2016 Fuji SL

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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addictR1
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by addictR1

rowdysluggins: thanks for the info! beautiful build!

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DavidMLee
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by DavidMLee

A pro-level price at a very affordable price. Sounds alright.
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justaute
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by justaute

Resurrecting an older thread.

Any more thoughts/input on the Fuji SL frame/bike?

I'm considering this and the Orbea Orca frameset.

pavel
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by pavel

I have the SL1.5 in a 54. I think it is a very capable and well riding bike. Geometry and fit is great, very stiff frame. The published stock weight is accurate.

Also with some tuning I have mine down about to 5.7kg with reynolds assault tubulars and the complete DA9000 group minus DA brakes - replaced with EE brakes. I think around 6.2 with the stock clincher wheels, which of themselves are actually quite nice. 22.5 width, tubeless compatible, aero spokes, something like 1440g.

If you get just the frame/fork and have a some money to throw at it, you could build it very light.

justaute
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by justaute

pavel wrote:I have the SL1.5 in a 54. I think it is a very capable and well riding bike. Geometry and fit is great, very stiff frame. The published stock weight is accurate.

Also with some tuning I have mine down about to 5.7kg with reynolds assault tubulars and the complete DA9000 group minus DA brakes - replaced with EE brakes. I think around 6.2 with the stock clincher wheels, which of themselves are actually quite nice. 22.5 width, tubeless compatible, aero spokes, something like 1440g.

If you get just the frame/fork and have a some money to throw at it, you could build it very light.


Thanks very much for the feedback, pavel. I have a combination of DA/Ultegra Di2 components and a set of Bora One 50 wheels sitting around. I'm a hefty rider at ~94kg. It's a tough decision between the SL and the Orbea Orca OMR framesets.

AE86Micah
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by AE86Micah

Here's my build on my Fuji.
2016 Fuji 1.ONE 54
Zipp SL handlebars
Sram Red Groupset 10 speed
11-26 SRAM XG cassette
Lizard Skinz bar tape
Ritchey Aluminum 270 Stem
Custom Reynolds 32mm wheelset
Extralight Ultrahubs
Tufo Elite Jet 160g Tubulars
VCRC PF30 ceramic BB
Ciamillo Gravitas Brakes
M2 Racing Carbon Seat
New Ultimate uncut Seatpost
Nokon Brake cables
Nokon shifter cables
Tune Wassertrager bottle cages
Tune Gumgum expander and cap
All Ti and AL hardware
I'm sure I'm forgetting a lot, so feel free to ask :)
If I remember correctly it weighs 10.3 lbs, but it might have been 10 lbs 3 oz, I'll weigh it and take pics (4.67/4.62 Kg respectively)
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rowdysluggins
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Wow! Beautiful build! That's one of the lightest I've seen. That looks like the original seatpost binder. You could save some grams there, and you could probably loose a few more grams if you wanted to slam the stem.
Nicely done! ;)

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How's the sensation to dance on pedals at 10lbs?


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pdlpsher1
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I like the Ritchey stem. Anyone has any idea whether the stem can be used with a 3T Ergonova bar? If yes how easy it is to install it without scratching the paint on the Ergonova?

AE86Micah
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by AE86Micah

Rowdy- Thanks, I know I could drop a few more grams, but unfortunately I built it and go too busy to race so it hasn't been fitted yet.

mpulsiv- I can't lie, it's pretty great. I haven't ridden this bike, but my last bike was near the same weight, and was a riot to ride.

AE86Micah
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by AE86Micah

Oh, I was able to make it over to weigh it. With pedals and cages it was 10.60 lbs/ 4.80 Kg
Sorry for the mess behind the bike, I'm in the process of moving so everything is in storage.
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rowdysluggins
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by rowdysluggins

Sweet STI too!

AE86Micah
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by AE86Micah

Thanks, it's a slightly more expensive hobby. haha

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djconnel
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by djconnel

Damn nice!

I'd love to see how this frame rides. The primary issue with the SL1 in small sizes was silly-big trail. They addressed that here. I'm sure they increased the vertical compliance as well but the SL1 was designed with comfort in mind back before that was trendy, and when given the designs of the time it came at a cost of useful stiffness.

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AE86Micah
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by AE86Micah

Everyone I know that has one LOVES it. The front is pretty stiff, but on a bike like this that is to be expected.

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