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Upgrades for Jamis Ventura Sport?

Old 07-09-09, 10:28 AM
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Upgrades for Jamis Ventura Sport?

Hey so I bought a 2008 model Jamis Ventura Sport from a LBS a few months ago so i could cross train for rowing. It's been fine and i've been getting better through these few months of cycling. Now I'm looking to see if anyone has any tips on things i could change that can make it better i guess. Even if it's just tinkering with parts that are already on it.

Pretty much the only thing I've changed on it is i just bought Look Keo Sprint pedals and i lowered the handlebars one spacer. That and putting lights and a cyclometer on it haha. So yeah anyone own one of these what kind of mods or upgrades did you make on it and how was it after.
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Old 07-09-09, 11:22 AM
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Okay shameless self-bump, i'll ask a new question then. What's a decent saddle upgrade at a reasonable price? Something under like $100 and isn't as bad as the stock Jamis saddle.
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Old 07-09-09, 03:09 PM
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my 1st road bike was an '06 ventura sport. not a bad riding frame. no ultralight. wouldn't spend a lot upgrading unless you go the ebay route. and do the work yourself. that way you can transfer parts down the rd. to a better frame. seats are very personal. finding the perfect one is like looking for the holy grail. good luck.
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I would go saddle but only if the one you have sucks. Does it? If your rear feels good on it you really have very little reason to upgrade.

If it does suck..... I'd suggest competitive cyclists demo program. Pay a little more for it but your going to have a bucket full of saddles to try for a week. Should find one that works without buy/sell/buy/sell/buy/sell............. repeat.
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