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| Brand: Fuji
| Merchant: Performance Bicycle Fuji Altamira CX 1.1 Cyclocross Bike - 2016. When you're ready to face the maelstrom that is cyclocross, you want the best bike you can get on top of your shoulder and under your pedals. The Fuji Altamira CX 1.1 is just that bike. Built with the needs of the serious 'cross rider in mind, you'll love everything from the carbon frame to its Sram Red componentry and Oval Concept carbon wheels and bars. With this beauty, you'll have a leg up on the competition before the horn blows. A cyclocross frame has to be light, stiff, nimble and strong, features you really appreciate as you start to redline during that last lap. The Fuji Altamira CX 1.1 is built around a frame made from Fuji's C10 high modulus carbon fiber, which is famous for its rigidity and straight up power transfer abilities. The oversize bottom BB86 bottom bracket and integrated tapered 1-1/2 head tube are intended to give you the rigidity you need to mash through a muddy 'cross course while the top tube is specifically shaped for those moments when you have to sling your bike over your shoulder and run. The rear triangle is comprised of C10 ultra high-modulus carbon seatstays w/ post-mount disc tabs, with oversized chainstays and carbon dropouts w/ replaceable hanger so you can corner more easily and the mud won't get packed in around your chain. The fork is tapered and has a tight race rake because in 'cross you need to make quick turns and still stay upright. Now two years old, the SRAM Red22 hydraulic groupset is quickly becoming the talk of the cyclocross crowd. It has light gear shifting with a very positive action so you can easily find one of its 22 speeds without having to think about it. Even better, SRAM's unique Yaw front derailleur allows for cross chaining with a minimum of fuss. Best of all, the groupset is among the lightest in the industry, and who isn't looking to shave a few ounces where you can? SRAM Red22 also features a hydraulic braking system and the reviews are fantastic. With the lightest of touches you can de-accelerate when the road starts to fail, or you need to make a sharp turn. Easy to modulate with just one finger, you can slow down or come to a complete stop, just like that. Whatever the course asks, it delivers. Fuji delivers even more when it comes to your wheels and set-up. The wheelset is the Oval 950CX full carbon tubular disc with race-ready Challenge Baby Limus, Team Edition tubular tires. Talk about power transfer and traction. With this set-up you'll have the best cornering wheels on the course, and slipping in the mud is for the guy behind you to worry about. The Oval R900 saddle features carbon fiber rails to limit weight, and the Oval R910 Pro carbon handlebars are light and super strong, so grip and rip all you can. Look. No one asks more from their bikes than 'cross riders, but the Fuji Altamira CX 1.1 gives you all the answers and then some.