Jamis 2016 Icon Race Road Bicycle www.rbinc-sports.com 79 Wingold ave Unit 10
We knew the Icon was a winner when we first introduced it three years ago and back-to-back Editor’s Choice awards from Bicycling Magazine in 2013 and 2014 proved it. 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 Team, the Icon sprints like a missile with a “connected” road feel that inspires confidence.
The ICON series frame was modeled after our top-level Xenith. Think Xenith in butted aluminum instead of carbon fiber and you have the idea. We attempted to replicate EVERY attribute of the Xenith in the Icon and tested numerous protos on both our machines and the road repeatedly to get it right. From the precise and snappy handling in turns, to the out-of-saddle explosiveness in sprints, to the solid descent manners that inspire high-speed confidence. Combining the proven race-winning geometry of the Xenith with the durability and affordability of aluminum makes this an ideal CRIT bike, capable of delivering as much acceleration as you can provide the kick for.
The ICON frame features a larger 34.9mm seat tube, which allows us to spec an over-sized 31.6mm seat post. That larger diameter post flexes less than a 27.2mm post, providing a firmer pedaling platform for faster climbs with less wasted energy. Though the flexy 27.2 post might seem to be a good choice as an offset to the firm ride qualities of aluminum, both the Icon Elite and Pro are spec’ed with 31.6mm carbon fiber seat posts to damp in-saddle road feedback, keeping you fresher, longer.
One of the Xenith attributes we could NOT replicate in the Icon was its ability to damp road vibrations. Aluminum is just not as competent in this area as carbon fiber. But for us, this was a plus. If there is any one word that defines the Icon ride, it’s “immediate”. Step on the pedals and you move NOW. Lean to carve a turn and you’re ON IT like a freight train on tracks. There’s an immediacy in your connection to the road on aluminum. With carbon fiber, you tend to feel a bit more insulated from the road. It’s like listening to music with noise-cancelling headphones instead of LIVE. So while there’s a slight trade-off in comfort in selecting aluminum for the Icon over carbon fiber, many riders prefer that immediate connectedness and the confidence that comes from knowing exactly where you are on the road. We still made sure the frame was designed with just enough “give” for daylong rides. But what you are really going to appreciate is its ruthless efficiency. This is speed stripped down to its essence.
SYNTHESIS IS SMALL BATCH
The Icon is not just a lighter, faster version of our aluminium Venturas. When we put this project on the design board, we knew we didn’t just want to make a bike that could make a difference. We also wanted to MAKE it differently. Which is what Synthesis is all about: small batch manufacturing. A process that understands a great riding experience begins with a great building experience, one frame at a time.
Scrap the thought that you have to buy carbon fiber to get a bike that’s light enough to race. The beauty of the Icon frame is that it’s lighter than our carbon fiber Xenith Comp (a raw 56cm Icon frame weighs in at 1150 grams!) yet costs much less to manufacture than a carbon fiber frame. So the Icon parts package can be considerably up-spec’ed over a comparably priced carbon fiber bike, ensuring that the Icon will ALWAYS be lighter and faster.
TAPERED HEAD TUBE AND STEERER
By enlarging the bottom bearing of the head tube from 1 1/8” to 1.5”, not only are head tube stiffness and steering precision increased, but we have sufficient room in the crown to produce a truly hollow fork from the dropout, up through the crown and steerer tube. It’s significantly stronger and stiffer for precise steering while still providing the perfect amount of vertical compliance for comfort.
UPGRADES FROM VENTURA RACE
• Jamis Performance Racing Geometry Synthesis Aluminum 6061 double-butted main frame
• Jamis Carbon Composite 1.5″ hollow formed monocoque fork
• Omega compact double with 30mm Spindle and Press Fit 30 BB
• Fizik Superlight Microsoft Touch bar tape
TOP FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Shimano’s New 4700 Tiagra 10-Speed group was redesigned and reengineered with trickle down benefits that were developed for Dura-Ace 9000. With dual control ergonomic shaped shift levers, across the board 10-Speed compatibility and wider gear ranges, this group has it covered.
FSA’s compact chainring concept is revolutionary. The FSA Omega 50/34 with Press Fit 30crank gives you a 15% lower gear ratio with only a 6% off the top ring. You get the hill climbing capability of a triple, yet less weight than a standard double.
Alex AT 470 rims with TCS (Tubeless Compatible System) technology mated with Formula smooth spinning hubs and DT Champion stainless spokes, meticulously built, makes for a great all-around wheelset.
Selle Royal has been a world-leading bicycle saddle brand for over 50 years. The handmade Seta S1 with neat Integrated Clip system is a lightweight high performance saddle with a flat-topped surface to improve flexibility, regardless of the rider’s seating position.
Ritchey Logic Comp over-sized 31.8 handlebar & 4-Axis stem combination delivers comfort, light weight and reliability where rider’s most need it: in their hands.
Frame 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
Fork Jamis Road carbon composite fork, 1.5” hollow formed crown, monocoque one-piece forming technology, carbon dropouts with stainless axle interfaces
Headset FSA integrated, sealed bearing with nylon upper Compression ring, 1 1/8-1 1/2”
Wheels Alex AT 470 rim with TCS (Tubeless Compatible System) with CNC sidewalls, 28/32H, Formula alloy hubs with QR and 14g stainless steel spokes
Tires Vittoria Zaffiro Slick, 700 x 23c
Derailleurs Shimano Tiagra RD-4700 SS rear and Tiagra FD-4700 braze-on front with 34.9mm alloy clamp
Shiftlevers Shimano Tiagra ST-4700 Dual Control STI, 20-Speed
Chain SRAM PC1031 w/Powerlock
Cassette Shimano 10-Speed 12-28T
Crankset Omega compact double with Press Fit 30, 50/34T, 165mm (44), 170mm (48/51), 172.5mm (54/56), 175mm (58/61)
BB Set FSA PressFit 30
Brakeset Tektro R312 alloy dual pivot calipers with Shimano Tiagra ST-4700 STI brake levers
Handlebar Ritchey Comp Logic Curve, 6061 aluminum, 31.8 x 380mm (44), 400mm (48/51), 420mm (54/56), 440mm (58/61)
Stem Ritchey 4-Axis, 3D forged 6061 alloy, 6º x 80mm (44), 90mm (48/51), 100mm (54/56), 120mm (58/61)
Tape Fizik Superlight Microsoft Touch with Fizik logo and end plug
Seat Post Jamis carbon fiber micro-adjust, 31.6 x 300mm with Jamis 7075-AL CNC aluminum 1-bolt seat post clamp
Saddle Selle Royal Seta S1 with Integrated Clip System, embossed cover and steel rails
Sizes 48, 51, 54, 56, 58, 61cm
Weight 19.50 lbs