Jamis Supernova Cyclocross Bike

3.2/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $1925.00

Product Description

  • Frame: Kinesium Triple butted main frame
  • Fork: Easton EC-90X CNT full carbon monocoque cross fork
  • Shifters: Shimano Ultegra STI, 20-speed
  • Chain: Shimano 105, CN-5600
  • Bottom Bracket: FSA Mega Exo external bearing
  • Grips: Jamis gel tape
  • Seatpost: Ritchey Pro 'Road, 300 x 27.2mm, alloy clamp
  • Saddle: Selle San Marco Ponza with Cro-moly rails
  • Weight: 18.50 lbs

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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dan Dempsey a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 20, 2011

Strengths:    Very light and it fits me very well .. 56cm and I am 6ft 1in with short legs. Quick up the hills

Weaknesses:    Brakes are awful. Replaced with Deore V-Brake and travel agents on the front. This is a race bike and has no eyelets on the front carbon fork... no fenders .. so I'll be riding something else on the many wet days in Oly WA

Bottom Line:   
First new Bike since 1985 TREK 720. Came with SRAM Apex group. I really like the double tap shifters.

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Favorite Ride:   Oly WA bike paths

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Craig's List used (l

Similar Products Used:   Trek 720, Raleigh Alyeska, KHS CX-100 cyclocross commuter

Bike Setup:   Vittoria Hyper Rando tires at 35C .. superbe tires, SRAM Apex, 50x34 chainwheels and 12-27 rear cogs

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by ken3737 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2010

Strengths:    handling, nice fork, good looking, low bottom bracket, quality control good, reasonably light package

Weaknesses:    standard brakes not the best

Bottom Line:   
This is a well balanced efficient Cross entry from Jamis that won't hold you back. The bottom bracket is somewhat low, which helps the handling of the bike, and the seat stays are on the short side, which also aids the handling. I'm using some Ksyrium Elites and have had no issues. I also purchased the newest FSA cantis and have been slightly disappointed in them, as they take much effort and don't yield much performance. I'm running some SRAM Force and Rival -- all good. It's a nice looking rig, and a good value.

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Favorite Ride:   'cross

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   built up

Similar Products Used:   Kona, Salsa

Bike Setup:   SRAM Force and Rival, Ksyrium Elites, FSA new model cantis, Michelin Mud 2s, FSA bars and stem (alum).

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Joe a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2010

Strengths:    few

Weaknesses:    many

Bottom Line:   
2010 Jamis Supernova: This bike is extremely light and sacrifices almost everything to get there. The brakes are dangerously chattery. Jamis tries to pawn off non-adjustable pads. Harassing them into sending out the adjustable variety will only improve braking performance marginally. Am Classic wheels are weak and use cheap bearings. Literally had to replace after 1 ride. Generally impressed with what Jamis going for. The reality of the Supernova is unfortunately extremely underwhelming. Jamis should spend a little more effort on the function and less on blinging out the red anodization.

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Favorite Ride:   your mom

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   local shop

Similar Products Used:   Limba, Tricross, X-check

Bike Setup:   2.1 29er up front, better saddle, stock otherwise.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by christian parker a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2010

Strengths:    Light. Great Fork. Nimble. Shifters are awesome. Wheels are stiff. Price. Good warranty on frame. Ritchey parts worked well.

Weaknesses:    Broke frame by chainstay. Tubes are crimped almost flat for mud clearance. Cracks started on both sides. Brakes, TRP, were the worst. No power. Just try test riding before buying. Switched to V-brakes and then mini-V brakes.

Bottom Line:   
Jamis Supernova 2009

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Similar Products Used:   S works tricross,
Ritchey cross ti breakaway

Bike Setup:   Tubular wheels and v-brakes added. Way light and nimble.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by artnshel a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2007

Strengths:    Name brand parts and fork, carbon stays, cool looking wheels.
Fit, Fit, Fit
light weight

Weaknesses:    Short head tube for a 58cm but the fork was left long so it works. Stock tires are wire bead and narrow for me but will be great for road use. Weird seat.

Bottom Line:   
Nice bike for a reasonable price. I don't know/care what kinesium (6000 or 7000 series alum)is . Carbon stays and Easton fork add value. Basically for Jamis to compete with better known brands they have to put name brand parts on the bike to attract buyers. I wouldn't have paid full price but at a discount it works for me.
I raced it 2 hours after the purchase and it did great.

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Favorite Ride:   Hidden Lakes

Price Paid:    $1425.00

Purchased At:   Century Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Also tried Poprad, Bianchi Cross Concept, Scott, Ridley X Fire. Poprad steel was nice too.

Bike Setup:   Will try Hutchinson Piranha tires, wider Salsa Bell lap bar and WCS stem.

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