2016 Fuji SL

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Allen254
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by Allen254

DavidMLee wrote: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.



What do you mean by cool factor ??
i think some of the fuji bikes have a way better look than some of the others out there just my opinion.

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justaute
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by justaute

AE86Micah wrote:Do you notice any ride quality increase between 23,25,28mm tires?


Can't remember the last time I rode 23mm. :)

Between 25 & 28 -- yes. 28c tires are definitely more plush. Though, 25c on the Bora is pretty good.

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prebsy
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by prebsy

Allen254 wrote:
DavidMLee wrote: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.



What do you mean by cool factor ??
i think some of the fuji bikes have a way better look than some of the others out there just my opinion.



Couldn't be more true. I'm a fuji fan boy as I used to work at a fuji dealer in my younger years. All my friends will poopoo the idea when I suggest their next bike should be a fuji. On paper they are hard to beat. They do well in quantitative testing, have the best pricing in the industry, good quality/ warranty support, and decent looking yet they are not seen as desirable bikes to own. No doubt their distribution methods putting a flashy new FOOGI ROOBIX in every Fred's hands hurt their cool factor.

AE86Micah
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by AE86Micah

justaute wrote:
AE86Micah wrote:Do you notice any ride quality increase between 23,25,28mm tires?


Can't remember the last time I rode 23mm. :)

Between 25 & 28 -- yes. 28c tires are definitely more plush. Though, 25c on the Bora is pretty good.

I've been thinking about trying out some 25mm tires, so thanks for the input.


danbjpa
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by danbjpa

Wow! Nice weight with clinchers.
Whats the size?

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anlimdy22
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by anlimdy22

danbjpa wrote:Wow! Nice weight with clinchers.
Whats the size?

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size 49

rowdysluggins
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anlimdy22 wrote:Sharing my Fuji SL build:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/351 ... 165840.jpg

Well Done! Didi you have any issues with BB fit? I used the Red 22 PF30 ceramic, and could not use the pre-load adjuster it came with (it rubbed the BB flange). I swapped it out for shims and all is good.

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by anlimdy22

rowdysluggins wrote:
anlimdy22 wrote:Sharing my Fuji SL build:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/351 ... 165840.jpg

Well Done! Didi you have any issues with BB fit? I used the Red 22 PF30 ceramic, and could not use the pre-load adjuster it came with (it rubbed the BB flange). I swapped it out for shims and all is good.

yeah, i had the same issue too. LBS help to solve it by adding spacer before the preload adjuster so that no contact with the BB flange. Crank spin smoothly after fixed.

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by Kayrehn

Does anyone knows if the stripe of lime on the inner side of the chain stay can be acetoned off? It feels like it is applied above the clear coat. I find it a bit too loud...

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Retired bikes: Cervelo S5 2015 / Felt AR FRD 2014 / Cannondale SS HM 2014 / Scott Addict SL 2014 / Scott Plasma Premium 2014 / Orbea Orca 2008 / Look 596 /

gavin
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by gavin

Hey guys quick question

I have a contact in Cyprus who can get me a great price on a Fuji sl 1.5

I have not had any experience of these bikes before , and am considering a giant TCR advanced sl 0 ( currently ride 2014 TCR advanced but not sl)

A cannondale super six evo high mod dura ace 1 or black

Any thoughts ?

gavin
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by gavin

A quick question also noticed a lot of these Fuji builds contain carbon wheels

Would you run those in the mountains ?

I always was informed carbon clincher wheels in the mountains fail

RussellS
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by RussellS

gavin wrote:I always was informed carbon clincher wheels in the mountains fail


The problem with carbon clinchers in the mountains is carbon generally, usually does not brake as well as aluminum. So you have to apply the brakes sooner and longer. Thus heating up the clincher rim and sidewall, and the tube and tire inside. And maybe a blowout due to the excessive heat. If you have easy descents such as in the Rockies, which are sort of shallow and straight roads, then you do not need to brake much on descents and carbon rims would be just fine.

Allen254
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by Allen254

I love the way carbon breaks over aluminum, never had problems with carbon braking. Aliluminum breaking for me at least I don't like the way aluminum bites before breaking throwing your handling off a bit while cornering, carbon is smooth breaking sort of like faded breaks from heat but in a good controlled way. And I have always had brake chattering with aluminum breaking surfaces

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