Although Jonathan Page starts his season in the US, and returns briefly for Nationals, we don’t often get an up-close look at his race bikes. Today we profile the Fuji Altamira CX 1.1 Disc cyclocross bike Page used at the 2015 Nationals, the 2015 Cyclocross World Championships, and today’s Superprestige race in Middelkerke.
Fuji Bikes actually has a long history in cyclocross, one that includes titanium cyclocross frames piloted by cyclocross legend Paul Curley in the 90s. Jonathan Page, four-time National Champion, began riding the Fuji Altamira CX 1.1 in 2013 after switching from his "mystery bike" he piloted to win the 2013 Nationals.
The machine Page raced to finish as the top American in the Elite Men's race at Worlds and second at the 2015 Nationals after an untimely flat tire is the updated, disc brake version of the Altamira CX 1.1 we first reviewed years ago in Issue 12. We assessed the original Altamira CX 1.1 as a stiff lightweight race machine that one of our testers said, “…climbed like a homesick angel.”
Fuji's Altamira cyclocross bike is sold at independent bike shops, but also is routinely found at larger national chains as well. In addition to the top-of-the-line 1.1 model, there's more affordable model, including this Altamira CX 1.3 model.
Use your arrow keys or the arrow buttons to navigate through the photos and captions. Full specs on the final slide. See more cyclocross bikes from the 2015 World Championships and National Championships here.