Fuji, one of world's oldest Bicycle brands have been constantly evolving with technology on their Bicycles along with competitive pricing for the Indian market. We got the opportunity to test ride the Fuji Absolute 2.1 (2018) Hybrid Bicycle and here is what we thought.
Weight: 12.4 kgs
The Fuji Absolute 2.1 (2018) is built on an AL2-SL Alloy Hybrid frame which is strong and yet lightweight. During the test ride the frame was able to handle the minor bumps and potholes on Urban roads without transferring too much vibration to the rider from the surface. The frame geometry is an ideal mix of comfort and aggressiveness with a slight lean in front required to reach the handlebar from the saddle. This helped in riding at a desired cadence without stressing the body too much. This Hybrid Bicycle is also equipped with Hi-Ten Steel rigid fork.
The Absolute 2.1 (2018) which I test rode came with Satin Bright Blue as its primary colour on its frame with Dark Blue as the secondary colour in very few places. The graphics for the logo and text were minimal which made the design pattern simple yet elegant. The thin tubes made the Bicycle look sleek and elegant. The matte finish paint job quality definitely enhanced the overall aesthetics of this bicycle.
This Hybrid Bicycle comes with Shimano’s Tourney 3-Speed at the front and Shimano’s Altus 8-Speed at the rear. These derailleurs are mid-level in Shimano’s Hybrid/Trekking Bicycle derailleur hierarchy. During the test ride these derailleurs worked well with smooth and quick shifts without any lags. The 24-Speed Shimano Altus EF500 trigger shifters were swift and easy to use.
Tektro V-Brakes handle the braking performance on the Fuji Absolute 2.1 (2018). These brakes were powerful and balanced on Urban roads and felt safe to use even at top speeds and turns. Tektro’s brakes are trustworthy and are long lasting as well.
The Oval concept Alloy handlebar was wide enough for a comfortable riding posture as well a slight raise from the middle to keep the rider little upright while riding.
The Vera City Wide 700x32C Hybrid tires were well treaded to handle rough roads and were sleek enough to zip through traffic on urban roads. The tread patterns also make sure smaller punctures on urban roads are avoided.
The Sport Comfort Saddle was ergonomically designed with the perfect width to make sure the rider is comfortable during commute and long rides.
This Hybrid Bicycle offers the rider a comfortable riding position, without the slightest incidence of discomfort. The quality of wheel set also assures stability of the ride and smooth performance. The powerful Tektro V-Brakes and smooth shifting 24-Speed drivetrain make this bicycle a complete Performance Hybrid. Priced at Rs.34,990 (as on 26th March 2020) the Fuji Absolute 2.1 (2018) is an ideal choice for anyone looking to buy a Performance focused Hybrid for commuting and longer fitness rides.
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