I was pleasantly surprised with my first ride on the Jamis Xenith SL. I don’t know why but when I hear super hi modulus carbon fiber I always shudder expecting the ride to be super harsh. The Xenith SL was a nice riding bike. Plenty of responsiveness on the short rollers I rode today. I did short 30 sec to 1 minute intervals in the 400 watt range and the frame felt plenty stiff. I even rode the bike in a big ring crossed configuration hoping to make the front der rub. It didn’t happen.
Tomorrow is the century day. I will be going to one of my all time favorite climbs — Palomar Mountain. I will report more after tomorrow’s ride.
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