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Old 06-01-15, 07:33 PM
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Fuji Track Elite

Who has one and what's size are you running? I'm really digging this bike I'm stuck between the 58 and 61 cm and not sure which size I want 6'2" and I hear both sizes fit well
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The size is going to be determined bu your torso length when choosing between the two. Have you tried plugging in your numbers here yet? Tiemeyer Cycles, Inc. :: Custom Bicycle Frame Builder It's a pretty good starting point.

A recent discussion on the FTE here http://www.bikeforums.net/track-cycl...2014-a-12.html. I believe the owner is about your size too.
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I ride a fuji track elite and am coincidentally also 6'2". I'd go with the 61 and worst case scenario you'll be stretched out and closer to a horizontal torso
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I've noticed that many track bikes fit smaller than their top tube seems to indicate. Like i usually ride 56 ett bikes on the road and do a similar
fit for road or track, but for a 56 track bike to fit I have to use lots of spacers and a long stem 130+. So if you can, compare the reach and stack to see what you would actually need, not just ett. Also what bars you plan on running can make a huge difference.
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What's your inaeam and what stem length are you rolling with
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What's your inaeam and what stem length are you rolling with
Torso and arm length is more important to fit than inseam. Much more adjustability in a seat post than the TT/stem combo.
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I've noticed that many track bikes fit smaller than their top tube seems to indicate.
A couple reasons for this:
1. They have a steeper seat tube, so if you set up your saddle in a neutral position in the seatpost, it will be further forward than a similarly neutral position on a road bike.
2. They have a short headtube and low toptube, since some (well, the good ones) are designed to let you set up a kilo/pursuit position. So you need some stem rise.
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I have a 58 Fuji Track Elite... I'm 6' 1" and have an inseam of 32" so you can see I've a longer torso. I use mine for pursuit and scratch, though I still haven't successfully dialed it in yet. More adjustable than I can handle.
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Thanks guys.
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Hi all.
I have a 2015 Fuji Track Elite and am on the hunt for a second seatpost. I'm having a hard time ordering one through Performance and haven't been able to find any online. Can anyone can recommend a different retailer (preferably in the U.S.) or a different, compatible, post?

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Hi all.
I have a 2015 Fuji Track Elite and am on the hunt for a second seatpost. I'm having a hard time ordering one through Performance and haven't been able to find any online. Can anyone can recommend a difference retailer (preferably in the U.S.) or a different, compatible, post?

Thanks in advance.
Hi.

Have you contacted a local Fuji shop that's not Performance?

Even though this is directly related to track, you may want to ask in Bicycle Mechanics as well. A lot of the folks over there work in shops and know the ins and outs on getting OEM parts.
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Thanks for the suggestion.
I just found out that the TT bike has the same shape post but with some kind of attachment for a Di2 battery and the track post has been out of stock for some time. Apparently, as long as the post isn't run very low the TT post is a fine alternate.
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Originally Posted by weavie View Post
Hi all.
I have a 2015 Fuji Track Elite and am on the hunt for a second seatpost. I'm having a hard time ordering one through Performance and haven't been able to find any online. Can anyone can recommend a different retailer (preferably in the U.S.) or a different, compatible, post?

Thanks in advance.
I bought the TT post because it worked better in terms of set up than the layback one that came with it - it worked very well.
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Who has one and what's size are you running? I'm really digging this bike I'm stuck between the 58 and 61 cm and not sure which size I want 6'2" and I hear both sizes fit well
This thread is probably a bit old now. But...I am 6'4" and have the 61. The back half of the bike has set up really well, the front half in pursuit mode, is also well set up. I have had trouble with my endurance bars though, keeping to the UCI 'handlebars must be 5cm in front of the hub rule' - have you had trouble with this at all?
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This thread is probably a bit old now. But...I am 6'4" and have the 61. The back half of the bike has set up really well, the front half in pursuit mode, is also well set up. I have had trouble with my endurance bars though, keeping to the UCI 'handlebars must be 5cm in front of the hub rule' - have you had trouble with this at all?
Being that you are 6'4", you can get an "anthropomorphic exception" being that you are taller than most humans.

I'm not clear on what that does for you. I think it means you can employ a bike with a longer top tube which exempts you from the BB to tip of extensions rule.

Read the rules carefully. Maybe start a thread on the matter.
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Originally Posted by thearthurdog View Post
This thread is probably a bit old now. But...I am 6'4" and have the 61. The back half of the bike has set up really well, the front half in pursuit mode, is also well set up. I have had trouble with my endurance bars though, keeping to the UCI 'handlebars must be 5cm in front of the hub rule' - have you had trouble with this at all?
Clarification of rule 1.3.022 - (D) and at the front by a vertical line passing through the front wheel spindle with a 5 cm tolerance.

So no further forward of the front hub than 5 cm...
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Thanks for the info, but I think you are referring to the rule about the ends of aero bar extensions on a time trial / pursuit bike. As a giant I get an additional 5cm extension. The rule I am referring to applies to traditional handlebars in massed start events on road or track - I don't believe such an exemption applies (I have looked pretty hard).
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No exemption for drop bars which is what I am referring to.
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No exemption for drop bars which is what I am referring to.
More info on the rule for anyone wondering

ARTICLE 1.3.022
“In competitions other than those covered by article 1.3.023, only the traditional type
of handlebars (see diagram «structure 1») may be used. The handlebars must be
positioned in an area defined as follows: above, by the horizontal plane of the point
of support of the saddle (B); below, by the horizontal line passing through the highest
point of the two wheels (these being of equal diameter) (C); at the rear by the axis of
the steerer tube (D) and at the front by a vertical line passing through the front wheel
spindle with a 5 cm tolerance (see diagram «Structure (1A)»). The distance referred to
in point (A) is not applicable to the bicycle of a rider who takes part in a sprint event
on track (flying 200 m, flying lap, sprint, team sprint, keirin, 500 metres and 1 kilometre),
but must not exceed 10 cm in relation to the vertical line passing through the front
wheel spindle.”
The traditional type of handlebars must be used in road races, cyclo-cross and track
races (apart from track time trials and pursuits). The attachment of any additional
handlebar component or extension is prohibited in these events.
In no case shall the front of the handlebars exceed the tolerance of 5 cm in relation
to a vertical line passing through the front wheel axle, which is the control zone of the
bicycle. The more forward the handlebar is positioned, the less manoeuvrable the
bicycle will be and the less it will be easy to react quickly to an obstacle or a wind
gust. Moreover, this would result in moving the centre of gravity of the rider on the
bicycle, which would increase even more the risks of loss of control. The area of
positioning the handlebars is defined by the diagram below:
Figure 38: Illustration of the box, marked out by lines A, B, C and D, within which the
handlebars must be fully contained.
In fast track races (sprint, team sprint, keirin, flying 200 m, flying lap) and time trial
races (500 m, 1 km), if the position of the front edge of the handlebar is less than 5 cm
forward the vertical line passing through the front wheel axis (instead of 10 cm
allowed), then the bottom edge of the handlebar can be positioned bellow the
horizontal line passing through the top of the wheels as long as the contact point with
the hand is above this limit. This rule came into force on 1 January 2012 to enable
small riders to have a regulatory position, taking into account the limited positioning
possibilities allowed by the standardisation of the composite equipment.


Can be found here on page 27 - http://www.uci.ch/mm/Document/News/R...NG_English.PDF
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Correct ^ I am still unsure where the measure the handlebars. The diagrams the UCI use would suggest it is the front extremity of the handlebars, but a few sources online would suggest it is the contact points where you hold the bars.
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From my interpretation of the UCI explanation, it is the front edge of the bars where this distinction is made. They only allow for measurement where the hand sits if you are not at the forward limit.
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Being that you are 6'4", you can get an "anthropomorphic exception" being that you are taller than most humans.
No anthropomorphic exceptions for tall people using drop bars. "In no case shall the front of the handlebars exceed the tolerance of 5 cm in relation to a vertical line passing through the front wheel axle, which is the control zone of the bicycle."

You can only go to 10cm forward of the front axle if racing the following events: flying 200 m, flying lap, sprint, team sprint, keirin, 500 metres and 1 kilometre)

"The distance referred to in point (A) is not applicable to the bicycle of a rider who takes part in a sprint event on track (flying 200 m, flying lap, sprint, team sprint, keirin, 500 metres and 1 kilometre), must not exceed 10 cm in relation to the vertical line passing through the front wheel spindle.”
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Dalai, is that 10cm rule applicable to all who race these events, or is it a take on the anthropomorphic extension rule? I've never needed to go that far forward, so never looked into it.
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My take on reviewing the rules is that anyone can go forward 10cm for those event... I haven't had to check personally either, but if I did I would email my State body to make sure.
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Being 6’6” w/37” inseam, I found this thread very helpful. Thanks!
About the stock seatpost, does anyone know the length that ships with the 61cm frame? Fuji doesn’t publish the spec, nor the maximum saddle height a la center of BB to saddle rails, and my dealer cannot find out how long the stock seapost is. Thanks in advance for any pointers.
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