Fuji upped their aero game this year with the introduction of the Transonic. Rather than just adding disc brakes to their old platform, the new bike was built from the ground up. We previewed the details early in 2019, but now we’ve got the full download straight from the source.

Fuji Transonic carbon aero road bike

Fuji has been in the aero game for quite some time, with a variety of triathlon, time trial, and aero road products. We got a sneak peak of all the new goodies from Fuji at the Sea Otter Classic last year, including a new aero road platform, called the Transonic. It’s an entirely new bike, out to tackle everything from stage races to crits – or anything where aero performance is a priority.

The frame uses truncated Kamm-tail shaping to reduce drag at a variety of wind angles. Fuji claims optimized performance even with multiple water bottles mounted.

All models use an aero drop bar and stem, including a special flat top cap and aero headset cover. An integrated stem computer mount is included.

While the initial debut only showed disc brake models, Fuji now offers rim brake options at lower price points.

Though Fuji talks about aerodynamic performance for the Transonic, no specific claims have been made as of yet.

Seven sizes are offered for a wide range of fit.

Spec & Pricing

There are seven complete bike options, with two available as framesets. All use PF30 bottom bracket shells.

The Transonic 1.1 ($7,500, 17.09 lbs) features full SRAM Red eTAP AXS components and Oval Concepts 950 disc carbon wheels. A frameset is available for $2,000.

The Transonic 2.1 ($5,000, 17.77 lbs) features SRAM Force eTAP AXS components and Oval Concepts 950 disc carbon wheels.

The Transonic 2.1 Rim ($4,500, weight TBD) features Shimano Dura Ace mechanical components and Oval Concepts 950 alloy wheels. A frameset is available for $1,300.

The Transonic 2.3 ($3,500, 18.65 lbs) features Shimano Ultegra mechanical components and Oval Concepts 524 disc wheels.

The Transonic 2.3 Rim ($2,700, 17.95 lbs) features Shimano Ultegra components and Oval Concepts 524 wheels.

The Transonic 2.5 ($2,500, 19.86 lbs) features Shimano 105 components and Oval Concepts 324 disc wheels.

The Transonic Rim 2.5 ($2,100, 19.20 lbs) features Shimano 105 components and Oval Concepts 327 wheels.

The Transonic is available now as a 2020 model. Warranty coverage varies by country, with the US covering frames and forks for the lifetime of the original retail purchaser.

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16 COMMENTS

  1. Surprised to see rim brake options. That party is already over. On the bright side, rim brake fans should be able to find them massively discounted at the end of summer.

  2. The frameset price is very competitive. Geometry is very good for smaller sizes. Low stack, long front center, yet low trail number, relatively low top tube slope (so large water bottle will fit easily on size XS).
    Cable hiding nicely through headset spacers.

    Big missing on real world ride quality review though. All the good geometry and look can be moot if the frame is not stiff, or ride too harsh, if there are enough flex to cause brake rub etc.

    • in this day and age, where everything is CAD analyzed and the far east has a very high level of composite manufacturing expertise, no reason to think this will significantly different from the look alikes. If this has a full width BB shell there might be some positives to that. I think the big(ish) differences will come from how well the stem/handlebar works, how easy it is to set up etc.

  3. Fuji has always produced some pretty sweet road bikes. Have had a few in my lifetime and not been disappointed. This Transonic 1.1 at $7500.00 is a steal. Especially when you compare it to an S-Works Venge at $12,500.00 or a Trek Domane SLR at $12,000.00 or a Giant Propel at $12,000.00. and so on. Even if those bikes are slightly better they are certainly not an extra 50% better. Just saying.

    • The 1.1 is far from a steal in the positive sense. For about the same you can get an Specialized Venge Pro (same frame as the s works) with Udi2 that is 16.5 lbs out the door with better wheels and finishing kit.

    • It just can’t be really light with ETAP AXS. The Red Etap AXS 12 speed is consistently much heavier than Dura-ace 11 speed.

  4. The UCI is holding progress back as usual. I think they need to have a prototype class where anything on 2 wheels with no rider fairing is OK, or allow the TT class this freedom. Then bikes would get interesting again. I like how track bikes vary in design but not many people are going to buy a singlespeed. For now you might as well buy the cheapest bike that looks like this since it will likely be similar in aero benefits.

  5. Any bicycle over $1000 is a scam; a Suzuki SV650 is a steal. Don’t get me wrong I will get scammed but a bicycle, but would never think its a good value.

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