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What about a 2007 Jamis Ventura Elite?

Old 10-20-06, 09:33 AM
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What about a 2007 Jamis Ventura Elite?

My girlfriends little brother is 15 and has been riding with me for about a year. I handed down my 80's 30lb schwinn to him but he has A) outgrown it and B) decided he needs something better. Money is an issue, a big one in fact. Our local bike is giving us an amazing deal on any 07 Jamis. We were looking at the aluminum line up, roads here aren't bumpy, and the Jamis Ventura Elite has a mix of 105 w/ Ultegra 10spd with a compact and we'll be able to get it for the price of a Trek 1000.

The other question at hand is that he is 15 and growing. Should he get a size too big, we aren't going to have money to buy a new bike every two years.

Well let me know what all of you think. Here are the specs.



FRAME: Kinesis Superlight 7005 triple butted aluminum with carbon fiber seat stays, sloping top tube frame design, replaceable derailleur hanger
FORK: Carbon fiber straight blade unicrown with alloy steerer forged dropouts
HEADSET: Integrated theadless 1 1/8"
WHEELSET: Shimano WH-R500 wheelset, 700c, 20/24H with bladed spokes, radially laced front, 3x rear
TIRES: Vittoria Zaffiro, 700 x 23C
DERAILLEURS: Shimano Ultegra SS rear, 105 31.8mm band clamp front
SHIFTERS: Shimano 105 Dual Control STI 20-speed
CHAIN: Shimano CN-5600
FREEWHEEL: Shimano CS-5600 10-speed 12-25
CRANKSET: FSA Gossamer Compact 50/34 165mm (48) 170mm (51) 172.5mm (54 56) 175mm (58 61)
BOTTOM BRACKET: FSA Mega Exo external bearing
BRAKESET: Tektro dual pivot calipers, Kool Stop pads with Shimano 105 STI levers
HANDLEBAR: Easton EA30 31.8mm, 400mm (48/51), 420mm (54/56,) 440mm (58/61)
STEM: Easton EA30 6D x 90mm (48/51/54) 105mm (56) 120mm (58 61)
GRIPS: Jamis gel tape
SEATPOST: Jamis Carbon Fiber Micro adjust, 300mm x 27.2mm with alloy clamp
SADDLE: Selle San Marco Ponza LUX with cromo rails
SIZES: 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm
COLORS: Glitter Red/Pearl White
WEIGHT: 19.00lbs
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Old 10-20-06, 01:49 PM
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Looks like a decent little bike. I like the color scheme. I talk with your LBS about sizing. Being 15 he's probably going to continue growing though... I'm no expert but if you want to avoid buy again right away I don't see why it would hurt to try and get on the big side of frames that would work for him.
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Old 10-20-06, 07:11 PM
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Great Bike!! You sure you want to go into the $1500+ range since he is going to outgrow this bike as well. Perhaps you can find a used one in the meantime until he gets older. Other than that, you can't go wrong with a Jamis.
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Old 10-22-06, 12:48 AM
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we decided to downgrade a little bu w/e, we'll post pics of i when it's buil up.
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Old 10-22-06, 01:23 AM
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you could buy that bike a size too big and if he out grows it you could buy a frameset and transfer the parts over to the new frame
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Old 10-22-06, 10:17 AM
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like i mentioned we decided to downgrade a bit.

http://jamisbikes.com/usa/bikes/07_b...nturarace.html
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Old 11-07-06, 12:11 PM
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I have a jamis ventura comp from 2006. I got it about a montha go and I love it. I work at an authorized jamis dealer and I really think that the Ventura lin is a great rad bike line. It feels great for an aluminium frame. I am 16 years old and love it. This was my first road bike and I am very happy with it.
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I have a 2006 Jamis Ventura Elite. It's been a great bike for me. They changed the model halfway through the year and I got an early 06 model which is a bit different than the current version. Mine has a triple crank with all 105 parts. I got a great deal on it, but the new Elite looks fantastic and I think I'd like the compact crank a bit better. I think the new ones have a full-carbon fork too, instead of the carbon w/ alloy steerer on the 06. I also have another Jamis that I love just as much.
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