Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ummu's New Ride - Fuji Tahoe Comp

My wife, Ummu, has been severely infected by upgradatitis. After riding my Element for few months, she felt that the Element was not so suitable. "It was too masculine..." she commented. Comments that I brushed aside as insignificant due to typical male ignorance...

Only recently I began to realize that she meant it seriously...So I took her around coupla LBS. She got her eyes pinned on the Fuji Tahoe Comp from Fuji Bikes and before we knew it, the bike was already at home. 2 days before her birthday...Happy birthday, honey. Enjoy the ride.


Da bike...Fuji Tahoe Comp


Main frame Size 17". Fuji Altair 2 custom butted aluminum with PowerDiamond down tube, top tube/seat tube gusset, Hydro-formed top and down tube, Integrated head tube, double water bottle mounts
Rear triangle Fuji Altair 2, custom tapered 7005 aluminum with Edge S-bend MonoStay, Cold forged dropout with CNC'D disc mount and replaceable hanger
Fork SR Suntour XCR-LO 30mm stanchions w/Hydraulic Speed LO & 80mm travel
Crankset Shimano FC-M443 Forged Alloy, 22/32/44T
Bottom bracket Shimano ES-25 Octalink Sealed Cartridge Bearing
Pedals Wellgo ATB w/steel cage, toe clips and straps. Off the toe clips go. Changed to Scud Amoeba pedal.
Front derailleur Shimano Deore, 34.9mm
Rear derailleur Shimano Deore 08 9sp, normal rise
Shifters Shimano Deore Rapid Fire Plus, 27-speed
Cassette Sunrace CSM969-AVOS, 11-32T 9-speed. Changed the stock to Deore 11-34T, 9 sp.
Chain KMC HG-73
Wheelset Fuji Sealed Bearing Disc, 32H hub, Alex DP-17 Disc Double Wall rim
Tires Schwalbe Black Jack 26 X 2.1
Brake set Shimano BR-M465 mechanical disc w/ 160mm rotor
Brake levers Shimano BL-M420 Forged Alloy 2 finger
Headset V.P. A-42E 1 1/8" Press Fit Integrated, 30mm spacers
Handlebar Fuji Pro Riser 15mm Aluminum 31.8mm
Stem Fuji Pro Ultalite Forged Alloy +/- 7 degree
Grip Fuji Dual Density Kraton rubber
Saddle WTB Rocket V Comp SE. Changed to Selle Royal Freccia from Element.
Seat post Fuji Micro Adjust, 350mm
Seat clamp Fuji Superlite Alloy, 34.9mm Laser Etched
Weight, lb./kg. 31.71/14.41

To add more joy to the occasion, a matching Giro Indicator complemented the package.

The proud owner...

Children sharing Ummu's joy...

Now getting impatient for weekend to come for a test ride...


Ober Frederiksen said...

woah? 17"? that's tall! and super duper sweet ride! hihihi.

can i be ur wife ar? cuz my bday also getting closer. kekeke. ;)

Anonymous said...

Wat's d damage like ?