I finally got my Jamis bike. Ordered it from Jenson had it ship via APO all the way to Kuwait. It came in one box with the handles, wheels, rear derailleur, pedals and seat apart. It took me like an hour to put it all together and another hour removing all the stickers. You won't believe how many stickers I had to remove off the bike, my finger nails are in pain from all the stickers I peeled.
My previous bike was a 2005 Cannondale F400. First thing I noticed is the welding, while on my F400 you could barely see any welding, the Jamis is like the exact opposite. I guess thats common with most bikes though.
All the parts of course are better than my older bike but not sure why Jamis would include a 2.0 tire with the bike. Another part that felt cheap was the rear hub skewer. The thing at the end which you screw with is made of plastic and looks like it'll be one of the first things to break. The front skewer though was a surprise, I hadn't see one on a bike before but it's a push in from one side and then pull out from the other side system. A lot quicker then the regular screw method.
Anyway had an issue with my rear deraillure so took it over to the local shop and turns out I had mounted it wrong. While there we noticed a problem with the front disc brake. One of the pads wouldn't retract after releasing the brake leaver and so it ends up scraping on the disc. Will leave it for now and check back on it in a week or two after some riding.
My F400 is pretty light and I noticed a good difference in weight between it and the XCT. It's obviously got to be heavier because of the full suspension but I was hoping the difference would be less. That's the only thing I miss in my old bike though.
First modification I did was swap the tires on the Jamis, installed the Botranger FR3 2.35. Second modification will probably be swapping the white grips for black ones.
Gonna take the bike out today, can't wait
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