Fuji Transonic 1.3 Road Bike - 2016
Save $1,690.03 (33%) $3,499.97 MSRP $5,190.00
The Fuji Transonic 1.3 Road Bike is the result of years of aerodynamic research and engineering. Fuji was one of the first companies to go "aero" with their beloved SST model. They've evolved the concept further, taking lessons learned from the development of their other super bikes, the Norcom Straight and Track Elite, plus input from their pro riders on the Caja-Rural pro team, who have ridden the bike to victory after victory in 2016.
The Fuji Transonic 1.3 frame has been design to help you cut through the wind. Fuji's engineers spent several years wind-tunnel testing and FEA-modeling the Transonic frame to achieve the right shape to help you gain an advantage on your competitors. They found that while aerofoil shapes may be aerodynamically efficient, they compromise the rigidity of the frame. They also don't perform as well in a cross-wind, and can compromise your control of the bike To solve this problem, Fuji uses a wide cross-section tube shape made from C10 high modulus carbon fiber that cuts through the wind but increases stiffness, and increases your control of the bike at speed.
They also borrowed some of the most successful wind-cheating elements of their hyper-fast Track Elite and Norcom Straight TT models. An aerodynamically contoured head tube-fork-downtube junction blends the frame areas together to ensure smooth, uninterrupted airflow over the front of the bike and across the downtube. The seat tube-seatstay junction is sculpted to reduce turbulent air exiting the seat tube -- in the Transonic's case, contoured around the rear brake to shield it from the wind. An aero seat post with an integrated seat clamp that produces cleaner airflow, plus a roughened surface on the front of the seat post to ensure the post doesn't slip. The seat tube is also contoured around the rear wheel to minimize drag.
But having a super-aero frame only gets you so far. You need great components to round out the build. Shifting duties are handled by Shimano's superlative Dura-Ace 9000 groupset, a revolution in mechanical shifting. 9000 is more than just a refinement of the previous 10-speed 7900 gear, but has been completely redesigned to deliver the best that mechanical 11-speed has to offer. With improved ergonomics, a redesigned and more powerful front derailleur, and the distinctive 4-arm crankset, Shimano has made sure that Dura-Ace 9000 is more than enough to put you on the top of the podium, or beat your previous PR's.
Rounding out the package is a bevy of carbon. Oval Concepts R910 carbon bars, Oval 707 stem, aerodynamic Transonic seatpost, and a pair of ultra-lightweight, tubeless ready Oval Concepts 724 clinchers wrapped up in Vittoria Open Corsa CX tires. TRP provides direct mount bakes that hide from the wind.
If you're looking for a bike that truly delivers the ultimate in performance in any terrain, from flatland sprints to high mountain passes, the Fuji Transonic is the bike for you.