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Jolly Giant's Jamis Xenith Comp

jollygiantjollygiant Posts: 117
edited February 2017 in Your road bikes
Here is my 2015 Jamis Zenith Pro.
Not the most expensive bike here but it works for me at @ 7.8 Kgs for a xxl not bad for the size. I'm 6ft6 inches tall and weigh 100kg, so not a racing snake either and live in the UK and I'm an MAMIL at the age of nearly 47.
I've been cycling for 6 years and last year I cycled 6,500miles with an average speed of 20-21.8MPH.

I've added a few mods mainly home made ones.
I have added 50mm U carbon clinchers, homemade carbon double under-seat bottle holder, TT Bars and home made carbon dash.
Michelin Pro 4 Endurance 25c tyres and a adjustable stem but I have a bad back and whilst I like the race geometry my back doesn't.

More details on the carbon bits at www.jollyscarbon.co.uk

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With one of my carbon fibre stands.
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My home made dash for my Wahoo Rflkt. I'm saving for a Elemnt!
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And for use without my tri bars.
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My double bottle holder and mudguard. I don't use this anymore as it was too stiff and the bottles kept jumping out at speed over bumpy sections!!
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Proof that it all works at Malory Park last year.
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Posts

  • shortfallshortfall Posts: 2,955
    I can only describe the saddle position as "funky". Ditto the stem. Having said that I sympathise as a tall chap myself.
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,012
    That saddle angle....
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Lovin' the twin stands.

    That saddle & stem. Something in me says that if both were level you'd have the same effect as what he has there like.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • I have the seat like that because when I get down on the aero bars it stops thing getting crushed and it helps rolls my hips forward to keep my lower back straight as thats where my back problems are.


    More details on the carbon bits at http://www.jollyscarbon.co.uk
  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,012
    jollygiant wrote:
    I have the seat like that because when I get down on the aero bars it stops thing getting crushed and it helps rolls my hips forward to keep my lower back straight as thats where my back problems are.

    In which case it means that your setup is just wrong. It should not be necessary to have your saddle at that angle in order to achieve a comfortable position on aero bars.
  • Imposter wrote:
    jollygiant wrote:
    I have the seat like that because when I get down on the aero bars it stops thing getting crushed and it helps rolls my hips forward to keep my lower back straight as thats where my back problems are.

    In which case it means that your setup is just wrong. It should not be necessary to have your saddle at that angle in order to achieve a comfortable position on aero bars.

    The problem is that I have a bad back and neck and this set up make the pain less in them and I can go about 50 miles before it get painful enough to stop for a stretch
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