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Jamis Sonik track bike

Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 3:53 pm
by toppity
I'm seriously thinking about one of these as my next purchase.

Does anyone own one?
Has anyone heard of these?

http://www.jamisbikes.com/canada/thebik ... sonik.html

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It looks the goods and the 2010 spec' is very light (sub 7kg)

Appreciate any thoughts on the bike.

Re: Jamis Sonik track bike

Posted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:08 pm
by Richard.L
how much does it cost cause there could be quite a lot of options for the 2k+ mark

Re: Jamis Sonik track bike

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:14 am
by toppity
Richard.L wrote:how much does it cost cause there could be quite a lot of options for the 2k+ mark

it's around the $2k mark. What other options do you suggest?

Re: Jamis Sonik track bike

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:59 pm
by Chaderotti
At that price mark, the general consensus is the Giant Omnium. I don't know how much they retail for these days though.
Frame and wheels are aluminium though.

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Re: Jamis Sonik track bike

Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:42 pm
by Richard.L
Bike exchange gives you a few rough prices

The more popular brands for around 2k are Giant (Omnium) , Felt (Tk2) and maybe Avanti (Pista Pro) but nothing wrong with the Jamis (brand name wheels and aero seat post)

Re: Jamis Sonik track bike

Posted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:21 pm
by toppity
Richard.L wrote:Bike exchange gives you a few rough prices

The more popular brands for around 2k are Giant (Omnium) , Felt (Tk2) and maybe Avanti (Pista Pro) but nothing wrong with the Jamis (brand name wheels and aero seat post)


That's what I've discussed with others. The wheels are very good quality and I've seen some excellent riders (Open place getters) on the Jamis brand.

Re: Jamis Sonik track bike

Posted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:32 pm
by r2160
I have had a look at the felt and it seems like a really well appointed track bike.

cheers
glenn

Re: Jamis Sonik track bike

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:35 pm
by toppity
Righty-o then.

I changed my mind. I now am the proud owner of a Basso track frame complete with Campagnolo Pista Wheels. I got it without cranks and pedals for $1,400, which I'm happy about. From what I can tell the framesets sell overseas for around $2,200 and the wheels are around $850 the pair on Wiggle. So the price seems very good. It's the first Italian bike I have ever owned and now feel the need to wear a Campag' cap and decree that bikes should be Italian or nothing at all.

It is Yellow.

The bottom bracket is Campagnolo Record so I'll get a set of Record cranks for it and use my existing Keywin pedals.

Photos will be posted when finished.

Re: Jamis Sonik track bike

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:44 pm
by foo on patrol
Go straight too A grade Toppity! :mrgreen:

Re: Jamis Sonik track bike

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:06 pm
by toppity
Thanks very much Foo :oops:

I'm looking forward to racing on Friday night under lights, I hope the weather holds up. If they chuck me in "A" grade there I will feel the pain no doubt.

I'm going to fit 170mm cranks.

Re: Jamis Sonik track bike

Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:27 pm
by foo on patrol
Pain is gooooooood! :mrgreen:

Re: Jamis Sonik track bike

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:43 pm
by toppity
not sure why photobucket insists on cutting off the front wheel......but there you go

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Re: Jamis Sonik track bike

Posted: Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:59 am
by foo on patrol
Good one Toppity! 8)

Hows it go? The only problem with it is, you can't hide or be discreet in the bunch with that colour. :mrgreen:

Look out here comes that mongrel again, to inflict pain on us. :lol: