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.
|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.|
|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|
The proud owner...
Children sharing Ummu's joy...
Now getting impatient for weekend to come for a test ride...