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Urgent Advice Fuji 1 vs Fuji 2


Bill2727

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I am new to cycling and want to buy a road bike to do Triathlons. I am 1.74 m tall and have been offered 2 different Fuji biles for the same price (R7000.00) and would like your urgent expert opinion on which one to buy. Fuji 2 comes with a carbon set of wheels. Pics attached.

 

Fuji 1 - 56cm frame, 10 speed, aluminium frame, carbon fork & seat stays, shimano 105 with 12/25 and 52/34 crank.

 

Fuji 2 - new 54cm frame, 10 speed, components mostly Ultergra, profile design bars and Dura Ace thumb shifters and Skythe carbon crank. Spinergy front wheel and Trispoke rear.

 

Your advice will be greatly appreciated.

 

Many thanks

Bill2727

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The top one is a Fuji Roubaix. It is a road bike, the other is a Fuji Aloha and it is a time trial bike. Theoretically, the Aloha should be a better option for triathalons, but I would go with the Roubaix. TT bikes are limited in their application. They can only be used in non-drafting events. They are not legal in draft legal triathalons or in normal road cycling events. The Roubaix can be used in any type of event and you can easily fit tri bars to it.

 

I stand to be corrected, but I seem to remember that those tri spoke carbon wheels have also been outlawed. Maybe Google tri rules and see if you can find anything on this.

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the 54cm shouls be the correct size

I take back what I said. I did not even look at the sizes. The size 56 Roubaix is way too big, in fact, for a TT bike, the Aloha may be too big too.

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