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2008 Jamis Nova/Supernova

Old 08-15-07, 09:30 AM
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2008 Jamis Nova/Supernova

Does anyone have any info on the 2008 Jamis bikes? I've checked the site and, from what I can tell, there's no word as of yet. I'm split between a Nova and a JTS (2008) and am wondering if I should hold out for the 2008.
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I'll get the full specs tomorrow, but the '08 Jamis line is undergoing some radical revisions--not all good, in my opinion.

example: the Nova will now come in three flavors, I believe, all aluminium. I heard something about the Supernova being spec'ed with the new SRAM Red gruppo (but that might just be the pro racing model). If you want the steel Nova, it's been shuffled into the Aurora line-up, and is now called the Aurora Plus or some such thing.

Like I said, more details tomorrow.
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Old 08-16-07, 05:36 AM
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The '08 Aurora Elite is the same as the '07 Nova, except that it comes with touring tires and not cross tires. It even has the high BB compared to the regular Aurora. So effectively that cross bike is still available next year - you'll just need to swap tires.

There are two Supernovas for '08, one for $1900 and the new one for something like $1100. I didn't see any changes in the $1900 Supernova other than the black and white paint job.
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couldn't find the jamis '08 catalog, but I'm pretty sure the '08 nova will come stock with 9-speed tiagra.

the aurora elite is the old nova frame, exactly, rebadged as a tourer (including touring triple). Not sure if the carbon fork is staying, though.
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