Dragonslayer Promo from Jamis Bikes - the Bike to be Looking at in 2016! Check out this cool video.
Post date: Sep 23, 2015 8:34:49 PM
The 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.
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.