How did the Fuji D6 Pro bike fare in our tough Four Ride review?

  • Triathlon Bike Reviews: Fuji D6 ProFirst ride

Fuji’s D6 Pro is a stunning tri bike. The black, white and gold colour scheme with SRAM Red, Reynolds Strike deep section carbon clincher wheels and internally routed gear and brake cables are guaranteed to turn heads. Make sure you set it up correctly with your preferred stack height, as attaining it is tricky. Comfortable yet stiff was our overriding first impression.

  • Fast ride

The D6 Pro does what it’s told when you step on the gas and flick through the SRAM SL-TT shifters. It’s solid and positive under power and that translates into rapid acceleration and good top speed. The Reynolds Strike wheels drift in crosswinds, but nothing unnerving, and we had no problems holding our line on fast descents. Drag-reducing features also make a difference psychologically.

  • Hilly ride

At 8.15kg (17.93lb) without pedals, this is one of the lightest time trial bikes we’ve tested. And given its stiff frame and wheels, it’s perfect for a hilly course. Despite legs being shattered from a race the day before, a climb up our favourite hill was managed with a minimum of fuss and in a good time. Smooth and compliant in the saddle, out of the saddle it wasn’t nearly as laborious as we expected.

  • Long ride

Comfort is what you want when spending hours in the saddle, and the Fuji D6 Pro delivers on that front. The frame’s smoothness under power comes into its own on a long ride. We expected a harsher ride from teh Reynolds wheels, but this wasn’t hte case. Bumps were soaked up by the Vittoria Open Corsa Evo CX tyres fitted to our machine (Vittoria Diamante Pro are listed as standard).

Specs
Price: £4,999.99
Contact: www.evanscycles.com
Sizes: XXS (48cm), XS (50cm), S (52cm), M (54cm), M/L (56cm), L (58cm), XL (60cm)
Weight: 8.15kg
Colour: White/Carbon
Frame: Fuji D6 Pro carbon
Fork: Fuji FC-440 carbon aero monocoque
Derailleurs: SRAM Red
Shifters: SRAM SL-tT
Gearing: F53/39, R11/23
Chainset: SRAM RED carbon
Brakes: Tektro R-725 tri
Brake levers: Profile Qucik Stop Carbon Aero
Bars: Profile Cobra S Carbon
Stem: Profile Cobra S Carbon
Wheels: Reynolds Strike DDV
Tyres: Vittoria Diamante Pro
Saddle: San Marco Zoncolan
Seat post: Fuji Carbon OP Aero

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