The people who have customs that like my jamis better really like how light, nimble and strong it is, they like it better than the customs because it cost about a third as much and is more "nimble" (the exact word used by 3 different people) and comfortable than theirs, while having a comparable quality. I probably should have pointed out that it ALREADY HAS fatty tires and really nice components. It is a 93 Jamis Ukiah BTW. In fact, I sent it home on our camp's truck, and one of my friends thought it was abandoned and called dibs on it. He was sad indeed when I claimed it.
I took the road less traveled, and now I would like to go back and find the paved one.