Strengths: Great price even from a shop. Strong frame, great bike for anyone looking to getting into riding fixed gears.
Weaknesses: very cheap pedals, the tires dont hold a lot of air presure, and the seat is extremely uncomfortable, but all are easily replaceable.
Good smooth ridding bike. I ride it everywhere it basically has replaced my vehicle. It was very inexpensive, i bought it on ebay brand new for 200 bucks. Like I said i ride it everywhere and am very happy with it.
Favorite Ride: Bidwell park, one mile to five mile/commute across Chico
Purchased At: Ebay
a Recreational Rider
Date Reviewed: July 20, 2007
Strengths: Affordability. There are just a few bikes in this price range, I don't know much about them, but based on the folks I ride with I'd say the Fuji Track is most comparable to the Bianci Pista (not the "Concept" just the regular Pista) It does what you need it to do, and if you're just starting out, it's a great bike.
Weaknesses: The tires are clinchers, and only of average quality. They hold 110 psi, and stronger tires with more pressure will roll faster. The chainring is not a size common to all track bikes, so you can't trade with or borrow from people at the track, you'll probably need to order them if you want to change the front gear (no problems with the rear cog, though)
This forum isn't really set up for track... I am a recreational track rider, just getting into the sport because I live near a velodrome and they have great programs. I bought the bike mostly to avoid the inconvenience of swapping out my SPD pedals with the toe-clips on the track's bikes before and after each practice, and to give me the chance to go to the track and practice on my own. This is an affordable bike if you want to try the sport out.
Similar Products Used: I've only had the chance to ride other bikes the track owns. Serrotta, and GT as well as older Fuji track. Fuji seems to be the lightest of the three.
Bike Setup: The bike come with 81" gearing, 48/16. That's OK, but a little too small for longer races. The clincher rims can be OK, but it's worth the investment in better tires with more pressure. Standard crank is 170mm on models 56-60. The KMC Z-410 chain is OK but I can see upgrading to a stronger one when it's time to replace it or if it breaks.
Strengths: Its a good solid tig welded steel frame/fork. has bottle mounts and is drilled for front and back brakes. '04 comes with TruVaTiv crank. A very good place to start if you want to get into track/fixed gear.
Weaknesses: awful lot of logos on the thing. Seatpost and bars were pretty cheap. Replaced them. spokes a little flimsy too.
Bought the Fuji Track to take with me on the road after doing too many upgrades on my road bike. Rode it on the freewheel side for a month before going Fixed and changing the gearing to 48-20.
My first fixed gear bike. Totally hooked on it now.
$550 price included front and rear brakes.
you know, when rider in front and to the side connects hands with you and pulls you up using his/her arm... why is that move not seen outside of track racing, I think it could/would help Roadies when the person in front can't take the pace anymore, they could pull the person behind up to close the g ... Read More »
I ride a Specialized Tarmac, with Look Keo pedals and clip-ins.
I went on a Riding in the City course today, to try to learn better city-riding skills.
I learnt today that I have a bad habit of unclipping a second or two early when I'm coming to a stop - and my left leg is waving in the ... Read More »
what a blast!! We had a nice fast course at MIR, starting in the Carousel through the Ems and the 90s, just enough to get a taste of the road course. The fast course meant the high horsepower cars cleaned up, but I still managed to keep it close (except for those two pro guys on Saturday, jeez the ... Read More »
I'm fairly new to track bikes or cervelo triathlon bikes in general. I'm considering purchasing a 2005 cervelo p3sl and I was wondering if anyone had any opinions on it?
Here are the specs:
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