Fuji Shows Prototype Altamira Disc-Brake Cyclocross Bike, SLM 29er Finally Shipping
Fuji’s prototype Altamira CX takes the same geometry as their regular cyclocross version except that it’s disc only.
Frame is Di2 compatible thanks to some nice bolt on cable covers for the internal routing ports. They’re looking for a fall release, though it might be a bit late for this ‘cross season. Pricing and build spec TBD.
Click through for detail photos of this and their carbon racing 29er hardtail…
That’s a K-Edge Cross Double XL chain catcher on the right.
Shown at Interbike but just now hitting the market, the SLM 29 borrows heavily from their race winning 26″ version.
Fuji’s MTB product manager John Brown said a lot of attention was paid to make it handle extremely well by making the front end of the bike super stout. The headtube junction is massive.
BB is PressFit 92 to give them more width, which a wider downtube and wide set chainstays for more lateral stiffness. Seatstays have a different layup to give it a bit of compliance when seated. Shift cables run internally, and the frame has full carbon dropouts and rear brake post mounts.