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Fuji - Newest 1.0 - Good First Bike?

Old 10-21-08, 06:15 PM
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Fuji - Newest 1.0 - Good First Bike?

Greetings. I want to enter the Road Cycling world. I have spent most of my cycling career on MTB's and would like to give the road a chance. I am about to pull the trigger on a 2008 Fuji Newest 1.0 at one of the local Bike Shops. Can I get your feedback on this bike for beginners?

Below are my stats:

6'3" - 240lbs
Looking to ride 100 miles a week or so

Below are the bike's components

Bicycle Type Road/sport
Sugg Retail $1,000.00
Weight 22.91
Sizes Xsmall, small, medium, large, xlarge
Colors Red/Black

Frame & Fork
Frame Construction TIG-welded
Frame Tubing Material Fuji Altair 1
Fork Brand & Model Fuji FC-770 Carbon
Fork Material Carbon/Alloy Steerer, aero crown
Rear Shock Not applicable

Component Group Road Mix
Brakeset Tektro R-350 brakes, Shimano Tiagra STI Dual Control levers
Shift Levers Shimano Tiagra STI Dual Control
Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra, 31.8mm clamp
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Crankset FSA Omega, 30/39/53 teeth
Pedals Not included
Bottom Bracket FSA Mega EXO
BB Shell Width Unspecified
Rear Cogs 9-speed, 11 - 25 teeth
Chain KMC HG-73, 1/2 x 3/32"
Seatpost Fuji Pro Forged Alloy
Saddle Fuji Anatomical
Handlebar Fuji 6061 Butted
Handlebar Extensions Not included
Handlebar Stem Fuji Adjustable AL
Headset 1 1/8" threadless VP

Hubs Alex AKX R1.0
Rims Alex AKX R1.0, 28-hole/32-hole
Tires 700 x 25c Kenda K-152
Spoke Brand Stainless steel, 14ga. (2.0mm)
Spoke Nipples Unspecified
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You might need stronger wheels.

Enjoy the ride
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I am 200 or real close. I ride a 2007 newest when i am not on my commuter. Nice bike. absolutely no problems. I probably have only 300-400 miles on it though because I ride my commuter most of the time. But I think it is a great bike for the money.
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fuji makes a good bike for the money.
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