Fuji Gran Fondo 1.1 Disc -2017
Save $799.03 (18%) $3,699.97 MSRP $4,499.00
The endurance bike of yesteryear---a clunky machine trapped between hybrid and racing bikes---is dead. Today's endurance bike is, in all but geometry, nearly identical to its racier cousins, and Fuji's Gran Fondo 1.1 Disc is emblematic of this change. With a premium Shimano Dura-Ace groupset, a C10 ultra high-modulus carbon frame, and Shimano's R-685 hydraulic disc brakes, this bicycle is a sportive rider's dream.
The Gran Fondo 1.1 Disc's frame is ready for the big rides. The high-modulus carbon dampens road buzz, helping you put in the long days and leaving you refreshed to ride again tomorrow. Endurance geometry pairs a compact riding position with a taller-than-usual headtube for maximum comfort, and a full carbon fork adds to an already smooth ride. An oversized PF30 bottom bracket increases power transfer, making every watt count, and the light, stiff frame blasts up and over all kinds of climbs.
Shimano's Dura-Ace groupset is the industry standard. The Fuji Gran Fondo's 11-speed Dura-Ace groupset, which pairs a compact crank (50x34) with an 11-28T cassette, is Shimano's lightest offering. The wide gearing is perfect for the endurance rider who loves long climbs and even longer days, providing you with everything you need to get up and over the most challenging terrain. Shimano's R-685 hydraulic disc brakes provide a logical complement to the Dura-Ace drivetrain, allowing a level of modulation impossible with mechanic discs. Unlike rim brakes, hydraulic discs brake consistently in all weather conditions, a welcome relief on technical descents or for riders who refuse to let bad weather interrupt their training schedule.
Fuji rounds out the Gran Fondo 1.1 Disc with Oval Concepts wheels and cockpit. Oval is Fuji's house brand, but these parts are anything but a compromise. The Gran Fondo rolls on Oval Concepts 723 Disc wheels wrapped in 28mm Vittoria Rubino Pros. The slightly larger tire size is increasingly popular among both pros and amateurs, smoothing out harsh road surfaces without sacrificing speed. From tip to tail, the Gran Fondo honors speed and comfort in equal measure. Its name, from the Italian, translates to "big ride," and it is more than ready to help you tackle yours.