Take just one ride on Jamis' Quest Elite and you'll be a believer in steel. Its Reynolds 631 double-butted chromoly frame is paired with a carbon fork to deliver speed, comfort and durability. Equipped with a 20-speed Shimano 105 drivetrain and easy-spinning, wide-range cranks, the perfect gear is a simple lever click away. The Quest Elite rolls on smooth Ritchey Comp Zeta wheels and sports high-quality Jamis and Ritchey components.
|Frame||Reynolds 631 double-butted chromoly|
|Fork||Jamis Road Carbon w/aluminum dropouts|
|Rims/Wheels||Ritchey Comp Zeta|
|Tires||Vittoria Zaffiro Pro, 700 x 25c|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 10-speed: 11-28|
|Handlebars||Ritchey Comp Logic Curve|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105|
|Saddle||Selle San Marco SPID Open|
* Subject to change without notice.
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Like the headline says - this is an excellent bike. I think it is fair to describe it as stable and comfortable yet quick and sporty. It is steel AND relatively lightweight. The site road.cc (to which I have no affiliation) gives a well-written review (of the '12 model) that's worth reading. I'm a novice road rider but I wanted to get something mid-range as this might be the only road bike I ever purchase. Most people will probably end up replacing the saddle (although it isn't that bad) but that seems to be standard fair. Everyone is different but I am definitely happy with this choice. It's a fun and freeing ride. Find it on spring sale or, better yet, fall closeout, and it's also a great deal.