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Old 08-27-16, 07:11 PM
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New 2017 Fuji Touring

It appears the new Fuji Touring is out! It appears the main changes this year include upgraded tires and different brake levers (Tektro RL520s > TRP RRL).

Fuji Touring Road Bike -- 2017

Whatcha all think?
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Old 08-27-16, 07:57 PM
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I'd ride it.
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Old 08-27-16, 08:42 PM
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I think it needs disc brakes or I'm not interested.
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Old 08-27-16, 09:02 PM
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Fuji makes nice bikes. this one looks good to me.
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Old 08-27-16, 10:17 PM
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You could take it anywhere. It has all the basics covered, low gearing, hardy wheels and it's green. Sure, not all the components are top tier but wear these out and upgrade if your little heart desires. Hard to beat for 7 bills.
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Max tire width is 38 mm?
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Looks good to me as a reasonably priced hop-on-and-go touring bike.
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Old 08-28-16, 07:48 AM
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I think the low price point certainly makes up for lack of discs here. I own the 2016 and, a time or two, had some buyers remorse as I was leaning towards the Salsa Marrakesh. In the end, this was the better choice given the savings and simplicity (Heck, I would have spent 1600 and thats not even including panniers, and other accessories). Glad to see they were able to keep a solid price point for tourists on the fence and with low amounts for purchasing.
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Old 08-28-16, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by robow View Post
You could take it anywhere. It has all the basics covered, low gearing, hardy wheels and it's green. Sure, not all the components are top tier but wear these out and upgrade if your little heart desires. Hard to beat for 7 bills.
Excellent point here! With the savings, a tourist could put that all away to help fund a tour/swap parts or, literally, buy another Fuji haha.
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Old 08-28-16, 01:07 PM
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And to top it off, the rear rack looks well done, wonder if it comes with that cool reflective bungee.
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Old 08-28-16, 01:18 PM
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This Fuji appears to be a great bike for touring sans the frills!
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Old 08-28-16, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by robow View Post
And to top it off, the rear rack looks well done, wonder if it comes with that cool reflective bungee.
It does! 😀 Same bungie as the 2016. Rack is also the same and has held up great. I commute 5 days a week and have done some longer mini tours. Max capacity is 55 lbs. and I routinely carry 20-25 (laptop, tools, etc). I did have to tighten the bolts to the frame once after I got it but I think that was just a rushed install. Has been fine since!

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Old 08-28-16, 06:12 PM
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Sizing?

Does anybody know if the 2017 will come in a XXL (61 cm)? The sizing for the touring seems a little wonky
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Old 08-28-16, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by lmoilane View Post
Does anybody know if the 2017 will come in a XXL (61 cm)? The sizing for the touring seems a little wonky
Probably not. The dimensions are probably the same as the 2016:

https://www.fujibikes.com/bike/detail...g-#bk_desc_tab
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Originally Posted by lmoilane View Post
Does anybody know if the 2017 will come in a XXL (61 cm)? The sizing for the touring seems a little wonky
The xxl has a 61cm stack.

1- thats a reverse of most bikes and especially touring/endurance frames these days. The stack ks often times at or larger than the listed or effective frame size.

2- the xxl could be good for you if you are looking for a 61 since thats the effective stack height.
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Old 08-28-16, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by NoShiftSherlock View Post
Probably not. The dimensions are probably the same as the 2016:

Fuji Bikes | LIFESTYLE | CROSS TERRAIN | TOURING
I think you are correct, which sucks for me. I have the 2017 in a 58 cm. I will likely end up dumping the bike because of fit issues which would likely have been resolved by sizing up to a 61.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
The xxl has a 61cm stack.

1- thats a reverse of most bikes and especially touring/endurance frames these days. The stack ks often times at or larger than the listed or effective frame size.

2- the xxl could be good for you if you are looking for a 61 since thats the effective stack height.
The XXXL has a stack height of 610mm. I don't know if Fuji will make a XXL. I can't imagine myself on a XXXL bike. The 590 mm ETT is fine, and is comparable to size large (58cm or 60cm) for other manufacturers. The standover may be problematic.
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Old 08-28-16, 10:14 PM
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Yeah, meant xxxl not xxl.
The xxxl has a stack height that matches what younare looking for.
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Old 08-29-16, 03:43 AM
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Why don't they still.have a 52 cm size :/ !!
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Old 08-29-16, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by chintanjadwani View Post
Why don't they still.have a 52 cm size :/ !!
Don't get hung up on the S,M,Lg designations nor even the frame size number since all are subjective and not standardized, concentrate on effective top tube and the smallest size offered has an effective top tube of 53cm which might very well work for you along with a shorter stem.
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Good inexpensive tourer

I met a young guy at the hiker/biker site at Glacier. He was riding a Fuji tourer from upstate New York to a new life in Portland. He said he had chosen it because he didn't have much money. It had served him well, except for having to replace the wheels and tires in Yellowstone.

I've been there. My first tours were on an old Raleigh Gran Prix when I was a poor musician/student. I had no money but I had that bike, so I made it work.

Later, when I was a new teacher, I had a little more money but still not a lot. I bought a Nashbar tourer. There were better choices out there, but I couldn't afford them. It was a definite step up from the Raleigh. I rode it on many tours. I had to replace the rear wheel due to a spate of broken spokes. I think the Fuji would be better than my old Nashbar was.

Later, when I had more money, I bought an LHT frame and built it up the way I wanted, including custom, hand-built wheels. It has been wonderful - excellent features, pleasurable to ride, and bulletproof.

Each of these bikes gave me great enjoyment by allowing me to tour. There were benefits to spending more money on a better bike, but all three were good at the time.

I'm glad there are still good choices for people who want to tour, but who don't have a lot of money. It's good to have a real tourer that's inexpensive, and this is one.
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As a class of bicycle, touring bikes are generally a good value, this one is darn near exceptional.

Fuji has always made a respected touring bike frame set, for themselves and for other brands. At this price point there has to be some serious cost cutting. The drive train is low end, but reliable. The wheels would probably be improved by having them re-tensioned and re-trued, but I now think that's true of any OEM or off the shelf wheel set. Gearing looks like what many can live with. The lack of rivnuts for a third water bottle cage isn't a deal breaker and the spoke holder and the rear rack are a plus.

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Totally agree with the statements above. Deores are stout and have served me well. With the savings you could swap out to XT stuff and still be around 8-900. I think the big cost cutting here is probably wheelset, frame (probably heavier/basic), saddle, and the Oval Concept stuff. Again, I'd wear all of that stuff out and replace as needed with the savings.
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The Fuji Touring has generally been a Meh. bike for me. If it works for people go for it but I have never been that excited. Fuji just hasn't been a brand that gets me interested very often. It is cool they have a touring bike because some brands don't but it never feels like they really invest in it. Other brands try and make more touring and adventuring stuff and really promote it and update it often but Fuji doesn't.
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The Fuji Touring has generally been a Meh. bike for me. If it works for people go for it but I have never been that excited. Fuji just hasn't been a brand that gets me interested very often. It is cool they have a touring bike because some brands don't but it never feels like they really invest in it. Other brands try and make more touring and adventuring stuff and really promote it and update it often but Fuji doesn't.
Well said. That bike seems to occupy a pricepoint and continues to exist because it can be sold at the pricepoint where very few others exist.
It doesnt exist because its the best at anything. It doesnt exist because its marketed well. It exists because it meets a pricepoint and has inherent demand as a result.

A utilitarian reason for a utilitarian bike to exist. Kinda appropriate, i suppose.


As an owner of a 26yo Fuji touring bike...the real Fuji before it became a name only...itd be great to see more Fuji on the road, regardless of the bike's age.

You really cant argue with what ASI(Fuji owner) has done since buying the name. Fuji's sales have grown exponentially since being purchased in the late 90s. So despite minimal(no?) advertising and pushing of their touring bike, the brand is quite healthy.
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