Fuji Bicycles Touring Touring Bike

4/5 (21 Reviews)
MSRP : $839.99

Product Description

Frame Material: Elios 2 butted chome-moly
Frame Angles: 70.0 head, 73.0 seat
Sizes: 43cm, 49cm, 54cm, 58cm, 64cm
Colors: Green
Fork: Fuji Aero Road
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Shimano Tiagra STI Dual Control
Handlebar: aluminum drop bar
Stem: aluminum
Headset: 1" threadless FSA Roller Bearing
Front Der: Shimano Tiagra Triple, bottom-pull/clamp-on 28.6mm
Crankset: Cyclone Cold Forged, 30/42/52 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Deore SGS
Pedals: Wellgo road w/clips and straps
Tires: 700 x 30c Ritchey Tom Slick

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Martin Murphy a Commuter

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2016

Strengths:    Value for money,
Reliable, solid, fun
The dark green paint job looks great

Weaknesses:    Weight
Not much else

Bottom Line:   
I bought this for a 12 km commute (now 20km with obstacles - normally 50 mins). I wanted a steel frame bike with drop bars and panniers.
I looked at a Surly and a few others in the sports touring category but I went for this as it seemed the best value - after accessories it was 1000 euro (the max claimable on the bike to work income tax relief scheme in Ireland) and 1 year later I am still delighted with the purchase.
I see so many commuters on aluminium road bikes that seem very fragile for the varying quality road surfaces here. The larger tyres and solid feel of this bike give you a sense of confidence in all riding conditions.

Although not the fastest bike around, it is more than capable of holding it's own compared with general commuters.
The original pedals were terrible and I replaced them with SPD clips. I also put on full mudguards.

This bike is an ideal commuter, especially for longer distances across a variety of surfaces. I'm not generally interested in touring but I'm starting to consider it on this machine.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Commuter Craig

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2015

Strengths:    A great do-anything bike. 64cm frame feels right for tall riders

Weaknesses:    Frame, fork, and handlebars

Bottom Line:   
I rode a ~1990 Fuji touring bike until 2010 when the frame failed at the rear dropout. It was my one bike, and I rode it pretty hard: 2500 miles/year, commuting, century road rides, pulling a Burley and tag-along, carrying groceries, etc. I recall having to replace the factory wheels, but otherwise it was solid and all maintenance was normal wear and tear stuff -- chains, cassette, chainring, brakes. I loved that bike, so I replaced it with a new 2008 model Fuji touring. Fuji helped cover part of the cost since the broken frame was covered by a lifetime warranty.

That 2008 model did not fare well and over five years I had plenty of warranty-covered failures (and roadrash to match): handlebar sheared off, front stem ripped off at welds, fork failed and spun freely within headset, crankset and bottom bracket stripped, Finally, the frame failed at the rear dropout.

My LBS and Fuji gave me a brand new bike, a 2012 model, no charge. Who can argue with that? It's beautiful and appears to be slightly better quality than the 2008. I'll try to post another review in a few years.

Despite all the problems, I like the support that Fuji+LBS have provided and I'm happy to give it another shot. The 64cm touring frame (XXXL) fits my body (197cm/100kg) very nicely and I haven't found any other bike companies who make something similar.

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Bike Setup:   30T/50T/58T

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Robert a Commuter

Date Reviewed: June 18, 2015

Strengths:    It seemed like a decent bicycle for the price.

Weaknesses:    The forward facing drop out for the rear wheel axle. - When I replaced the hub with a security spindle, any major torque on the rear wheel, say going up a hill, would force the rear wheel out of the drop out. This may be a problem with the chosen security spindle, but I'm still a bit leery of a directly forward facing drop out now.

Catastrophic front fork failure.

Poor response from Fuji regarding the quality of their bikes.

I use the bicycle to commute to and from work. I was on the street, going down a hill when the front fork snapped on both sides, dumping me onto the pavement on my face. When the shop I bought the bicycle from contacted Fuji, Fuji told them I was lying and that the bicycle had clearly been through a major crash involving collision with a car or curb. There was no such collision.

I purchased the bicycle new, and owned the bicycle for 18 months prior to the crash (Purchased Oct 2013, fork failureApril 2015). The bicycle has an estimated 3000km on it (approximately 2000 miles).

Bottom Line:   
Do not buy this bicycle. It is only through sheer luck that the injury due to the front forks snapping was not worse. (a bit of road rash to my lower face, and a scratch that probably should have had a stitch or two in it). The forks snapped about 80% of the way through, then the remaining metal bent until the front wheel touched the frame, the frame then bent around the wheel, causing me to go up over the wheel and straight into the pavement.

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Price Paid:    $700.00

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gray Hodge a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 5, 2015

Strengths:    Good touring bike for a reasonable price, solid, able to take a load.

Weaknesses:    Paint job, thin and poor. Spokes rusting after 15 months from purchase.

Bottom Line:   
Good bike for those who don't want to spend $3-4000. I replaced the tires, tubes, rack, pedals for better quality. Rusting in the spokes is an issue. Saddle is passable. Feet come too close to the front wheel even thought the frame size is right.

Good entry level touring bike, but serious Tourers might want something better.

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Price Paid:    $1100.00

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Alf Williams

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2014

Strengths:    Very good value for money. Stable but still a blast to ride. Bombproof wheels and tyres. Greater than the sum of it's parts.

Weaknesses:    Heavy. Could do with better quality bar end shifters. Brakes are just about OK and nothing special.

Bottom Line:   
After a long time away from cycling I'm using this bike for fitness and recreation but will probably tour on it next year. My normal ride before work is a 12-mile loop consisting of a 6-mile road ride, a 2-mile section through a forest which includes a bit of 'strada bianchi' and a 4-mile 'big ring' road ride back home. I had £50 worth of free accessories when I bought mine so bought SKS mudguards which look good. I was going to change the wheels for something lighter but they're proving to be bombproof and the 32c's tyres haven't given me any problems over the past four months.

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