Fuji's Aero Evolution
The Transonic is the culmination of years in the wind tunnel that first yielded the fastest track bike in the world: the Track Elite; second, the Tri/TT, fit-comes-first machine with 11 pro victories in its first season: the Norcom Straight; and now, the Transonic: the epitome of all knowledge gained and lessons learned channeled into an aero road bike.
Fuji's Road Bike Evolution
Fuji first introduced its SST in 2009. Developed for renowned sprinter, Pan American Games gold medalist, and Tour of California stage winner Ivan Dominguez, it was designed with his input and aimed at creating an extraordinarily stiff, efficient pedaling platform that would thrive in criteriums and bunch sprints. Winner of the 2013 Canadian and Irish National Road Championship titles, as well as a sprint stage winner at the Tour Down Under, Tour de Taiwan, and Tour de Bretagne, it did and it has.
In 2011, Fuji launched its Altamira: a three-year collaboration with the climbers of pro team Fuji-Servetto (later Footon-Servetto and Geox-TMC). Ultra-lightweight and thus renown for its ability to float uphill, many of the Altamira's victories - 18 wins in its first three years on the pro circuit, including a grand tour title - have come on queen stage summit finishes such as the Vuelta's infamous Angliru, the Giro del Trentino's Fai della Paganella, and the Tour of California's Mt. Diablo.
So with an ultra-stiff machine that thrives in the sprints and an ultra-light machine that excels on the climbs, Fuji partnered with pro team NetApp-Endura and sought out a new focus: speed - a bike with superior aerodynamics that would outclass its competitors, especially on flat or rolling terrain. The result? Transonic A2 Wind Tunnel data below: