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    2011 jamis ventura sport femme

    Hi all,

    I recently purchased a 2012 specialized hybird vita elite which i love but i noticed it is not ideal when riding with someone who has a road bike so now i am looking for a road bike...nothing fancy. I rode with a friend who has a road bike and I had to work much harder with my hybrid to keep up. On my hybrid i can do prob about 25 miles comfortably but i am looking to longer distances more efficiently. I think a road bike would be great for more speed and more distance correct?

    my hybrid: http://www.specialized.com/us/en/bc/...name=Multi+Use

    I dropped about $800 on the hybrid so I am looking to not spend much on a road. My LBS has a 2011 jamis ventura sport femme that is a floor model (slightly used). The MSRP is 650. They quoted me 580 taxes included. I read some reviews about this bike and people seem pleased. Just would like some opinions on this bike and for what I want to use it for. Is 580 a good price or should i try an haggle a little more considering it is the floor model and a 2011? also, is 22 pounds heavy for a road bike or about right? will i notice a significant difference between the hybrid and road?

    plan on giving it another test ride monday. thanks!

    http://www.jamisbikes.com/usa/thebik...turasportf.pdf

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    22 lbs is about average for a low priced road bike. I have a 2007 Jamis Ventura Comp and I rented your bike (in the mens version when I was in Florida over the winter). Its a decent bike. You probably can get the shop to lower their price or give you something to take a sample model off their hands.

    If you are road riding, you will notice a big difference between the two bikes.

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    Thank you. Anyone else? (:

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    Jamis make awesome bikes, I would recomend them ( I own 2)

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    I agree Jamis makes a fine bike. I would have to say if you can get a Comp instead of a Sport, you'll get a far better bike for not much more.
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    Looks like a nice bike, don't see how you could go wrong. I've had two Jamis bikes, well finished and well equipped for the price point.

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    The shifters and derailuers are a mix of 2300 and Sora which are on the low-end which you'd expect at that price. As long as you don't mind that I think it's a good entry level bike. If you like how your hybrid shifts the Ventura is pretty comparable spec-wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IcySmooth52 View Post
    I agree Jamis makes a fine bike. I would have to say if you can get a Comp instead of a Sport, you'll get a far better bike for not much more.
    +1^This

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    I bought the bike today. thanks for all your opinions. tried to attach a pic but having difficulty! bought it for 580 tax inc. she threw in two water bottle holders and took 20$ of the clip peddles. not bad. happy with the bike (:

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    Welcome to Bike Forums, ToyAlien4!


    Congrats on your new Jamis Ventura purchase!

    Yeeeeaay for ToyAlien4 and her brand new Jamis Ventura

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    Very classy looking bike, love the color. Congrats!

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    Jamis makes nice bikes. I love my Jamis Aurora.

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    That bike will get a lot of looks! Love the red color.
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    Congratulations! I just bought a 2011 Jamis Ventura Race, for my first road bike, and love it so far.

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    I took it out the other day and fell in love. did a quick 20 miles before work and it was great. fast, love the red, and smooth. not bad $580! thank you everyone! the seat was a lil uncomfortable but either ill get used to it or ill replace it (:

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    Hey ther toyalien4

    Happy to hear about your Jamis Ventura Sport Femme. I've the mens version of that bike for 3 years now and like it a lot. My wife is in the market for a new road bike and she is looking at the bike you bought as well. My question is: does the femme version realy offer an advantage for a female rider?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trep53 View Post
    Hey ther toyalien4

    Happy to hear about your Jamis Ventura Sport Femme. I've the mens version of that bike for 3 years now and like it a lot. My wife is in the market for a new road bike and she is looking at the bike you bought as well. My question is: does the femme version realy offer an advantage for a female rider?
    The dimensions are different. Would a man ride a womens bike? Lol prob not. It's a great entry level bike. No complaints

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    To anyone else who owns this bike, have any of you tried slamming the stem. If so, how did that process work out for you? Anyone find an ultra-thin headset bearing dust cover that fits perfectly? Or will I have to be the official guinea pig.

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    My 1st road bike as an adult was an '06 Ventura Sport. Nice Frame. Quick handling.
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    Congrats on the new bike, Jamis is a great company. I started off with a hybrid Coda Sport, am now commuting on a Sputnik, and just picked up a 2011 Satellite Sport for my daughter for X-Mas. I think you get great "bang for the book" with Jamis.

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