Jamis Xenith Team Road Bike

4.14/5 (7 Reviews)
MSRP : $4750.00

Product Description

  • FRAME: Full carbon fiber composite frame including lugs, sloping top tube design, monostay seatstays, replaceable derailleur hanger.
  • FORK: Jamis 1-piece, fully integrated carbon fiber, with carbon fiber dropouts.
  • HEADSET: FSA Orbit Integrated, theadless, 1 1/8”.
  • WHEELSET: Mavic Ksyrium ES 700C wheelset 18/20H Maxtal rims, QTM sealed cartridge FTS-L hubs, straight pull Zicral spokes.
  • TIRES: Hutchinson Fusion Comp, 700 x 23C, Kevlar.
  • DERAILLEURS: Shimano Dura-Ace SS rear, Dura-Ace braze-on front.
  • SHIFTERS: Shimano Dura-Ace Dual Control STI, 20-speed.
  • WEIGHT: 15.50 lbs

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    Overall Rating:1
    Value Rating:1
    Submitted by kmartin1226 a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: May 1, 2010

    Strengths:    None

    Weaknesses:    Poor quality. The ride is really harsh. Doesn't handle well.

    Bottom Line:   
    The frame is the poorest quality I've ever seen in a carbon frame. The seams are way to visible and less than 2 years of riding mine (no crashes) a crack started in a seam on the downtube. Jamis has a "lifetime warranty" but they had my frame for 2 months and sent it back to me without fixing it or replacing it. They don't make a good product and don't stand behind their warranty. Not a good recipe for a bike company, or any other company for that matter.

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    Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Super Six, BH G4

    Bike Setup:   3T bar, stem and seatpost. Reynolds MV32UL wheels. Sram Red Group

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by ewhawkes a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: August 1, 2009

    Strengths:    Light, fast, stiff

    Weaknesses:    None so far after 5000+ miles

    Bottom Line:   
    Amazing ride, super stiff, super light. I built mine up with Dura-ace and EC90 Aero wheels at just over 15 lbs for a 58. Flies up hills, descends and corners like a dream. Not a big name, but for the price, much better value. Rides comparably to high-end Times I sell at my shop.

    Customer service is amazing. Got a new frame at no cost when I sent pics of superficial problem with the paint. Great response, and a new bike!

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    Purchased At:   Warranty

    Similar Products Used:   Time ulteam worldstar

    Bike Setup:   Dura-ace and Easton EC90 Aero

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by extralite a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: December 28, 2007

    Strengths:    Light, Fast, Smooth, Stiff & Sexy.

    Weaknesses:    None

    Bottom Line:   
    This review is for the frame and fork only. It is super fast, stiff yet comfy. It offers unparalleled vibration dampening. I can ride longer and faster compared to my aluminum Jamis Ventura Elite. The actual weight of my 54cm frame is 1215 grams and fork is 335 grams. I'm 5'8" 148 lbs. and the 2006 Xenith Team's geometry is spot on, the reach perfect which leads to acurate steering both stable and quick. It just feels great! :)

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Scott Foster a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: April 3, 2007

    Strengths:    Amazing weight (1.8 pound frame weight in my 54 CM). Bike is still very stiff and yet floats over broken pavement leaving you fresh at the end of a ride. Triad tube set really sets this frame apart from the rest. The work Jamis did with 3 US pro-teams designing this bike has paid off. A great improvement over the original carbon Xenith.

    Weaknesses:    Visible resin seams from the building process in the unpainted carbon could be cleaner. While a polished clear coat would add weight it would really make the frame look better. The 3 year warranty could be better for the top of the line road frame from Jamis. The Xenith fork while compliant could be a tad stiffer(still handles great).

    Bottom Line:   
    I recently purchased the Jamis Xenth SL ultra light unpainted frame set. The bike is the bargain of the century and is every bit as good as the big name brands. The Sub-900 gram weight puts this frame at the top of the food chain. Toray carbon with 3 fiber densities(Triad)used in the lay up really make this bike shine. Superb stiffness and a ride quality second to none take this frame above the pack of cheaper carbon frames on the market.

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    Favorite Ride:   Black Diamond Bakery ride

    Purchased At:   Phils South Side

    Similar Products Used:   Lightspeed, K2, Yeti road project.

    Bike Setup:   Record drive train, Alpha Q seatpost, Richey WCS bar and stem, Mavic wheels, Zero-G brakes. FSA carbon cranks. Weight with heavy training wheels still under 16 lbs. With light wheels it is easy to get down around or below the UCI limit.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Mhack a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: March 16, 2007

    Strengths:    Above.

    Weaknesses:    It's not Euro - but I can still afford to travel there.

    Bottom Line:   
    Smoooooth and stiff. I'm not afraid of feeling the buzz of aluminum as the price for stiffness. First 100 miles on this frame has changed my religion. Road buzz is gone. First ride I was able to maintain a climbing speed equal to that of last fall. That was 15 pounds of chub ago. I'll post again at 1000 miles.

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    Favorite Ride:   Prospect Park in the AM

    Purchased At:   The hood

    Similar Products Used:   GT ZR1000, Merlin extralight compact, Lemond Maillot Jaune (sp?)

    Bike Setup:   DA 9 spd and Mavic Open pro wheels with conti rubber.

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