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To answer Andre Nickatina's question about the bars, the Jamis has Deda Pista bars and the Blue has an Aerus Track bar. I think the Aerus is an OEM for Blue.

Both bikes came with lots of stem spacers. My first step is to use a road bar or the Nitto 125's as mentioned. I like the Nitto's because they look as if they have the reach that a track bar has, but not the deep drop like the Jamis/Blue setup.

I had a chance to spend about and hour on both bikes, stickly parking lot stuff, and I have to say that even a relative newbie like myself noticed an immediate difference between the two bikes. The best way to describe it would be to say the Jamis handles like a Lotus sports car whereas, in comparison, the Blue rode more like a Mercedes sports car.

The Jamis' 39mm shorter wheelbase, coupled with its 8mm less front rake and 20mm tires is what's giving the bike it's nimble, aggresive feeling. Jamis is also a pound lighter.

We'll see what it'll do at the velodrome, possibly this weekend.
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