Fuji Silhouette Women's Flat Bar Carbon Road Bike - 2018
Don't you love when your favorite things are upgraded? Fuji's flat bar road bike for women, the Silhouette, received a huge upgrade when they outfitted this special model with a C5 High-Modulous carbon frame with VR-Tech (vibration reduction technology) and an FC-440 fork. Not only does this carbon frame and fork shave off extra weight for a faster ride, but it handles more nimbly, and rides smoother.
The Silhouette's top tube is compact and for very good reasons. While benefits of a compact frame are many, there are a few key bonuses, like the shorter distance to the handlebar when seated, which alleviates neck, back and wrist strain, while increasing your ability to handle the bike with confidence. The shorter seat tube means greater standover height, so when you pull up to a stop sign you can easily step off the bike with plenty of safe clearance between you and the bike. Also, a shorter top tube means you'll be riding more upright. That means you'll get a greater view of the road ahead and any objects around your bike while your ride. The frame is made out of lightweight aluminum, which reduces the bike's weight and helps to smooth out the vibration from the road.
The Silhouette carbon features easy to use components, like a set of Rapid Fire shifters for the 22 speed Shimano 105 drivetrain. Simply push or click them and the drivetrain responds instantaneously. The Tektro hydraulic disc brakes engage on a set of rotors instead of the wheel rim, preserving the life of your wheels and increasing the bike's stopping power. The Silhouette is outfitted with a pair of Vera Corsa wheels and wide, high-end Vittoria Zaffiro tires. All of these features rolled up into one bike makes it easy to see why the Silhouette is so popular on weekend rides.