Mountain Bike Reviews Forum banner
1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
mtbr Decade+
Joined
·
1,545 Posts
If I was a Yank, I'd have one.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,440 Posts
Apply some fancy marketing speak plus some fancy graphics and it would be a top of the line frame.

It even has an "exclusive Sette seatpost quick release". Wow!

Get 2
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
540 Posts
I've been seriously considering this frame. I love my monocog, and it has seen many hundreds of miles of hard trail... the sette frame seems to have similar geometry, and the alu wouldn't flex like 4130 under hard load. I'm just wondering if that would make the ride too harsh. I've learned to float over most of the rough stuff, but still... $100 seems like an okay price for a worthy experiment. It isn't fancy... but then, neither is the 'cog.
 

·
I like to ride bikes!
Joined
·
220 Posts
Can't help ya there. My Jamis does not come untill next week Wed.

Also I've never riden a Monocog. Sorry.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,039 Posts
sunset1123 said:
The Jamis looks nice... steep HT angle though. Probably be an awesome climber, but a little sketchy on steep+tech. Any idea how it rides/handles compared to a 4130 monocog?
?

The Jamis is actually slacker than a Monocog according to Redline's geometry pdf.
72deg for all Monocogs vs. 71.5deg for the two largest sizes of the Jamis
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
540 Posts
Ahh... thanks for that. I was under the impression that the 2006 'cog was slacker than 72 deg.

Comparing the geometry between the 'cog and the Reken is quite interesting. Geometry is generally slacker by 1 deg, the Reken has a lower BB height though and a longer wheelbase. All in all, I would expect the Reken to have a really nice ride, but not quite as agile or twitchy as the 'cog.

Hmmm... food for thought.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top