Hey guys, in 2009 I got into biking and bought my first bike, a 2010 Jamis Coda Comp. After about 1,500 miles and really learning what it is I wanted to do I discovered that I really enjoyed long rides and sometimes packing the bike down. Essentially doing a little more "short touring" while doing some long commuting as well.
Because of this, I test rode a few different touring bikes, read lots of reviews and finally decided on the Jamis Aurora Elite. Partially because of a great price, 1,2500 for a 2010 model, a few good reviews and having a relationship with the shop.
I would not say by any means I am someone who truly understands bikes, but feel like slowly I am starting to have a better grasp of bike mechanics and specs. After logging about a hundred miles on the new bike I am starting to notice some differences. The question I have is I feel like my new bike coming down the hills is not geared the same and I am noticing or "think" I am noticing my high end gears are obviously not the same. I also am noticing it a little when I am coming from a stop or trying to get to top end on the flats.
The specs on the Auro Elite are - Cassette- SRAM PG-1050, 10-speed, 11-32T and a crankset - FSA Gossamer Compact, 50/34T, 170mm (47/50), 172.5mm (53/55), 175mm (57/59/62)
The Coda Comp has Cassette - SRAM PowerGlide 950, 9-speed, 11-32T and for the crankset FSA Alpha Drive with Power Drive, 48/36/26T, 170mm (15-17”), 175mm (19-23”).
SO my questions are, am I correct in my gut feeling and what could I do to improve this top end and what could I look to spend to do it?
Thanks so much for taking the time to read all of this, had no intentions of it getting so long.