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    Opinions on the Fuji Touring bicycle

    I'm looking for something to do some short tours (3-5 days) starting next spring, and saw this on Fuji's website. A little less expensive than the Trek 520. Anyone have any experience? Comparisons to the Trek 520? Thanks

    http://fujibikes.com/2008/bikes.asp?id=422

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfrider View Post
    I'm looking for something to do some short tours (3-5 days) starting next spring, and saw this on Fuji's website. A little less expensive than the Trek 520. Anyone have any experience? Comparisons to the Trek 520? Thanks

    http://fujibikes.com/2008/bikes.asp?id=422
    It's not a bad bike. My daughter has one. Slightly lower component spec than the 520 but over all a solid touring bike. Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you feel about Surly, the LHT is a much better touring bike than the Fuji and much better deal and a better touring bike than the 520.
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    The performance shop in Dallas has one in stock. I've seriously been thinking of taking it home. I havn't found a better deal for the price/spec ratio. Bike fits me well and has the accessories I want.....just got to get it by the wife

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    I think one of the regular contributors to this board (I think it is Staehpj1) has much to say about the Fuju Touring -and I think he gives a good objective view. Do a search on the boards and I think you'll find quite a bit.

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    Although it looks like at long last the 520 is now equipped with touring gearing this year which does make it more attractive than recent previous iterations. It may (might not now!) also be that the 520 still has a USA made frame whereas the LHT is Taiwanese and could be arguably better quality.

    The pre-built LHT is probably still the best touring deal out there if you like it though.

    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
    the LHT is a much better touring bike than the Fuji and much better deal and a better touring bike than the 520.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nigeyy View Post
    I think one of the regular contributors to this board (I think it is Staehpj1) has much to say about the Fuju Touring -and I think he gives a good objective view. Do a search on the boards and I think you'll find quite a bit.
    The three bikes my companions and I bought were actually Windsor Touring, but I think the Fuji is identical as far as I can tell. Yes a search for my posts would probably turn up some info. If you have specific questions I would be happy to try to answer them. We used our bikes on a TransAmerica tour last Summer and were pretty satisfied. I tried to detail some of our experiences with the bikes in our journal at:
    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/staehling2007

    There was a "what worked and what didn't" section that gave some details about the bikes (and other gear that we used).

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfrider View Post
    I'm looking for something to do some short tours (3-5 days) starting next spring, and saw this on Fuji's website. A little less expensive than the Trek 520. Anyone have any experience? Comparisons to the Trek 520? Thanks

    http://fujibikes.com/2008/bikes.asp?id=422
    I've always favored Fuji....from the S-12-S in the step up from ten speeds in the 1980s, to my Fuji Touring now. I did a cross country tour 2 years ago, and an eight week northeast USA tour this past summer, and loved every minute of it. Basic quality at a good price.

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