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    Jamis Ventura Race or Quest?

    Hi everyone,

    I'm new to cycling and am training to do the 110 mile segment of Pelotonia this coming August.

    After looking/riding many bikes at my local LBS, including Giant, Trek, Specialized, Felt, and Fuji, I think I want a Jamis.

    I test rode two models. A 2011 Ventura Race and a 2010 Quest. As far as price, I wanted to stay under $1500 total for getting totally setup. For the bikes alone I am looking at $1179 for the VR and $1339 for the Quest after taxes.

    After reading everything, literally everything I could find on these bikes on the web, I am wondering if I would be silly to pass up the Quest. Or if the money would be better spent on quality shoes and pedals?

    I not thrilled about the color scheme on the quest but that's minor. As far as feel and fit, they both felt great but I didn't ride for too long simply because I had ridden about 4 bikes that day already and was pretty tired.

    Any thoughts on which I should choose as a novice rider?

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    I can't speak for the Quest, but I rode a Ventura Race for 3 seasons doing club rides and centuries and it's a great bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncskiman View Post
    I can't speak for the Quest, but I rode a Ventura Race for 3 seasons doing club rides and centuries and it's a great bike.
    Thanks for the input. Unfortunately, when I went back they indicated that there was a pricing "mistake" and that the actual prices were about 150 higher than what I understood them to be so I didn't get either. I went with a Felt Z85 instead (which rode great for the hour long test ride I took).

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