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01 Jamis Nova $499 at Performance(6 posts)

01 Jamis Nova $499 at PerformanceDorf411
Dec 26, 2002 6:12 PM
Hey All,

Looking for some comments, hopefully which will be good. Today I stopped by my local Peformance Bike Shop and they have a bunch of the orange 01 Jamis Nova Cross bikes for $499. This seems like an awesome price and very hard to pass up even though the bike is bright orange. What is concensus on this bike. My intended use will be nearly 100% road commuting so I think it should suit this quite well.

re: 01 Jamis Nova $499 at PerformanceJakob
Dec 27, 2002 9:07 AM
Jamis makes really good bikes and that seems to be an awesome deal. Where are you? I have a friend who wants a steel CX bike and that would be a great bike for him!
re: 01 Jamis Nova $499 at PerformanceDorf411
Dec 27, 2002 3:19 PM
San Diego
re: 01 Jamis Nova $499 at Performanceatpjunkie
Jan 2, 2003 1:59 PM
great deal. you can upgrade parts as they die. a perfect commuter.
re: 01 Jamis Nova $499 at PerformanceDorf411
Jan 2, 2003 8:25 PM
Got the bike on 31st as a personal B-day present to myself. Over all I am very happy with its ride and performance but the build quality was atrocious. Both hubs had nearly no grease and were incorrectly adjusted. The front spokes were all too loose and the rear wheel was out of true. The front and rear brakes were incorrectly adjusted which caused them to squeal. And it was very very filthy dirty from sitting in the shop so long actually parked in front of the shop. I find this all very sad as I once worked for this shop 10 years ago when it was privately owned, recently bought by Performance. When I worked for this place they have very good bike builders and followed up by having the mechanic do a final tune up prior to letting the bike leave the shop. Fortunately, I have all the required tools to dial it in but I feel sorry for the inexperienced shopper that buys any bike from this shop. I nearly felt I was in a X-mart shop, the sales staff was not very enthusiastic and didn't even attempt to ensure I knew how to use, ride, or adjust the bike. In the end I got a super deal and can't really complain.
re: 01 Jamis Nova $499 at Performanceatpjunkie
Jan 3, 2003 11:52 AM
you are in San Diego, which shop? the one on Adams Ave has great wrenches (leftovers from USA days) bike should have a service contract, take it to them