Fuji Norcom Straight 2.1
The draw: Performance-tuned ride quality
For a bike that’s ready to race out of the box at a reasonable price, Fuji builds this version of the Norcom Straight with a dependable mixed Shimano Ultegra groupset and deep-section clincher wheels from house brand Oval. Without upgrading a piece, this kit has no weak points (except maybe the saddle). Ride quality is where the Norcom Straight stands out. It finds a near ideal balance between stability and agility; the feeling of outstanding torsional stiffness helps translate every steering input to the road.