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Fuji Extra Lite any thoughts ?(8 posts)

Fuji Extra Lite any thoughts ?Steve A
Apr 30, 2002 8:24 AM
The new Fuji Extra Lite looks very good, and it's sure light enough.It has the right parts. Has anyone ridden one yet and if so what did you think ?
hard to compare until kodak start making bikes...;-) NmSpirito
Apr 30, 2002 9:06 AM
If I wasn't such a name brand snob...eschelon
Apr 30, 2002 9:13 AM
I would buy the bike in a second.
re: Fuji Extra Lite any thoughts ?Me Dot Org
Apr 30, 2002 12:15 PM
Went to the Fuji Site and checked this out. Are you talking about the Team SuperLite? If so, this looks like a pretty nice bike, very light. I'm rooting for Fuji to make a comeback, they were a venerable brand in the 80's. I also like the reverse snob appeal of a diamond in the rough.

How much do they want for one of these?
re: Fuji Extra Lite any thoughts ?Steve A
May 1, 2002 5:21 AM
Team Super Lite is about $1,700 to $1,800 I'm sure you can deal. I understand they are sold out ? The 2003 will be out in July, when you see what you get for the money it's not hard to see why they are sold out. I to also like to reverse snob appeal. It's an asian Pinarello for a third of the cost. Just a thought it does not haer to say Colnago or Pinarello to be a great bike hay it's just a decal you know.
How strong are your legs?hayaku
Apr 30, 2002 4:05 PM
I have a Fuji team with the same wheels as the Superlight. I'm pretty sure the frames are identical except for the colour.

What I have found is that the weight is great, the components are nice but the frame is very flexy.
Test ride the bike and give it some real power to see if it is stiff enough for your needs.

How strong are your legs?Steve A
May 1, 2002 4:15 AM
Yes your right the frames are the same. Coming off a C-Dale to a flex bike Hmmmmm ! This will be used for crits mostly, I guess i should have ridden it first before i bought it. It's not in yet, maybe Thursday or Friday. It does have the FSA carbon Pro cranks. How is the ride and the flex thing is it a big thing I mean all frames flex some "they do" How do you know it's flexing "work with me here" Oh by the way I dont care what it says on the side of the bike as long as it works and you get some value for your money, and you do with this bike, If some of you guys want to pay over $2,500.00 just for a frame to overcome your short comings and do the poser thing thats cool but it won't make you any faster just lighter in your wallet. Thanks for all your input.
How strong are your legs?nazgul
May 1, 2002 9:44 AM
I had the chance to test the Fuji Team (the same frame) against the Cannondale Caad5 while I was deciding on a bike.
I just did loops around a parking lot, but the lot had a small hill and several sections of rough pavement. I am 6.0 and about 155 lbs to give you a reference point. I thought the Fuji frame was better at damping vibrations and swallowing small bumps than the cannondale. I didn't like the Fuji fork as it felt a lot harsher than the cannondale slice fork. When standing and sprinting the Cannondale felt a lot stiffer in the bottom bracket area. The Fuji didn't feel like a noodle, I didn't get chainring rub or anything like that, but I just didn't get the same feeling of instant forward jump as I did with the cannondale. I am by no means a burly sprinter, so if you are a lot stronger than me, you might find the flex in the fuji bothersome. Just fyi, the cannondale had campy protons, since wheels also affect a testride impression. I bought the cannondale, but I still think that the Fuji is one of the greatest values out there for a lighter, spinner rider.