The Lightest Frame and Most Responsive Jamis Elite road bicycle Jamis Icon Elite 2014 Road Racing Bicycle Editors Choice Bicycle Magazine! Full Shimano our lightest and most responsive frame for 2014!
“All three models in this category had aluminum frames, but the Icon’s was the most forgiving—over one stretch of broken tarmac, it proved to be significantly smoother than the others. “It was a bastion of calm in a sea of tumult,” said one test rider. Another observed that the Icon Elite “was smooth and lively, just like you’d want a good bike—of any material—to be.” “EDITORIAL REVIEW
After we spent several days and many miles evaluating bikes in this category, the defining moment for many of us arrived on a short section of Bailey Mill Road. There, the pavement rose swiftly, dropped into a sweeping bend to the left, made a tight right, and then disintegrated into crumbles just before rolling over a bridge. On that stretch the Icon proved to be smoother than the others, even if it was less quick. All three models in this category had aluminum frames, but the Icon’s stood out as the most forgiving. “The impact where the road met the bridge surface was far less jarring, which allowed me to immediately accelerate across the rough surface,” said one rider. Another called the bike’s poised ride “a bastion of calm in a sea of tumult.” A third reviewer observed that the Jamis “was smooth and lively, just like you’d want a good bike—of any material—to be.”
We knew the Icon was going to be a winner when we first introduced it in 2013, but the accolades since it’s introduction just two years ago have blown us away: the Elite has been awarded Bicycling Magazine’s coveted Editor’s Choice award two years running! It’s not too hard to figure out why. With an alloy frame that is just as light as our carbon fiber Xenith Comp and a frame geo inspired by our peloton-proven Xenith SL, the Icon sprints like a missile with a “connected” road feel that inspires confidence.

Synthesis double-butted 6061 aluminum, tapered top tube, ovalized down tube, butted chainstays, twin seat stays, 1 1/8-1.5″ tapered head tube, Press Fit 30 BB shell, 34.9mm seat tube and replaceable derailleur hanger
Jamis Road carbon fork, 1.5″ hollow formed crown, monocoque one-piece forming technology, carbon dropouts with stainless axle interfaces
Ritchey Pro Drop-In, sealed bearing with nylon upper Compression ring, 1 1/8-1 1/2″
American Classic Victory 30 11-Speed wheelset, 30mm rim profile, AC alloy hubs with 18/24H aerodynamic spokes
Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick, 700 x 23c, folding
Shimano Ultegra RD-6800 rear and Ultegra FD-6800 braze-on front with 34.9mm alloy clamp
Shimano Ultegra ST- 6800 Dual Control STI, 22-Speed
Shimano Ultegra CN-6800
Shimano 11-Speed 11-28T
Shimano Ultegra FC-6800, 52/36T, 170mm (48/51), 172.5mm (54/56), 175mm (58/61)
BB Set
FSA PressFit 30 with Wheels MFG adaptors
Shimano Ultegra BR-6800 Super SLR dual pivot calipers with Shimano Ultegra ST-6800 STI brake levers
Ritchey Comp Logic Curve, 6061 double-butted aluminum, 31.8 x 400mm (48/51), 420mm (54/56), 440mm (58/61)
Ritchey Comp 4-Axis, 3D net forged 6061 alloy, 6° x 90mm (48/51), 100mm (54/56), 120mm (58/61)
Jamis gel suede tape with Jamis logo and “J” end plug
Seat Post
Jamis carbon fiber micro-adjust, 31.6 x 300mm with Jamis 7075-AL CNC aluminum 1-bolt seat post clamp
Selle San Marco Concor with Microfil cover and hollow chromoly rails
48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm
Black Anodized
16.50 lbs

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