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    2003 Jamis Durango SX

    What are your thoughts on this bike (for a beginner)? and how does it compare to a Gary Fisher Tassajara?

    The specs:

    FRAME 7005 triple gauge aluminum main tubes, S-bend stays, gussetted down tube, replaceable derailleur hanger, international disc brake mount.
    FORK Manitou Axel Comp, 80mm travel.
    HEADSET Dia Compe STS Aheadset, 1 1/8”.
    WHEELSET Alex XT-3000 w/ machined sidewall rims, 32H, w/ Formula QR double seal front & freehub rear, 14g stainless steel spokes.
    TIRES Hutchinson Scorpion, 26” x 2.0”, wire bead.
    DERAILLEURS Shimano Deore rear, Deore 31.8mm top swing/top pull front.
    SHIFTERS Shimano Deore, Rapidfire-SL, 27-speed.
    CHAIN KMC Z-9000
    FREEWHEEL Shimano HG50-II 7.0, 9-speed, 11-32.
    CRANKSET Shimano 4-arm, 44/32/22, 170mm (12-14”), 175mm (17-21”).
    BOTTOM BRACKET Sealed cartridge, CH-52, 68 x 111mm.
    PEDALS Wellgo ATB, steel cage/resin body, w/ toe clips.
    BRAKESET Tektro forged alloy direct pull brakes w/ Avid AD 3 levers.
    HANDLEBAR ATB Riser, alloy, 6° x 20mm rise x 620mm
    STEM Jamis alloy threadless, 90mm x 10° (12”), 105mm x 10° (14-17”), 120mm x 10° (19-21”).
    GRIPS Kraton dual compound.
    SEATPOST Alloy micro-adjust, 350mm x 27.2mm w/ alloy clamp and QR seatpin.
    SADDLE Jamis ATB w/ SL top, steel rails, front & rear guards.
    SIZES 12”, 14”, 17”, 19”, 21”
    COLORS Matte Gold/Matte Black or Platinum/Primal Grey
    WEIGHT 26.50 lbs




    peace,

    Sebastian

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    What type of riding do you plan on doing?

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    Both good bikes, but didn't you already buy the Jamis? I thought I read that in another thread.

    L8R
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    Yes I did already purchase the Jamis... same day I made this post actually. But I was still curious about the bikes in general. I am pretty new to researching, understanding components etc.

    I am planning on biking to and from (and around) my university campus every day, and I would also like to get into off road/mountain biking. This has been the first bike I have ridden on in 6 or 7 years, and I am having a blast. This weekend I am going to take it to a local trail around town.

    peace,

    Sebastian

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    What University? Whatcha Studying?

    Oh yeah, unwritten rule around here about new bikes and required photos. Your first duty is to get the bike muddy, second is to take a picture of it!

    L8R
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    I would say the Jamis. Let's see pics.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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    I will get pics up asap.

    I attend Florida State University and I am studying the wonderous field of "I don't know." I am studying it all. I would love to get into the music Program under jazz trombone. But who knows?

    peace,

    Sebastian

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    Urrrrggggghhhhhhh another Nole!

    Me, I'm a GATOR! I know, I know, but I married a Nole! I actually really like Tallahassee (the town), but refuse to live there as it would be a betrayel to my alma matre.

    Tom Brown Park is awesome, I also really like the Red Bug trail. Any new trails? I haven't ridden up there in about 2 years.

    l8R
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