Fuji Bikes Fuji SL 1.3 Disc Road Bike - 2017 (Carbon/Cyan)

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<p>When we were kids, the saying, "light as a feather, stiff as a board", was jokingly used when you wanted to try to levitate. Say it over and over again and your feet may leave the ground. Today, you can say it, but what you're really describing is the Fuji SL 1.3 Disc road bike. Incredibly stiff and, indeed, feather-light, the SL 1.3 Disc will feel like a magic carpet ride up and down some of the world's most challenging roads. If you are familiar with Fuji bikes, then you know that the SL series used to be their top-of-the-line road bikes. Well, the mold has been shattered and the 2017 lineup of SL1's returns these bike to greatness. And as an added bonus, this version of the SL 1.3 features stellar Shimano hydraulic disc brakes that set the standard for all-condition stopping power on the road.</p> <p>The Fuji SL 1.3 is an ultralight superbike with improved comfort and stiffness to create the ultimate road machine. The SL 1.3 may look outwardly similar to the Grand Tour-winning Altamira, but under the hood everything has been updated, revised, and improved. Fuji's High Compaction Molding System has been honed and perfected over the years to create the stiffest possible frame with the least amount of material. By ensuring that the carbon sheets are free of wrinkles, and the resin has been evenly applied, the engineers can make the bike stiffer and lighter, with less variation in the carbon. The C15 high modulus carbon construction is about as stiff as you would ever want a bike to be, and, when coupled with a PF30 bottom bracket and tapered headtube, will transfer just about every watt in your pedal stroke into forward motion. In the rear, Fuji kept the pencil-thin seatstays we all loved on the Altamira, adding some compliance to the frame for a smoother ride, but switched from a 31.6mm seatpost to a 27.2mm, adding in a little more forgiveness for bad roads and shedding some weight. Additionally, the disc brakes are situated on sleek, flat-mount systems on both the frame and fork.</p> <p>The SL 1.3 Disc is equipped with the highly refined, professional-level Shimano Dura-Ace 11-speed components. A mid-compact Dura-Ace 52/36 crankset and Dura-Ace 11-28 cassette provides the perfect range to mash out a sprint, grind out a climb, or ride tempo. The R-685 shift/brake levers and R-805 disc brakes deliver Shimano's renowned shift quality plus all the benefits of a hydraulic disc brake system. Oval Concepts 723 disc wheels feature tubeless-compatible rims, 140mm disc rotors, plus thru-axles front and rear for perfect ride quality and stiffness. Finally, a set of legendary Vittoria Open Corsa tires provide the means to carve through turns and accelerate like the wind.</p>

This product was added to our catalog on February 18, 2019