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Pics of New Bike - 2003 Fuji Team(17 posts)

Pics of New Bike - 2003 Fuji Teamdgangi
Sep 30, 2003 2:38 PM
Well, I finally lept into the roadie crowd and purchased a brand new 2003 Fuji Team. As you can tell, it is currently "pedal-less" - they are being shipped from Performance Bike and won't be here until later in the week. But it was such a nice evening that I had to take a quick photo of the bike in the front yard.

The bike is completely stock and weighs 16.7 pounds. The parts include:

Fuji X-Fusion frame
Full carbon fork (and carbon steerer)
Ultegra shifters
Ultegra f/r derailleurs
Ultegra brakes
Ritchey Aero Pro wheelset
Ritchey Pro stem, handlebars
Ritchey pro crankset
Velo titanium seat w/funky Fuji graphics

The only changes I plan on making are to change the post to a carbon post and probably shorten the stem to an 80mm (currently 100mm).

I'm not sure about the paint scheme. It sure is pretty (white is a pearl white - classy!), but the red/white/blue look can also be considered "racer-boy". Let me know what you guys think.

Thx...Doug
Oops - forgot the picturedgangi
Sep 30, 2003 2:40 PM
Looks beautiful - well done!deHonc
Sep 30, 2003 2:51 PM
Congrats on joining the "club" - I think that paint scheme looks first rate - I love it. Very racy!! Enjoy the bike and good luck.

Dan
HEYrubendc19
Sep 30, 2003 6:15 PM
I was looking at that bike for a while, but I always saw in a really LOUD yellow didn't I didn't like at all, where did you get that scheme, and are there any other color schemes, also if you don't mind my asking where did you get it and how much did you spend on it?

By the way "NICE BIKE"
Thanx
Funky yellow colordgangi
Sep 30, 2003 8:06 PM
The funky yellow Fuji Team is the 2002 model. This red/white/blue Fuji Team is the 2003 model. The bike shop where I purchased the bike had both model years, and I liked the 2003 much better. I bought my bike for $995. The store is related to the BikesDirect.com website, so maybe they have the same deal??

The differences that I am aware of between the 2002 and 2003 are the following:

1) Color scheme: 2002 - yellow; 2003 - red/white/blue
2) Crankset: 2002 - Ultegra; 2003 - Ritchey Pro
3) Seat: 2002 - some crappy POS; 2003 - Velo ti

The 2004 model now adds carbon seat stays, FSA Gossamer cranks, and an SRAM cassette. And it comes in a nice muted grey/black scheme. But it is almost 1/2 pound heavier than the 2003 model (??).

Good luck finding a 2003.

Thx...Doug
Rock on!jtolleson
Sep 30, 2003 3:09 PM
I think the Fuji Team is one of the most overlooked great values in bikes. Attractive, well spec'd, good quality, good price point. What's not to love?
I think your lawn needs some water.DERICK
Sep 30, 2003 3:15 PM
It's looking kind of brown.:)
I think your lawn needs some water.dgangi
Sep 30, 2003 5:31 PM
That's our low maintenance "Arizona grass". Just don't roll around too much in it and you will be OK.

LOL

Thx...Doug
i played a high school football gamerufus
Sep 30, 2003 6:26 PM
on a field that looked worse than that. rocks as big as your fist and bigger. not a single blade of grass. it wasn't a lot of fun.
I saw the website for $769 and thought it was a joke....coonass
Sep 30, 2003 4:00 PM
I'm glad you took advantage of the ridiculous low price....

Just kidding with you!!!....the bike looks fantastic and (IMHO) you got the absolute most bike for the best $$$......Welcome to the world of Roadies and go get a bottle of Pearl-white touch up paint (nail polish?)

I wish my first road bike looked half this nice !
I've had my Team for about a month and a half...axebiker
Oct 1, 2003 5:19 AM
I LOVE IT! Great bike! Unfortunately, I paid a little more for mine. $1500 out the door, tax included. Worth it though. It's SOOOOO light. I got a 58cm, and we weighed it at the shop -- exactly 17lbs without pedals. It's a comfortable ride - very smooth. Especially considering it's OS aluminum. And the seat is actually quite comfortable -- I haven't bothered to put on the old Concor Light yet... The only mods I've made so far are to swap out the stem for a 120mm stem - it came with a 100mm stem, which I thought was kinda odd for a 58cm bike, and my LBS swapped out the wheelset for a set of Ksyriums.

I'd HIGHLY recommend this bike for anyone though. Probably the best bang for the buck out there IMHO.
nice bike!joe friday
Oct 1, 2003 5:27 AM
aesthetically, i like the proportions of the fork and tubing
and the radial lacing doesn't hurt either :)
I saw the website for $769 and thought it was a joke....mbakercad
Oct 1, 2003 7:36 AM
Wow, where is this bike on sale for $769? Sounds like a killer deal.
re: Pics of New Bike - 2003 Fuji Teamimport silvia
Oct 1, 2003 7:32 AM
Tucson or Phoenix?
re: Pics of New Bike - 2003 Fuji Teamdgangi
Oct 1, 2003 10:08 AM
Phoenix - Paradise Valley area...

Thx...Doug
re: Pics of New Bike - 2003 Fuji Teamdave woof
Oct 1, 2003 3:31 PM
Hey - I do the Mummy Mt. loop in PV.. Will probably see you some day.

Dave
re: Pics of New Bike - 2003 Fuji Teamdgangi
Oct 1, 2003 6:24 PM
I am not familiar with any of the "published" road loops in Phoenix but would definitely like to know who rides where. Being an avid mountain biker I know all of the dirt trails but have no clue when it comes to the roads around here. The only loop I know of is one I completely made up -- circles around PV, into Phoenix, and back.

Shoot me an e-mail -- I'd like to speak with you to get some more information.

Thx...Doug