Fuji has been hard at work to bring out new bikes, and we got a closer look at Sea Otter 2019. First up, a carbon version of their Jari gravel bike, with big tire clearance and super compact 2x gearing. Next, they have an all-new version of the Transonic aero road bike. With slick hidden cable routing through the stem, disc brakes, and slippery shapes, it’s aiming for the big leagues.
Fuji Jari Carbon gravel and adventure bike
The Fuji Jari gravel bike isn’t new, but until now has existed only in steel and aluminum versions. They first showed the Jari Carbon as a prototype last fall, but now it’s just about ready for prime time.
Fuji claims that the new frame hits the sub-1,000 gram mark using their C15 monocoque construction, and will be available in both 1x and 2x versions. The version on-hand at Sea Otter was set up 2x, with FSA 46/30 front rings.
Braking duties on the show model were handled by Ultegra flat mount calipers front and rear. We don’t have news yet on the spec for other models.
Fuji quotes generous tire clearance front and rear: 700×47 or 650bx2.2″. The stock tire is the Panaracer GravelKing 700×43.
While not included with the bike, it was shown with a variety of bags, bottles, and accessories for your adventure needs.
The Fuji Jari Carbon starts at $2,499, with the sample bike shown at $2,999 (sans camping add-ons). There is no official availability date, but we expect mid-late 2019 as a 2020 model.
Fuji Transonic carbon aero road bike
The Transonic is Fuji’s aero road bike, adding to their existing women’s-specific Supreme. It’s all-new for 2020, with a new frame, Kamm tail shapes, and disc brakes. While SRAM AXS and Shimano Di2 models will be available, we took a close look at the Force AXS-equipped Transonic 1.1.
One of the more interesting features was an Oval Concepts-branded stem that routes hydraulic brake lines inside, and has a two-bolt faceplate that locks in place.
No official tire clearance information was provided, but it looked like the bike can probably squeeze 28’s inside.
Much of the spec is what you’d expect from Fuji – their own Oval house brand for wheels, saddle, and other accessories. The bike has full UCI approval, and will be used by Fuji-sponsored teams (though with their own components aboard).
The Transonic will start at $2,199, with the test model 1.1 shown at $7,999. Learn more about Fuji at the link below.