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Anyone know about the Fuji SST 2009?

Old 08-14-18, 12:24 AM
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Anyone know about the Fuji SST 2009?

I have the opportunity to replace my race frame with a 2009 fuji sst 2.0 for a pretty cheap price. i'm wondering if anyone else has experience riding this frame. it has a super low head tube, maybe too low.. my current bike has a 140 mm ht, with 560 mm eff tt. this one has 580 eff tt, which is good, but a 120 ht (wtf?). the extended reach and aerodynamic tubing is what I'm really looking for. however, the super low head tube would mean a lot of spacers under the stem (maybe 30 mm worth). that's my primary concern.

another concern is tire clearance. they came out with this frame before wider tires caught on in road bikes. I need for it to be able to clear 25 mm width tires.

lastly, I'd like to know about the ride quality of this bike, compared to others, like a caad10 or something..

anyone have this frame?
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Old 08-14-18, 09:26 AM
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I worked at a shop that sold Fuji bikes, worked on a variety of SSTs and owned an '11 3.0. TBH I can't speak much for the '09s, and they changed the frame slightly around '09 or '10. But I can say that the SST is a straight up crit race bike, especially in the higher grade carbon (the softer carbon on the 3.0 was reasonably forgiving; the 1.0 is a brutal but insanely stiff ride). The seating position is supposed to be extremely aggressive, or something along the lines of a tri bike. If you're adding headset spacers, you're doing it wrong. I think my '11 could fit 28s, but again, that's not the purpose for that frame. For the same time period, check out the SL-1, that was a very light bike with a little less ridiculous geometry (and a very long reach compared to the seat tube size). If you want the SST's aero features but a forgiving fit, without too steep a price, check out the Transonic, which I think was just phased out.
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Originally Posted by Raiden View Post
I worked at a shop that sold Fuji bikes, worked on a variety of SSTs and owned an '11 3.0. TBH I can't speak much for the '09s, and they changed the frame slightly around '09 or '10. But I can say that the SST is a straight up crit race bike, especially in the higher grade carbon (the softer carbon on the 3.0 was reasonably forgiving; the 1.0 is a brutal but insanely stiff ride). The seating position is supposed to be extremely aggressive, or something along the lines of a tri bike. If you're adding headset spacers, you're doing it wrong. I think my '11 could fit 28s, but again, that's not the purpose for that frame. For the same time period, check out the SL-1, that was a very light bike with a little less ridiculous geometry (and a very long reach compared to the seat tube size). If you want the SST's aero features but a forgiving fit, without too steep a price, check out the Transonic, which I think was just phased out.
thanks.

what do you mean by the highlighted comment? the large size has a ridiculous 120 ht, meaning i'll need 2-3 cm of spacers to match my current fit. there's no way i can slam the stem on that bike and not knee myself in the sternum each pedal stroke
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