Category: sports & outdoors > cycling > bikes > road bikes
| Brand: Fuji
| Merchant: Performance Bicycle Fuji Tread 1.5 Disc Road Bike - 2016. The Fuji Tread 1.5 Disc Road Bike is a versatile, sporty design you can use for fitness, around town errands or for your cruising pleasure. The lightweight, aluminum frame is custom-butted, while a carbon bladed fork absorbs road vibrations. The result is a comfortable, smooth ride combined with excellent steering response. Components are first rate, with disc brakes for stopping power and a reliable 18-speed Shimano drivetrain that helps you tackle all kinds of terrain. More and more you see disc brakes on road bikes, because they offer superior stopping power under adverse conditions. While disc brakes add a little weight to the Tread 1.5, that small increase has been offset by the lightweight components and wheels Fuji has spec'd for the bike. Notable is the Shimano 18-speed drivetrain. The Sora component group provides highly reliable, consistent shifting mile after mile. A bike's true character can be revealed in the finishing details, and Fuji paid close attention to them all with Oval Concepts handlebars, stem, seatpost, and Vera Terra wheels. Together, this hardware helps to keep weight down and performance up. The 700c wheels are standard road size but come with 700 x 32C Vera City Wide tires. These are wider than regular road tires, but they offer a number of advantages, including enhanced traction and a more comfortable ride in all kinds of conditions. Rounding out the Tread 1.5 are the Tektro MD-C500 mechanical disc brakes, with 160mm rotors front and rear, and a compact 50/34 crankset with an 11/32 cassette. It's a drivetrain/brake combination that will have you easily handling ascents and descents alike. Sporty, quick, versatile, and performance driven, the Fuji Tread 1.5 is a bike you can trust to carry you around town, take your fitness to a higher level or just cruise through the weekend.