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Saw a nice CF Fuji Team bike at Performance tonight.

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Saw a nice CF Fuji Team bike at Performance tonight.

Old 01-06-06, 08:49 PM
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$3299 and it was equipped with Campagnolo Record everything except the FSA Carbon crank. Mighty nice bike for the money.

I haven't ridden one but they had about 4 of them in my size (only one with Campy though, the rest were Shimano). Nice looking bike! Might have to take one for a spin sometime.
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Well on Fuji's web site the MSRP on that bike is $8,200, like anyone would pay $8200 for that bike even with Record on it since you can get a higher brand name bike for that. However the Fuji RC Euro is MSRP $4950 and appears to have the same frame just has a mix of Chorus and Centaur on it instead. Also the Team PRO Euro appears to have a slightly different carbon and a mix of Veloce and Centaur and an MSRP of $2,600. If the percentages held up that would mean you could get the one down for around $2000 and the one with Veloce Centaur mix for around $1000. If I could have gotten a Fuji all carbon bike with veloce Centaur mix for between $1000 and $1300, I would have probably gone with that.

Although still can't say anything good about their colorschemes. My Orbea still loks a thousand time sweeter. They do awesome color schemes. However for a $100-1300 price point I wouldn't have cared about paint.
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It was probably the Team RC with Campy. I can't imagine the TI Euro being that low retail.
That's close to team pricing.

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Fuji offers pretty good value in bikes - I'd never even considered a Fuji until very recently.
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Originally Posted by cslone
It was probably the Team RC with Campy. I can't imagine the TI Euro being that low retail.
That's close to team pricing.
Maybe I missed the price on the one with Record. There were a few next to it that looked very similar and I was just admiring the Record components on that particular bike. I only saw a few others near it with the $3299 price on it. That one may have been more expensive. Next time I'm in there I'll give it a closer look.
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Okay, checking the Fuji website I think it was this bike.
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Fuji is one of those bicycle companies that continually get underrated. This means you can get a very good bike for the money. Fuji is also one of the few companies that makes their own own carbon fibre from bare ingredients into a full bike.
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Originally Posted by SDRider
Okay, checking the Fuji website I think it was this bike.
Ok, that makes sense. Still, that's a good buy for a CF Record bike. And that is a very nice riding bike.
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Where is Higherground? He rides the Chorus version of that Fuji...which when they still had them could be had for like $2400 I think...but whatever sweet bikes.
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Nice bike. I'm not too sure I like the sticker that says "Team Issue" on the top tube though. Kind of reminds me of those "official pace car" stickers on some sports cars.
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An 05 Pro with DA 10 and Curcults was taged at $2799 the other day at Performance in FV,SoCal. Very nice carbon bikes. Good bang for the buck.
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Originally Posted by khuon
Fuji is one of those bicycle companies that continually get underrated. This means you can get a very good bike for the money. Fuji is also one of the few companies that makes their own own carbon fibre from bare ingredients into a full bike.

When the carbon Fuji frames first appeared (2005), I was checking out the TI and Pro at Performance, and on one of them I saw the "Made in Taiwan" sticker on the headtube of one of them... I think they might spec their bike frames from the ground up, but it's probably made by one of the Taiwan manufacturers (in either Taiwan or China).
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Originally Posted by mayukawa
When the carbon Fuji frames first appeared (2005), I was checking out the TI and Pro at Performance, and on one of them I saw the "Made in Taiwan" sticker on the headtube of one of them... I think they might spec their bike frames from the ground up, but it's probably made by one of the Taiwan manufacturers (in either Taiwan or China).
Fuji Heavy Industries is a big company. It in fact owns and engineers its carbon fibre. It probably has production/assembly facilities in Taiwan. What I meant by the statement that they produce their bikes from the ingrediants up is that they can control the engineering process down to the lowest level of materials development.
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Interesting -- by Fuji Heavy Industries, I assume you mean the group that produces Subaru. I didn't realize FHI was affiliated with Fuji the bicycle manufacturer.
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Fuji has been around over 100 years so they have done something right. I have no complaints on my 03 Marseille.
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My '03 Finest-AL was a good starter that I put 2300 miles on in 4 months before I moved up to my '04 Team. I really think that they are a good value for the price. I don't see myself buying any other factory bike other than a Fuji.

I may build something off another frame set (like my commuter), but for an "off the rack" bike I haven't seen anything else that I would ever want.
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Originally Posted by toshi
Interesting -- by Fuji Heavy Industries, I assume you mean the group that produces Subaru. I didn't realize FHI was affiliated with Fuji the bicycle manufacturer.
Perhaps I should clarify. It is to my knowledge that Fuji Bicycles is actually a US company with production facilities in both Japan and Taiwan. I am also under the belief that they have their own frame manufacturing facilities and develop/design/engineer their own materials (MR60S/C7). They have a contract with Fuji Heavy Industries (not directly affiliated) for production of the carbon fibre tow/prepreg. This is the same arm of FHI that produces the CF for some of Boeing's airframe components. The prepregs are delivered to Fuji Bicycle's plant and then layed up into production of the frames. This is in contrast to say Trek which uses pre-developed Hexcel carbon fibre prepregs to produce their frames. Although Trek no doubt has some influence on the production spec of the Hexcel prepregs, I don't believe they do the actual materials engineering.
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Originally Posted by toshi
Interesting -- by Fuji Heavy Industries, I assume you mean the group that produces Subaru.
... and produces 5000 TEU container cargo ships, and 1100 foot long oil tankers...

This is the same Fuji Heavy Industries that is a direct competitor with Hyundai?
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Originally Posted by Nashville Man
Nice bike. I'm not too sure I like the sticker that says "Team Issue" on the top tube though. Kind of reminds me of those "official pace car" stickers on some sports cars.
plus, if R600DuraAce saw you on a team issue bike, he would give you the cold shoulder... because you didn't work hard enough to be on the team.
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Originally Posted by hell_yes
plus, if R600DuraAce saw you on a team issue bike, he would give you the cold shoulder... because you didn't work hard enough to be on the team.
I had forgotten about that thread. Funny stuff. One day, when I grow up, I'll have a power meter too!
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