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My new bike

Old 09-29-08, 11:24 PM
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My new bike

Hey everyone, I just got a 2007 Jamis Xenith Pro. The frame is flawless. It has full (used) Ultegra parts and dura ace hubs laced to velocity wheels.



I paid $1,100. Good deal? I thought so.

Anyways, a few questions:

1. What type of helmet should I buy? Where can I get the best price? I like those BEL's that everyone wears, look as low profile as can be for full protections
2. What about jerseys? If I wear a size L in T's is it the same with jerseys? Where can I get the best deals? I heard adidas response is good?
3. Lights for night riding-- I've been looking for those super tiny LED's but I can't find any. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

4.. SPD pedals, where can I get the best price on a pair of shoes?

Thanks everyone! Glad to join the community, I'm usually over on the fixed gear forum
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Old 09-29-08, 11:32 PM
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1. I use the Bell Alchera from performancebike.com. It's relatively cheap, looks fine, and does its job. If you're a member, you get 10% back. Have it shipped to your local store to avoid shipping. Buy a couple more things (tubes etc.) if you're under the minimum purchase for free shipping.
2. Sizing is different for each brand. Try them for size.
3. I ride in the afternoons after class. Can't help you here.
4. probikekit.com gives pretty good deals on pedals. I got my shoes (NIB) from craigslist. Specialized BG Pro for $150. I knew what I wanted before I bought them. I don't suggest buying random ones off the internet because you won't know how they fit your feet.
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The bike is sexy, congrats!

1) You should probably head to your LBS and try on different helmets. I personally like Giro Atmos or Ionos for looks but own a Specialized I bought a long time ago. Either way, look at a few helmets, try them on, buy what you think looks/fits best.

2) Jerseys come in different styles. I believe there's race cut, club cut, and something else. I don't really know. You want your jersey to fit somewhat tight to utilize the water wicking properties and for the aero benefits. Again, this is an area where you're going to want to go try on different sizes/cuts to find what fits you best.

3) Most blinky tail lights will work fine. I have a CatEye tail light and headlight. The tail light is a TL-LD1100 and I like it. The headlight is a CatEye HL-EL530 and it's decent but I'll probably look for a light that puts out some more lumens. Good lights can get pretty spendy so it's just a matter of how much you want to spend.

4) As for shoes, I'd agree that probikekit.com has some great prices but you're really gonna want to try on shoes before you buy them too. I recently bought some Sidi shoes online and the fit is pretty good but I wish I'd paid a little more, tried on some shoes at my LBS, and found some that are a better fit. My feet get pretty uncomfortable after a couple of hours.

Anyway, the moral of the story is that you need to go try stuff on for size. It can get expensive in a hurry so be prepared for to watch your wallet deflate a bit.
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Thanks guys! I'll look into it
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Originally Posted by jsource View Post
Hey everyone, I just got a 2007 Jamis Xenith Pro. The frame is flawless. It has full (used) Ultegra parts and dura ace hubs laced to velocity wheels.



I paid $1,100. Good deal? I thought so.

Anyways, a few questions:

3. Lights for night riding-- I've been looking for those super tiny LED's but I can't find any. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
knogs - look them up. the best little lights out there.

https://www.qbike.com/cgi-bin/find.cg...t=knog&auct=on

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