Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
Bikes: Raleigh Grand Prix, Giant Innova, Nishiki Sebring, Trek 7.5FX
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The Jamis Coda has a chromoly steel frame. Where the aluminum framed Quick and Escape would suffer a dent or a break, the chromoly frame would most likely only suffer a scratch. Aluminum frames have a shorter fatigue life, which really just means that after a certain finite number of stress cycles, the frame will fail. Steel doesn't have such an issue. If kept dry, that chromoly steel frame will last for many decades. Nobody can really say that about an aluminum bicycle frame. You'll be able to strip and repaint your steel framed bike as many times as you like. If you were to upgrade the bike at the same time, the bike will both look and perform like new, with each instance of reconditioning. In other words, its newness is recyclable over and over again! The Jamis Coda is not just a purchase, it's an investment into the future!
Once your components wear out, you can then replace your components with the very best available. Knowing full well that you can ride a very heavenly ride for many more decades to come...
Last edited by SlimRider; 07-16-12 at 04:57 PM.