Fuji Gran Fondo 2.7 road bike review

It seems the Fuji Gran Fondo 2.7 has made great choices in its finishing kit for this price point

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The 2.7 is even more comfortable to ride than you’d expect and there’s an excellent sense of coherence in the component choices. The odd one out, the Tektro calipers, feel unexpectedly great. The riding position is considerably more upright than that of a race bike and the 2.7 doesn’t exactly accelerate like Quintana in a rainstorm — the sturdy Vera Corsa wheels could be partly to blame for this — but could Fuji be any more explicit in calling the bike ‘Gran Fondo’? Full marks for sticking to the brief.

Reasons to buy
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    Super comfortable

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    Great component choices

Reasons to avoid
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    Wheels not as lively as the rest of the bike

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    Squidgy saddle equals chafing risk

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The 2.7 is the lowest-priced of the three Gran Fondos. All three are based on the same frame — a very modern-looking carbon monocoque with a UD finish — and very sensibly all three, aimed at the mid-range, are relatively close in price and spec.

The 105-equipped 2.5 is £1,600 and the Ultegra 2.1 is £1,900. There’s nothing worse than a cheap-as-chips groupset on a super-duper frame and vice versa.

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