Jamis Durango Sport SX 2002 Hardtail

4/5 (8 Reviews)


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by charlie diebolt a Weekend Warrior from old lyme, CT, USA

Date Reviewed: October 11, 2004

Strengths:    frame, grips, brakes and seat, plus looks

Weaknesses:    fork, derailers, pedles, and rims

Bottom Line:   
This bike is to bikes what british cars are to cars, they break all the time and when they do work they still suck. The fork is the worst ever it took me 2 monhths to break it in, pedles are cheapie, the tires were way too knobby for everyday use and the derailers broke all the time. the frame is the best part of the bike, its light and strong. If you like to upgrade your bike this bike is for you. Also for a real beginner who likes to ride on the street and maybe the trails too.

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Favorite Trail:   bluff point

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $380.00

Purchased At:   Old Saybrook Cycles( out of buissness)

Similar Products Used:   trek

Bike Setup:   contanental explorer tires, bulletproof bmx pedles, everything else is pretty much stock

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by C R a Cross Country Rider from Gunnison, CO USA

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2003

Strengths:    Nice frame, stiff, light and decent paint.

Weaknesses:    Everything else especially the fork.

Bottom Line:   
This was my 1st bike. It wasn't bad for the money, but it was horrible off road. The shifters are big and bulky and required more effort than deore shifters. The suspension sucked but what do you expect from a 35 dollar fork. I kept getting pinch flats from the Mosquito tires even at recomended air pressure and they wore out very quick. I upgraded to Maxxis Mofo tires, slapped on a Duke XC and just finished upgrading to a 9 speed drivetrain. The bike handles awesome and takes anything I throw at it, technical decents, steep climbs, and killer drops. If your giving mountain biking a serious thought, save your money and buy something else. If its your first bike and want something better than K-Mart or Wal-Mart stuff go with a Jamis.

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Favorite Trail:   Rattle Snake

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Performance Bike

Similar Products Used:   Various Giant, Trek, Specialized, and Gary Fisher bikes.

Bike Setup:   Durango frame, 9 spd XT shifters rear derail and chain. LX front derail and casette. Rock Shox Duke XC and Maxxis tires.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Angelo Cilenti a Weekend Warrior from Pittsburgh, PA

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2003

Strengths:    Very Light wieght T6061 Aluminum Frame. Quick and easy to manuver.

Weaknesses:    None so far

Bottom Line:   
Great Frame strong, light weight, and good geometry. Could not build a better bike for what I paid!!

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Favorite Trail:   Any drypack singletrack

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Various "custom build"

Similar Products Used:   2003 Gary Fisher Tasajara

Bike Setup:   Bontrager wheels, Doeore shifters and, derailers Promax front disc, Kore lite stem and handel bar, Manitou magnum R fork, Ritchey seatpost and headset.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Leon Parmiter a Weekend Warrior from Labrador, Canada

Date Reviewed: December 4, 2002

Strengths:    Lightweight, good bang for your buck, comfortable ride

Weaknesses:    Shocks are light stiff even on the weakest level

Bottom Line:   
Very good bike for beginner riders, not to expensive, I would recommend it to anyone. By the way I paid $650 Canadian for mine.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Fun & Fast


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Adam a Cross Country Rider from colorado

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2002

Strengths:    i dont know how the rest of u guys paid 800 bucks for it???rigid frame, stiff shocks, looks cool, reasonable price

Weaknesses:    really really hard seat, and the gears slip

Bottom Line:   
its an awesome bike and i love it

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Favorite Trail:   3 mile powerline

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $370.00

Purchased At:   Rose Bke Shope...They're The Best!!!!

Similar Products Used:   gary fisher hardtail

Bike Setup:   stock except clipless pedals, new seat, and suspension seatpost

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Eric from Decatur, GA, USA

Date Reviewed: September 9, 2002

Strengths:    lightweight, comfortable ride offroad, inexpensive, good for tall riders

Weaknesses:    front shocks are stiff even and the softest setting, TIRES SUCK--I had 3 rear tire flats in the first two weeks and have had 2 more since then. It could be the rims or the tires, but something is letting the tube get pinched too easily, even at the proper inflation.

Bottom Line:   
This bike rides great offroad. The geometry feels really good for a tall rider. (I'm 6'2".) This bike rode much better than anything else under $400. As much as it likes the trails, it seems to hate the road. The ride is pretty rough on pavement, and 4 of my 5 flats were on the road. I've been cursing this bike sometimes as I ride to and from school, but have loved it every time I've taken it offroad on the weekends.
If I had it to do over again, though, I would shell out the extra money for either the Gary Fisher Marlin or the Jamis Durango SX (next model up). The investment would be worth the improvement in suspension and tires.

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Favorite Trail:   Yellow River

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $380.00

Purchased At:   Intown Bicycles

Similar Products Used:   Gary Fisher Marlin, Giant Rincon

Bike Setup:   factory except avenir saddle and panaracer rear tire

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Evan a Weekend Warrior from Ogdensburg, NY USA

Date Reviewed: May 31, 2002

Strengths:    Good stiffness, Good rapid fire shifting,Good Suspension, Good seat, Good Handlebars, and Lightweight.

Weaknesses:    Gears sometimes not accurate, but not often.

Bottom Line:   
Great Bike recomend it for all beginner users, it my second bike and I love it. Couldn't have picked a better one!!!

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Favorite Trail:   Clarkson University

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Bike Post Canton, NY

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Same as Purchased

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jamie a Racer from Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia

Date Reviewed: February 24, 2002

Strengths:    Light weight Alloy frame at a Good budget priced bike for a 24 speed that never lets you down.
Good strength of the frame at the rear because of the shape of the frame.


Weaknesses:    Comes with cheap cage style pedals & bad tyres.

Bottom Line:   
The best MTB I have owned yet at a great price. Very good for XC racing & still has enough strength to do a bit off down hill, handling it quiet well.

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Favorite Trail:   Bago Range, Port Macquarie

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Gordon St Cycles, Port Macquarie

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Innova 16"x1.95" Tyres. Shimano PD-M545 Off-Road Sport Pedals

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