New for 2016, Fuji offers Sagres (top), and Cambridge (bottom)

For 2016, Fuji is offering this line of “retro-inspired steel bikes that pay tribute to Fuji’s Japanese-American heritage.”  Both the Sagres and Cambridge have an MSRP of $249.

Apparently, “Nichibei” translates to “Japanese-American.”  Fuji actually started as the Nichibei Trading Company in 1899.  For more fun facts about Fuji’s history, check out classicfuji.com.

The Sagres and Cambridge are cheap steel 7-speeds with fenders, chainguards, and wide 700 x 35C tires.  The styling is fairly elegant as well.  There is a third Nichibei model, the single-speed Sport, that’s less interesting but still good basic transportation.

The Cambridge should not be confused with the Fuji Cambridge that we talked about here back in 2009.  That was a beautiful steel bike with an internal 8-speed hub. I hope Fuji will bring that one back even if they have to rename it.

Sagres specs:

SIZES 17″ (43cm), 19″ (49cm), 21″ (53cm)
COLOR(S) Forest green
FRAME Hi-ten steel city
FORK Hi-ten steel
CRANKSET Single, 44T
PEDALS Alloy
FRONT DERAILLEUR N/A
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Tourney
SHIFTERS Right/ Shimano Tourney Thumb shifter
CASSETTE 14-28T freewheel, 7-speed
CHAIN KMC 7-speed
WHEELSET Alloy rims 36H / nutted hubs
TIRES 700 X 35C city
BRAKE SET Alloy caliper
BRAKE LEVERS Alloy
HEADSET Threaded
HANDLEBAR Steel slight rise city
STEM Alloy city
TAPE/GRIP Stitched vinyl
SADDLE Padded city
SEAT POST Steel
EXTRAS Steel fenders, kickstand

Cambridge specs:

SIZES 17”(43cm)
COLOR(S) Champagne
FRAME Hi-ten steel step-through city
FORK Hi-ten steel
CRANKSET Single, 44T
PEDALS Alloy
FRONT DERAILLEUR N/A
REAR DERAILLEUR Shimano Tourney
SHIFTERS Right/ Shimano Tourney Thumb shifter
CASSETTE 14-28T freewheel, 7-speed
CHAIN KMC 7-speed
WHEELSET Alloy rims 36H / nutted hubs
TIRES 700 X 35C city
BRAKE SET Alloy caliper
BRAKE LEVERS Alloy
HEADSET Threaded
HANDLEBAR Steel slight rise city
STEM Alloy city
TAPE/GRIP Stitched vinyl
SADDLE Padded comfort
SEAT POST Steel
EXTRAS Steel fenders, kickstand

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