Transonic 2.3 update
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Posts
    907

    Transonic 2.3 update

    I got almost 600 miles on the bike and some observations:

    1: I really don't mind the seat that much! Not the best in the world and I will replace it eventually..but it seems to be good for 40-60 mile rides which is my norm.

    2: I had a flat...not sure what caused it but thought it was unusual since I have had one flat i the last three years on the same route and after my second time with this bike I had a flat. I checked the rim tape and felt for anything unusual...nothing. On the plus side changing the flat was a breeze.

    3: I had a shorter stem put on and the steering is more touchy than my other bike...just something I need to get used to.

    4: A good crosswind can be noticeable. Again, comparing this to my other bike which is a steel Lemond Zurich with Bontrger race lite wheels. Makes me rethink getting 50mm aero wheelsets. Without a wind the thing is awesome and for the most part i avoid the winds where i live in NH and TX

    5: Bang for the buck? I say great. I got the bike with a military discount, on sale, and no sales tax. So it was way below the 2399 MSRP.

  2. #2
    What the Hell is going on
    Reputation: JaeP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    4,931
    Quote Originally Posted by Mengtian View Post
    I got almost 600 miles on the bike and some observations:

    1: I really don't mind the seat that much! Not the best in the world and I will replace it eventually..but it seems to be good for 40-60 mile rides which is my norm.

    2: I had a flat...not sure what caused it but thought it was unusual since I have had one flat i the last three years on the same route and after my second time with this bike I had a flat. I checked the rim tape and felt for anything unusual...nothing. On the plus side changing the flat was a breeze.

    3: I had a shorter stem put on and the steering is more touchy than my other bike...just something I need to get used to.

    4: A good crosswind can be noticeable. Again, comparing this to my other bike which is a steel Lemond Zurich with Bontrger race lite wheels. Makes me rethink getting 50mm aero wheelsets. Without a wind the thing is awesome and for the most part i avoid the winds where i live in NH and TX

    5: Bang for the buck? I say great. I got the bike with a military discount, on sale, and no sales tax. So it was way below the 2399 MSRP.
    Hey Mengtian,
    I just got the 2.5 Transonic. It's my first ever carbon fiber bike (I have 9 steel and 2 alum bikes) and I like it a lot. My saddle of choice is the venerable San Marco Regal so I don't like saddles with cut-outs or saddles with a trough but the Transonic saddle isn't that bad. The saddle is firm and comfortable and the trough isn't that deep to make me notice.

    This is also my first set of wheels that are using the "new" wider rim technology. I still don't know what benefits, if any, a wider rim offers. The wheels are stout (I'm 240 lbs) and seem durable. What more can you ask for in a set of wheels. None of my other "skinny" wheelsets cannot fit without major adjustments to the brakes.

    The only things I plan on changing (not in the forseeable future) is the crankset (they come standard with 175 cranks but, like Tom Boonen, I prefer 180s) and the direct-mount breaksets. The Tektro brakes do not adjust properly (the monkeys at the bike shop who assembled the bike must've used power tools to install the brakes because the 4mm bolts were/are nearly rounded out. I had to use an allen wrench with a ball-end head to get the bolt out. Same thing with the small 2mm adjustment screw used to align the brake).

    The bike came with a 12cm stem. It's 1cm longer than I'm used to but so far I like.

    And yes, the best bang for the buck. I got mine on sale too.
    You'd think we were here for something other than fun. - Ishmael

  3. #3
    What the Hell is going on
    Reputation: JaeP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Posts
    4,931
    My bike has now developed the dreaded "click-clicking" noise from the BB.
    You'd think we were here for something other than fun. - Ishmael

  4. #4
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation: Wuaname's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    46
    Quote Originally Posted by JaeP View Post
    My bike has now developed the dreaded "click-clicking" noise from the BB.
    Is that typical of Fuji or just the Transonic?

  5. #5
    RoadBikeReview Member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Posts
    710
    Quote Originally Posted by Wuaname View Post
    Is that typical of Fuji or just the Transonic?
    It's a common problem with many press in BB systems. Have a Fuji Altamira with a BB86 (press in) and it's quiet.

Similar Threads

  1. Transonic not fast enough!
    By Jwiffle in forum Fuji
    Replies: 71
    Last Post: 03-27-2016, 06:42 PM
  2. Need new Wheels for Fuji Transonic: What about HED
    By Mengtian in forum General Cycling Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-24-2015, 05:07 PM
  3. Fuji Transonic 2.3 Review
    By Mengtian in forum General Cycling Discussion
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 06-24-2015, 08:26 AM
  4. The Fuji Transonic....has arrived
    By Mr645 in forum Fuji
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 03-04-2015, 03:53 PM
  5. New Fuji Transonic Frame
    By Luxurious.Liquids in forum Fuji
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-03-2014, 04:50 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT ROADBIKEREVIEW

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2020 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.