• 05-23-2015
    Jamis Xenith Elite 2012 frameset build.
    G'day all, I recently picked up an almost new condition 2012 Jamis Xenith Elite frameset and am going to build it up over the next week or so - as parts arrive.

    I currently run a couple of Cannondale CAAD10s and a Focus Mares CX, so this will be my first step onto a carbon road frame - I'm interested in how this will stack up against the CAAD10s, as I really love them, but also saw opportunity in building up this frame to see whether carbon is worth all the fuss!

    I'm going for DA9000 drivetrain - apart from brake calipers and possibly FD (unless I can get a 34.9mm band), so may use an Ultegra6800 FD - won't make a huge difference. I'll put some Cannondale Hollowgram cranks on also - they are light and stiff.

    I'll use Zipp for the cockpit and either a Zipp aluminium or FSA carbon seatpost - will test both and see where my preference lies.

    For wheelset, I'll put my FFwD F4R-C race wheels on - as I'll probably use this, initially, as my race bike so I keep it nice and tight!

    Anyhoo - a couple of early build pictures to whet the appetite......




  • 05-26-2015
    A bit more progress this arvo - crankset, bars, shifters, cabling, etc...

    Still waiting on a FD and saddle.

    I must say, I'm loving the way it is building up - getting excited!


  • 05-28-2015
    And done......

    Came up at 7.78Kg (17.15lb) and went together fairly well. I'll take it for a dial-in ride tomorrow.


  • 05-30-2015
    Dialled it in today and I have to say I'm very happy - rolls like a weapon!