Category: sports & outdoors > cycling > bikes > road bikes
| Brand: Fuji
| Merchant: Performance Bicycle Fuji Gran Fondo 2.0 Road Bike - 2016 Limited Edition. When it's time to put in the miles, you need a bike that has the performance chops to help you go the distance, but with a frame built to keep you comfortable as well. The Fuji Gran Fondo 2.0 LE Classico road bike, exclusively available from Performance Bicycle, is a full carbon fiber road bike that's designed to help you ride your best, while alleviating stress on the back, neck, and shoulders. At the heart of the bike is a frame and fork made from Fuji's C5 carbon fiber--a material that bikes the bike lighter, stiff and faster, transferring every watt from your pedal stroke into forward motion, while still remaining flexible enough to soak up vibrations and chatter from the road. A taller headtube and sloping top tube help give the bike a more upright riding position for improved comfort and to help stave off fatigue. A full carbon fork with tapered steerer adds rigidity to the front end for better power transfer and steering performance. Beyond the frame, the most important aspect of a bike is the drivetrain groupset. The Gran Fondo 2.0 LE Classico is equipped with Shimano Ultegra shifters, and front and rear derailleurs. One step down from the Shimano's pro-level, Tour de France winning Dura-Ace components, Ultegra is packed with trickle down technology that makes shifting smooth, effortless and easy. The lever hoods have been designed for exceptional ergonomics and comfort, while the 11-speed rear derailleur shifts smoothly across the gears. The front derailleur features a revolutionary longer lever pivot arm for faster shifting with less effort. An Oval 520 compact crank is both lightweight, and comes equipped with a 50 tooth big ring and a 34 tooth small ring, giving you all the gearing you need on the flats, while making even the steepest hills more manageable. In back an 11-speed 11-28T cassette extends your gearing range, giving you 22 options, so you always have the perfect gear. Rounding out the bike is a selection of components from Oval components, including bars, stem, saddle and seatpost. The bike rolls on a set of Vera Corsa DPM27 clincher rims, with a nice wide profile for more air volume, wrapped up in a set of excellent Vittoria Zaffiro Slick 700x25 tires.