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So what's the difference between the XLT, 2.0 and 3.0 frame beside the rear shock and paint? Is it the exact same frame?
 

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Trailhappy said:
So what's the difference between the XLT, 2.0 and 3.0 frame beside the rear shock and paint? Is it the exact same frame?
I beleive they are the same frames just different parts specs.
 

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Thanks, I thought they might use different tubesets on the lower end models. But maybe that's for the other models.
 

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Thanks, I thought they might use different tubesets on the lower end models. But maybe that's for the other models.
Ha - You're right!

After reading your post I checked their site. Seems the 1.0 uses 7005 for the full frameset, while the 2 & 3 use Scandium for the main & 7005 rear triangle/swingarm.

Sorry for the mis-info :eek:
 

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Descalzo said:
Ha - You're right!

After reading your post I checked their site. Seems the 1.0 uses 7005 for the full frameset, while the 2 & 3 use Scandium for the main & 7005 rear triangle/swingarm.

Sorry for the mis-info :eek:
The Jamis XLT frames are constructed as follows:
2005 XLT/ 2006 XLT 1.0 = 7005 front triangle and stays. The 2006 chan stay has been redesigned and is appox 200% srtonger than the 2005 c-stay which was almost 600% stronger than the 2004 c-stay.

XLT 2.0/3.0 Utilize a material called Kinesium which is made from 7005. During the alloying process the nickel content is extracted and replaced with titanium. This is not a weight savings measure but a strength enhancement. Kinesium is considerably stronger than 7005.

The 2.0 and 3.0 feature a new Extruded bottom bracked yoke which increases lateral stiffness almost 20% but more importantly we can make a cleaner seat tube/BB joint with less stress/heat risers and we can off set any bearing bind at the main pivot due to tighter tollerances.
Rob,
Jamis Bikes
www.Jamisbikes.com
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The 2.0 and 3.0 feature a new Extruded bottom bracked yoke which increases lateral stiffness almost 20% but more importantly we can make a cleaner seat tube/BB joint with less stress/heat risers and we can off set any bearing bind at the main pivot due to tighter tollerances.
Rob,
Jamis Bikes
www.Jamisbikes.com
:cool:[/QUOTE]

Is this only for the 2006 or is the 2005 the same? Are there any 2005 XLT2.0 bikes left to buy? (I am looking for a deal)
 
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