The Fuji Gran Fondo range of road bikes definitely has some winners in it. These bikes have some high quality race componentry on them for some midrange level prices. The specs on these bikes are incredible enough, but they perform amazingly as well.
Fuji Bicycles has been in the business since 1899, and is thus one of the oldest cycle manufacturers around. Having produced some winning bikes and sponsored some high-profile triathletes, Fuji Bicycles knows a thing or two about producing top quality bikes.
The Fuji Gran Fondo does have a lot of bikes with good componentry and frames. The standout bike with this series is the Gran Fondo 1.3, however, with a full carbon frame and fork, and some pro racer specs, including Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupsets.
These bikes have well-suited upright geometry for racing and endurance, although the low end models are a little on the heavy side and not ideal for climbs. Nevertheless, the bikes are comfortable and mostly easy to maneuver.
Riding is quite smooth and the bikes handle easily and precisely. Granted, the lower end models are not so good for racing, but the 1.3 is probably ideal for trying your hand at competition.
Most models are fast
Aside from lower end, bikes are super light
Race-quality Shimano componentry
Top models perfect for endurance
Relaxed and upright geometry
Lower models too heavy, not great for competition
Overall, a solid set of bikes with some pro racing qualities and specs at midrange and enthusiast level price tags.
Some the Fuji Gran Fondo bikes offer up amazing speeds, race-ready componentry, and some gorgeous designs. If you want a bike with all this and more for just a few thousand dollars, go for the Gran Fondo 1.3. The lower end models are better suited for leisure and practice.