2016 Fuji SL

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Allen254
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by Allen254

gavin wrote: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


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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Brakes.

Not breaks.

Know the difference.
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Allen254
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by Allen254

prendrefeu wrote:Brakes.

Not breaks.

Know the difference.

Tell that too samsung

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Allen254 wrote:
prendrefeu wrote:Brakes.

Not breaks.

Know the difference.

Tell that too samsung



Tell that to Samsung :)

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Allen254 wrote: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


What brake pads were you using? Switch to Kool-Stop salmon brake pads.


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Nice looking build. :thumbup:

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)

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Allen254
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by Allen254

Anyone else with some pics,,, and can anyone comment on the stiffness of the fuji sl??

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Is that gap between the fork and the bottom of the headtube supposed to be there?

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steventran wrote:Is that gap between the fork and the bottom of the headtube supposed to be there?

Probably not it should be flush.

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upside down bearing?

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The fork situation has been rectified. Should not have used the extra race that came in the box.

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that's yummy. No clearance issues with the 28s?
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prebsy wrote:No clearance issues with the 28s?


Short answer = No.
Long answer = depending on the wheel/tire combination.

I had Sector 28 on my Bora and I had ~3mm of space between the tire and the seat-tube. No issues on the chainstays. As of now, I have Schwalbe Pro One 25mm on the same wheels. Not sure if it could accommodate 28mm version of the Pro One.

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by Allen254

justaute wrote:
prebsy wrote:No clearance issues with the 28s?


Short answer = No.
Long answer = depending on the wheel/tire combination.

I had Sector 28 on my Bora and I had ~3mm of space between the tire and the seat-tube. No issues on the chainstays. As of now, I have Schwalbe Pro One 25mm on the same wheels. Not sure if it could accommodate 28mm version of the Pro One.
how is the stiffness on your fuji sl I'm planning on getting one soon. And how would you you compare it to other carbon bikes that you have ridden stiffness wise?? Sweet build by the way.

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justaute wrote:
prebsy wrote:No clearance issues with the 28s?


Short answer = No.
Long answer = depending on the wheel/tire combination.

I had Sector 28 on my Bora and I had ~3mm of space between the tire and the seat-tube. No issues on the chainstays. As of now, I have Schwalbe Pro One 25mm on the same wheels. Not sure if it could accommodate 28mm version of the Pro One.
how is the stiffness on your fuji sl I'm planning on getting one soon. And how would you you compare it to other carbon bikes that you have ridden stiffness wise?? Sweet build by the way.

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