The Durango sharesThe geometry of Jamis legendary hardtail Dragon, "the yardstick for hardtail performance." Its aluminum chassis is responsive andThe componentry is choice.The Durangofeatures a radiused/slopingTopTube and box-sectioned/S-bend downTubeThatTiesThe headTube and bottom bracket into a rigid structure for precise cornering and stand-on-the-pedals response, with a rear endThat putsThat power down with snappy acceleration and cornering control. In other words,The Durango is meantTo be
a Weekend Warrior
from springfield,mo,united states
Date Reviewed: February 17, 2011
Strengths: Very cool looking and functional frame and seems to have the right fit for me. The gear on this bike is really good for the money and it seems to be able to handle anything me or any of my more advanced friends can put it through. Very good all around bike for the money
Weaknesses: the font derailer does not seem to shift as easy as the rear and not as smooth but is still good. You have to really dial in the dampening on the fork for the right balance.
I have looked around and did quite a but of research before picking this bike up and I could not find anything that could touch it at its price point and the frame seems to be good enough to build upon when I get to be a better rider and want to upgrade parts as I see fit.
a Cross Country Rider
from Niantic, CT, USA
Date Reviewed: March 20, 2010
Strengths: Nice frame, rear derailleur, has disc brakes, and is affordable.
Weaknesses: Front derailleur, bottom bracket.
A great bike. Handles rough terrain very well. The bottom bracket broke after about twenty miles of cross country riding. Front fork is kind of bouncy. Would not take on massive drops or anything like that.
a Weekend Warrior
from Miami, FL, USA
Date Reviewed: July 12, 2009
Strengths: Great frame! Great Maxxis tires. Shimano rapidshift is awesome and smooth.
Weaknesses: Heavy compared to other bikes. But nothing out of this world.
I would definitely recommend this bike as a starter. The frame is excellent to build on. For the price, you cannot get a better bike. Similar bikes (with Shimano Alivio shifters and derailleurs, decent fork, Maxxis tires, Manitou Axel fork, and especially Disc breaks!) will run you over $600! I paid less than $500. The bike is great!
Similar Products Used: Jamis cross country, Giant Boulder, many 2008 brodie/marin/fuji bikes
Bike Setup: Drop bars with shamino flight-decks, avid disk brakes, aero wheels with flatened spokes, tom-slick 1.4 tires, brooks saddle, plus custom parts.
from davis, ca
Date Reviewed: May 24, 2008
Strengths: frame is good, fork is good for trails and climbing, shifters are good.tires are good.
Weaknesses: brakes suck, switched them out for avid bb7 8" discs, hated the flat bar with the long stem, changed it for a 60mm riser. front derailleur cable skips off the derailleur if you shift fast over bumps. fork isn't as smooth as ide like it to be. and its a bit heavy for my liking. hubs are not sealed and are cheap
good bike for someone who is just getting into mountain biking, and not racing. good balance point for wheelies.
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: July 10, 2007
Strengths: It looks cool and the forks are descent but if you do any hard trails with dips or rythms be prepaired to replace forks and prepare to invest in new rims.
Weaknesses: Rims are a little weak i had to get my trued because of a couple bumps.
A great looking bike which is what you pay for. If you like to push this bike it has a good frame and descent shifters but be prepaired to replace,replace replace.But It is a geat frame to build on. I would not recomend buying this bike at Fat tire Inc. in Albuquerque ,New Mexico. PERIOD .If you have questions Email Me.
Strengths: Very Versatile Bike, Strong yet light. Love the Color, the shifters, the brakes, the geometry.
Weaknesses: Brakes squeek when wet, and gripers are slippery when my hands get wet (I don't wear gloves though)
Super bike! Love it, have no major issues with it. Would recomend it to anyone who wants a comfortable ride that can go anywhere and do it all. I didn't want to spend as much as I did, but it could have been alot worse, and I got a TON of bike for the money. Great overall package!
from Lubbock, Tx
Date Reviewed: October 15, 2006
Strengths: The schimano shifters are very smooth, and the fork is great. I love the disc brakes, will never go back to v-brakes after this. Light, easy to carry up stairs. tough bike.
Weaknesses: Right now I havn't found any and that has been bugging me because i've never had a bike like this before. Though i think the tires i started off with, Hutchinson Scorpion seemed to be to weak, I will more than likly change my tires by christmas, but other than that its great. With the disc brakes if you put a lot of mechanical pressure on than just like a car it will give that loud screech sound that annoys me, but thats what disc brakes do.
Its a great bike for starting out in going cross country, or racing. It is also an awesome deal for the money. I can pick up some great speed. Havn't found a race course to try it out on but I have been going fast at times. I love the wheels, WTB Speed disc.
a Weekend Warrior
from vernon, NJ USA
Date Reviewed: August 15, 2006
Strengths: -this is an update of my last review.
1. THe frame is annodized, it looks awesome. 2. The frame is aluminum and very light but also very strong. 3. very nice, light wieght wheels and tires 4. brakes are super strong for cable actuated 5. good for wheelies :) 6. guy at work said "hey, the dishwasher has a cool bike"
Weaknesses: 1. fork, it bottoms out too easy for my use 2. frame is annodized, it can scratch easy and its hard to fix the scratches 3. thats it
this bike is great. i love it all accept the fork is too soft for my use also it has too much flex when using the brakes. everything is perfect for more liesurely riders but i like to get a little crazy so im planning on changing the fork.i give it four chillis for the fork.
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Wondering if anyone out there has some experience on the Jamis Durango 1.0 WSD. My wife and I are looking for a good entry-level mountain bike for her, and this one is on the top of our list. Probably because I've been riding a Jamis for the last 4 years and I absolutely love it. Any feedback wou ... Read More »