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    Jamis Sonik?

    Is the Jamis Sonik any good for street riding? Is it too fragile and stiff?
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    dude. quit starting so many threads. you could have asked this the same time you asked about the tk2 and ftp. Or when you asked about that cervelo frame. The sonik is a sweet bike, but it is HORRIBLE for riding on the street. Yes it's fragile and stiff. What else do you expect us to say?
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    get the sputnik and quit acting like a ****** newby
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    if you can afford the sonik, go for it.

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    just wondering
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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    if you can afford the sonik, go for it.
    The sonik is only good to ride on the street in the sense that any bike can be ridden on the street. It is just about as unpractical of a bike as you can get for street use. It's a theft target, it's extremely fragile, it's a harsh ride, steep geometry. It will probably get dented jsut from locking up all the time. I mean, yeah, it's a cool bike, but if I had the money I still wouldn't get it unless I was a track racer. Much better street bikes for the money.

    OP- You want an aluminum fg bike for the street? Get a Langster from your favorite company, specialized. Other than that, most frames that are good for street use are steel. Steamroller, pista, kilo, IRO, Masi, Sputnik, it really doesn't matter. Just get one and ride and quit asking so many questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thor0215 View Post
    Is the Jamis Sonik any good for street riding? Is it too fragile and stiff?
    Every single bike you've looked at has been too fragile and stiff for the street.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PedallingATX View Post
    The sonik is only good to ride on the street in the sense that any bike can be ridden on the street. It is just about as unpractical of a bike as you can get for street use. It's a theft target, it's extremely fragile, it's a harsh ride, steep geometry. It will probably get dented jsut from locking up all the time. I mean, yeah, it's a cool bike, but if I had the money I still wouldn't get it unless I was a track racer. Much better street bikes for the money.

    OP- You want an aluminum fg bike for the street? Get a Langster from your favorite company, specialized. Other than that, most frames that are good for street use are steel. Steamroller, pista, kilo, IRO, Masi, Sputnik, it really doesn't matter. Just get one and ride and quit asking so many questions.
    its not much more impractical than the hated and beloved kilo tt. its not fragile but will be damaged more easily and will be harder to repair than steel, but it will be noticably lighter than any steel bike. the ride wont be intolerable at all with proper air pressure. i will say that it wont be the most practical for mosts street usage, and street usage is not what it is designed for, but tell that to everyone with concepts and track drops. steel more resilient than aluminum, but aluminum is lighter and the most economical material alternative if you want a gain in performance. if i could afford it, i wouldnt rule it out. steel elitists should take a step back and look at aluminum with an open mind.

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