Touring - Fuji World 853 Touring Bike?
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04-18-09, 05:37 PM
Has anyone ridden this one?
Or does anyone know more about it, or where it might be sold at a good price?
Or of other (reasonably priced or unreasonably priced) 853 touring bikes, and how they compare with the Fuji?
04-18-09, 06:34 PM
Rocky Mountain Sherpa touring bikes are made with 853 tubing. Last year price abou $1400 for the
30 and 1100 for the 10 model. I have the 30 model and feel it is very comfortable to ride.
I think Chipcom has one if you want to PM him.
05-15-09, 06:48 PM
I have a 2005 Fuji World. It's mostly a commuter/around town bike, but I've done some touring on it. It's a great bike. Very comfortable but not an absolute tank like a lot of pure tourers. But not a road/racing bike by any means - still pretty long, stable, and beefy. I like the 105 brifters and the nontraditional (ergo?) drop handlebars. My girlfriend has a Surly LHT and the World is definitely a "sport" touring bike compared to the LHT.
All in all it's a great transportation + non-expedition touring bike. I'm very happy with it.
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