Fuji Absolute 1.9 Review

Written by:

Liam E.

Last updated:

May 28, 2020

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Fuji Absolute 1.9

The Fuji Absolute 1.9 is a hybrid bike that is fast, elegant, and comfortable. It is perfect if you want one bike for the daily commute and long trail rides on the weekend.

The Fuji Absolute 1.9 has an aluminum frame, which makes it light, strong, and durable.

Selling at $479.99, this is an affordable bike.

The bike's Shimano 24-speed drivetrain gives you lots of gear options to conquer a variety of terrain.

This Fuji Absolute 1.9 is only available in two colors, charcoal, and satin citrus.

This is a simple entry-level bike, so it doesn't have specs that would excite you if you're a bike nerd.

Fuji is a reputable Japanese bicycle company that has been in existence for more than a century. The company started in 1899 is named after Mount Fuji, the highest peak in Japan.

It manufactures different bikes, including mountain, kids, triathlon, electric, and road bicycles. When designing their bicycles, Fuji works with professional cyclists to create the highest quality and best-performing bicycles. Some of their latest bikes have very advanced technological features, which make riding them such a pleasure.

For several years now, Fuji has been releasing a newer version of the Absolute. The Fuji Absolute 1.9, however, doesn't have the most advanced features, but it is a quality bike that comes at a reasonable price. 

Some of its features include an A2-SL custom-butted aluminum frame, Fuji Hi-Ten steel fork, Tektro M280 mechanical disc brakes, two water bottle mounts, Alex double-wall rims, and Kenda Journey, 700 x 32c tires with K-shield flat protection.

The bike is available in five sizes Small (15"), Medium (17"), Large (19"), Extra large (21"), and Extra extra large(23").

Who is this bike for?

  • The Fuji Absolute 1.9 is ideal for you if you're looking to buy an affordable bicycle from a known and trusted brand. As I said before, the price of this bike is very reasonable, and Fuji is a popular brand with cyclists worldwide.
  • This bike is also perfect if you want one set of wheels you can use to ride to work, exercise, and do some light off-roading.
Fuji Absolute 1.9

Performance

Here are some of the things we like about this bike:

  • The Fuji Absolute 1.9 comes with a flat handlebar, which helps keep your back upright while cycling. This a more comfortable riding position, which gives you better handling and visibility.
  • The Tektro Mechanical Disc brakes give you the confidence you need to ride fast, knowing you can come to a quick halt and navigate sharp turns well. The Shimano EF500 brake levers may, however, need more than two fingers to control effectively.
  • The bike's Shimano Tourney 3- speed front derailleurs and Shimano Acera 8-speed rear derailleurs work smoothly and fast. The Shimano Altus EF500, EZ Fire 3 x 8-speed shifters are also easy to use, making shifting gears as you change terrain stress-free.
  • The Absolute 1.9 has a Selle Royal Milo+ ergonomic saddle that ensures you stay comfortable on those long rides.
  • This bike is classified as a hybrid bike. A hybrid should perform well on-road and trail. The Fuji Absolute 1.9 rides smooth on tarmac but might get shaky on the trail.

If you want to review several hybrid bikes before you settle on one to buy, check out the Cannondale H400.

Conclusion

The Fuji Absolute 1.9 is a simple hybrid bike that you'll enjoy using for commuting and long fitness rides. It may not have the best features, but it will get the job done as you save up to get yourself a topnotch bike.

Specifications

Frame:

Fuji A2-SL custom butted alloy w/ 1-1/8" semi-integrated threadless headtube, internal shift cable routing, post disc mount, forged dropouts and replaceable hanger

Suspension

Fork:

Hi-Ten steel, straight bladed w/ lowrider mounts

Rear Shock:

Front Travel:

Rear Travel:

Crankset:

Shimano Tourney, 48/38/28T w/ chainguard

Bottom Bracket:

Sealed cartridge

Shifters:

Shimano Altus EF500, EZ Fire 8-speed

Rear Derailleur:

Shimano Acera, 8-speed

Number of Gears:

Shimano Altus, 11-32T, 8-speed

Brakes:

Tektro M280 mechanical disc, 160mm/140mm rotor

Wheel Size:

Alex double wall rims, 32h, 14g spokes

Tires:

Kenda Journey, 700 x 32c, w/ K-shield flat protection

Handlebar:

Oval Concepts riser, 6061 alloy, 20mm rise, 6° sweep, 25.4 clamp

Stem:

Oval Concepts, forged alloy, +/-20°

Seat Post:

Oval Concepts, 6061 alloy, 27.2mm diameter

Saddle:

Selle Royal Milo+

Headset:

1-1/8" semi-integrated

Chain:

KMC HV700, 8-speed

Fuji Absolute 1.9

The Fuji Absolute 1.9 is a hybrid bike that is fast, elegant, and comfortable. It is perfect if you want one bike for the daily commute and long trail rides on the weekend.