Fuji touring is a dream

September 2nd, 2005 Posted in General Stuff, Links, New products, Touring

There is a great review of the Fuji Touring by Ian Connellan in the latest issue of Australian Cyclist magazine.

This makes me very happy because I have always thought they have a lovely ride. The chromo frame is specced up for all your rack and mudguards options and soaks up bumps really well. Perfect bike for touring, dayrides or commuting.

The 2005 model (as tested) is grey and the 2004 model is still available in British Racing Green.

The price is now $1500 and we can fit euro bars like on Kathryn's bike for about the same price, giving a much more upright riding position common on touring bikes in Northern europe.

Standard gearing is a roadbike triple up front (52/42/32), which is great for commuting and daytrips if you aren't carrying much. If you want to fit front lowrider racks and panniers and want to cruise up giant hills, then we can fit mtb cranks (42/32/22) or something in between (48/38/28).

If you want to ride around the world, it might be wise to get some handbuit wheels using the new DT touring rims (I can't stop raving about these) , XT hubs and Schwalbe Marathon tyres.