding it, and if not, could you share why? Additionally, I'm wondering how difficult it would be to install stems are especially with the rectangle fork

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Lelandjt wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2023 6:41 pm
I had my 2 dream rim brake bikes, an aero and a non-aero, both built as light as reasonable.
The Fuji Transonic SL was a pretty light, pretty aero frameset that incorporates the direct mount Dura-ace brakes (seat stay mounted) in a very sleak manner. I had it built with my favorite groupset (DA9000 w/Red crankset), Eason aero bar, and mid-depth Hyper wheels at 6.5kg. This was the fastest all-rounder I've ever ridden and was my primary road bike from 2016 until the Lahaina, Hawaii fire. I'd love to build the exact same thing, or the same build on a very similar frame, but it probably won't happen.
My non-aero "touring" bike was in Colorado, so escaped the fire, and is probably the better rim brake bike to keep forever. SuperSix HiMod Evo2 in matte stealth with the same groupset, Planet-X brakes, and low depth Hypers at 5.8kg. The bike feels great, but above 25mph it takes noticably more effort than the Fuji.
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Mr.Gib wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 3:30 am
Lelandjt wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2023 6:41 pm
I had my 2 dream rim brake bikes, an aero and a non-aero, both built as light as reasonable.
The Fuji Transonic SL was a pretty light, pretty aero frameset that incorporates the direct mount Dura-ace brakes (seat stay mounted) in a very sleak manner. I had it built with my favorite groupset (DA9000 w/Red crankset), Eason aero bar, and mid-depth Hyper wheels at 6.5kg. This was the fastest all-rounder I've ever ridden and was my primary road bike from 2016 until the Lahaina, Hawaii fire. I'd love to build the exact same thing, or the same build on a very similar frame, but it probably won't happen.
My non-aero "touring" bike was in Colorado, so escaped the fire, and is probably the better rim brake bike to keep forever. SuperSix HiMod Evo2 in matte stealth with the same groupset, Planet-X brakes, and low depth Hypers at 5.8kg. The bike feels great, but above 25mph it takes noticably more effort than the Fuji.
Well that was a 2016 rim brake frame, but I'd be curious how the entire build compares to the new bike.

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Lelandjt wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:47 am
Mr.Gib wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 3:30 am
Lelandjt wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2023 6:41 pm
I had my 2 dream rim brake bikes, an aero and a non-aero, both built as light as reasonable.
The Fuji Transonic SL was a pretty light, pretty aero frameset that incorporates the direct mount Dura-ace brakes (seat stay mounted) in a very sleak manner. I had it built with my favorite groupset (DA9000 w/Red crankset), Eason aero bar, and mid-depth Hyper wheels at 6.5kg. This was the fastest all-rounder I've ever ridden and was my primary road bike from 2016 until the Lahaina, Hawaii fire. I'd love to build the exact same thing, or the same build on a very similar frame, but it probably won't happen.
My non-aero "touring" bike was in Colorado, so escaped the fire, and is probably the better rim brake bike to keep forever. SuperSix HiMod Evo2 in matte stealth with the same groupset, Planet-X brakes, and low depth Hypers at 5.8kg. The bike feels great, but above 25mph it takes noticably more effort than the Fuji.
Well that was a 2016 rim brake frame, but I'd be curious how the entire build compares to the new bike.
Was hoping more insigiht from owners who owned or owned the latest model of it..As there really isn't much fan fare outside of the original release. make me rethink of grabbing it.

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crispeecycle wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2023 4:18 pm
Lelandjt wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:47 am
Mr.Gib wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2023 3:30 am
Lelandjt wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2023 6:41 pm
I had my 2 dream rim brake bikes, an aero and a non-aero, both built as light as reasonable.
The Fuji Transonic SL was a pretty light, pretty aero frameset that incorporates the direct mount Dura-ace brakes (seat stay mounted) in a very sleak manner. I had it built with my favorite groupset (DA9000 w/Red crankset), Eason aero bar, and mid-depth Hyper wheels at 6.5kg. This was the fastest all-rounder I've ever ridden and was my primary road bike from 2016 until the Lahaina, Hawaii fire. I'd love to build the exact same thing, or the same build on a very similar frame, but it probably won't happen.
My non-aero "touring" bike was in Colorado, so escaped the fire, and is probably the better rim brake bike to keep forever. SuperSix HiMod Evo2 in matte stealth with the same groupset, Planet-X brakes, and low depth Hypers at 5.8kg. The bike feels great, but above 25mph it takes noticably more effort than the Fuji.
Well that was a 2016 rim brake frame, but I'd be curious how the entire build compares to the new bike.
Was hoping more insigiht from owners who owned or owned the latest model of it..As there really isn't much fan fare outside of the original release. make me rethink of grabbing it.
Is it heavy, expensive, and hard to remove the handlebar for flying? My 2016 was none of those things.

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by crispeecycle

Thank for that insight. i hope the 2020 models are in the same line as the previouis generaton. how do you find the comfort level of your 2016 model?

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crispeecycle wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2023 3:40 pm
Thank for that insight. i hope the 2020 models are in the same line as the previouis generaton. how do you find the comfort level of your 2016 model?
It was notably more comfortable than the aero brick it replaced, a 2009ish Kestrel. I don't ride rough enough roads to feel the difference between it and my SuperSix Evo, which is considered a very comfortable frame. The new frame looks so different from the rim brake generation that my input is probably meaningless. I can only recommend the last gen SL level bike if you find one on the used market.

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