a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: March 25, 2011
Strengths: Columbus foco on main triangle. Columbus squadra corse on Seatstays and chainstay.Dropouts made of stainless steel,Jericho emblem made of brass.Welds are sweet finished,Metallic paint and some fine details.Light weight for steel(18" is close to 1.780kgs). Very confortable geometry.
Weaknesses: No LONGER MADE!
After having a frame of aluminium,scandium,titanium and carbon,I decided to look for a steel.An Independent fabrication frame came to my mind and I saw one on ebay,but during these days somebody post for sale a Jericho. I look on the web for some information about this company but there is close to nothing,just some forums,but speaking very well about this frame: The Jericho Payback,handmade in california for Josh Ogle who run this small factory for about 10 years.
Josh Ogle was an visionary man,because this frame came for Disc brakes only since 2002,and decided to mix two different kind of steel: Columbus Foco and Columbus Squadra Corse,making this bike light and with a very sweet ride. Only a company like Cinelli has mix this kind of tubes and the racers experiment a different kind of ride,very responsive and fast on the way up and down.It is very hard to weld this kind of steel,but it lighter than Reynolds 953.
Having this bike all set up and ready to ride,I head up to the mountains expecting not so much,because I have a Titanium bike and I was not expecting this steel bike exceed my expectatives about the titanium, but it did it amazingly. The geometry is very comfortable,the ride is completly different; When you step up on the pedals you feel all the energy transfer to the wheels. It is really an amazing frame indeed.
According to some forums this bike has a XCountry geometry. Not race intendent.
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: October 31, 2002
Strengths: Everything, 3.5 lbs of pure performance. From the hand finished stainless steel drop-outs to the seven sided down tube this Columbus Foco tubed rivals any Ti frame for ride quality. The welds are flawless and Columbus Foco is not the easiest to weld. The pimpin cnc'd head badge and the 2 layers of powder coating plus the clear coat are the icing on the cake. Geometry is a nice balance between uphill and downhill. Much better than my full suspension for east bay riding.
Weaknesses: its not cheap but it will last a very long time
Best bike I have ever owned. I have never ridden so much
Bike Setup: Shifters sram x0 sl, Race Face Next LP Carbon cranks, xtr front der. Sram x0sl rear der., Hayes Hydraulic, Chris king hubs and sram rear cassette. Salsa skewers, psylo sl, monkeylite bars and thomson seatpost and stem. flite gel saddle.
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Just posting a pictures of this very rare gem of a bike just because I could never find them when I was looking. One of the threads suggested Josh only made 5 in the glow paint but "bones" has one on this site... Interesting that there were two logos Jericho used on his bikes. This is the more ela ... Read More »
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VDH, the man, hits the nail on the head, again.
Explaining why Paul Wolfowitz is a travesty and Sandy Berger is a snooze.
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