Jamis Quest Elite - 2017

Jamis Quest Elite
$1,599.00
Color:
Charcoal

Details

The legendary ride of steel: that’s what our Quest series is all about. There is an allure to steel that transcends its traditional artisan appeal. And that’s its ride quality. “Stiff but buttery smooth” is the phrase most often used to express that quality. It’s the benchmark against which all other frame materials have always been measured. The Quest Elite features a fast-shifting Shimano 105 11-speed drivetrain, a carbon fork, and high-quality Ritchey components.

Specs

Frame Reynolds 631 seamless air-hardened chromoly main tubes with SSD frame geometry and SST tubing diameters, sloping top tube design, double-tapered heat-treated stays, reinforced head tube collars, lost wax dropouts and fender/rack eyelets
Fork Jamis Road carbon composite with forged alloy dropouts and fender eyelets
Headset Ritchey LB threadless, 1 1/8”
Rims/Wheels Ritchey Comp Zeta tubeless ready wheelset, 20/24H, 24mm rim profile
Hubs Cold forged hubs with cup and cone bearings
Spokes DT Competition spokes
Tires Vittoria Zaffiro Pro, 700 x 25c, folding
Crankset Shimano 105
Chainrings 50/34T
Bottom Bracket Shimano BB4600 external
Chain Shimano CN-HG601
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Cogs Shimano 11-speed, 11-28T
Shifters Shimano 105 ST-5800 Dual Control STI, 22-speed
Handlebars Ritchey Comp Logic Curve, 6061 aluminum
Tape/Grips Fizik Microtex Superlight Soft Touch tape
Stem Ritchey 4-Axis, 3D forged 6061 alloy
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Brakes Shimano BR451 Super SLR long reach dual pivot calipers with adjustable pads
Pedals N/A
Saddle Selle Royal Seta S1 with integrated clip system
Seat Post Ritchey Road

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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Charcoal / 48cm 845436021416 03-0929-CL
Charcoal / 51cm 845436021423 03-0930-CL
Charcoal / 54cm 845436021430 03-0931-CL
Charcoal / 56cm 845436021447 03-0932-CL

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5.0

(based on 2 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable 
  • Light 
  • Steel 
  • Fast 

Best Uses

  • Most Road Riding 

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5

Steel is Real - the Best Ride

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from Minneapolis, MN

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Comments:

The Jamis Quest Elite is like the Classic Schwinn LeTour on Steroids. The quality steel frame along with modern 105 components make this the most magnificent of bikes. Back when "Steel was King" you could purchase a quality road bike that soaked up the cracks and bumps of the road without even knowing how good it was. Now with every Local Bike Shop pushing Aluminum Frames people don't understand the buttery smooth ride that steel offers, In Fact; most people think steel is just an oddity that's too heavy. If you ride in Minneapolis (The number one bike city in the country) steel bikes that are 20 to 30 years old rule the roads and trails. Mark my words; Steel will Rule Again and Aluminum along with the "Dead" Ride of Carbon Fiber will fall to the wayside.

5

An Excellent Bike

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from Dayton, OH

About Me

Pros

  • Fast
  • Light
  • Stable
  • Steel

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Most Road Riding

    Comments:

    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.

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