Strengths: Comfortable, quick, pretty light, great value
Weaknesses: Didn't like the original wheel set.
I really like this bike. Bought it new in the late Fall of 2010 (it is a 2008). Liked it a lot when I first got it, but have since upgraded it to a full Ultegra 6700 component group, and what a difference! Faster, more responsive, and great braking. Not to mention losing some serious weight. With the Easton SA90 SLX wheel set, it is now a sub 16 lb. bike. I use it for "credit card" touring, so I have kept an alloy seat post (so I can clamp on a Topeak I-Beam rack and panniers), and it is a great bike for this purpose, as long as you dont go crazy with the weight in the panniers (I max it about 15 lbs.). It is also a joy just to ride around at anytime. My other bike cost a lot more (and I really enjoy it too), and it is not as stiff or fast, but it is quick enough for my purposes, and very comfortable! If you can get one (or whatever the new Fuji equivalent would be), it's a good bike to begin with, and certainly one th grow with and upgrade. Recommended!
Similar Products Used: 2011 Specialized S-Works Tarmac SL3 Dura Ace
Bike Setup: Bike now has a complete Ultegra 6700 component group (shift levers, compact crank, front and rear derailleurs, and brakes), uses either Mavic Ksyrium Elites or Easton EA90 SLX wheel sets, Forte' carbon bars, Ritchey Stem and Seat post, Specialized Toupe saddle.
a Recreational Rider
Date Reviewed: April 25, 2011
Strengths: Lightweight, trouble-free, reliable.
Weaknesses: Not crazy about the color scheme, but it has grown on me.
My first serious bike. Have ridden about 4,000 miles, including 3 centuries. Zero mechanical issues, and I ride a lot of hills in that require a lot of shifting. Seems to be every bit the equal of my friends' bikes (Felt, Trek, Orbea) and costs less. Excellent value!
Upgraded the handlebars to E3 Carbons (on sale for $149) and the front derailer to an Ultegra. Ride is pretty smooth although not as nice as the 2009 Specialized Roubaix Elite I compared it to. Didn't care for the Roubaix brakes nor the sound of pebbles constantly pinging off of the brakes because of the tires that seemed to be pebble magnets. I'm 5'10.5" and ended up with the M/L with a 10cm stem (down from 12) and it seems to fit pretty well.
Strengths: This bike is on rails in corners, very stiff when hammering out of the saddle, lightweight on the climbs. Brakes are good.
Weaknesses: I'm not crazy about the compact crankset, but maybe I'm just not used to it yet(I had a triple on my other roadie).
Actually a 2009, it's a good smooth ride. The wheelset I think is good at this pricepoint, a lot lighter than my previous roadie. This bike is so comfortable, whether on the hoods or in the drops. Very nice handling, even when my mind wanders and I hit a pothole. The carbon frame helps take care of the road buzz I had with my aluminum framed bike. And, it's a beautiful bike to look at.
purchased ccr2 in 2008. No serious crashes. In Oct 2009 noted cracks in top tube. Has been returned to dealer for what will hopefully be warranty coverage. No explanation for the crack that I can think of.
So I typically ride a 53/54cm frame (I am relatively new to cycling, I used to barrow spare bikes for rides and have tried these frame sizes at a LBS and know these three sizes to be good fits, typically) but after placing a bid on a 53cm 2008 Fuji CCR2 I read somewhere that Fuji bikes do not size s ... Read More »
What an awesome bike! Any other owners here? Let's see them!
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I'm looking at a used CCR2 and I'm trying to determine the year. It's has a 105/Ultagra mix, orange, silver, and carbon. The seller claims it's a 2010 52cm, but I'm only finding it in those colors in a 2008, and not. offered in a 52 but a 53.
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