Friday, April 24, 2009
Fuji Palisade 1.0
Fuji has a lot of interesting models out right now, and its Palisade caught my attention as a BFROU candidate.
Fuji deserves credit for paying attention to details on this "low-end" bike and not producing a lame hybrid with flat bars that has become the generic "city bike" offering of its competitors. Instead, Fuji outfitted this with a classic mustache handlebar that allows many more hand positions, and a front rack that has a built-in beverage holder. Just beautiful. The MSRP is $470.
Here are the specs:
SIZES: 15", 17", 19", 21", 23"
COLOR(S) Emory Blue, Gun Metal Gray, Cranberry
MAIN FRAME Fuji Altair 1 Alloy w/Tear Drop down tube, Double water bottle mounts
REAR TRIANGLE Fuji Altair 1 custom tapered Alloy, Fuji forged road dropout with replaceable derailleur hanger
FORK Fuji 1 1/8" Hi-Ten Aero w/eyelets and forged dropouts
CRANKSET Fuji Alloy Forged 28/28/48T Chainrings
BOTTOM BRACKET Sealed Cartridge Bearing ST
PEDALS Fuji, Black Plastic Platform
FRONT DERAILLEUR MicroShift FD-M22
REAR DERAILLEUR MicroShift 7spd, RD-M35
SHIFTERS Microshift TS70-7
CASSETTE Fuji W4770D, 13-34T 7sp.
CHAIN KMC CNM54-Y, 7-speed
WHEELSET Fuji Sealed Alloy, 36H B.O. / Fuji Sealed Alloy, 36H B.O. / 14G Stainless Steel / Weinmann CN520 Alloy, 36H
TIRES Fuji, 700 x 32c
TUBES Fuji Schrader
BRAKE SET Promax-V, Forged Alloy, Linear Pull
BRAKE LEVERS Promax Alloy RA-320D
HEADSET Fuji 1 1/8" Standard Semi Cartridge
HANDLEBAR Fuji Classic Mustache, 25.4, Alloy
STEM Fuji Forged Alloy
TAPE/GRIP Fuji Comfort Rubber
SADDLE Fuji Sport Comfort
SEAT POST Fuji Micro-Adjust Alloy, 27.2, 300mm
SEAT CLAMP Fuji Alloy, 31.8mm, QR
OTHER Alloy Water bottle cage for hand bars / Front rack