Fuji Roubaix 1.5 Road Bike - 2017. Racing doesn't have to cost and arm and a leg. The new Fuji Roubaix 1.5, with a light, stiff aluminum frame, a Shimano Tiagra drivetrain, and Fuji's proven racing geometry, gives new riders a chance to enter the fray without breaking the bank. A race bicycle is only as good as its frame. Lucky for you, the Fuji Roubaix is built around Fuji's A6-SL custom-butted alloy frame. Aluminium's stiffness and responsiveness makes this material idea for crit machines, and Fuji has further engineered this frame to maximize power transfer. With an oversized seat tube and BB30 press-fit bottom bracket, this bicycle is designed to send your power to the wheels as quickly and efficiently as possible. Shimano's Tiagra groupset makes for a reliable drivetrain at a fraction of the price of their premium premium products. Tiagra may not have the glamor of Dura Ace or Ultegra, but don't let it's place in the middle of Shimano's lineup fool you. This is a high performance groupset, and, with 50/34 chainrings and an 11-28T cassette, you'll have the gearing you need to get up even the steepest roads. The Roubaix's finishing package comes from Oval Concepts, Fuji's house brand. Strong, durable aluminum parts give you maximum bang for the buck. Oval 327 aero clincher wheels slice through wind, and, wrapped in Vittoria's Zaffiro Pro Slick 700x25c tires, roll along quite nicely. With a fetching black colorway and a drivetrain that seems impossible at this price point, the Fuji Roubaix 1.5 is sure to turn heads on the starting line. Whether you're a mountain biker looking to start on the road or a long-time roadie dipping your toes in your local racing circuit, the Fuji Roubaix 1.5 is ready to meet all the demands of race day.
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