Cyclocross bike or touring bike or gravel bike or disc-brake road bike?
Fuji has a family of bikes that fit into all of these categories but are defined by none of them.
Fuji’s Tread series are just good bikes at decent prices.
The idea behind the Tread series is that you can blur the lines of different road bike categories and make a versatile and fun bike. Take a long haul touring bike and make the handling sportier. Take a cyclocross bike, lower the bottom bracket height for better on-road manners, then add rack & fender eyelets. Take a road bike, install disc brakes and give it some beefy tires and rims so it can handle a tough urban commute.
The Tread 1.5 gives you an aluminum frame, disc brakes, a carbon fork (steerer tube as well as legs), and reliable Shimano Claris components all for around $800. It’s a steal. Then there’s the 1.3 which comes with the newly updated Shimano Sora group and TRP Spyre disc brakes for about $900!
Whatever road bike category you have in mind, you might want to ride one of these Fujis. With great performance and astounding component choices for under $1000, you really ought to give one of these a spin.