Jamis Supernova Elite Bike 2016
Us cross racers are among an odd bunch. It’s almost like we could never make up our mind between mountain biking or road riding. When we’re really serious about getting faster, we can become the serious type that turns to various diet plans and training patterns. That is until we spot a magical pink box filled with adorable little donuts, or until we become a recipient of an obligatory beer-handoff. Yes, we have our flaws, but it’s simply more fun that way. However, that doesn’t mean our race machines need to be flawed. When you take a gander at the Jamis Supernova Elite, you’d be hard-pressed to locate a fault.
Whether you're looking for a new bike to explore the stretches of your local fire roads, or gearing up to dominate the local cyclocross circuit, the Jamis Supernova Elite Bike 2016 is a versatile, drool-worthy rig that leaves nothing but dust and mud ruts in its wake. For the CX rider looking to step up their game this season, the Supernova Elite gives you the tools to nurture your penchant for speed while conquering the courses you used to fret over.
The Supernova Elite is constructed with Dyad Plus T700/FRP monocoque carbon fiber featuring a tapered head tube and portage formed tubing. Jamis’ ingenious carbon compaction process utilizes both silicone and polystyrene internal cores to support the frame shape while it is being pressurized within the steel mold, and added a vacuum purge procedure before molding that compresses and eliminates all air between carbon plies. The result is a near perfect compaction that eliminates fiber wash and wrinkles that equates a lighter, faster, stiffer, stronger frame. Jamis employs their Cross Fork made with a carbon composite 1-piece monocoque design with a tapered steerer and post disc brake mounts.
It’s now time to swing your leg over and get personal with the Supernova Elite and its SRAM 1x11drivetrain. The Rival shifters and rear derailleur were born out of the SRAM 1x11 groups of their mountain bike lines. These technologies have now transferred to the road, gravel bike and cyclocross world, delivering the simplified function of a single ring and the reduced weight of eliminating a front derailleur.
Ritchey takes control of the cockpit with a 4-axis stem, Comp Logic Curve handlebars, and a Road aluminum seatpost, joined by a Selle Royal Seta saddle. The Nova Pro gallops on Alex ATD 470 tubeless compatible rims which are laced to Formula sealed bearing disc hubs. Jamis wrapped the Alex ATD 470 wheels with Clement Crusade MXP folding tires, keeping weight low and your traction high. When it comes time to acrobat your way around tight, tricky courses, the SRAM Rival Hydraulic disc brakes provide confidence and control in your stopping power as you make those awkward hairpin turns.
It’s safe to say the Jamis Supernova Elite is a “serious” machine for “serious” podium hunters, however it won’t shy away from delectable pastries or foamy post-race spoils.
Jamis Supernova Elite Bike 2016 Features:
- Near Net dual-molding manufacturing process, utilizes both silicone and polystyrene internal cores to support the frame shape while it is being pressurized within the steel mold.
- Size specific tubing optimizes ride quality and assures the lightest possible weight for each frame size.
- BB386 EVO bottom bracket design takes the lighter, stiffer 30mm alloy spindle of the BB30 design, incorporates press fit bearing cups instead of direct fit bearings and marries it to a wider 86.5mm BB shell.
- Internal Cable Guide System is companionable with mechanical or Di2 shifting as well as hydraulic or mechanical braking.
- The Supernova and Nova Pro top tubes offer a portaging flat that is perfectly angled & positioned for comfortable carries.
- 15mm Thru-Axle offers the benefits of increased stiffness and a quick release system without any downside.
- 142x12mm Maxle Thru-Axle increases the rear axle diameter from 10mm to 12mm making it stiffer and self-centers for faster, easier installation.
SPECIFICATIONS Frame Jamis CX Dyad Plus T700/FRP Monocoque Carbon Fiber Frame, 12x142 thru axle, FEA optimized Near Net SPV molding process, formed down tube and top tube for comfortable portage with SST tubing diameters, oversized tapered seat tube, 1 1/8-1 1/2” head tube with carbon bearing races, EVO386 carbon BB shell, ACE internal cable routing compatible for both Di2 wires or traditional cables, rider tuned twin seat stays with post mount disc mounts and brake strut on non-driveside for vibration-free braking, asymmetrical chainstays, forged one-piece dropouts with replaceable alloy FD mount and RD hanger. Fork Jamis CX carbon fiber fork with 15mm thru axle, FEA optimized Near Net SPV molding process, 1.5” hollow formed crown, monocoque one-piece forming technology, post disc brake mounts with integrated carbon cable cradle with stainless axle interfaces Headset Ritchey Comp Drop-In, sealed bearing with nylon upper Compression ring, 1 1/8-1 1/2” Shifters SRAM Rival 1 Hydraulic Double Tap with Zero-Loss shift technology, 11-Speed Front Derailleur N/A Rear Derailleur SRAM Rival 1 medium cage Crankset SRAM S-350-1 Xsync 40T GXP, 170mm (51), 172.5mm (54/56), 175mm (58/61) Bottom Bracket Enduro PressFit 30 and Wheels MFG EVO adaptors Pedals N/A Chain SRAM PC-1130 w/Powerlock Cassette SRAM OG-1130 11-Speed 11-36T Brakes SRAM Rival Hydraulic brakes with G2CS 160mm front; 140mm rear rotors and SRAM Rival brake levers Wheelset Alex ATD 470 Disc rim with TCS (Tubeless Compatible System), 32H, Formula alloy sealed bearing 6-bolt disc road hubs, front thru axle and 14g stainless steel spokes Tires Clement Crusade MXP, 700 x 33c, 60TPI, folding Handlebar Ritchey Comp Logic Curve, 6061 aluminum, 31.8 x 420mm(48/51), 440mm(54/56), 460mm(58/61) Stem Ritchey 4-Axis, 3D forged 6061 alloy, 6º x 90mm (48/51), 100mm (54/56), 120mm (58/61) Bar Tape Fizik Superlight Microsoft Touch with Fizik logo and end plug Seatpost Ritchey Road, 31.6 x 300mm with Jamis 7075-AL CNC aluminum 1-bolt seat post clamp Seat Clamp N/A Saddle Selle Royal Seta S1 with Integrated Clip System, embossed cover and steel rails Intended Use Cyclo-cross, Gravel Weight 20.50 lbs
Note: Components are subject to change without notice.
GEOMETRY (inch / mm) Size 51 54 56 58 61 A: Seat Tube Length TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD B: Effective Top Tube 20.82 / 529 21.45 / 545 22.05 / 560 22.64 / 575 23.42 / 595 C: Stack 22.01 / 559 22.64 / 575 23.31 / 592 23.78 / 604 24.80 / 630 D: Reach 14.45 / 367 14.49 / 368 14.92 / 379 15.16 / 385 15.39 / 391 E: BB Height TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD F: BB Drop/Rise 2.71 / 69 2.71 / 69 2.71 / 69 2.71 / 69 2.71 / 69 G: Head Tube Length 5.12 / 130 5.71 / 145 6.30 / 160 6.89 / 175 7.87 / 200 H: Head Tube Angle 71.5° 72° 72.5° 72.5° 73° I: Seat Tube Angle 74° 73° 73° 72.5° 72° J: Standover Height 30.51 / 775 31.38 / 797 32.08 / 815 32.75 / 832 33.82 / 859 K: Chainstay Length 16.73 / 425 16.73 / 425 16.73 / 425 16.73 / 425 16.73 / 425 L: Wheelbase 39.41 / 1001 39.45 / 1002 39.88 / 1013 40.31 / 1024 40.67 / 1033
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