Fuji Gran Fondo Classico 1.1 Road Bike - 2017
Save $220.00 (13%) $1,539.00 MSRP $1,759.00
The Fuji Gran Fondo has made its name for the very ride that it was designed to tackle: the Gran Fondo. Gran Fondos are often long, arduous rides where rider camaraderie and comfort are pivotal to enjoyment. While disc brakes supply incredible power on these rides, they also add a little bit of weight. Fuji created the Gran Fondo Classico 1.1 Road Bike to stay true to the rim brake heritage and keep a little weight down in the process.
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 a 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 carbon frame is further refined with a Shimano press fit bottom bracket and tapered head tube.
The Grand Fondo Classico 1.1 features a lightning fast and lightweight Shimano Ultegra 11-speed drivetrain. And, with a compact Oval crankset matched to a Shimano 105 11/28 11-speed cassette, the 1.1 can handle just about any ascent or descent on your epic ride. However, we all know that a wheel set can make or break any ride, no matter its length. The Vera Corsa DPM 27 wheels are dependable and outfitted with Vittoria Zaffiro tires. Add in Oval Concepts handlebar, stem, seat post and saddle, and you have a Gran Fondo capable of leading the way to any weekend adventure.
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- Full C5 carbon Fuji carbon frame with a press fit BB86 bottom bracket and full carbon fork delivers maximum performance and supreme comfort
- A Shimano Ultegra 11-speed drivetrain, Oval compact cranks, and Tektro dual pivot brakes highlight this rig capable of even the most grueling event or weekend ride
- Alloy clinchers with Vittoria Zaffiro tires make the most out of every pedal revolution