I currently have a 2009 frame Specialized Dolce triple (with some parts from 2004 Dolce Elite triple moved to this frame, replaced under warranty). 2 bike fitters have told me that this 54cm frame is too big for me (super short torso).
I need a bike with effective top tube length of no more than 52.5cm. In the WSD Trek Madone 3.1, I would have to get a 50cm frame, not a 52cm.
I test rode a Jamis Satellite bike - same frame geometry and liked it. I have not found an LBS somewhat near me that has a Jamis Xenith Endura in stock in 51 Femme model.
Does anyone in the forum have any Jamis Xenith bike? It is supposed to feel road-absorbing and comfy, not stiff.
Do you like this bike, and does it feel comfy?
One of the local Jamis dealers can order this for me, so I would be happy to hear opinions on this bike. I have found a bunch of positive reviews online. This bike has eyelets for mounting a rack.
I am 5'6.5" with 31.5" inseam. I do have a very short torso - I can wear a petite short-sleeved shirt. I think I'm an Athena, and I am also 50+. I will be using new bike for weekend rides (20-40 miles), commuting, and hotel bike tours.
Thanks for your input!