Fresh Gravel: Fuji’s Tread 1.3

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Fuji Tread
Fuji’s Tread 1.5 model is in for some gravelly miles.

Riding Gravel has just taken delivery of a Fuji Tread 1.3 bike that Fuji bills as a “Lifestyle-Cross Terrain” bike, but are eager to have known as a good choice for a gravel road/back road rig. The 1.3 sits in the middle of a three model range that tops out with the 1.1 at a nice, sub-$1100.00 price. The Tread 1.5 sits in a $769.00 and this test model, the 1.3, is listed at $919.00.

Stay tuned for our “Getting Rolling” post coming soon and we’ll see if this sort of bike is a good choice for the gravel road enthusiast.

Fuji 1.3 Disc Details Below


SIZES  XS/S (48cm), S (50cm), S/M (52cm), M (54cm), M/L (56cm), L (58cm), XL (60cm)

COLOR(S)  Gloss Anthracite w/ Silver and Red

MAIN FRAME  Fuji A6-SL custom-butted alloy w/ integrated 1 1/8″ – 1 1/2″ lower tapered head tube, oversized 34.9mm seat tube, PIIS BB86 shell, double water bottle mounts

REAR TRIANGLE  Fuji A6-SL custom-butted alloy, cold forged-road dropouts w/ replaceable hangerFORKFC-770 carbon blade, alloy crown w/ tapered alloy steerer & alloy dropouts

CRANKSET  Oval Concepts 520, forged 6066 arms, 50/34T

BOTTOM BRACKET  Oval, external, sealed bearing

PEDALS  Alloy platform


REAR DERAILLEUR  Shimano Sora, 9-speed

SHIFTERS  Shimano Sora STI, 9-speed

CASSETTE  SRAM PG-950, 11-32T, 9-speed

CHAIN  KMC X9 w/ MissingLink, 9-speed

WHEELSET  Vera Terra DPD18 rims 32h, alloy disc hubs, aero spokes

TIRES  Vera CityWide, 700 x 32c, 30tpi w/ Phalanx flat protection

BRAKE SET  Tektro Mira, mechanical disc, 160mm/140mm rotors

BRAKE LEVERS  Shimano Sora, STIHEADSETFSA, 1 1/8″ upper – 1 1/2″ lower, integrated cartridge

HANDLEBAR  Oval Concepts 310, 6061 alloy, 31.8mmSTEMOval Concepts 313, 6061 3D-forged alloy, 31.8mm, +/- 7°TAPE/

GRIP  Oval Concepts 300, padded suede

SADDLE  Oval Concepts P300 w/ steel rails

SEAT POST  Oval Concepts 300, 3D-forged 6061 alloy, 27.2mm, double-bolt micro-adjust





OTHERS  Rack and fender mounts

WEIGHT  KG/LBS 11.10kg/24.42lb




SEAT TUBE, CENTER TO TOP 480 500 520 540 560 580 600
TOP TUBE, EFFECTIVE 510 525 535 545 560 575 590
HEAD TUBE 105 110 130 140 160 180 200
SEAT TUBE ANGLE 75 75 74.5 73 73 73 73
HEAD TUBE ANGLE 71 71 71.5 72 72 72 72
CHAINSTAY 430 430 430 430 430 430 430
WHEELBASE 1003 1019 1020 1011 1026 1043 1058
BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT 69 69 69 67 67 65 65
STANDOVER 749 761 779 792 813 830 850
STEM 80 80 90 90 100 100 110
HANDLEBAR WIDTH 400 400 400 420 420 440 440
CRANK 170 170 170 170 170 175 175
WHEEL SIZE 700 700 700 700 700 700 700
SEAT POST DIAMETER 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2 27.2


For more information about the Fuji Tread 1.3 Disc, as well as the 1.1 and 1.5 models, head over to the Fuji Bike Cross Terrain Page.

Note: Fuji Bikes sent over the Tread 1.3 bicycle at no charge for test/review. We are not being paid nor bribed for this review and we strive to give you our honest thoughts and opinions throughout.

Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about gravel bikes, gear, events and anything else on the Riding Gravel Forum.



Author: Guitar Ted

Guitar Ted hails from Iowa. Home of over 70,000 miles of gravel and back roads. An inaugural member of the Gravel Cycling Hall of Fame and Co-creator of Trans Iowa in late 2004- Guitar Ted has been at the forefront of the growth of gravel events and riding since then. Creator of Gravel Grinder News in 2008, he produced the premier calendar of gravel and back road events. GT joined forces with Riding Gravel in late 2014.

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4 thoughts on “Fresh Gravel: Fuji’s Tread 1.3

  1. I just heard you talk briefly about this on the podcast. I’m all ears! Really hoping to score a more versatile bike this year!

  2. I’d like to know what your opinion is on this bike. I just ordered a 2015 Fuji Tread 1.5. I test road a lot of bikes before pulling the trigger on the Tread. This is my first Gravel/Adventure road bike, I’ve always had traditional road bikes. I wanted to try something a little more versatile and think the new Tread fills that b■x nicely. All three models are reasonbly priced with good components. Performance Bike also has a Performance exclusive Tread 1.0. It’s equipped with 105 components, Clement X’Plor USH tires and is very nice looking.

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