Fuji Gran Fondo Forza 1.1 Disc Flat Bar Road Bike - 2017
Not everyone needs to be aero and fight for seconds. There are huge advantages to marrying modern aero design with flat bar comfort. The Oval Concepts flat handlebar has a gentle 5 degree sweep, alleviating strain on your neck, back, and wrists, while increasing your field of vision. The Fuji Gran Fondo Forza 1.1 Disc road bike can improve your top speed, acceleration, and comfort over the long haul, and, thanks to hydraulic disc brakes, greatly increase your stopping power.
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. The larger press fit design also allows Fuji to move the frame material around, thinning out the seat stays and strengthening the chain stays, which puts the carbon where it matters to you most. The tapered head tube stiffens the front end of the bike for better power transmission.
The Shimano 105 drivetrain with a compact Oval Concepts 300 crank offers a tremendous gear selection, no matter the grade of the road. The Gran Fondo Forza 1.1 Disc can handle just about any ascent or descent on an epic ride. Vera Corsa DPD22 wheels provide durability, and thanks to the Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Slick 28c tires, they deliver strong performance results and added comfort. Add in the durable finish and performance of an Oval Concepts handlebar, stem, seat post and saddle, and you have a Gran Fondo Forza capable of leading the way to any weekend adventure.
- high-modulus carbon w/ VRTech, integrated head tube
- Shimano 105, 11-28T, 11-speed
- Vera Corsa DPD22, double wall, 24/28h, Formula disc hubs
- Oval Concepts 300, forged 6066 arms, Praxis rings, 50/34T