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Jamis Nova CX bike picture.................................2farfrwd
May 31, 2003 8:25 AM
This is for everyone that is wondering or contemplating buying or upgrading a Jamis Nova CX bike. I have seen a lot of inquires about this bike on this forum. I have had mine for 2 years and it is by far the most versatile bike I own. I ride this thing on trails, road, commute on it, etc. For anyone considering picking one up, I highly recommend it and the frame is well worthy of nice upgrades once the parts wear out.
re: Jamis Nova CX bike picture.................................grease monkey
Jun 1, 2003 7:54 AM
Looks nice 2far! I have been trying to decide on a Nova or Jake to also eventually upgrade parts as they wear out. How much weight has it lost since you upgraded seemingly everything? I'm leaning more for the Nova because it's steel. Nice bike, enjoy!
re: Jamis Nova CX bike picture.................................2farfrwd
Jun 1, 2003 9:13 AM
I think it weighs in around 23lbs now, which isn't bad for a 62 cm steel frame rig. I am 6'5" and weigh 240lbs, so I am never that concerned with bike weight. It feels pretty darn light to me though. I have upgraded just about everything but the wheels and shifter/brake levers. The bike rides super stable at speed and I ride it 50% of the time on the same trails I mountain bike on. I am partial to steel frames, so I would recommend the Jamis Nova over the Kona. Steel is just way more comfy and fun to ride than aluminum, but that's just my opinion. The only negative about the new model Jamis Nova is that it has an aluminum fork, not steel and I don't like the new color schemes as much. I sort of dig the obnoxious orange and green colors they had for a few years. Good luck!
I've had both...merckx56
Jun 6, 2003 3:22 PM
and liked them both, but for different reasons. The Jake was better off road, I think because of the geometry. It was a bit more MTB-like. The Nova is more roadie, but still rides well off-road. It's my winter rig. The Jake was @ 23 pounds with full ultegra and the Nova is around the same with D/A. If you want a $ quote, email me. I'm a Jamis dealer and will swing a sweet deal! It won't let me upload my pic! Email me and I'll send it to you!
mmerrill@sc.rr.com

Mark
picmerckx56
Jun 7, 2003 5:12 AM