2013 Jamis Dragon 650b Trail MTB
Post date: Mar 20, 2014 4:19:48 PM
2013 Jamis Dragon 650B
Trail Steel Hard tail Mountain Bike
Sale Price $2000 MSRP $2900
The Dragon 650b is Jamis's steel 650b mountain bike with Trail geometry; a very popular bike for Jamis. The Dragon 650b created a lot of buzz for Jamis when they were kicking off their hardtail 650b lineup. This particular model year is actually the 20th Anniversary of the fabled Jamis Dragon. Its really great that Jamis has been developing and refining and adapting the steel MTB that helped put them on the map 20 years ago. Most other big box companies have all but forgotten about steel MTB's, and its really a shame, because its tough to beat the feel of steel. Especially, this kind of steel; Reynolds 853 double butted, air-hardened, heat treated steel. Nothing rides like a Reynolds 853 frame; its the perfect blend of compliance and rigidity. It is lightweight yet exceedingly durable. The classic look of the steel frame is very appealing, and its refreshing to look at a bike that has no frills and distractions. Absolutely an amazing bike...and now it can be yours for just $2250! $650 savings on the most fun bike you will ever own.
The parts kit on this steel MTB steed is no joke, either. White Brothers fork with a very plush 120mm of travel; you won't believe how light this fork is, not to mention the really cool lock out function, which is different from everything we have seen thus far. The complete Shimano SLX drivetrain is no slouch, and in most cases we prefer it to the more high end Shimano kits since it is durable, and cheaper to replace worn or busted parts. The Avid Elixir 5 brakes feel really great, despite all the bad press SRAM brakes have received lately. The Dragon comes equipped with Schwalbe Racing Ralph tubeless tires, and tubeless ready rims, so that's a huge plus. The American Classic wheelset is one of the lightest 650B MTB wheelsets available. A Crank Bros cockpit rounds out the wonderful list of components.