Jamis Xenith Race Road Bike

DESCRIPTION

FRAME Full high modulus carbon fiber, Dyad fiber lay-up, tri-oval shaped top and down tubes with SST tubing diameters, assymetrical chainstays, twin seat stays, forged one-piece dropouts with replaceable derailleur hanger, double water bottle bosses

FORK Jamis Pro level, full high modulus carbon fiber, integrated crown, carbon dropouts

HEADSET Integrated, threadless, 1 1/8”

WHEELSET Shimano WH-RS10 wheelset, 700c,
16/20H with bladed spokes, radially laced front, 3x rear

TIRES Vittoria Rubino Pro folding, 700x23C

DERAILLEURS Shimano Dura-Ace
rear & Ultegra
braze-on front,
superlite alloy clamp

SHIFTERS Shimano Ultegra
Dual Control STI, 20-speed

CHAIN SRAM PC-1050
10-speed
with PowerLock link

FREEWHEEL Shimano Ultegra
CS-6600,
10-speed, 12-25

CRANKSET FSA SL-K Lite, Hollow Carbon, 53/39,
170mm (48/51/54), 172.5mm (56),
175mm (58/61)

BOTTOM BRACKET FSA MegaExo,
external bearing

BRAKESET Shimano Ultegra
dual pivot calipers
with Ultegra STI levers

HANDLEBAR Easton EA50 31.8mm, 400mm (48/51),
420mm (54/56), 440mm (58/61)

STEM Easton EA50,
6° x 90mm (48/51), 100mm (54/56)
120mm (58/61)

GRIPS Jamis gel tape

SEATPOST Jamis carbon fiber micro-adjust,
300mm x 31.6mm
with 7075 alloy double bolt seat post clamp

SADDLE Fizik Aliante Delta
with manganese rails

SIZES 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm

COLORS Victory Red/Pearl White

WEIGHT 17.50 lbs.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 16, 2008]
Anonymous
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Stiff but lively and responsive frame.
Takes corners at high speed with agility and ease.
Great component spec- superb value for the money
Superb braking- stops on a dime.
Colors- the red & white paint is exceptionally attractive.

Weakness:

Not available with a compact crankset- I had my dealer modify mine to an Ultegra SL compact.

I absolutely love this bike! The Xenith Race was my choice after a five-month-long search. The Xenith Race is new for 2008- it's a step up from the Xenith Comp, and a step below the Xenith Pro.
I knew I wanted a full-carbon road bike with excellent components that was available through a local bike shop (had bad previous experience buying through a box store). Since I live in a rural county, that limited me to 3 bike shops and 7 brands within 35 miles. I chose the Xenith Race because of its superb handling and great component spec- you'll be hard-pressed to match an Ultegra/Dura Ace setup at this price.
The bike floats up hills, handles corners aggressively, and can stop on a dime. Think up it as an upgraded Xenith Comp with better wheels, better components, and a snazzy red & white paint job.

Similar Products Used:

First carbon road bike I've purchased. Other products that made my short list were Orbea Onix TDA & TDF, Felt Z35 and F4, Scott CR1 Pro & Team.

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