Last summer, Fuji floated an ultralight SL road bike that barely moved the scales at 10.9lbs. They followed that up with the new Gran Fondo for longer distance riders. Now, they’ve moved even further along the distance/comfort continuum with the Fuji Jari adventure gravel bike.
The alloy Jari is decked out for getting out, featuring a plethora of water bottle, accessory, rack and fender mounts from tip to tail. And it gets the latest specs with thru axles front and rear, a full carbon fork and flat mount disc brakes, too. Ready to adventure?
Internal cable and brake hose routing keep the lines clean and also keep them out of the way of frame bags. Top tube bento box mounts are just the beginning.
The FC440 full carbon fork looks suspiciously similar to the one on sister brand Breezer’s new chromoly Inversion gravel bike…which is fine, because scale typically means more affordable, and it’s a darn fine looking tapered fork. It gets stealth fender mounts with removable mounting tabs, but no rack mounts.
The top tube flattens as it goes back and gets a small shouldering pad. It could also protect the frame if you’re hanging it from a branch or something at base camp.
A third water bottle cage is fitted under the downtube.
The frame can run up to 700x45c tires without fenders, slightly smaller with. The seatstay bridge is a simple arched piece of flat metal, but still gets a hole for mounting a fender. Rack mounts sit above it…
…and on the dropouts just above the axle. The bend in the seatstays turns them into springs to provide a little bump compliance and helps them clear the low/flat mount brakes.
Look for it to hit retail later this summer, pricing and final spec TBD.