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jamis eclipse vs trek 2300(6 posts)

jamis eclipse vs trek 2300cyafshin
Apr 27, 2002 10:35 AM
I'm (175lbs.) intrested in a solid training bike, 30mi rides w/ occassional longer ride. I have had some low back problems so comfort is my first priority. I was able to ride the Trek 2300 and it fits me well at 60cm. The ride was not toooo harh. I have riden other steel bikes (zurich) and liked their ride but the tt was too long for me. The jamis 853steel @ 59cm has close to the same geometry as the trek 60cm. My local bike shop doesn't stock Jamis but can order one (50%) down, so I haven't actually riden one. They are very helpful otherwise. I know ride feel is affected by many things other than the frame. At 2070$ for the Jamis and 1890$ for the trek I am looking for input.
re: jamis eclipse vs trek 2300 ~lots of other choicescentury2
Apr 27, 2002 1:17 PM
those are by far not the only or best bikes in that class. lots of others choices from bianchi, motobecane, khs, fuji, mercier, and raleigh which are better deals and in some ways better bikes than the jamis and the trek -- try bicyling.com and use their bikefinder function.
Intrestingly, Bicycling gave the Jamis Eclipse...dawg
Apr 27, 2002 1:22 PM
about the best review I have seen on their site.
re: jamis eclipse vs trek 2300 ~lots of other choicescyafshin
Apr 27, 2002 4:19 PM
I live in a fairly small town. I don't have many of those choices from a LBS. (sub $2100 only :bianchi,khs,cannadale,trek or jamis.
~lots of other choices~ buying onlinecentury2
Apr 27, 2002 6:28 PM
buying a bike online is not a bad choice and can save you $500 to $1000
re: jamis eclipse vs trek 2300Barton
Apr 28, 2002 8:28 AM
I have been riding an Eclipse for three years. I am 5'7"/175 lbs. I have no complaints what so ever - this is a great ride. I do think the Eclipse is overkill for a training bike. You might want to look at the Jamis Quest instead. An excellent bike at half the price. Should be ideal for training.