Jamis Xenith Pro

Apr 1, 2012
Outside Magazine
Jamis Xenith Pro

Jamis Xenith Pro    Photo: Courtesy of Jamis Bicycles

Best For: Comfort-minded racers. 

The Test: Jamis might not make the sexiest bikes around, but there’s no denying that they are some of finest, most underrated rides on the market. Even our old-school testers had to admit that Ultegra Di2, Shimano’s newly launched second-tier electronic component set, provided the fastest, most accurate shifting currently available—better, even, than first-gen Dura-Ace Di2, which costs twice as much. We pulled away from the group on the flats, danced up the steepest ramps with ease, and were incredibly comfortable doing it. “I never knew a race bike could be this cushy,” a tester marveled. 

The Verdict: If you’ve been dying to go electric, this is your bike. With a better paint job and faster wheels, it would contend for best in show. 17.8 lbs

Filed To: Men's, Road Bikes

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