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Old 07-24-12, 10:23 PM
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I thought I had made up my mind

This past weekend I was all set to buy the Cannondale Quick 4. However, I keep reading about the Jamis Coda and the Jamis Allegro, and what a good quality bike they are. So I went to there website and the bikes were really nice looking. I put in my zipcode and they have a Jamis Dealer 8 miles from me. I figure I'll go there after work tomorrow. For those that know(most of probably know more than me anyway) what is the difference between the Coda and the Allegro? And if I were to get one, is it worth going up to the Comp from the Sport model?
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Old 07-24-12, 10:57 PM
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The one thing that you probably won't notice by looking at (or even possibly riding) is that one is steel and the other is aluminum. They are both fitness/performance hybrids. Most noticeable differences are in the paint colors and tube shapes.

If that shop has both the Coda and Allegro in your size and in stock, take both for a spin. You really can't go wrong with either one. However, when I stopped by the new Jamis dealer in town about a month ago, I was informed that there were no more 2012 Coda Sports to be had anywhere in his supply chain. He told me the 2013s were afloat and due to land here in the States in August or September.
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Old 07-24-12, 11:34 PM
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Biggest difference between Coda Sport and Comp is comp has carbon fork, and 9 sp. Other than that, there are higher end derailleurs, and metal pedals rather than nylon.

Some of the Allegros have two chainrings and the gearing doesn't go as low. If you have lots of big hills in your area, it might be better to go with the Codas or the Allegro with three chainrings. Although I suppose you could change the cassette and rear derailleur to accommodate larger gears too.

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Old 07-25-12, 07:28 AM
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Locally, Jamis is having trouble getting bikes to dealers due to the model change time. Our LBS that carries Jamis has 0 onhand. Manager says he would love to get some, but can't. :/
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Patience is a virtue.

After waiting for the Coda, you'll find that it was much like waiting to consummate your marriage to your one and only true love
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Originally Posted by SlimRider View Post
Patience is a virtue.

After waiting for the Coda, you'll find that it was much like waiting to consummate your marriage to your one and only true love

I think the problem is worse than that locally. They are talking about dropping the entire line, and the next closest dealer is 33 miles away. So not worth it to me in that case.
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Old 07-29-12, 05:29 PM
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I'd drive the 33 miles to check out the Jamis.
I just purchased a cannondale Quick CX4 before checking out the X comp and x Elite, I should have waited before buying my bike.

I do love my cannondale, but I may have made a different choice had I looked at Jamis first.
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Originally Posted by hdocspoc View Post
This past weekend I was all set to buy the Cannondale Quick 4. However, I keep reading about the Jamis Coda and the Jamis Allegro, and what a good quality bike they are. So I went to there website and the bikes were really nice looking. I put in my zipcode and they have a Jamis Dealer 8 miles from me. I figure I'll go there after work tomorrow. For those that know(most of probably know more than me anyway) what is the difference between the Coda and the Allegro? And if I were to get one, is it worth going up to the Comp from the Sport model?
I have a 2011 Allegro 1 (The Allegro Sport in 2012) and a 2012 Coda Sport, these are to bottom of the two lines: The Coda line is a cro-steel frame, it's like a BMW 7 series coupe, a very nice ride with classic looks. The Allegro is a Alum. frame, with S-shape seat and chain stays, to me it's more sporty and quicker acelerating but the "ride" is more taught, sporty feeling like a BMW Z-4 sport car. The comp and elite models of both have "carbon forks" and upgraded componets and wheels, which makes them lighter. Some have disc brakes (which I don't care for, jmho) and the upgraded Allegro's are more "road bike" set up's with compact double cranksets and TINY geared cassettes. For me the "Sport" verisons were more what I needed in a good overall machine. Hope this helps!
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Originally Posted by spiralcity View Post
I'd drive the 33 miles to check out the Jamis.
I just purchased a cannondale Quick CX4 before checking out the X comp and x Elite, I should have waited before buying my bike.

I do love my cannondale, but I may have made a different choice had I looked at Jamis first.
Since your "CX4" is more of a "cyclo-cross" bike, the Jamis's would be in Allegro X Comp or Elite would be more of a "Dual Sport" machine, The CX4 is a good machine, don't beat yourself up, just ENJOY!
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