Category: sports & outdoors > cycling > bikes > road bikes
| Brand: Fuji
| Merchant: Performance Bicycle Fuji Supreme 1.3 Women's Road Bike - 2017. Women's-specific design is a contentious topic in the cycling industry. While some brands chose to shrink it and pink it in an effort to appeal to women, Fuji does not. By tweaking the geometry, offering a women's-specific saddle, and leaving most of the fundamental elements of the bicycle identical to the men's version, Fuji offers a machine that is supremely functional. The Supreme 1.3 sticks to the tried and true with an 11-speed Shimano 105 groupset, a C5 high-modulus carbon frame, and a reliable Oval Concepts finishing package. The Fuji Supreme 1.3 frame strikes a balance between aerodynamics, stiffness, and weight savings, offering a well-rounded platform for a variety of riding scenarios. A full-carbon fork kills road buzz and saves weight over aluminum-carbon hybrids. An integrated headtube with a 1 lower smooths out an aerodynamic profile, while oversized chainstays and a sizable PIIS86 bottom bracket shell help facilitate power transfer. When you step on the Supreme's pedals, it jumps forward immediately and enthusiastically. Shimano's 105 groupset pack's all of the technology of it's older cousins, Ultegra and Dura Ace, into a value-conscious package. With a mid-compact 52x36 Oval Concepts crank and an 11-28 cassette, you'll have the gears to tackle the steep stuff without sacrificing any speed in the sprint. Shifting is crisp, responsive, and predictable, and you won't have to break the bank to replace worn parts. This groupset is a workhorse, but that's a compliment to its durability, not a knock on its performance. Oval Concepts provides the bike's cockpit, from the racing-oriented Oval Concepts 327 wheelset with Vittoria Zaffiro Pro Slick tires to the women's-specific Oval Concepts 500 saddle. The bicycle's seatpost, stem, and handlebar also come from Oval Concepts, rounding out a performance-focused package with reliable, value-laden parts. Whether you're coming to the line in your first race or ready to invest in going further, faster, and higher than ever before, the Fuji Supreme 1.3 is equipped to help you make the most of your hard work.