I had Mount Fuji together with my coach Emanuel Raasch Track Elite in action. The track bike is a visual highlight. As soon as you unpack, red, white and gray stripes flash through the plastic film, which is intended to protect the bike from unsightly scratches during transport. The UCI seal is shown underneath the film. This means that this track bike is a bike that fully complies with the regulations of the world cycling association. When the bike is unpacked, its full beauty unfolds. The colored stripes are on a matt black colored carbon frame, which impresses with its solid construction with a distinctively rounded top tube and is somehow reminiscent of the corresponding counterparts from Corima and FES. The equipment is also impressive. It is immediately clear that this wheel was developed in cooperation with professionals. The first sight simply calls for a test drive.
At the front is with the Shoot 3T installed a handlebar that is internationally the measure of all things and of course makes me happy as a sprinter. Even the little things were thought of. For example, the surface of the seat post is roughened to prevent it from slipping into the frame when centrifugal forces arise when driving fast. The wheel has a good feel and is evenly painted. The only thing I miss when converting is the adjusting screws on the rear dropouts. These prevent the rear wheel from slipping when you start really hard.
To be fair, however, it must be said that this would only be necessary when competing in the sprint area, where power levels of around 2500 watts are usual. Even in the professional endurance sector, adjusting screws are not required on the rear dropout. Since as a sprinter I am very often occupied with changing the chainrings and sprockets, I am of course in favor of using the Track Elite excited in training. Here the wheel is in no way inferior to its visual appearance. Changing gears is easy. Handlebar tape, chain and saddle are of good quality in terms of value for money and leave a good impression in use. Vittoria are on the oval wheels Pista Evo, the choice of Britain's top sprinters.
In the Berlin Velodrom you can really push your bike to its limits. The schedule includes both flying and standing starts as well as training in the high speed areaH. Even when rolling lightly, the wheel impresses with its smooth running. The first laps are fun and are characterized by a few driving maneuvers. It becomes clear that the Track Elite is easy to control. However, I am somewhat limited at low speeds due to the short wheelbase with my small frame, I ride a frame height of 49. So I have to be careful not to hit the front wheel with my shoes when steering. I was pleasantly surprised by the rigidity of the frame. The bike holds up well both when standing and flying, so I can optimally transfer my energy to the track. Only the supplied wheels spoil the fun a bit, because they are just too soft and twist under the loads in the sprint area. But with the wheels that I normally use, everything fits and speeds of almost 80 kilometers per hour can be reached behind the Derny without feeling unsafe.
All in all I can draw a positive conclusion and the Fuji Track Elite recommend: A bike that is suitable for both beginners and ambitious riders. For the purchase price of around 4700 euros, you get a really decent package that will certainly provide many years of enjoyment.
- rigid frame and fork set
- valuable equipment
- immediately race-ready
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- 4699,00 Euros