Fuji Gran Fondo Classico LTD LE Road Bike - 2017 Performance Exclusive
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 LTD LE 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 LTD LE 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 LTD LE features the all-new and highly anticipated Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 11-speed drivetrain. The newly redesigned Dura-Ace incorporates refined lever ergonomics, a Shadow Plus geometry rear derailleur, and a newly redesigned front derailleur that makes shifting easier than ever. 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 Oval Concepts 327 clinchers 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.
- C5 carbon fiber frame with BB86 and tapered head tube
- Shimano Dura-Ace 9100 11-speed drivetrain
- Oval Concepts 327 clincher wheels
- Vittoria Zaffiro 700x25 tires