Last summer, Fuji introduced the featherweight SL with a claimed weight safely under 700g. One of our taller, bigger testers hopped on it this past spring and loved it, too. Now, there’s an all-new SL Disc with, yep, disc brakes.
Fuji knew the SL Disc was coming, so they made sure the molds could handle both versions. It gets all the same tech, but with a new fork and rear triangle. Claimed weight is just 775g for a raw 56, and the fork comes in at 365g (both about 75g heavier than the rim brake version). They were going to launch at Vuelta, but, well, thanks
There’s also a new disc brake version of their Roubaix, which gets completely reworked with a massively lighter alloy frame, and more…
The SL Disc will get only one mechanical brake version, all others will have hydraulic brakes. That one will be built with Shimano 105 with TRP Spyre calipers, but will probably switch to HyRD mid 2017. They’re available now,with a SRAM eTap Hydro version coming soon. All the Dura-Ace bikes get the newest drivetrain parts but with previous (technically current as of this post) hydraulic disc brake levers and calipers. They say Shimano’s new hydro levers won’t be coming on the bikes until MY18 bikes because Shimano isn’t shipping them until early 2017. Look for the SL 1.3 Disc shown here to come in at $5,089.
Their manufacturing partner, Ideal, which owns part of parent company ASI, hired one of the frame beginners from Cannondale that helped them rework their alloy frames. That person’s no longer with the company, but his work is evident in the new Ultralight Roubaix Alloy endurance road bikes.
Claimed weight is 1,089g for a 56 in rim brake form. A complete bike with SRAM Force 22 is just under 16lb with anodized and bead blasted black finish. With a full carbon fork, retail for that bike is $2,099.
Claimed weight for the Ultralight Roubaix Disc version is 1189g.
Lots of shaping and slightly flattened chainstays show designer carry over from the C-brand to Fuji.
A full carbon fork and 12mm thru axles front and rear round out the package. Look for the Roubaix Disc 1.1 to come in with 105/Ultegra and Oval Concept wheels and cranks for $1,959.
The new Cross Disc also takes advantage of their new alloy tubing know how with a sub-1300g frame. It took a lot of prototypes to get it through their testing, but that’s 257g lighter than before thanks to better tubing profiles and butting.
It also gets a full carbon fork, and front and rear both get low profile fender mounts. The Cross 1.1 comes in at $2,499.
Fuji’s mountain bikes all carry over with the same frames save for minor updates. The race-ready SLM 1.1 hardtail upgrades to a SRAM Eagle XX1 kit with the new Rockshox SID at the top level. Retail is $6,519.
Rakan goes from a marathon XC bike to a trail bike by bumping up 34mm stanchion forks and getting wider tires and a dropper post. Also gets Boost spacing. Will come in 29er ($4,949) and 27.5+ ($4,999) builds.
Not shown, the Auric upgrades to a 160mm Lyrik fork for more aggressive riding, and also matches the Boost spacing on the rear. The Bighorn 27.5+ hardtail is now in stock with 120mm fork for $2,499.