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Fuji Bicycles Altamira LTD/Shimano Ultegra Complete Road Bike

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At the end of 2011's grueling Vuelta, Juan Jose Cobo claimed the overall title, proving himself among the world's best cyclists. The victory was equally rewarding for Geox-TMC team sponsor Fuji, as Cobo took the crown aboard its new flagship Altamira. Perhaps it was a twist of fate, seeing that prior to the Vuelta, Fuji had named its top-of-the-line racing platform after a prehistoric cave in Cobo's native Cantabria region of northern Spain. Within this cave, the earliest examples of human development and creativity are found, which provided inspiration for the frame developers at Fuji. And so, to celebrate Fuji's first grand tour victory, it released a limited edition Altamira frameset in 'Vuelta Red,' complete with graphic renderings of the Altamira bison cave drawings. This commemorative frameset was then built up with Shimano's proven Ultegra 6700 drivetrain, providing the complete race-ready package that carries along a story of its own.

With the Altamira, Fuji's objective was to build a frameset suited specifically for grand tour racing. At the time, the majority of Fuji's pro riders were aboard its rigid SST (Super Stiff Team) sprinter-specific frame, which was really a 'quiver' frameset. The engineers knew their athletes would benefit more from a well-rounded workhorse frame, so they began collaborating directly with its team Geox-TMC pro riders during the development process. They used real-time race feedback gathered from the Spanish squad to refine its new frame platform, eventually leading to the Altamira design. The two-year R&D process proved to be a success, as Geox's Juan Jose Cobo relied on his trusty new steed to claim that top spot at the grueling Vuelta. His bicycle handled beautifully, reassuring the Fuji team that their hard efforts produced the world-class race machine they had originally set out to build.

Fuji built its top-end Altamira from a high-modulus D-6 carbon blend. This is the highest level of carbon material Fuji manufactures, capable of producing incredibly low tube weights that deliver a stiff yet compliant road feel. Fuji applied the D-6 carbon to the Altamira using a three-tube -- top, head, and down tube -- monocoque front end, which was then molded to a second monocoque section that encompasses the bottom bracket and chainstays. The IST integrated seat tube and seatstays were molded separately, with all of the components assembled together using a modified tube-to-tube joining process. According to Fuji, the joints of the frame were strategically placed in low stress areas of the frame to provide a light, stiff, and vertically-compliant ride.

By working with Geox pro riders, Fuji's engineers were able to tweak the carbon tube shapes for an optimal race-tuned feel. They kept the lower chassis incredibly stiff by mating the large down tube and chainstays to an oversized press-fit BB86 bottom bracket. The enlarged juncture created an ultra-stiff pedaling platform, which, for you, means an efficient transfer of power directly into your rear wheel. Moving up from this section of the frame, Fuji paired a tapered top tube and slender seatstays for an overall balanced road feel. The result in this matchup is a rigid lower half of the frame combined with a more compliant upper section.

Rounding out the front of the frame, a tapered 1-1/8in to 1-1/2in head tube provides maximum rigidity and predictable handling. The fork Fuji developed specifically for the Altamira was molded from a lightweight FC-330 carbon layup. Below its tapered carbon steerer, Fuji's signature flared upper-blade fork design, which works to provide both front end rigidity and aerodynamics, flows down into the slender carbon dropouts. The frameset includes an FSA No. 42 integrated headset with a carbon top cover, a braze-on front derailleur mount, and carbon dropouts (with a replaceable hanger) at the rear of the frame.

For the build of the Altamira, Fuji complemented its BB86 bottom bracket with a full Shimano Ultegra 6700 10-speed group set. The machine includes Shimano's compact 50/34t crankset and a 12-25t cassette. At the cockpit, the build features a Zipp Service Course handlebar and stem, with Selle Italia's SL Kit Carbonio perched atop the integrated seatpost. In terms of wheels, the Altamira rolls on a pair of Mavic Aksium clinchers wrapped in their own Aksion rubber.

The Fuji Altamira LTD/Shimano Ultegra Complete Road Bike is available in the sizes 53, 55, and 58cm and in the Vuelta colorway.

Tech Specs

Frame Material:
D6 high-modulus carbon fiber
Fork Material:
carbon monocoque
1.125 - 1.5 in Oval integrated
Shimano Ultegra 6700
Front Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra FD-6700
Rear Derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra RD-6700
50/34 t
Crank Arm Length:
[sizes 53 and 55cm] 172.5 mm, [size 58cm] 175 mm
Bottom Bracket:
not included
12-25 t Shimano Ultegra CS-6700
[116 link] Shimano Ultegra CN-6701
Brake Levers:
Shimano Ultegra 6700
Brake Calipers:
Shimano Ultegra BR-6700-G
Zipp Service Course
Handlebar Width:
44 cm
Handlebar Drop:
Zipp Service Course
Stem Length:
[size 53cm] 100 mm, [size 55cm] 110 mm, [size 58cm] 120 mm
Selle Italia SL Kit Carbonio
Mavic Aksium
Mavic Aksion
Tire Size:
700 c x 23 mm
Recommended Use:
road racing
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited lifetime

sizing chart

Bike size by rider height


Geometry chart

Fuji Bicycles


Geometry Chart


Altamira LTD

Seat Tube


Effective Top Tube








Head Tube


Head Tube Angle


Seat Tube Angle


Bottom Bracket Drop


Chainstay Length



44 44.0cm 51.5cm


36.3cm 72.1cm


72.0 deg 75.0 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.1cm
47 47.0cm 53.0cm


37.0cm 74.1cm 13.0cm 72.5 deg 74.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.7cm
50 50.0cm 54.5cm 54.0cm 37.0cm 76.0cm 14.0cm 73.0 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 97.6cm
53 53.0cm 56.0cm 56.0cm 37.9cm 78.3cm 16.0cm 73.5 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 98.6cm
55 55.0cm 57.5cm 58.0cm 38.9cm 80.1cm 18.0cm 73.5 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm 100.1cm
58 58.0cm 59.0cm 60.1cm 39.7cm 82.1cm 20.0cm 74.0 deg 73.5 deg 6.9cm 40.5cm


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