2013 Fuji Gran Fondo 2.0 LE Road Bike - Performance ExclusiveIf you're going to talk the talk, then you should walk the walk. The 2013 Fuji Gran Fondo 2.0 LE is a ride with impeccable style and the speed to back it up. Shimano Ultegra high-end performance parts, Oval Concepts components, and proprietary Fuji frame and fork technology are the perfect blend of fashion and function. The LE is a limited edition and exclusive to Performance Bicycle.
Using a longer head tube than a traditional race bike, about 10mm on a 55cm frame, the Gran Fondo creates a slightly more upright rider position in order to stave off upper body fatigue on longer rides. The Gran Fondo frame is made from Fuji's proprietary C5 high modulus carbon blend. High modulus is an engineering term which defines stiffness in fibers. Therefore, a high modulus frame has a stiffer blend of fibers which results in less flex and better transmission of power spent. Carbon fiber, used for much of its modern life in the aerospace industry, is a valuable high performance product for its lightweight, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion properties. The C5 frame is further refined with a Shimano press fit bottom bracket and tapered head tube. An oversized bottom bracket creates more surface area to attach the down and seat tubes, thereby creating a very stiff pedaling area. The larger press fit design also allows Fuji to move the frame material around, thinning out the seat stays and strengthening the chain stays, which puts the carbon where it matters to you most. The tapered head tube stiffens the front end of the bike for better power transmission.
The Gran Fondo 2.0 LE drivetrain is outfitted from head-to-toe in Shimano Ultegra components. Shimano Ultegra features flawless function and lightweight performance. That's why Fuji selected Ultegra and an FSA Gossamer Compact crankset to provide the efficiency that you require for hills and descents alike. The Ultegra 6700 shifter levers are angled outward, which gives a head start on the arc of the shift with optimized hand placement, increasing comfort and efficiency. Ergonomics are further enhanced by a re-profiled perch that reduces overall reach and girth. The wide-link Ultegra rear derailleur's main body was produced with rigid pivots, which creates the foundation for precise shifts. The body and cage design accommodates a 28 tooth large cog so any mountain can be attacked with confidence.
Oval Concepts provide the majority of the static component package. Oval 710 and 713 series handlebar and stem are oversized for improved handling and maximum stiffness during acceleration on the drops. The material is leaned out for lighter weight without compromising durability. An improved and lighter Oval 700 seatpost is easy to adjust fore and aft to ensure proper pedaling position. A Selle Italia X1 saddle with FeC alloy rails features Flex Control padding and a synthetic leather cover. The elasticity and soft construction provide greater comfort in the more fragile areas of your anatomy.
Oval 327 clincher wheels with sealed hubs are outfitted to Hutchinson Equinox tires for improved handling and an overall lower weight. The Equinox has a strong and durable 30 TPI casing and a thick central tread protects against punctures while maintaining a weight of 250 grams per tire.
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2013 Fuji Gran Fondo 2.0 LE Road Bike - Performance Exclusive
- bottom bracket:
- Shimano Press-Fit
- Oval 500, dual-pivot
- Shimano 5700, 11/25T
- KMC 10-speed
- FSA Gossamer 50/34
- FC-330 carbon monocoque w/ tapered carbon steerer & carbon dropout
- C5 high-modulus carbon, integrated head tube w/ 1 1/2" lower, internal cable routing, oversized PIIS BB86 shell, double water bottle mounts, C5 high-modulus carbon thin seatstays, oversized ETC chainstays
- front derailleur:
- Shimano Ultegra, Braze-On
- Fuji Suede
- Oval 710 Alloy
- FSA integrated 1 1/8"
- Shimano Ultegra
- rack mounts:
- rear derailleur:
- Shimano Ultegra
- Selle Italia X1, FeC Alloy rails
- Oval 700
- Shimano Ultegra
- Oval 713
- Hutchinson Equinox, Clincher, 700x23
- Oval 327, Clincher
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