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Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Boise, ID
Bikes: Giant TCR 0, Lemond Zurich, Giant NRS 1, Jamis Explorer Beater/Commuter, Peugeot converted single speed
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Originally Posted by mopartodd
How does the JTS ride compared to the MJ though?
Both frames are 54cm. I actually cannot really tell much difference between the two other than weight and that has more to do with the fork, wheels and saddle than it does the frame. The scandium is lighter but not that much. Performance wise, both bikes really get up and go when I stomp on the pedals. They are both very responsive to rider input but not as much as my Tarmac or my TCR. The JTS has slightly more relaxed geometry (1/2 of 1 degree on both the ST and HT) but I could not really feel it on my shake down ride. The Major Jake seems to have slightly shorter (couple of millimeters) chainstays (based on my highly accurate "jam-your-fist-in-the-space" measuring method but That said, I have been off of the Major Jake for about 2 weeks ever since I sucked the rear der into the spokes on my commute...so I may just not be as clear on how the MJ felt. That said, I have many thousand miles on the MJ and I should be able to physically remember the feel, if that makes any sense.
In general, I am feeling today like there is minimal performance difference between the two frames other than weight.
I will put the new der. on the Major Jake and take them out for some testing and write up a side by side comparison.