Fuji just released the all new Gran Fondo 2-29-16
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  1. #1
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    Fuji just released the all new Gran Fondo 2-29-16

    Looks like they really went on a mission of reducing vibration and increasing comfort, plus they added disc brakes and 28 mm tires with room for 30 mm. I guess with the new SL being so light they felt they could really differentiate the models, making the Gran Fondo a lot more luxurious.
    Gran Fondo | Rule Your Road

  2. #2
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    Looks like a real nice bike
    2013 Specialized Allez Compact
    2011 Specialized Crux Pinky SS
    2012 Specialized Crux Skittles
    2015 Trek Farley 6 Fat Bike
    2011 Fuji D6 3.0

  3. #3
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    Once I hit a mileage when I feel I need to upgrade my 15 Altamira, that new gran fondo is my new ride.
    2015 Fuji Altamira 2.0
    2016 Fuji Cross 1.5

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    What up, dog?
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    I've got a 2.4 (Performance "Special") - 105 11spd, disc brakes. LOVE this bike! I have a "fast roadie" in my Trek Domane 4.5 (11spd Ultra, rim brakes), and I actually like the Fuji about 5% more... ;)

    The Fuji is on par with the Trek in terms of comfort, which I was most concerned with. It is wonderfully road-compliant for the crap roads we have here in MN. I don't notice that the Fuji "soaks up" any less shock/vibration than the Domane - that's saying quite a bit, especially since the Domane also has a carbon post.

    The coolest part - I was able to throw a set of Kenda 700x32 Slant Six's on it with room to spare! So now I have a road bike that's more than capable on gravel and cross. I put it's 700x28 Vittorias on my Domane, and that really improved the ride there as well.

    Really happy with this purchase, and spent more than a grand less than I did for my Trek.

  5. #5
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    Apr 2015
    Just picked up a left over 2016 Gran Fondo 2.3 with full 105 group set and hydraulic brakes for $1499 after a price match. I have some wheels and saddle that I will be swapping out. Also have some Forte Corsa2 carbon pedals.

    Can't wait for it to come in.

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    2017 Fuji Gran Fondo 2.3
    2016 Fuji SL 2.3
    2016 Giant Toughroad SLR
    2014 Marin Bocat Trail 29er

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