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Old 10-05-03, 11:58 AM   #1
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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




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Old 10-06-03, 02:30 PM   #2
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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.

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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.

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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!

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I would say the Jamis. Let's see pics.
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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?

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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.

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