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Customer reviews for Jamis Satellite Comp 2012 Road Bike

Jamis Satellite Comp 2012 Road Bike

Nothing - absolutely nothing - beats steel's magic carpet ride quality. It's why magazines describe the most praiseworthy carbon and aluminium frames as being "steel-like." Steel is the benchmark. And these bikes show you why.
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3 out of 3(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
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Customer reviews for Jamis Satellite Comp 2012 Road Bike
Review 1 for Jamis Satellite Comp 2012 Road Bike
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Honestiores
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Occasional
Gender:Male
It was bought:Crouch End

This is a woosh. One pedal and you're off.

PostedSeptember 5, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great
I was itching to get out on my new bike.
I went over and gave it a tighten up. Although to be fair nearly everything was perfect. The carb forks and the steel frame give a really comfortable ride. It is well made and decently kitted out. The seat even fits me.
I live in a street of very keen cyclists. So after the shoes/cleats/lights and bottle holder we were off for some regular 20 milers.
It has a classic look and not heavy.
I have now done 200 miles in 10 days and it is a great way to grab a bit of air. We have some beautiful country side, smooth uk roads ( we always dream) and recently some great weather.
Just what the doc ordered
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Review 2 for Jamis Satellite Comp 2012 Road Bike
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4 / 5
4 / 5
biggerthanmost
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Beginner
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Nice Solid Bike

PostedAugust 31, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable
First road bike .. looked at various alu bikes, but first off, bought the pinnacle dolomite - which was too small.
Just wanted a good value solid bike... as a first road bike nothing to compare, but loving the speed, gears do need a tweak already.
Nice handlebars, extendable stem is useful but a little ugly.
Shifters ok, ( would have liked the double shifters one the brake rather than the brake + thumb shifters ) but at this price you wont get anything more
6'5" went for the 61cm, the 300mm saddle is a little shirt still so had to replace with a 350 post - sloping frame.
Overall, nice bike, carbon fork, nice rims, nice frame. ( slightly retro styling )
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Review 3 for Jamis Satellite Comp 2012 Road Bike
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4 / 5
4 / 5
SYorks74
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Castleford

Value for money road bike with a bomb proof frame

PostedJuly 17, 2012
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Lightweight, reynolds frame
Cons: some initial gear change gremlins (now settling)
Being a keen cyclist, but careful with the pennies, and wanting to add a road bike to my existing Scott Hybrid I plumped for the Jamis. No regrets so far, with approx 250 miles done so far.
Whilst the easy temptation would have been to get a high profile Aluminium or Carbon framed bike, after advice from knowledgable colleagues/friends alike, I decided that a steel frame would offer the long term value I was after. That is where the Jamis is a steal (pardon the pun). A Reynolds 520 frame, beautifully welded and finished, dependable drivetrain (Sora/Tiagra), decent brakes (Tektro), rims (Mavic) and tyres (Vittoria).
Not the elite spec of some bikes, but seriously good value.
Gears bedding in well, but required some adjustment after approx 100 miles with some minor slipping, which is not unusual and expect this to settle after 1st service in a couple of weeks time. Very quick and responsive on the flat and well geared for climbing whilst on or out of the saddle - something that the hills around Homfirth and Emley Moor have tested already.
I've found the saddle comfortable, but needed some additional tightening to start with as there was some rotational movement.
I've decided to change the pedals to SPD clipless, but the supplied toe-clip set up is fine and to be fair, how many road bikes are supplied with pedals anyway? Beware of toe overlap with the front wheel when making slow, sharp turns - this isn't unusual for compact frame geometry and has not been an issue whatsoever during riding.
Although steel framed, the bike is only 23lbs (10.4kg) so light enough for the average road rider/tourer (3kg lighter than the Aluminium Hybrid I already have) and remember that the frame will last for years, so easier and more cost effective to replace existing components with lighter equivalents as and when the need arises.
All in all, a purchase I am pleased with. Comfortable, well constructed and given the spec and particularly the quality of the frame, wonderful value for money from a manufacturer I knew little of until recently.
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