Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Looking at the specs on the Jamis site, there isn't too much difference between them, the main things are the fork, saddle and the change from 24 to 27 speed.
For the saddle, that is a very personal thing, many people will change from new to their prefered one.
For the forks, yes carbon are nice, but that's a big price jump for them.
For the 24-27 speed, the Sport has an Acera mix, where as the Comp has a Alivo / Acera mix with a Deore RD. With the trickle down in design / technology, Acera is looking pretty good today compared to 5-10 years ago.
Other than the hubs Shimano vs Formula, all the other parts look to be the same, seems like a big price jump for not too much more in spec; however you have mentioned the color of the bike, and if you like the blue better than the black, you will probably enjoy owning it more. Would see be bike shop can give you a better deal on the Comp as they can't get the cheaper one in for a month or so.