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Mar 19, 2016 – Want a bike that lops more than four pounds off the UCI minimum? It usually means a bunch of trick one-off parts and a price tag north of $15K, but Fuji has managed to knock $5K off that price along with the four pounds.
The new SL 1.1 tips the scales at 10.91 pounds for a complete 56cm and costs $10,000. The new frame is an evolution of the grand-tour-winning Altamira, but with every gram counted. Instead of eight bonded joints, it has only four; high-compaction molding has been used in more areas and the carbon is a recipe of super-hi-mod carbon called C15.
Fuji claims the new frame mold and materials have also upped the bike’s stiffness versus the Altamira. While most of the build is standard SRAM Red, Oval Concepts and Ritchey carbon and alloy, Reynolds RZR 46 tubulars and EE Cycleworks calipers do their part to shave off serious weight.
Put a set of everyday clinchers on the bike and it’s still a 12-pounder!