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Old 07-29-10, 03:56 PM
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New Bike Purchase-Done Deal

Well Ive been looking for a special deal for some time now. Im not one to pay full price, and this time around I was really looking for a deal. I was getting close to thinking I was gonna be waiting till next year. That is, until today.

I purchased a 2009 Jamis Xenith SL. I hope to pick it up next friday. Cant wait, Ive never owned a sub 14 lb bike. That being said Im sure Ill weigh it down a bit to about 14.5 lbs. Not bad for a size 61.

No pics yet, but it looks like this one, the wheels are Zipp 404's.
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink

This one is a 2008 model so mine is just a tad different. The color is the same, stickers are different.
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Very nice Sean. Those Jamis Xeniths are super light.
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Originally Posted by BigSean
Well Ive been looking for a special deal for some time now. Im not one to pay full price, and this time around I was really looking for a deal. I was getting close to thinking I was gonna be waiting till next year. That is, until today.

I purchased a 2009 Jamis Xenith SL. I hope to pick it up next friday. Cant wait, Ive never owned a sub 14 lb bike. That being said Im sure Ill weigh it down a bit to about 14.5 lbs. Not bad for a size 61.

No pics yet, but it looks like this one, the wheels are Zipp 404's.
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo...eat=directlink

This one is a 2008 model so mine is just a tad different. The color is the same, stickers are different.
My back hurts just looking at it. lol
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Old 07-29-10, 10:34 PM
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That is not my bike, it belongs to another person. My bar drop will not be drastic, besides my arms are long. lol
Im hoping the Sram Red shifters dont confuse me too much. I did do a test ride with em and they seemed easy enough.
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Very nice Sean. Those Jamis Xeniths are super light.
Thanks, Im pretty excited about it. Gonna be a long week.
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Old 07-29-10, 11:24 PM
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Congratulations! Let's see yours when you take delivery!
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That is awesome! For some reason, I didn't realize Jamis made high-end bikes. I usually see the REI-level bikes around.
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Congrats. Now comes the hard part - the wait. *cue jeopardy theme music
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I didn't know there were bikes that light. Holy Moly! Congrats Sean!
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Waiting really sucks!!!
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Tell me about. I'm waiting for one to arrive too. Been a month now. Should be in my hands tonight tho.
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What ya waiting for? Still buying up those folders?
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Sweet looking bike. Also, welcome back!
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Thanks and thanks. Cant wait to mount her and see how good she is.
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Originally Posted by BigSean
14.5 lbs........for a size 61.
Yowsa. Need pics ASAP.


Originally Posted by BigSean
Cant wait to mount her and see how good she is.
Truer words...
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Originally Posted by powpow
Yowsa. Need pics ASAP.




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Well she is now home. With training wheels and all she is 15.12lbs. The race wheels wont be ready till tuesday so no pics till then.
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Nice!

You selling that Argon?
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The Argon belongs to Blast Radius.
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very nice. and in my size...
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Nice looking bike! Now get out and ride it.
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Originally Posted by JoelS
Nice looking bike! Now get out and ride it.
Tomorrow I will do a short climbing ride. The gearing will show me how the bike will do with the 11-23 cassette.
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Tomorrow I will do a short climbing ride. The gearing will show me how the bike will do with the 11-23 cassette.
Oh, that's gonna hurt. I used to ride a standard crank with a 12-23. Now I use a compact with a 12-27. You can see how that went.
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Oh, that's gonna hurt. I used to ride a standard crank with a 12-23. Now I use a compact with a 12-27. You can see how that went.
I prefer to suffer.
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I prefer to suffer.
And you will. Enjoy!
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