2015 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Bikes

Fuji Norcom Straight 2.1


$3,149, Fujibikes.com
The draw: Performance-tuned ride quality

For a bike that’s ready to race out of the box at a reasonable price, Fuji builds this version of the Norcom Straight with a dependable mixed Shimano Ultegra groupset and deep-section clincher wheels from house brand Oval. Without upgrading a piece, this kit has no weak points (except maybe the saddle). Ride quality is where the Norcom Straight stands out. It finds a near ideal balance between stability and agility; the feeling of outstanding torsional stiffness helps translate every steering input to the road.

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