Fuji Sl 2.1 Road Bike – 2016
Fuji SL 2.1 Road Bike – 2016. The Fuji SL 2.1 is part of the new breed of ultralight bikes, the ultimate race machine for those days when the road points uphill, and saving every watt is absolutely crucial. The SL 2.1 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. The C10 high modulus carbon construction provides a great mix of stiffness and compliance. 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 the Fuji SL story isn’t just about having a great frame. Shifting duties are handled by Shimano’s ever-popular Ultegra 6870 Di2 groupset. The electronic, computer controlled derailleurs shift perfectly every time, with no need to ever adjust them. Di2 gets about 1,500 miles, or 50,000 shifts, per charge, with ample warning that it’s time to top up the juice before it runs out. The SL 2.1 rolls on a set of Oval Concepts 733 aero alloy clinchers. Rounding out the build is an alloy cockpit, carbon wrapped seatpost, and hollow rail saddle from Oval Concepts. The bike roles on a set of super premium Vittoria Zaffiro 700×25 clinchers that are deliver a supple, smooth ride quality that you expect from Italian tires.