2016 Fuji SL

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.

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justaute
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by justaute

A couple of photos. Finished the build. Even with 28mm tires (Hutchinson Sector), the total weight is still impressive. I will soon go back down to 25mm tires and that should drop another 80-100 grams or so. Also, the skewers are stock Campy. Yes...I mix brands. :)

Weight= 6.76 kg (14.9 pounds)

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Nice bike and build. But what's up with mixing up Dura Ace and Ultegra :shock:

How much do those wheels weigh? I have no place to shave weight off of my bike except for the wheels.

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I used parts from other bikes I had. Don't remember the exact weight for the clincher wheelset, but should be around 1,480g. The 35mm wheelset is obviously lighter...the tubular version even more so.

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Thanks. That would be about 300g. lighter than what I have. I want aero and it's hard to find something that is aero, light, and easy on the wallet. Btw, those rims look way deeper than 35m.

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Mine are 50. Just saying the 35mm version is obviously even lighter.

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justaute wrote:A couple of photos. Finished the build. Even with 28mm tires (Hutchinson Sector), the total weight is still impressive. I will soon go back down to 25mm tires and that should drop another 80-100 grams or so. Also, the skewers are stock Campy. Yes...I mix brands. :)

Weight= 6.76 kg (14.9 pounds)



Just wondering why you'd choose 28mm tires for a bike like this?

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Is the space between the headtube en fork correct?


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AE86Micah
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by AE86Micah

That gap does look a little excessive. Here is what my gap looks like
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For fun...wanted to see if it would fit.
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justaute
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JasperGr wrote:Is the space between the headtube en fork correct?


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Not sure. I thought the gap/space was too wide, but did check the bearings and the base-plate -- they seem fine. I will probably call Fuji about it.

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justaute wrote:
AE86Micah wrote:
justaute wrote:A couple of photos. Finished the build. Even with 28mm tires (Hutchinson Sector), the total weight is still impressive. I will soon go back down to 25mm tires and that should drop another 80-100 grams or so. Also, the skewers are stock Campy. Yes...I mix brands. :)

Weight= 6.76 kg (14.9 pounds)



Just wondering why you'd choose 28mm tires for a bike like this?


For fun...wanted to see if it would fit.

Do you notice any ride quality increase between 23,25,28mm tires?

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by Ulver

justaute wrote:
AE86Micah wrote:
justaute wrote:A couple of photos. Finished the build. Even with 28mm tires (Hutchinson Sector), the total weight is still impressive. I will soon go back down to 25mm tires and that should drop another 80-100 grams or so. Also, the skewers are stock Campy. Yes...I mix brands. :)

Weight= 6.76 kg (14.9 pounds)



Just wondering why you'd choose 28mm tires for a bike like this?


For fun...wanted to see if it would fit.


Looks really nice! I'm looking for a light, relatively affordable frame that can take 28mm tyres (riding hilly 300-400km brevets, the added ride quality running at 70-80psi helps). Is there plenty of clearance for the 28s? Could I go even wider or would that be the limit?

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I don't think you can go any wider. The limiting factor is not the chainstay spacing, it's the seat-tube spacing. With Hutchinson Sector 28 on a 17c internal rim width, there's only about 2.5mm-3.0mm of room between the tire and the seat-tube. There's about 5.0mm spacing to the brake bridge. Plus, the Ultegra/DA brakes will not allow anything bigger.

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Last pic of the build. Did a 45-mile ride this morning.

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by DavidMLee

Fuji does not enjoy cool factor unlike other manufacturers..

But it does make absolutely good bikes.

Bikeradar tested FUJI sl, and it proved to perform very well.
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