Fuji Bicycles Altamira 1.1 Road Bike Frame
When designing the 2013 Altamira 1.1 Road Frameset, Fuji took full advantage of its pro racers knowledge, resulting in a frame thats competitive at the highest levels. The tapered head tube and massive, oversized bottom bracket shell yield incredible stiffness under power, yet unlike many race bikes, which can often be stiff enough to cause rider fatigue, it benefits from thoughtful details that enhance the all-day comfort. Its shapely carbon fiber construction keeps it feathery-light, and bears much of the responsibility for making the Altamira the race-rocket that it is.
Fuji built its race-ready Altamira from a high-modulus C15 carbon fiber blend. This particular blend is capable of producing incredibly low tube weights that deliver a stiff yet compliant road feel. By working with professional riders, Fuji's engineers were able to tweak the carbon tube shapes for an optimal, race-tuned feel. They kept the lower portion of the chassis stiff by mating the large down tube and chainstays to an oversized press-fit BB86 bottom bracket. The enlarged junction created an ultra-stiff pedaling platform, which, for you, means an efficient transfer of power directly into your rear wheel. Fuji mated the massive downtube to a tapered top tube, enhancing steering precision. Slender seatstays smooth out the road feel, avoiding the harsh ride that sometimes characterizes frames of this caliber.
The fork Fuji developed specifically for the Altamira was molded from a lightweight FC-330 carbon layup. Below its tapered carbon steerer, Fuji's signature flared upper-blade fork design, which works to provide both front end rigidity and aerodynamics, flows down into the slender carbon dropouts. The Altamira frameset includes an Oval integrated headset. The carbon fiber dropouts feature a replaceable hanger, to ensure that a written-off hanger is an inconvenience, and not a catastrophe.
The Fuji Altamira 1.1 Road Bike Frame - 2013 is available in five sizes, from