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Fugi Finest 3.0

kdcooper2012-05-23 18:12:10 +0000 #1
I am looking at purchasing a lightly used 2011 model Fugi Finest 3.0 and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts/opinions about it. I am new to cycling and looking to get a bike to eventually use for touring.

Thank you!
indysteel2012-05-23 18:25:09 +0000 #2
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Originally Posted by kdcooper

I am looking at purchasing a lightly used 2011 model Fugi Finest 3.0 and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts/opinions about it. I am new to cycling and looking to get a bike to eventually use for touring.Thank you!

What exactly do you mean by touring? Because if you mean loaded touring, I'm not sure the Fuji is the right choice. If you just mean that you'd like to use it for long road rides, then it'll serve that purpose.
kdcooper2012-05-23 18:40:13 +0000 #3
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Originally Posted by indysteel

What exactly do you mean by touring? Because if you mean loaded touring, I'm not sure the Fuji is the right choice. If you just mean that you'd like to use it for long road rides, then it'll serve that purpose.

Thank you for the reply!

I would eventually like to do loaded touring. Right now, it would be longer rides to get ready for loaded touring/camping.
indysteel2012-05-23 18:31:40 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by kdcooper

Thank you for the reply!

I would eventually like to do loaded touring. Right now, it would be longer rides to get ready for loaded touring/camping.

Obviously, you can buy a road bike that's capable of loaded touring and use that as your everyday road bike, but I myself prefer to use a regular road bike most of the time. I have a Jamis Aurora for touring, but it's heavier than I'd otherwise like and isn't particular responsive. So, if I were in your shoes, I'd start with a road bike and go from there. Assuming the Fuji fits you, it's a decent place to start.
Sky King2012-05-23 19:57:52 +0000 #5
Don't want to rain on your parade and if you really think this is the bike for you than go for it, however it isn't a touring bike and isn't going to perform like a touring bike. If the tires on this bike are the same as spec'd they are a narrow tire, which is zippy for off the line in a race but on a distance ride will add to fatigue of the rider. I know where indysteel is coming from about her touring bike being heavier but,My touring bike "Sky" is predictable and well mannered and you can't pry me off of her. In fact my descending speed has increased dramatically on my touring bike because I know it isn't going to hit a bump and decided to try and buck me off. I have numerous friends who ride Surly Long Haul Trucker's and they couldn't be happier, none of them are doing loaded touring (yet) - but I am working on them. I don't race but I do occasionally ride with groups and have no problem keeping up.

Here is a blog post: biketouringnews.com/...siz-read-this-first/ you may find interesting on choosing a touring bike

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