NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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A buddy of mine is looking at the Jamis as well. It's a decent bike with some good components for the price. If you can swing it, the 2.0 is probably a better "Value". Meaning for the components on it, you'd be hard pressed to find a similar bike with the same components for less money.
The ONLY thing I don't like (that's almost too harsh a term), is that the rear pivot is on the seatstay vs. the chainstay. Meaning this is a 4-bar linkage suspension design, but not a Horst 4-bar. I'm a big fan of Horst designs. (Licensed by Specialized).
This is really a minimal issue. The only time it makes a difference is while braking while descending. This design makes the rear suspension stiffen up while braking. This is usually the LAST thing you want to have your suspension do while going downhill. I will add, that the affect is minimal. So really I'm pointing out a very MINOR issue!
IOW, it's a good buy!
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