Jamis Icon Elite 2013

Jamis Icon Elite 2013

Jamis Icon Elite 2013 Road Bike Stats

Size: 48 cm, 51 cm, 54 cm, 56 cm, 58 cm and 61 cm

Weight: 1150 grams

Colors: Pearl white/black gloss

Frame: Jamis Performance Racing Geometry Synthesis aluminium

Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra

Seat Post: Jamis carbon fibre micro-adjust

Chain: Shimano 10-Speed

Brakes: Shimano BR560 dual-pivot calliper

Shifters: Shimano Ultegra ST-6700 Dual Control STI

Derailleurs: Shimano 105

Tires: Vittoria Rubino Slick 23 60 KV

Gears: 20

Price: $2600

Rating: 8.5/10

Review

The Jamis Icon Elite 2013 Road Bike is sure to be a hit with semi-professional and professional road racing and bicycling enthusiasts. It has a lightweight alloy frame that offers the same speed, responsiveness and stability that a carbon fibre frame offers. The Jamis Icon Elite 2013 Road Bike’s aluminium frame is built to last and is much sturdier than many of the carbon fibre frames on the market. The Jamis Icon Elite 2013 Road Bike is not quite as smooth as ride as many of the far more expensive road bikes, but for the price, it handles well and is responsive enough to really push it to the max. The Icon Elite has a carbon seat post and carbon steering to help cut down on road vibrations. The bike is designed to transfer the power to the rear wheels smoothly and efficiently, and its wheelset is set up to give the bike a nice effortless ride the bike comes with Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick tires. In addition, the Jamis Icon Elite 2013 Road Bike comes fully fitted with a premiere Ultegra parts package that puts most carbon fibre frame bikes to shame, for a cost that does not break the bank. Jamis also offers the Icon Pro 2013 Road Bike for about $1000 less than the Elite bike costs.


Good

  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy
  • Fully fitted with a Ultegra parts package

Bad

  • Not as smooth of ride as most carbon fibre frame bikes offer!!

Summary

When Jamis designed the Icon Elite, they had in mind a road bike that was lightweight enough, fast enough and responsive enough to be at the front of the race pack yet was sturdier and more affordable than the carbon fibre frame bikes on the market. Jamis accomplished their goal most excellently. The Jamis Icon Elite 2013 Road Bike received an 8.5/10 rating.

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