The Fuji Ace 650 is designed to fit smaller riders with a compact frame and 650b wheels for increased comfort and stability. An aluminum frame and wheelset create a responsive ride, and the 14-speed drivetrain offers ample gearing for conquering new favorite routes.
A1-SL compact alloy w/ hydroformed top tube & down tube, double water bottle mounts
Fuji 1 1/8" custom aero steel
FSA 1 1/8" threadless
Vera Corsa DPM27, double wall, 20/24h
Vera Invictus 650 x 23, 30tpi
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Shimano A070, 7-speed
Shimano Tourney, freewheel, Mega Range 14-34T, 7-speed
I have my very short 10 year old on this bike. As soon as she can reach the brake hoods I'm going to upgrade to Sora 7. The bike is fast, handles well, and I don't mind spending [$] for a first road bike. Finally I can really ride with my kid and she can keep up. Downside is some of the parts are pretty low end-up side is -she doesn't know the difference and is still learning how to shift anyway.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend