The battle of women’s specific bikes continues. While some brands are ditching bikes with women’s specific geometry, others continue ahead full steam. More than just women’s specific geometry, the new Fuji Supreme is a completely new bike – not just a men’s bike with special geometry or paint. The result is what Fuji is calling their fastest, most aero bike yet and not just for women, for all of their bikes.
While the Supreme has a few similar lines to their men’s counterpart, the Transonic, the Supreme aslo has some noticeable differences. The most obvious is the addition of disc brakes. Where the Transonic is only available in rim brake configurations, the Supreme uses disc brakes which allows further tweaking of the aerodynamic design. Along with multiple Kamm Tail profiles throughout the build, the Supreme also uses drop stays which are considered more aero (and more compliant) – which is much easier to accomplish without a rear brake caliper mounted to the stays. Fuji says the frame was developed using extensive computational fluid dynamic analysis and is the fastest bike in its class. It’s so fast, that it’s even 1 minute and 19 seconds faster than their Transonic men’s model in a 40km test.
The Supreme also gets its own geometry with sizes from 44 to 56cm, which have noticeable differences in things like stack and reach from the Transonic. That includes two different fork offsets with most of the bikes going with 52mm – only the largest gets a 43mm.
At the high end, the 1.1 is graced with a sub 900g C15 ultra high modulus carbon frame and FC-330 full carbon fork. Otherwise, the rest of the lineup still uses C10 high modulus carbon fiber and an FC-440 full carbon fork for a still-light 1050g frame. All models use an integrated 1 1/8-1 1/2″ tapered headset with standard steerer and stems, PF30 bottom bracket, flat mount disc brakes, and 12mm thru axles at both ends. There’s also an integrated chain catcher, chainstay protector, and an Oval Aero carbon seatpost.
The SRAM Red eTap and carbon wheel equipped Supreme 1.1 goes for $6,999.99, and has a claimed weight of sub 15lbs (size not given).
The Supreme 2.1 drops down to an Ultegra Hydraulic group and alloy wheels for a much more manageable $3,999.99.
Next up is the Supreme 2.3 which still uses mostly new Ultegra parts, but drops the price with an Oval crankset and a few other parts to get it to $2,899.99.
Finally, the Supreme 2.5 gets down to $2,299.99 with the use of mechanical TRP Spyre brakes and Shimano 105 components.