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There’s no question that Jamis’ Nova Pro is capable of eating up a cross course. With a light-but-durable aluminum frame and vibration-dampening carbon fork, it weighs in at a very respectable 20.75 pounds. That with Avid BB-7 disc brakes for excellent stopping, and Ultegra Di2 for effortless shifting. Those of you who have shopped for cross bikes know $3600 is a steal for those features. Racers are bound to be interested in this bike, and they should be.
Still, we think this bike may shine brightest away from the race course. In fact, we think it may prove to be one of the best Northwest all-weather bikes, like, ever.
OK, we can see your eyebrow raised. “Did we miss that Di2 part?” you’re asking. “Di2 as in electronic shifting? As in, ‘Remember, kids, water and electricity don’t mix’?” Are we really suggesting an electronic drivetrain for an all-weather bike?
Yes, or, more accurately,YES.
Rain isn’t a problem for the Di2 system. It’s very well sealed from the elements. Shimano assures us that Di2 would work just fine underwater. It can be as wet as you like, and the electronics are going to be dry and snug, blissfully untroubled by the monsoon outside.
On the contrary, electronic shifting excels in wet weather. Mechanical cables get contaminated and corroded by mud and moisture. As the winter wears on, shifting becomes less accurate. Meanwhile an electronic drivetrain stays in perfect adjustment. Also, because Di2 activates the shift at precisely the right moment, the chain is less likely to slip while you’re shifting in wet weather.
Now contemplate Nova Pro’s disc brakes. The separate eyelets for rack and fender mounting.
If you’re starting to see the picture of a highly-enjoyable winter, we’re right with you.
To inquire about this product, call our main store at 503-233-5973.
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