Choosing a touring bicycle; Fuji Tourer
For our 6th touring bike option we have for you the Fuji Tourer. This is our last look at the lower end of the price spectrum before we head up into the mid-range and high priced models.
At NUMBER 6… the Touring from Fuji. Please comment if you have ever ridden, owned, or know anyone who owns this bike. Email photos of your setup to me at email@example.com and have them posted on this site.
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Frame- Steel. Fuji Elios 2 custom butted Cro-Moly
Chainstay Length- 440mm or 17.32 inches
Brakes- Tektro Oryx cantilever
Tires- Kenda Eurotrek, 700 x 32c
Hubs- Fuji Sealed Alloy Road, 36H
Weight- 27.75 pounds
Hmmm….this bike is eerily similar in specs to the Jamis Aurora. Same size, same tires, same brakes, same weight, similar trail. So I’m not going to harp on the same issues, if you didn’t see them, just click back and check over the Aurora review. Some other things to add which I forgot on the Aurora post is the issue with these brakes. It’s quite easy to find bad reviews of them and seems like they require replacement. Keep that in mind when considering the price of the bike. I think overall this is more of a commuting and light touring bike than a real cross-country tourer. Not so say it isn’t possible to use for that purpose.
Notes. I’ve heard some talk about Fuji Touring frames cracking, not many, but enough to lower the quality rating a bit. Also a lot of broken rear spokes when under load as well as front brake failures. Again, not a lot of them, but enough to raise a little concern. The price is pretty low but the quality of components are as well. As far as compliance, the bike comes equipped with a rear rack but the gearing is a little higher than I like, so that accounts for the low rating. The compliance rating is a bit low because of the bike’s shorter wheelbase and gearing issues.