Fuji Altamira CX 1.3 Cyclocross Bike - 2017
Save $299.03 (11%) $2,499.97 MSRP $2,799.00
In cyclocross you want a bike that works just as hard as you do, and the Fuji Altamira CX 1.3 does that and more. In fact, this may just be the most thought-out and well-conceived cyclocross bike on the market today. The carbon soul of this bike is a C-10 ultra-high carbon fiber frame with an integrated head tube and oversize chain stays for the stiffness you need under grueling cyclocross courses. C-10 carbon is strong enough that shapers can get away with using less of it in parts of the frame and more where you need it, shaving off ounces while giving you a frame that can take high wattage mashing when you need it. They've even flattened the top tube for easier carrying, which could mean seconds on every lap, which could mean a podium for you. Add this fame to the FC-330 full carbon monocoque fork, stiff enough for superb handling, and you've got arguably the most race-ready CX platform in the industry.
Fuji didn't rest on their frame, however. They've included the justly lauded SRAM Rival drivetrain with a 42-tooth crank. It has just one chain ring, which again saves you weight, and the 11-speed cassette gives you all the versatility you need for steep inclines and quick acceleration--just what you need to leave your rivals behind you. The SRAM Rival rear derailleur has lightning-speed and reliable shifting and you don't have to worry about the dreaded chain drop. The top-of-the line Oval cockpit with chromoly saddle rails will keep you in an aggressive riding position, ready to dismount or mount at a moment's notice and the beefy, tapered head tube can handle the most arduous steering demands.
Where the rubber meets the race course you'll appreciate the Oval 723 CX alloy clincher wheels and Challenge Grifo tires. Together, you've got the recipe for aggressive cornering and control in the sloppiest conditions and amazing speed and acceleration at those rare parts of the course where you can fly ahead of the pack. The Fuji Altamira CX 1.3 is designed for the race-ready rider or the serious CX enthusiast who wants a payoff for all the hard work that goes into the most demanding cycling sport out there.