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    Picked up a Jamis Ventura Elite - feels small, does anyone have a geometry chart?

    Hey everyone,

    Want to get into road riding and picked up a Jamis Ventura Elite at an auction for $400 - I believe it is a 2013. It was listed as a 58cm frame, but feels smaller, maybe more like a 56-57 compared to others I test rode. Does anyone have a geometry chart for this Kinesis frame so I can figure out what I bought? I can't find any markings on the frame.

    If anyone knows what Jamis frame numbers mean, that would be interesting to know as well. Mine is Wk6E01385.

    I'm a longtime mountain biker and had a bike fit a while back - I ride an XL frame (mtb) and I am going to try and match the measurements (seat post height, seat to stem length as best as possible. Any tips for getting it as dialed in as possible? I figured if frame doesn't fit me right, I'm going to grab one of those Nashbar steel frames for $99 and transfer the parts over. It's a 10 speed 105 group with a compact crank so it would be a nice build for $500 or so.

    Any help or advice is always appreciated. I'm 6' with a long inseam, very short torso so this bike actually feels pretty good on casual rides but I don't have a lot of experience to go on.

    -mrchristian

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrchristian View Post
    Hey everyone,

    Want to get into road riding and picked up a Jamis Ventura Elite at an auction for $400 - I believe it is a 2013. It was listed as a 58cm frame, but feels smaller, maybe more like a 56-57 compared to others I test rode. Does anyone have a geometry chart for this Kinesis frame so I can figure out what I bought? I can't find any markings on the frame.
    There was no Ventura Elite in 2013-2011. It's probably a 2010.
    Jamis has all their catalogs online. Geometry charts are in them.
    http://www.jamisbikes.com/catalog_ar...IS_CATALOG.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    There was no Ventura Elite in 2013-2011. It's probably a 2010.
    Jamis has all their catalogs online. Geometry charts are in them.
    http://www.jamisbikes.com/catalog_ar...IS_CATALOG.pdf
    Thanks for the help! I'll check it out if I can get it to load. Tried on two devices (Windows PC and Samsung Galaxy S5) and can't get it to open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrchristian View Post
    Thanks for the help! I'll check it out if I can get it to load. Tried on two devices (Windows PC and Samsung Galaxy S5) and can't get it to open.
    The file is 30MB. So could take a while. I've got a 60mb/s connection and it took a min or two so perhaps it's slow on the Jamis end.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    The file is 30MB. So could take a while. I've got a 60mb/s connection and it took a min or two so perhaps it's slow on the Jamis end.
    Got it working. Think it was a firewall problem. Looks like I have a 2006 based on the color of the frame. I take a look tonight and see if I can do some measurements. I think if the Easton stem is a 120mm, it's a good chance it's a 58cm.
    Last edited by mrchristian; 09-21-2015 at 02:10 PM.

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