In Memory of One Cool Cat
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Bikes: Lemond Victoire, Cannondale.Mountain Bike, two 1980s lugged steel Treks, ancient 1980-something Giant mountain bike converted into a slick tired commuter with mustache handlebars, 1960-something Raleigh Sports
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rck gave you good advice, but just for the heck of I checked out both of the bike's web sites.
Seems pretty close to a toss up. One small difference is the Jamis has slightly wider tires. The advantage is that the ride would likely be a little more plush. The negative is that you might have to do a bit more work to overcome the extra rolling resistance of the wider tire. My two cents: The Trek's 35 mm tires should be plenty wide enough. But I'm mostly picking nits. Shouldn't be a deal breaker either way.
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