2016 Fuji SL

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
headwind816
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by headwind816

I am excited to see your build. PLEASE start a thread as I am very interested in this bike.

joepac
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by joepac

If you go to the Fuji website and click the "Inside Fuji" tab you can read a bunch of reviews. Seems that Tour thought pretty highly of the SL 1.1
http://www.fujibikes.com/images/insidef ... ltests.pdf

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rowdysluggins
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by rowdysluggins

Just received my frame tonight (54 cm).
Frame 748g Fork 303g

BONJUNGU
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by BONJUNGU

Fuji SL frame is very good frame. I think same s-woks Tarmac.

RussellS
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by RussellS

An article, sort of, from Road Bike Review on the Fuji SL 1.3 bike. 14.17 pounds for a 56cm bike. Pictures have Look pedals, Cateye computer and a couple cages. Not sure the 14.17 weight includes them or not. The bike they tested was Dura Ace Di2 with a bunch of Oval, Fuji subsidiary, parts and wheels.

http://www.roadbikereview.com/reviews/f ... mbing-bike

rowdysluggins
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by rowdysluggins

My teammate just finished his build using mainly Red components, Ciamillo carbon brakes, New Ultimate seatpost, some carbon saddle and some ridiculously light tubular wheels. 10.3 Lbs (or 10 Lbs 3 oz can't remember for sure). I don't plan on trying to match that. ;)

dchan1234
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by dchan1234

Is the 748 gram weight including hardware?

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by DavidMLee

Even though Fuji doesn't enjoy its brand hype, it has been known for decent ride quality and design. The new frame makes me wonder if it can elevate Fuji's brand.
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prendrefeu
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by prendrefeu

dchan1234 wrote:Is the 748 gram weight including hardware?


Probably, considering this weight here - for a size 54 - is 709g without any hardware on the frame.

It's a nice frame weight.

But for context, a Canondale EVO from 2012 in size 54 weighs 772g with complete hardware (source)
and a Neil Pryde Bura SL (which was shown to actually be fairly aero, cue the chart showing this) weighs 777.5g in size Large (complete with hardware) [source], making the size M probably similar in weight to the Fuji SL in 54.

So, in reality - and I'm sad to infer this - the Fuji SL isn't as light as it is touted to be.

It's just light.
Not über light.
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gravity
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by gravity

I think what makes Fuji SL really appealing is that you're hovering around 750gram (size 54) at almost half the price of a frame of similar weights.

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Kayrehn
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by Kayrehn

^that. I used to think Neilpryde Bura SL is good value for a weightweenie frame, but this is even cheaper.

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loudtiger
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by loudtiger

Will performance bike carry this bike in store? It's already on sale at $1799 on their website, although only for the 61cm.

I want to get it but would like to try it out first to know whether I need a 54 or 56 frame.

rowdysluggins
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by rowdysluggins

The 748 included derailleur hangar, BB access cover, and the plastic internal cable guides, (didn't want to remove those until I build it).
So probably, without those, I'm just guessing closer to the 709. I'm not worried about it.

AndreLM
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by AndreLM

Kayrehn wrote:I used to think Neilpryde Bura SL is good value for a weightweenie frame, but this is even cheaper.


I bought mine at a very discounted price (around 1.5k). It was a previous year / electronic only version, but the only difference to the current model was the paint scheme.

It seems the 2016 should be out soon, and from the pictures I've seen, the only difference is the internal routing of the rear brake cable. I bet the 2015's will be found really cheap.

(sorry for the OT)

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by 53x12

For a nice light build, this is a great bang for the buck frame.
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