The Fuji Altamira has gone through a lot of evolution since its inception. In its early days, the engineers and designers of Fuji Altamira worked closely with the Spanish Geox cycling squad and based on the feedback, a lot of aspects of the bike were refined to perform better. This research and development process continued for 2 years and when Jose Cobo, a squad member of Geox, won the Vuelta a España in 2011 by beating Chris Froome by just 13 seconds, all this work that was put in fantastically paid off.
Equipped with a slick Dura-Ace Di2 Drivetrain, this machine is ready to take on any kind of terrain. The material used to build the Altamira is a blend of high-modulus D6 carbon which makes the bike lightweight, nimble and easy to handle while providing just the right level of stiffness. The unique design of the bike also keeps in mind the comfort of its riders and offers a quality riding experience. This machine has been built for only one thing – speed and on that front, it exceeds the expectations.
The bike comes with D6 high-modulus carbon fibre frameset with FC-330 carbon fibre fork; 1.125-1.5 Oval Headset (integrated); Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Shifters with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 front and rear derailleurs; 53/39t 3D+F Rotor Crankset;BB86/30 sealed Bottom Bracket; 11-25t Shimano Ultegra Cassette; KMCx10 Chain; Oval 700 Forged Caliper Brakes; Oval 910 Handlebar with Oval 700 Stem; Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio Saddle; Oval 900 Seatpost; Oval 745 Alloy/Carbon Wheelset; Hutchinson Atom Comp Tires and 700Cx23 millimetre Tire size.
The Fuji Altamira 1.0 has been built purely for speed. The material that has been used to build this bike is high-modulus carbon which makes the bike extremely light and handy. The Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 Shifters work well and allows smooth and efficient shifting. The power transfer in this bike is simply amazing and the ride quality offered is also quite smooth. The bike’s design keeps in mind the comfort of the riders and the ride position is ideal for long trips. The bike has a sporty vibe and once you ride it, you will be able to feel straight away that this one has been made for the racing tracks. This bike has gone several design and component changes and over the years, it has evolved to the state that you see it. The designers of this bike have been teaming with the pros of the cycling circuit to refine its features and all this work really shows on this machine. The bike offers a complete package of speed, control and agility. If you are getting this bike within 5K, it is quite a bargain although beyond 5K, you might want to consider other options.