Fuji SL 1.3 Road Bike - 2017
Save $1,569.03 (26%) $4,499.97 MSRP $6,069.00
Since its inception, Fuji's SL line of road bikes has pushed the boundaries of lightweight technology. In 2017, the SL is lighter than ever, and the SL 1.3 pairs that cutting-edge frame with Shimano's mechanical 11-speed Dura-Ace drivetrain. Sporting carbon fiber rims and a subdued black colorway, the Fuji SL 1.3 is an image of quiet class amid the din of traditional road bike branding.
The SL is built around a C15 ultra high-modulus carbon frame with Fuji's own High Compaction molding technology. This allows the SL to maintain the kind of stiffness competitive riders expect from performance road bikes while simultaneously shedding grams. The SL frame also retains all of carbon's road-smoothing characteristics, increasing the SL 1.3's versatility for longer endurance rides.
While electronic shifting has become increasingly popular, the SL 1.3's Dura-Ace drivetrain offers elite performance for riders who aren't interested in fiddling with batteries. By pairing a mid-compact 52/36 crank with an 11-speed, 11-28 cassette, the Dura-Ace drivetrain maintains top-end speed without leaving you stranded on steeper gradients.
The Oval Concepts 935 wheelset is a logical pairing for the SL 1.3, striking a balance between weight savings and aerodynamics with carbon rims and Vittoria open Corsa 700x25c tires. Oval Concepts reappears in the SL 1.3's finishing package, providing their 910 ergo handlebar, 950 carbon seatpost, and 934 saddle in an effort to maximize performance and value. With the very best of mechanical shifting and a record-setting carbon fiber frame, the SL 1.3 offers a blend of old and new that will leave the most discerning riders satisfied.