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Re: 2016 Fuji SL

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:45 pm
by Powerful Pete
Despite prendrefeu's efforts to introduce logic and reliable data in this discussion :wink: , rowdy, please post a build thread with weight pictures. Weeniedom demands it.

Re: 2016 Fuji SL

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:50 am
by tmchen
Looks promising. Might plan a bike around this.

Re: 2016 Fuji SL

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:50 am
by Weenie

Re: 2016 Fuji SL

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:20 pm
by mdeth1313
I think my Bura SL came in around 749g (w/ derailleur hanger).

Re: 2016 Fuji SL

Posted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 4:42 am
by fatbugger
Any updates on the build?

Re: 2016 Fuji SL

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 1:02 am
by rowdysluggins
I've got mine 85% put together. Still waiting on a few parts. I expect low 13s for weight.

Re: 2016 Fuji SL

Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 4:24 am
by rowdysluggins
I choose this frame, not just based on weight and cost, but also considering geometry, and construction. I wanted something that was close in handling to my Addict, but that would offer a little more compliance over the rough stuff. Only riding will tell if it meets those objectives, but spec wise, it looks promising.

Re: 2016 Fuji SL

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 1:22 am
by rowdysluggins
Finally finished putting together. I can honestly say sub 13lbs!
Took it out for a 60 mile spin. I love it. Super nice handling, stiff, comfortable, very solid feeling.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/k61ca9bryrf0xmp/2015-12-12%2011.38.57.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/hda3cgkwbl61468/2015-12-12%2011.38.26.jpg?dl=0
https://www.dropbox.com/s/e93be65fexsjpvg/2015-12-12%2014.19.16.jpg?dl=0

[edit - couldn't make the image links work from dropbox - so added the URLs]

Re: 2016 Fuji SL

Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:30 pm
by thanasi
The pictures you posted didn't work for me. Can you repost?

Re: 2016 Fuji SL

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:44 am
by rowdysluggins
thanasi wrote:The pictures you posted didn't work for me. Can you repost?

Well, I can't explain that right now. I'll see if they show up for me when I'm at work tomorrow. I'm using dropbox, so maybe that's a problem?

Re: 2016 Fuji SL

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:35 pm
by thewallace
Nice build, love it!

I take it they are tubular wheels to get the weight that low? And the brakes?

Re: 2016 Fuji SL

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:36 pm
by fatbugger
Looks awesome!

Re: 2016 Fuji SL

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:38 am
by Qman
Brakes are KCNC CB3 Angle.
Tires are clinchers, presumably on Chinese wheels?

Re: 2016 Fuji SL

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:50 pm
by rowdysluggins
The wheels are Farsports FSC38-CM clinchers. As noted the brakes are KCNC CB3s.
the seatpost, stem, bars are Ritchey SuperLogic, and the saddle is Fizik Aliante R1.
Drive train is all DA 9000, except crank which is Red 22 (52x36). Cassette is 11x28.
Pedals are Time Xpresso 12s.
Bottle cages are ebay matte UD carbon @ 18g each.
No tuning, and a complete daily rider build.

Re: 2016 Fuji SL

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:25 pm
by superdx
Unrelated to your bike but how do you find the Fizik Aliante R1 saddle? It gave me incredible pain in the nether regions. Couldn't switch it out fast enough!

Re: 2016 Fuji SL

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:25 pm
by Weenie

Re: 2016 Fuji SL

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:58 pm
by rowdysluggins
superdx wrote:Unrelated to your bike but how do you find the Fizik Aliante R1 saddle? It gave me incredible pain in the nether regions. Couldn't switch it out fast enough!

Well, I'm a long time Aliante user, and I was a little skeptical about the change for the R1. The main reason being the all carbon base which seems to have less flex than the old carbon/kevlar base. I've only done one ride on it (the 60 miler mentioned above), and my observations are that they at least maintained the shape. The nose seems to have a little less padding and there might be less flex, but I'll need a few more rides on it to make up my mind. As you can imagine, doing a maiden voyage on a new frame, new components, and new saddle doesn't feel the same, and it usually takes me a couple of rides to begin to quantify the subtle differences.
That being said, it didn't feel significantly different than the older version.