Fuji Bicycles SL-1 Road Bike

4.78/5 (9 Reviews)
MSRP : $2499.99

Product Description

Whether inThe peloton or out on aTraining rideThe SL1 Pro isThe clear winner. It features a carbon fiber fame with a refined geometry, qualityShimano components and fast rolling wheels.Frame C-4 carbon 1 1/8" integrated headtube ComponentsShimano Ultegra front and rear derailleursShimano Ultegra shift leversShimano Ultegra cassetteTektro Dual pivot brakes Oval handlebar, stem & seatpost No pedals Wheels Oval W-524 aero clincher wheelset Vittoria Zaffiro IITires

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating

Reviews 1 - 5 (9 Reviews Total) | Next 5

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by WWayne a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2011

Strengths:    This bike is Rigid and light without being harsh or dead. Everything works as advertised and to Ultegra standards.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
I am back from my first (setup) ride and am impressed. Pavement irregularity are transmitted without amplification, overshoot or ringing. Steering is quick yet precise. Peddle input is direct and without apparent loss or delay.
Adjustments made were mostly for personal tastes with some that could have been made at the shop. Adjust saddle forward for better reach and raised, adjust stem for strait on, lighten peddle grip, rotate brake levers in and bars up for strait wrists, center front brake (defected wheel enough to cause magnet to touch the speed pickup, and bend the cable end on the front derailure - rubbed the rear rim when in the big chain ring.

I think I am going to LIKE this bike.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Ride:   Pogilagi

Price Paid:    $2250.00

Purchased At:   Performance, Plano T

Similar Products Used:   In reverse cronological order, Schwinn World tour - commuter, Scatante SRF Race, Fuji Team Pro, Bianchi carbon, Litespeed, Canondale duraAce, Pogliagi, 1970 Bianchi Campy Pro. and a Simplex Pugo(sp).
They don't make them like they used to, thank God.

Bike Setup:   The bike is completely stock except for adjustments and will likely stay that way. I may even keep the saddle. 2 pounds lighter is easier done at the dinner table.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jftrain a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2010

Strengths:    Love the look of the bike with all black components and wheels. Super light and stiff. Great value.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Bought frame from Ebay, then put Rival group from another Fuji. Replaced that group with complete Dura Ace 7900 group. Frame is super light and stiff. Love everything about this bike.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Ride:   Est Mtn Rnch to Verrado

Price Paid:    $3200.00

Purchased At:   EBAY

Similar Products Used:   Fuji team and Specialized tarmac.

Bike Setup:   Medium '09 SL1 frame with Ritchey WCS stem, bar, and post, Selle Italia saddle, and Look Keo pedals. Full Dura Ace drivetrain and levers. 2 wheelsets: Mavic Cosmic Carbone clinchers, and Dura Ace c24 clinchers, each with Conti Ultra.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by scooberama a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: September 16, 2009

Strengths:    Weight, looks, climbing and descending!

Weaknesses:    None for the frame. Cheap cranks on the Performance Pro version (alloy FSAs).

Bottom Line:   
Love the SL1. I had been eyeing just the frame and fork for a while. I had a 2005 Fuji Pro with 7800 Dura Ace. Was planning on swapping the parts over. Then performance had a crazy one weekend only sale and their Pro version of the SL1 (lower end stuff on it than the Red and Dura Ace bikes you usually see, but same frame/fork). It came out at $1,799 for a Ultegra SL bike with Kysrium Elite wheels. I have upgraded the wheels to Dura Ace Cl24s, and swapped out a lot of the alloy stuff for FSA carbon. It weighs in at just over 15 now (vs. the 14.67 they claim for the Red and DA versions). Just love it. Looks as good as it rides.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Ride:   Palomar Mountain

Price Paid:    $1799.00

Purchased At:   Performance in Ocean

Similar Products Used:   Fuji Professional (2005 model with Dura Ace 7800 stuff)

Bike Setup:   Dura Ace carbon wheels, FSA carbon cranks, wingbars and stem, Selle Italia SLR Gel Flow saddle (toss the San Marcos they give you!)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by harold a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2009

Strengths:    super reponce

Weaknesses:    bof

Bottom Line:   
extremely light weigh, super handle and good smouth ride. Climbs and rush like a rocket.The bike a super responce to power inputs.Highly recommened.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Ride:   anywhere

Price Paid:    $4000.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   look 585 look 566 caad 9 specialized allez ...

Bike Setup:   dura-ace

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by nattydixon a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 11, 2009

Strengths:    Excellent climbing bike, very sure in the bends. Stiff enough to sprint on (for a little guy like me anyhow). The ridiculous carbon saddle is actually pretty comfortable when you get used to it.

Weaknesses:    Paint/decals look great, but are delicate. A little bit of the silver leaf came off just from peeling away the manufacturer's warning stickers.

Bottom Line:   
Pretty much what you'd expect from a ProTour-caliber race bike. Very light, very stiff. It has quick, precise handling, and responds well to a sudden burst of power.

Sizing is a little bit odd. I stand 5'5" with a 29" inseam, and ride the 47 cm (normally ride around a 50). It works really well with my relatively short legs and long reach. It's very comfortable with all hand positions, especially in the drops. On the other hand, a teammate has had trouble getting used to his 50 cm, which apparently has an effective top tube length that's 6 cm longer than his 52 cm Cervelo.

All in all, this bike is very, very fun to ride, as it ought to be for the price.

Expand full review >>

Favorite Ride:   Hurricane Mtn Road

Purchased At:   Sponsor bike

Similar Products Used:   Various aluminum race bikes.

Bike Setup:   Raced the '07 last year. Crashed in the summer, and cracked the top tube. Got an '08 crash replacement frame from Fuji (thanks!), which is the same except for the decals. Stock '07 SRAM components (Force), plus Red levers and crank. Tacx Tao cages.

Reviews 1 - 5 (9 Reviews Total) | Next 5

Review Options:  Sorted by Latest Review | Sort by Best Rating