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Dragonslayer Promo from Jamis Bikes - the Bike to be Looking at in 2016! Check out this cool video.

posted Sep 23, 2015, 1:34 PM by Employee EddiesBikes   [ updated Sep 23, 2015, 3:59 PM ]

Dragonslayer is the adventure bike for bikepackingThe Jamis Dragonslayer is the next big thing in mountain biking! The adventure riding category is appealing to so many riders nowadays. There's something so alluring about the ability to go anywhere on your bike, truly. Bikepacking is becoming more and more popular everyday. Bikepacking is basically combining cycling with camping. Obviously, having the right bike can make that experience that much more enjoyable. Why choose a Dragonslayer? Well, the primary reason is this burgeoning new plus wheel size on a 45mm wide 650B rim. The 650 plus wheel has an outside diameter equal to a 29er, but it has a 3" wide tire, with less air pressure, way more float, just as much rollover, a much smoother ride, and greatly improved traction. The perfect bike for getting out into the wilderness and truly going anywhere. You certainly don't need roads, you don't even really need trails... just get on it and make your own adventure.

Then, there's the steel frame. Jamis knows how to make a great steel frame. They've been doing it right for a long damn time. Their Dragons have been revered by steel frame enthusiasts for many years. Jamis was one of the very first USA bicycle companies to offer a production line mountain bike with Reynolds 853 double-butted, air-hardened, heat-treated tubing. So Jamis appreciates steel, and they know how to work with it. How to make it stiff where they want it, and how to make it flex where you need it, too. Sal Crochiola, Jamis's stellar mountain bike designer, used a proprietary blend, super light, triple-butted 4130 steel to construct the steel frame of the Dragonslayer. He was more than pleased with the way the bike rides, boasting that he was crushing all his old Strava times with the plus sized 650 wheel.

Dragonslayer adventure bike bikepacking mountain bike
In addition, the Dragonslayer has all the new bells and whistles as far as axle standards go. The rear hub is Boost 148, which means the flanges of the hub are spaced wider apart. This wider flange spacing improves the bracing angle on the spokes creating a more laterally stiff wheel. The Boost hub also provided the clearance needed to make the 2x10 drivetrain work more efficiently. The front hub is 110mm spacing, also for an improved bracing angle on the spokes. So the 'Slayer will be running new, current axle standards on both wheels, which is nice. There's adjustable sliding rear dropouts, so if you wanna set this bike up as a single speed, that's very easy to do.

Jamis Bikes Dragonslayer 650Plus Adventure Bike

27.5+

A 27.5 x 3” tire measures out to a 29” diameter. Combining it with a 50mm rim results in the ultimate combination of traction and roll-over without being too heavy, too bouncy, too tall or feeling just too lethargic on the trail.
 

CUSTOM FORGED CHAINSTAY BRIDGE

A custom forged chainstay bridge provides ample tire clearance with short chainstays and 2x drivetrain clearance.
 

BOOST 148 DROPOUT SPACING WITH OUTBOARD CHAIN LINE

A 12 x 148 rear hub with 3mm offset chainrings minimizes the chance of chain to tire contact with Dragonslayer’s short chainstays, “mid-fat” tires and 2x drivetrain without compromising any pedaling efficiency to a wider q-factor
 

ADJUSTABLE SLIDING DROPOUTS

Our sliding dropout allows for 20mm of adjustment. Slide your rear wheel back to increase clearance for larger tires or remove all those gears and shifters and simply tension your chain for a quiet single speed ride!
 

THRU-AXLE DROPOUTS

Securing the rear wheel to the frame by threading it into the rear dropouts is not only safer, it’s stiffer. Increasing the rear axle diameter from 10mm to 12mm makes it only stiffer still. The rear wheel tracks directly in line with the frame, for more precise handling, so you can go faster with more confidence. The 148mm hub dropouts provide a self-centering feature for the rear wheel for faster, easier installation.
 

READY TO LOAD

The Dragonslayer frame features rear rack eyelets and three sets of cargo/water cage mounts for the option to load up all the gear you may possibly need out there. Full cable housing guides are used to ensure uninterrupted shifting performance when using a frame bag.

TOP FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Dragonslayer frame features rear carrier rack eyelets, 2x and
singlespeed capability, full length cable housing, 100mm of rear tire
clearance and three water bottle mounts including a 3-hole pattern for
attaching larger cargo style cages for lightweight gear to conquer any
off-road adventures.
 
Vittoria's 27.5x3" Bomboloni TNT tires provide low inflating pressures,
higher stability when cornering, lower rolling resistance and virtually no
pinch flats. Tire beads firmly lock on rim edges for easy inflation with a
standard pump.
 
The FOX FLOAT suspension fork features rebound adjust and 3-position
damping for unprecedented performance in all types of terrain. It's intuitive
to use and can be activated while riding.
 
WTB Scraper i45 TCS tubeless rims showcase what is possible with
WT69 alloy. A UST-compliant inner rim profile provides standards-driven
consistency while a tape and sealant system eliminates precious rotational
weight.
 
Ritchey's Trail series stem and bars are specifically designed for today's
trail bikes and pack a dramatic increase in stiffness and strength over
competitor's designs.

Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home Set To Make Their World Championship Debut at The 2015 World Championships Team Time Trial

posted Sep 22, 2015, 7:15 AM by Employee EddiesBikes

Jamis Bikes road racing team
Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home will make their UCI World Championship debut on Sunday as the team rolls down the starting ramp in Richmond, Virginia, at the 2015 UCI Road World Championships Team Time Trial.  The road to Richmond was a long one, starting all the way back in January at the Tour de San Luis, where Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home kicked off their season.  Since racing in San Luis, Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home has contested more than 100 days of racing across the United States.

As one of the premier teams based in the United States, Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home earned a birth to the 2015 UCI Road World Championships through a season of strong performances.  While 2015 is not the first year that Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home has secured an invitation to the UCI World Championships, it is the first year where bringing a strong team to the event has been possible. 

Following the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, where Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home concluded the week with a podium performance, as Sebastian Haedo sprinted to third on the final stage, the riders took a short break to recover from the month of high altitude racing.  Over the past week, Team Jamis – Hagens Berman has been based on the East Coast, holding a pre-race training camp in preparation for the Team Time Trial World Championships.

Haedo will look to use his experience gained racing in the World Tour, to help guide Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home to a strong ride on Sunday in Richmond.  Joining Haedo, will be time trial specialists David Williams and Luis Amaran.  Williams earned a bronze medal at the 2014 and 2015 USA Time Trial Championships, and will be a key member of the team in Richmond.  Carson Miller and Stephen Leece are proven all around riders, who have been instrumental in the team’s success over the last two seasons.  Daniel Jaramillo rounds out the six man roster.   The Colombian climbing specialist will be a key component to the team, as they look to keep the speed high over the courses many rollers and on the final climb to the finishing line in downtown Richmond. 

Following the Team Time Trial World Championships on Sunday, Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home will travel home for the winter, while Daniel Jaramillo will remain in Richmond with the Colombian National Team as they prepare for the World Championship Road Race held the week after the Team Time Trial.  The winter months will be a busy period for the Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home management team, as they look to start preparing for another upcoming season of success in 2016.

Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home UCI Team Time Trial World Championships Roster:

Luis Amaran
Sebastian Haedo
Daniel Jaramillo 
Stephen Leece
Carson Miller
David Williams

About the sponsors of the Jamis/Hagens Berman presented by Sutter Home Pro Cycling Team

Jamis Bicycles rolled out its first bicycle in 1979 and has since built a reputation as a brand unmatched in performance, value, and style. Jamis Bicycles are sold in the US from coast to coast and in over 50 countries worldwide. G. Joannou Cycle, parent company of Jamis Bicycles, was established in 1937 and remains the largest bicycle business in the US under original family ownership. Jamis bikes are the choice of athletes in virtually all disciplines of cycling competition including professional road racing, triathlon, cyclocross and mountain biking. The company also supports elite and "up-and-coming" athletes across the globe and close to home through it's Backyard Racing Program. More information about the company is available at www.jamisbikes.com.

Seattle-based Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP is one of the top plaintiff-focused law firms in the nation with offices in ten cities across the country. Founded in 1993, they represent plaintiffs in class actions and multi-state, large-scale litigation that seek to protect the rights of investors, consumers, workers, whistleblowers, and others. More information about the firm is available at www.hbsslaw.com. Hagens Berman Cycling's website is http://www.hagensbermancycling.com/

Since its establishment in 1948, Sutter Home has produced premier red, white and blush wines at affordable prices. Today Sutter Home is America's #1 premium wine brand and offers consumers a variety of wines for everyday enjoyment. With its creation of White Zinfandel in the early 1970s and the introduction of top-notch varietal wines during the 1980s and '90s, Sutter Home became a household name and the second largest, independent family-run winery in the United States. Sutter Home makes 13 varietals including the original White Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Moscato and Riesling. Sutter Home is wholly owned and operated by the Trinchero family, Napa Valley vintners since 1948.

For the 2014 season, the Jamis / Hagens Berman presented by Sutter Home Professional Cycling Team will be riding Xenith SL road and Xenith T2 time trial frames from title sponsor Jamis Bicycles, equipped with Shimano components, wheels, and shoes and Ritchey Logic handlebars, stems, and seatposts. Tires and tubulars are supplied by Vittoria and saddles and handlebar tape are furnished by Fi'zi:k. The Xenith T2 Time trial bikes are outfitted with aerobars and other parts from Profile Design.

New 2016 Jamis Bikes are Up on Jamis's All New Website!

posted Sep 18, 2015, 1:05 PM by Employee EddiesBikes   [ updated Oct 3, 2015, 9:08 AM ]

Jamis has created an all new website for 2016, and it is up and running now! 2016 has brought us all a nice selection of ALL NEW models to choose from, in fact, this might be the best fleet of Jamis Bikes yet! I'll be updating this post frequently to highlight those new models... check back very soon. In the meantime, take a look around Jamis's new website.    www.jamisbikes.com
One of the big emerging new bicycle categories is the Adventure Riding Category. Jamis has some great bikes to offer adventure riders.  Adventure Bikes  
Keep on scrolling down to learn more about the hot new adventure bikes available. 
One of the new models is something like an adventure mountain bike, perfect for both trail riding and bike packing, named the Dragonslayer. The Dragonslayer has 650 Plus wheels. So, simply put, it's a 650B wheel with a 3" wide tire on a 45mm wide rim. The 650 Plus wheel measures out to be nearly the same outside diameter as a 29er wheel. But, there's a lot more volume in the 650 plus tire. So, this means you'll get the roll-over characteristics of the big 29er wheel, but you'll have way more volume in the tire for better traction and improved float over rough terrain.  The end result is a mountain bike that basically rolls smoothly over every type of terrain.  Adventure riders, bike packers and mountain bikers will ALL love this bike! 


The adventure road bikes are going to be the most popular modern road bike in the near future.  More people are looking for a road bike that can go just about anywhere. Pavement, gravel, rails-to-trails, and dirt roads. That's where the adventure road bikes go. No one wants to be riding on the shoulder of a paved road while motorists go screaming by while looking at their cell phones. We want to be out in nature. Safe. We want to ride through state parks and along streams and rivers. Peaceful. We want to be intoxicated by the landscape and forget about day to day troubles. Freedom. 
That is what adventure road bikes let us do. 
That is what adventure riding is all about. 
These new adventure road bikes have the capability of running large volume tires, with or without fenders, with or without rear racks. 
Adventure bikes have disc brakes for dependable all weather braking performance and improved stopping power and control. 
Race it, tour on it, gravel grind, or cyclocross with it. Do whatever you want.

Renegade Expert - carbon adventure road bike

jamis renegade expert adventure road bike

Renegade Exploit - steel adventure road bike

jamis bikes renegade exploit adventure road bike



Jamis Dragonslayer 650plus Adventure Mountain Bike

650 plus jamis dragonslayer mountain bike

Jamis has also introduced a 26" fat bike this year, look for the Roughneck (pictured below)

jamis bike fat bike

Jamis Bikes Unveils the All-New DEFCON series Enduro Bikes

posted Aug 17, 2015, 8:22 AM by Employee EddiesBikes   [ updated Oct 3, 2015, 8:47 AM ]


Jamis's New Enduro Machine - the DEFCON

Jamis Bicycles launched its all new line of enduro mountain bikes during their annual National Sales Meeting last weekend at the company’s global headquarters in Northvale, NJ. The new Defcon Series features three models (Defcon 1, Defcon 2 and Defcon 3), all sharing the same 160mm frame platform. “We started with a blank slate and tweaked this design over the last 2 years,” said Jamis MTB Product Manager Sal Crochiola. “Our goal was to design a modern enduro bike we wanted to ride on the highly technical terrain of our local East Coast trails and a bike that would compete at the highest level of global Enduro racing. We’re really excited about, and super proud of, the performance we’ve built into this new platform.”

At the heart of the new Defcon Series is Jamis’ proven mp4 suspension system. Jamis’ obsession with simplicity, pivot placement and low leverage ratios results in a super sensitive, active and tunable ride with awesome pedaling efficiency. One of the key design considerations for the mp4 system is less stress on shock internals and less maintenance for the rider. Sal continues, “We’re big proponents of actually getting out on your bike, riding more and spending less time fiddling with your suspension to get it working right. We’ve spent years, decades really, refining our pivot placement and stripping complexity out of our suspension designs to allow the shocks to do their job separately.”

The design process for Defcon started on a piece of paper and progressed to multiple 3D models utilizing Jamis’ in-house prototyping systems. Ride samples were produced, tweaked and tested vigorously in the lab and on the trails. “This is the best full suspension mountain bike we’ve ever developed,” says Jamis VP of product development, Greg Webber. “That’s saying a lot considering we introduced our first full suspension bike over 20 years ago.”

Visit defconbikes.com for more information on the new lineup.
defcon 3 enduro mountain bike 650B 27.5

Defcon 1 jamis enduro mountain bike

defcon 2 enduro bike mountainbike

Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home Ready to Challenge for Stage Wins and General Classification at USA Pro Cycling Challenge

posted Aug 17, 2015, 8:13 AM by Employee EddiesBikes   [ updated Oct 7, 2015, 7:54 AM ]


Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home enters the upcoming USA Pro Cycling Challenge as one of the top domestic teams in North America. They're bringing a strong team to challenge for all seven individual stages, as well as taking aim at the General Classification when the seven-day race concludes in downtown Denver, Colorado.

While a majority of Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home’s riders are coming to the USA Pro Cycling Challenge off the back of a successful week of racing at the Tour of Utah, Daniel Jaramillo enters the race having spent the past month training at home in his native Colombia.  Jaramillo has used the extra time at home to train specifically for the upcoming USA Pro Challenge, with it’s long climbs and high altitude stages.

Gregory Brenes and Carson Miller both shone on the hilly roads of the Tour of Utah last week and will look after Jaramillo in the high mountains, as well as being capable to challenge for the King of The Mountains Classification and individual stages.  Ben Jacques-Maynes, winner of the 2014 USA Pro Cycling Challenge King of The Mountains Classification will return to defend his title in one of his final races before retiring at the end of the season.  Jacques-Maynes suffered a heavy crash in May at the Tour of California and has since worked hard to arrive on the start line in Steamboat Springs with an eye towards making another addition to his wardrobe. 

Winning a bronze medal at the 2015 US Pro Time Trial Championships, David Williams will be a valuable rider to Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home in the flatter and rolling parts of each stage, as well as a rider to watch in the Stage 5 Time Trial in Breckenridge.  Williams was one of the first attackers last week at the Tour of Utah, and will look to make his mark early in the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. 

Gaston Trillini and Stephen Leece have proven themselves in both reduced sprints, and breakaways.  Trillini and Leece will both be looking to make an early impression at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, as well as challenging in the reduced field sprints that are almost certain to come with the high altitude, and big climbs in Colorado.

Rounding out the Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home roster is Sebastian Haedo.  Haedo will be looking to guide his teammates in the early part of the race, leveraging his past experiences from racing on World Tour teams.  Stages 6 and 7 are both predicted to end in fairly large field sprints, and Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home will be looking to bring Haedo into the final kilometers of those stages in the perfect position to pick up a stage win. 

Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home
USA Pro Cycling Challenge Roster:
Gregory Brenes
Sebastian Haedo
Ben Jacques-Maynes
Daniel Jaramillo
Stephen Leece
Carson Miller
Gaston Trillini
David Williams

Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home Announces Tour of Utah Roster

posted Jul 30, 2015, 8:04 AM by Employee EddiesBikes   [ updated Oct 2, 2015, 2:06 PM ]

Jamis Bicycles has an excellent racing team.

After returning to action at the Cascade Cycling Classic, Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home will travel to Ogden, Utah, where they will host a final training camp as the riders fine-tune their form before the 2015 Tour of Utah gets underway on Monday, August 3rd.  
 
2014 brought mixed fortunes for Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home, where they lost Gregory Brenes early on, as a result of a crash that occurred in the cross-winds of the opening stages.  The loss of Brenes was offset as Tyler Wren, won the Fan Favorite Jersey in one of his final days of racing before his retirement from professional cycling.
 
For 2015, Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home will bring a strong team, not only focused on challenging for the Overall General Classification, but also capable of challenging for stage wins and jerseys.  Brenes will be looking for redemption after his early exit from the race a year ago and will lead the team’s General Classification ambitions.  When the road turns up, Brenes will look to Ben Jacques-Maynes, winner of the KOM Jersey in the 2014 US Pro Cycling Challenge, as well as Carson Miller who has shown his ability to control the pace of the peloton on the long climbs that punctuate the Tour of Utah route.
 
In between the climbs, Stephen Leece will be one of the aggressors and comes into the race buoyed by his recent second place finish on Stage 3 of the Cascade Cycling Classic.  David Williams is another rider that will be looking to get up the road early in the race.  After winning the bronze medal for the last two years at the US Pro Time Trial Championships, Williams will hope to use his power to hold off any late chasers.  Gaston Trillini is another rider to watch as he makes his Tour of Utah debut.  Hailing from Argentina, Trillini is more than capable of holding his own in the cross winds that sweep across the Utah wilderness, and will be eager to make his mark on the race.
 
Luis Amaran and Sebastian Haedo will round out the Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home Tour of Utah roster.  Similar to Leece, Haedo comes to Utah fresh off two podium finishes at the Cascade Cycling Classic, and will give Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home a strong card to play in the field sprints.  Amaran has been a key lieutenant to the Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home Team over the past several seasons.  Beyond his finishing speed, Haedo brings World Tour experience to the roads of Utah, and his experience will prove crucial as he leads his Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home teammates in their effort to make a mark on this year’s Tour of Utah.  

Team Jamis – Hagens Berman p/b Sutter Home Tour of Utah Roster
Luis Amaran
Gregory Brenes
Sebastian Haedo
Ben Jacques-Maynes
Stephen Leece
Carson Miller
Gaston Trillini
David Williams

Jamis Hudson Pedal-forward, Sport Comfort bicycle

posted Jan 19, 2015, 8:39 AM by Employee EddiesBikes   [ updated Jan 19, 2015, 9:02 AM ]

Jamis Hudson Sport Deluxe Comfort Bicycle for sale in State College PA.
The Jamis Hudson series is one of our favorite bicycles in the entire Jamis collection. The Hudson is all about riding comfortably in a relaxed riding position. The Hudson is considered a Sport Comfort bicycle. Sporty, but comfortable. Some comfort cruiser bikes are long, hard to turn, heavy and cumbersome. The Hudson is not like that at all. The Hudson is easy to pedal, easy to handle, it is not heavy and it even climbs reasonably well for a comfort bike. It would be an excellent choice for rail trail rides, or riding down the boardwalk at the beech, or leisurely rides around the neighborhood.
Jamis Hudson Sport Deluxe is the best bicycle for just riding around State College PA.
The best thing about the Hudson is the pedal-forward design. The pedal forward design positions the bottom bracket further ahead of the rider. This allows the seat to be low enough to the ground so the rider can touch their feet to the ground while remaining seated, yet still achieve full leg extension while pedaling. This is such a popular feature of the Jamis Hudson. Most people interested in a Sport Comfort bicycle want to be able to touch their feet to the ground when they come to a stop. Unfortunately, on most bikes, that's just not possible; but with the Hudson, it is possible!
The Hudson is available in a few varieties. It comes as a single-speed with a coaster brake, or as a 3-speed with a coaster brake, or as a multi-speed with a derailleur, or as a 7-speed with an internally geared hub, which is our favorite configuration. The internally geared hub is the easy to operate, has less maintenance, and provides ample range for most every rider. The Hudson Sport Deluxe, with the 7-speed internally geared hub, has been our second best selling model for three years here at Eddie's Bicycles and Hockey Equipment.
Watch this short video from Jamis Bicycles on the Hudson Sport Comfort bicycle!

The Jamis Hudson Sport Comfort Bicycle

The Hudson Sport Deluxe is also one of Our Top Picks.
Or, just click the link provided below to go to Jamis's website 
if you would like to learn more about the Jamis Hudson series.

The Jamis Renegade Independent Review by Bike Rumor

posted Jan 14, 2015, 9:22 AM by Employee EddiesBikes   [ updated Oct 9, 2015, 7:47 AM ]

The Jamis Renegade was recently reviewed by Bike Rumor, and its looking very, very good! The Renegade seems to be delivering on all the promises its designers at Jamis Bikes are making. But don't just take our word for it, read the review from this independent source at Bike Rumor. In case you haven't heard of the new Jamis Renegade, its an all new model in Jamis's road cycling line-up, and it represents the Adventure Road bike category. If this is the first time you are hearing about the Renegade, check out the Jamis Bikes Renegade YouTube video in our previous post in Jamis News. We cannot wait for the Renegade to grace our sales floor. We are already placing orders for this bike. If you're really interested, call and place an order immediately. If you're looking for one bike to rule them all, then this is the bike you've been waiting for all your life. Click the link below to go to Bike Rumor and read their review of the Jamis Renegade.
Jamis Renegade Adventure Road Bike

The new adventure road bike is about going beyond traditional riding and having an adventure.

The Jamis Bikes Renegade can even ride wheelies.
Jamis Renegade; riding without limits.

The Jamis Renegade adventure bike can be equipped with panniers for commuting or touring.

Jamis Bikes Adventure Road Bike -the Renegade

posted Jan 14, 2015, 8:57 AM by Employee EddiesBikes   [ updated Jan 21, 2015, 8:10 AM ]

Jamis Renegade adventure road bike
The adventure road bike is one of the newer road bicycle categories, and its rapidly growing in popularity. An adventure road bike is the bike you would choose if you wanted to do all your riding on basically one bike, and you didn't really want any limitations to where you can go. The adventure road bike could likely be viewed as the new modern road bike. This is the bike to use on your century rides, your gravel rides, your Grand Fondos, your commutes, your touring rides, or charity rides. An adventure bike is the perfect bike for all these applications.
The new adventure road bike from Jamis Bikes is called the Renegade. The Renegade is shaping up to be quite an amazing bike with true do-it-all capability. It will have a carbon frame and fork, both of which have been tailored to every frame size. For instance, there are three different forks, each with different trails, and with 15mm thru-axles; two different rear triangles with asymmetrical chain stays and ride-tuned seat stays; disc brakes, incorporating Jamis's new cam system to mitigate the detriment of heat build-up; the ability to run tire sizes from 28c to 40c (35c tires with fenders); and, hidden rack and fender mounts, just to name a few amazing qualities of the Renegade. And of course, Jamis's size specific tubing SST will further improve the ride. The video below will cover all these design features in greater detail.


Cyclists looking for a high-tech, drop-bar road bike that’s truly go-anywhere/do-anything capable had few choices until today. Meet the Renegade. This is not your standard-issue, “heavy duty” adventure bike. The lightweight, full carbon fiber monocoque frame and fork soaks up the rough stuff and smoothes those mixed terrain routes, thanks both to the inherent shock-damping characteristics of the material as well as the long and low endurance-inspired geo. With disc brakes and the ability to mount a full-bodied 40c tire, this bike is ready for beat-up streets, back roads, dirt paths you name it.
-Jamis Bikes

Please watch the Jamis Bikes YouTube video for a more detailed look at this amazing new adventure road bike; the Jamis Renegade!  Click the link here, for a First Impression Review from Bicycle Times.

The All New Jamis Renegade



Jamis Renegade is the definition of the modern road bike for adventure riding.

Jamis Size Specific Tubing (SST) on Bicycle Frames

posted Dec 23, 2014, 8:58 AM by Employee EddiesBikes   [ updated Oct 3, 2015, 10:40 AM ]

SST means Size Specific Tubing, and SST is one of the reasons why a Jamis Bicycle rides so nice, especially for different size riders. With SST, Jamis really sets itself apart from a lot of other bicycle manufacturers. A frame designed with SST is going to feel right for every size of rider. But what is SST?

The benefits of a properly fitted bike have been recognized for years. It is essential for injury prevention and maximized efficiency. And it is the primary determinant in assuring the greatest comfort and enjoyment while riding. Back in 1988, Jamis designers were working closely with Bill Farrell, inventor of the first bike-sizing tool, the Fit Kit. Jamis learned from Bill that tweaking the tube diameters and wall thicknesses of the frame's tubing has a large effect on the ride quality of the frame for different sized riders.

Slight changes in tube diameter have a significant impact on performance. As the diameter increases, strength and stiffness increase along the length of the tube as well. By varying the cross section and sometimes even the wall thickness, Jamis can fine-tune the performance and comfort characteristics of each frame size. SST optimizes ride quality and assures the lightest possible weight for each frame size. SST enables Jamis to produce a bike that not only fits like a glove and handles precisely, but accelerates and climbs explosively and offers just-right compliance for every rider, every frame size.

todd corbitt of Jamis Bikes size specific tubing diameters on bicycle frames makes a better ride quality

The Power of Design at Jamis Bikes

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