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Hello fellow Aussie.

The Malvern Star at least has a name brand fork (even though it's only an RST) - it's also an 80mm for rather than the piddly 60mm on the Jamis. The Malvern star has a slightly higher spec drivetrain and Shimano cable discs, which I know work OK. I can't speak for the Tektro's on the Jamis as I've never used a set.

Is there a price difference? How much did you want to spend - there may be other options.
 

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tim410au said:
justification?
As 'Sideknob' said, the Malvern Star has better components on it.
24 speed V 21 speed
80mm RST fork with lockout V 60mm Unnamed fork?
Shimano Alvio Front & Rear Derailleurs V Shimano Acera Rear & Shimano TZ30 Front Derailleurs
Shimano Alvio Shifters V Shimano Acera Shifters
Shimano Alvio Brake Levers V Shimano ? Brake Levers
Shimano Disc Brakes V Tektro Disc Brakes
Truvativ Cranks V Unnamed Cranks?
 
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