Monday, August 6, 2012
2013 Jamis Icon
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2013 Jamis ICON
Looks to be a 105 spec with mavic wheels for $1600. Or 15 lb. Ultegra with ksyrium wheels for $2600.
I've ridden that havocstaff all season, with occasionally hopping on a carbon bike for group rides. I also raced a carbon bike for 3 years before going back to aluminum. I can tell you aluminum rides faster, its stiffer, and it responds the way a bike should.
A frame costing 3x as much and is just as stiff and is lighter cracks the second you ride it into a wall at 25 mph.
My spooky havocstaff has clearance for 29s too, but has the same geometry as every other fast bike, its really good that way. It's for sale, $550, normally $950. $550 is the solid price, I'll keep it and race it next year if I don't get it. If I do get $550, I'll probably buy another one towards the end of February.
I will wait to see what everyone else does with aluminum. Specialized has a 15lb. aluminum frame road bike, limited edition coming. Cannondale has always produced solid aluminum racers.