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Jaimson and Mr. Lemond(5 posts)

Jaimson and Mr. LemondRocco's Big Ride 2001
May 7, 2001 7:27 PM
Well, I tried the Lemond Zurich, but the Jamis Eclipse 'feels' better.
Despite my faith in professional dealers, I am suspect when I hardly ever get a favorable review of a brand that particular store doesn't sell. Such as today. The Lemond Rep. kept pointing out the quality of the 'made in the USA' Lemond versus the Jamis which was 'being made by some 12 yearold Tiwanese kid'. Anyway, Eclipse feels right and the compenents are awesome. speaking of components, I have seen a great deal here about the Ksyrium wheels on this bike. The Lemond guy did raise the issue of my need for those wheels given the type of riding i will be doing, centuries for the Vaccine Rides and just working out on the road. Should I trade these in now for a more conventional wheelset and apply the money difference elsewhere? The spokes on those wheels are different, can most riders like myself fix them? I would plan on having spares with me. Lemond man suggested using traditional 32 spoke SS because of the universal usage and ease of repair. Thoughts...? I could use the money to get aero bars and a Flightdeck ect.. Thanks agin for all the help. you folks have been incredibly helpful. Rocco
re: Jaimson and Mr. Lemondlook271
May 7, 2001 8:07 PM
The Lemond rep is full of s&*t. Keep the Ksyriums. They are a much better upgrade to the bike than aero-bars or anything else. They are reasonably light, aero, and bulletproof. They are as easy to true as a standard wheel and I doubt that you will ever need spare spokes. Your best upgrades to a bike are rotating weight, and wheels would be one of those areas. Sure, you don't NEED them (I doubt that most of us do!), but you'll love them. Good ride and still light and stiff. BTW, I've trued my Ksyriums close enough to ride them when they went out of true 1x. They come with a special spoke-wrench for them. I took them to the shop to get them "perfect". (I don't have a trueing stand.)He just wants you to buy the Lemond. (Hey, it's his job!)
Isn't the Eclipse is made in New Jersey?Rick Bell
May 8, 2001 3:46 AM
I'm a Jamis frequenter, having owned a few and currently riding a Comet based road bike. Last time I checked, all of their high end bikes really are made at their New Jersey headquaters (Eclipse, El Diablo, the high end Dakars and the Dragon) and all the other bikes are made in Taiwan (my Comet, which is actually quite an impressive ride).
Isn't the Eclipse is made in New Jersey?/ ? Open Prosrocco's Big Ride 2001
May 8, 2001 5:15 AM
I asked that question and was told by a woman at Jamis that the frame is made in Taiwan. not sure how much that matters.

So leave the wheels as they are or trade for a conventional pair of say.... Mavic Open Pros or such?
Isn't the Eclipse is made in New Jersey?/ ? Open ProsBart S.
May 8, 2001 7:06 AM
Jamis is based in Northvale NJ. The company goes by the name G. Joannou Cycle Co. Their frames are made in Taiwan.