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7/5/09 7:26 P

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Nope, you're not too heavy. My boyfriend's weight varies from 240-265, and he rides a very nice, very light road bike, a Titus. The bikes can be surprisingly strong.

And yah, sometimes a shop will take a partial trade. Each one varies, just gotta ask.

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QUEENLENNIE Posts: 101
7/5/09 7:11 P

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I'm probably too heavy and slow for a really light and fast bike - LOL - but I am happy to hear good words about my old friend Fuji. I have found a bike shop (relatively local) that sells 'em, so that's where I'll head first when I find the pot o' gold required to buy a new bike. Hmm.. Do they ever accept a slightly used bike as partial down payment for a new one?


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7/5/09 3:35 P

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I ride a Fuji team Super Lite.

VERY fast, VERY light, good looking....I REALLY like it. Couldn't be happier.

Watch out for the snobs and their higher priced rides that aren't as light or fast. You may feel like the guy riding a Honda motorcycle in a group of Harleys....

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7/3/09 10:25 P

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I wish I could ride my bike more than June July Aug Sept

the rest of year is covered in snow around here

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7/3/09 10:01 P

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Around here (Reno), Fujis are very common. Never rode one myself. I think it just comes down to what YOU like. Take some for a spin, see whatcha think. For me, I won't ride anything other than Ridley when it comes to road bikes.

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QUEENLENNIE Posts: 101
7/3/09 6:49 P

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It's good to hear some good news about Fuji! I did notice that one of the Roubaix (I think that's right, don't have it in front of me) models got "Roadbike of the Year" from a cycling magazine or something.
Anybody else ?

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7/3/09 5:50 P

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never seen a Fuji in the bike shops here in Toronto
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7/3/09 5:09 P

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I ride Fuji bikes. I love mine. I have a 2007 Limited Edition (top o' the line) Roubaix as my roadbike and until recently I rode an 07 Cross Comp as my cyclocross bike. They are both alu/carbon blends, I'm not a big fan of full carbon. Both fit me perfectly. The only problem I had with the cyclocross bike was that it was kinda heavy and the steering wasn't as twitchy as I like it.

Both bikes are tough. I laid down the cross bike at least a dozen times (mostly on dirt) and nothing untoward happened to the frame, until I got hit by a car a couple of months ago. I've been in one crash on my roadbike and it was totally fine.

Fuji's have always been a lot more bang for your buck as opposed to other manufacturers. For both my roadbike ($2000 CDN) and CX bike ($1000 CDN), the component spec was one notch above other manufacturers in the same price range. Personally I think the 09 line has some bizarre component choices but all in all, you can't go wrong with a Fuji.

Edited by: WONGERCHI at: 7/3/2009 (17:12)
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QUEENLENNIE Posts: 101
7/3/09 4:53 P

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I just wanted to try once more-- Does anybody out there ride a Fuji? If so, which one, and how do you like it?
I had a Fuji S12-S about a hundred years ago -- Saw some Fuji road bikes on their website and at Sport Chalet, and started wondering.... When I do get a road bike (now riding a Giant Cypress DX ), maybe I would like another Fuji ?

Hmmmmmm

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