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  1. #1
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    My new Coda Comp

    After months and months of looking online, I finally went out and tried some bikes. After reading a lot of great things about the Giant Escape, I went to my nearby dealer...unfortunately they didn't have the Escape 1 in stock. Rode the Escape 2 and Escape 0. Both felt really good, and the SRAM derailleur on the Escape 0 was great. Didn't like the white color they had, so on I went to try out a Jamis Coda Sport.

    The Jamis dealer had a Coda Sport that was a bit too big for me, but they just happened to have a Coda Comp that fit me like a glove...and why, in black as well! It's like they knew I was coming and were temping me. The Coda Sport rode just as well as the Giants, but the Coda Comp...I knew I was going to end up spending some more money! The ride was better than the Escape 0 to me, and the Deore derailleur seemed just as good as the SRAM on the Escape 0. Plus, aesthetically appealed to me much more.

    So I'm the proud new owner of a Jamis Coda Comp, and I'm loving it. Put on a rack and panniers that I had on a different bike, and I'm good to go.


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    I went out for a 22 mile inaugural ride on my birthday yesterday, taking in some of the sights of the LA coastline.

    Santa Monica Pier in the background:

    Untitled by Evan G, on Flickr

    Venice Beach:

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    Over the Ballona Creek bike path bridge, as the creek meets the ocean:

    Untitled by Evan G, on Flickr

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    Great setup, the black and silver is looking better every time I see it. There's been plenty of Jamis love here lately.

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    Senior Member Ozonation's Avatar
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    Sharp looking bike!
    Rivendell Sam Hillborne and Hunqapillar; Brompton M6R Sage Green; Salsa Mukluk 3 FAT Bike; Nerdy Academic; Nikonian; Wing Chun; and a Patridge in a Pear Tree.

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    Great bike, I went with the blue, love it!


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    I just know your such a happy little camper!

    Yeaaaay for Erg79 and his brand new Jamis Coda Comp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by otg View Post
    Great bike, I went with the blue, love it!

    I would have been happy with the blue as well. Just not the red of the Coda Sport they had me ride...I went to a major university here in LA, and you can probably figure out why I wouldn't be caught dead riding a red bike and would have taken a blue one.

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    Congrats!! I'm totally happy with my 2012 Coda Sport, luckly as I just didn't have the FUNDS to go for a Coda Comp. ENJOY!
    Take care, RIDE SAFE, have FUN!
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    Most of the cost was covered from a very generous Father's Day/birthday combined gifts from my family, but yes, I did spend a fair amount of my own as well.

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    Congratulations on your new bike! Cro-Moly, flat-bar hybrids are my favorite type of bike. I'd love to test ride a Coda but I've never found a Jamis dealer who has one in stock.
    Currently riding a 1995 Trek 730 Multitrack converted to 26" wheels.

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    Very few Jamis dealers in LA, and the place I went to had a handful of Commuters, but just two Codas in. Shoutout to Orange 20 Bikes--they gave me some great service.

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    Nice looking bike erg79! The panniers look great. You have a quality bike there and it will last a lifetime. You get what you pay for and you'll have fewer problems down the road with a quality bike. I like this thread because it shows that people come to BF, learn, ask for advice, take lots of test rides and end up with a bike that meets their needs.
    2012 Cannondale Synapse 3, 2012 Trek 7.5 FX Disc, 2003 Trek 2200 WSD, 1997 Specialized Rockhopper Al Comp

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