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    Yay New Bike!

    So I got a 2017 Fuji Cross 1.5 from Performance Bike this week. Woo! I thought I’d post some info for the curious.

    It’s got Sram Rival 1 running 42/11-32 and TRP Spyre discs on Oval 327 6-bolt disc wheels, 24mm outside and 19mm between the hooks. They’re not advertised as tubeless ready, but I easily swapped out the 33mm Challenge Grifos for WTB Nano 40 tubeless, which just baaaarely squeeze between the chainstays. Inflation was a snap, even with a low-volume road track pump and the valve cores installed. They sealed quick with 2 ounces of Stan’s and held 30 psi (no burps) through an accidental flogging on a trail that turned out waaay to gnarly for my skills.

    Anyway, that’s my two cents. When I was shopping for the bike, I couldn’t find the tire-fitment/tubeless info online, so I pushed “Buy” and crossed my fingers. Glad it worked out.

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    Pics or it didn't happen. Welcome.

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    Yay New Bike!-13fa59e2-e7aa-4daf-8dc7-ff853c409d71.jpg
    Sorry for the unposed photo. But there. There’s a pic, so it happened.

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    Really dig the orange with blue accents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcb78 View Post
    Really dig the orange with blue accents.
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    Thanx. Orange accidentally became a thing for me with this bike. So my bikes are all matchy-matchy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teuthis View Post
    It happened
    nice photo framing. Nice bike. Any events on the horizon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwisimon View Post
    nice photo framing. Nice bike. Any events on the horizon?
    Thanks.

    All the road events my eyeballs may be drifting towards are next season, and though there may be some CX stuff upcoming, I don't have the requisite shouldering/running/jumping skills. And (please don't shoot me) though I'd be interested in slopping through mud and sand and all, the whole "jump off the bike and run" part of CX doesn't flip my personal twinkies. Though a Roubaix-style thing (like Boulder Roubaix) would be awesome.

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    Very cool. I became a Fuji fan with a Sportif 1.0.

    Interesting that you had no trouble with going tubeless. I have been teetering ....

    And yes, that second photo is excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teuthis View Post
    Thanks.

    All the road events my eyeballs may be drifting towards are next season, and though there may be some CX stuff upcoming, I don't have the requisite shouldering/running/jumping skills. And (please don't shoot me) though I'd be interested in slopping through mud and sand and all, the whole "jump off the bike and run" part of CX doesn't flip my personal twinkies. Though a Roubaix-style thing (like Boulder Roubaix) would be awesome.
    you can look at some gravel road events and such. Not sure where you are but stuff like this can be a lot of fun. https://www.google.co.jp/url?sa=t&rc...kO3fkJkxEEiEDc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
    Very cool. I became a Fuji fan with a Sportif 1.0.

    Interesting that you had no trouble with going tubeless. I have been teetering ....

    And yes, that second photo is excellent.
    The Sportif 2.3 was my first drop-bar bike. It's now on grocery duty with rack and panniers.

    And FWIW, I didn't intend to be a Fuji fanboy. The Sportif was bought at a LBS when I was new and brand agnostic. The Altamira and Cross were both insane online deals that were too good to pass up, and since I'd been bitten by a bad online deal once*, I felt more comfortable buying Fuji sight-unseen.

    That said, Fuji's been pretty good, if you don't count the utter-sh!t freehubs on their lower-series wheels.

    *A Cavalo Gara disc road bike from Nashbar. Full 105 gruppo and Aksium wheels for $750. What could go wrong? How 'bout a chainstay that didn't clear the DS crank arm out of the box? I threw a spacer behind the BB to scoot the crank out a bit to clear, but then the front mech had to throw further, pushing the lever too close to the tire. Lesson learned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maelochs View Post
    Very cool. I became a Fuji fan with a Sportif 1.0.

    Interesting that you had no trouble with going tubeless. I have been teetering ....

    And yes, that second photo is excellent.
    ...and on the tubeless thing, one layer of tubeless tape, stems, and tubeless-ready tires. I dunno enough about tubeless to say much, since this was my first time with it, but yeah, it worked a charm.

    The pic is on a concrete pad at the CO/UT state line. I assume some kind of sign or statue used to stand there, but now, it's a great perch for bike porn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwisimon View Post
    you can look at some gravel road events and such. Not sure where you are but stuff like this can be a lot of fun. https://www.google.co.jp/url?sa=t&rc...kO3fkJkxEEiEDc
    Looks fun indeed. Thanks for the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teuthis View Post
    That said, Fuji's been pretty good, if you don't count the utter-sh!t freehubs on their lower-series wheels. .
    Yeah ... the stock wheels lasted until UPS dropped off the replacements.

    But by waiting for triple-points deals .... the prices are hard to resist.

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