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    Fuji Gran Fondo 2.0 (2012) - Any reviews/news?

    I have my eye on the new Fuji Gran Fondo. I don't think they are available quite yet, but am waiting. Anyone heard anything specific on this bike. The specs look awesome and the new frame style supposedly offers a nice riding position for long distance.

    Anyone want to comment on what they think, expect, or have seen reviews on this bike - maybe thoughts on it compared to other bikes in its class/pricing?

    Fuji Bikes | ROAD SERIES | CARBON ROAD | GRAN FONDO 2.0
    D6 Carbon and Ultegra components - $2799 Retail

    Thanks!

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    I ordered a Gran Fondo 2.0 in August, originally, they were set to be complete and shipped mid-September, but there were delays of some kind and they should be shipping mid-December. I'm down to the wire, and getting excited! Mine will likely be one of the very first, I'll make sure to give some insight as soon as I pick her up from my LBS. Oh, one more thing, I paid $2379 before taxes on mine. So a decent bit less than the MSRP.

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    Buckett, I am hearing mid-January. Its a slow boat from Taiwan I guess! Looking forward to their arrival too!

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    Can't wait to read the review. Looking at my first Road Bike, & have been really curious about the Gran Fondo.

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    Ah, I'm going to head by my lbs soon, I wonder if they've gotten some updates about it. Where I'm at it's going to be nasty out when it comes in, so I won't really get to test ride yet either way. Barring extreme circumstances.

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    Fuji appeared in the latest Tour magazine No.12/2011. They tested 15 bikes equipped with Ultegra Di2. Fuji Gran Fondo 2.0 got the last place. Mainly because of the weight. With 8,5kg it was the heaviest of all bikes in test.
    Reviewers praised it for its great comfort (stability, frame suspension and geometry) and very nice paintwork. They found it to be ideal bike for long rides (as the name suggests anyway). The downpoint was somewhat heavy fork and cheap and heavy wheels (Oval 500).

    Weight (55cm, frame/fork/headset): 1.222/517/85g
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    Thanks oboy, my local B&N doesn't have that mag, but its one of the first reviews I have heard of on this bike. Thought it would have rated better than that though! Hopefully we see more reviews soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oboy View Post
    Fuji appeared in the latest Tour magazine No.12/2011. They tested 15 bikes equipped with Ultegra Di2. Fuji Gran Fondo 2.0 got the last place. Mainly because of the weight. With 8,5kg it was the heaviest of all bikes in test.
    Reviewers praised it for its great comfort (stability, frame suspension and geometry) and very nice paintwork. They found it to be ideal bike for long rides (as the name suggests anyway). The downpoint was somewhat heavy fork and cheap and heavy wheels (Oval 500).

    Weight (55cm, frame/fork/headset): 1.222/517/85g
    Hey Oboy - do you have a web link for the review of those 15 bikes?
    Thanks

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    The release/shipment of the Gran Fondo must be soon! I have mine on order. Any news here from the grapevine? Can't wait. I am already outfitted with clothing and shoes. Need to buy a helmet (thinking the Giro Atmos). Woo!
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    my lbs is currently on vacation, so Friday I should be getting an update. Hopefully it's in. Last I heard, it was on the boat!

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    I heard that Fuji still has not gotten the GF into the US and the bikes are not expected until the end of Feb or March. I wonder what could be going on with Manufacturing that is causing these types of delays?...
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    WHere do you find Fuji outfits ??
    My searches come up empty

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    Someone asked for Fuji Outfits. Here you go with accessories too at 40% off. Check it out!
    http://shop.advancesports.com 40% Off Code - ASI2012

    I picked up a jersey and pump.
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    Still nothing on my bike. Apparently it's still on the boat.. I'm gonna head over there in a day or two and see what's going on.

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    Closer to April for the arrival of the Gran Fondo, maybe mid-March.
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    Gran Fondo 1 just had a nice review in the latest ROAD mag.
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    And the 3.0 Gran Fondo is in this months bicycling magazine.

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    I noticed Fuji's Gran Fondo has almost exactly the same geometry and features of the Jamis Endura I use to own. Not as slow in handling as some other plush bikes I've ridden (Specialized Roubaix & Giant Defy), but definitely with a focus in endurance.

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    Alright, my lbs said Fuji of America should have them within a week, then they have to individually inspect them, then they will send them out. So by the end of the month I should have it.

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    sweet!

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    The Gran Fondo is shipping to dealers. I may even have mine next week!

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    That is fantastic news!! Hopefully I'll have mine soon too.

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    Is this correct?

    I checked out the bike online and really liked it. I found a rocking deal on it but it looks to be to good to be true. I found it here:

    Fuji Gran Fondo 2.0 2012 Road Bike - Fipper Bicycles


    Nevermind, the site is a scam from Indonesia
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    Picked up my Gran Fondo last night. It looks amazing. Its light, and feels pretty solid, But first ride will be after work tonight so we will see how it goes! Snapped a quick picture heading out this morning. Bubble tape still on the handle bars, lol
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    And? I'm very interested in how this rides. I like what Fuji has been doing recently.

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