Can’t breathe unless the air is big? Here’s the two-wheeled CPR unit you’ve been looking for. The massively manipulated frame tubes take every chute and ladder you can throw at it. Marzocchi’s Dirt Jumper II soaks up a full 130mm upon landing while the Hayes HMX disc brakes stop flawlessly in all conditions.
Bike Setup: Sram X.9 shifters and rear derailleur, STOMP pedals, Lizard skins lock on grips, Race Face bashguard, everything else stock.
a Weekend Warrior
Date Reviewed: October 23, 2004
Strengths: heavy duty frame, nice fork, good crank
Weaknesses: pedals, grips, derailers are a little crappy after abuse, wheels and tires
i have beaten the crap out of this bike for a year now and it has served me well, deff a good buy! i love it, the bike is pretty much unbreakable except for a few small things that everyone replaces anyways, very good buy!
Bike Setup: new pedals, new seat, just small things
a Weekend Warrior
from Ontario Canada
Date Reviewed: September 6, 2004
Strengths: Light frame (also a weakness) Dj2 Brakes work well (at first) 14" frame is great geometry Frame is strong enough for light freeride and some trail
Weaknesses: although im not very hard on the bike (3' jumps, 5' drops and some urban/trials) some components have suffered -The brakes seem mto be slowly losing power, the rims are crap as well as the tires that wear out very quick
For a light freeride/street bike u need to make some changes such as (check out my improved setup)..... wider handlebars, platform pedals, a seat with more give, bashring, and better rims, new tires and..... ya that's bout it
Stock - XC , very light freeride/street Small Upgrades - XC, light freeride/street Huge Upgrades - Heavy Freeride/street (frame will snap tho)
the main reason i bought the Jamis Eureka was for the fork and geometry, if i get more into biking ill likely get new rims, tires and than eventually a stronger frame (DMR, 243, Norco......) but i doubt it,... good fun bike (and at 1100 canadian it was a sweet buy for me)
Stock - 4value - 3overall With my upgrades - 5value - 4overall
Similar Products Used: Friends bikes.... Kona Scrap, Norco Sasquatch and Fuji panic comp
Bike Setup: FRAME: 2003 Jamis Eureka FORK: 2003 Marzocchi Dirt Jumper II130mm HEADSET: Dia Compe SAS Aheadset, 1 1/8” WHEELSET: Mavic X139 rims, 32H, w/ Shimano Deore front and rear hubs, WTB 14g stainless steel spokes. TIRES: Hutchinson Scorpion, 26” x 2.3”, wire bead. DERAILLEURS: Shimano Deore rear, Deore 31.8mm top swing/top pull front. SHIFTERS: Shimano Deore, Rapidfire-SL, 27-speed. CHAIN: Shimano HG-72. FREEWHEEL: Shimano HG50-II 7.0, 9-speed, 11-32. CRANKSET: Shimano w/ 22/32/38Blackspire SuperGod BOTTOM BRACKET: TruVativ ISIS-Drive DH, 68 x 113mm. PEDALS: Diamonback BMX platform BRAKESET: Hayes HMX-1 cable-actuated disc brakes front and rear, Hayes HML-1 levers. HANDLEBAR: Axiom Supercross 78mm rise 700mm length STEM: Radical Artos DH 40mm 25.4" GRIPS: WTB dual compound. SEATPOST: Koski SportPost, 350mm x 27.2mm w/ alloy clamp and QR seatpin. SADDLE: Supercycle COLORS: Primal Grey
from Dublin, OH
Date Reviewed: June 16, 2004
Strengths: Dirt jumper 2, great for eating up 3 to 6 foot drops. handle bars, good width and big and beefy. brakes will stop you in anything and as fast as you need. The frame is pretty good. The rims are good for light freeriding and cross country riding. It comes with tires that have some width to them, 2.3, but that is about as big as you can go.
Weaknesses: Frame comes in some what uneven sizes, (12, 14, 17, 19, 21?). The hubs (deores are weak, I have broke both of them twice). The pedals you can't keep your feet on. There is no rock ring. Only can put about 2.35 on the frame. Derailers are a little weak sometimes.
This bike is hard to beat for what comes on it. It can handle what most people want to do on a hardtail and I have done more on it than what I did on the AC, which is built up for downhill.
Similar Products Used: Specialized P2, Giant AC1, other cross country hardtails and a Gary Fisher Sugar
Bike Setup: Primo Tenderizers, dirt jumping seat with flag pole seat post, 22, 32, rock ring.
from toronto, ontario, canada
Date Reviewed: May 24, 2004
Strengths: this bike has amazing components it's really light and the dj2 seal the deal. hayes discs stop you in a heart beat and the rims are good for at least 6'-7' drops considering their for xc and after two years of racing sx,dh,slome and riding dirt jumps this bike holds together and only has some scrapes from me falling
Weaknesses: the frame is built to much like a xc frame (but thats minor) the pedals are small for xc. no bash guard!!
this bike is an overall amazing bike. it will take any terain or type of riding you do. with one or two replacements this bike will be killer plus this bike looks good when you urban ride through the crowds. if you are concidering a new hardtail then i highly advise that you get the eureka. this is a great bike for any and all riders, this is my favorite bike and it kicks ass.
Similar Products Used: norco bigfoot (but the jamis is better)
Bike Setup: still stock and if this doesn't say something then i don't know what does
a Weekend Warrior
from Penetang, Ontario, Canada
Date Reviewed: March 25, 2004
Strengths: I list the strenghts and weaknesses according to my height/weight, 5'5" 120lbs
-The 14" frame is great (ligth, strong, maneuverable) -The DJ2 fork is by far the most impressive component (perfect stiffness and 130mm travel is great) -The Stem, BB and Cranks are TruVativ Hussefelt -Hayes 6" discs brakes -Good handlebar setup -Tires and rims are o.k.
Weaknesses: -The bike does not come with a bashguard -The pedals are a joke -The cable routing runs over the top tube -The seat is brutal and brakes my a$$
Good frame, great fork, good components
Great value (you don't waste money on brand name gimmicks)
Similar Products Used: Tested an 04 Kona Stuff Owned a pitiful Wal-Mart bike
Bike Setup: Stock except for... -Alloy platform pedals -Chainstay Protector
I am going to buy a bashguard when my chainring breaks and I might get a new seat
a Weekend Warrior
from Lower Gwynedd PA
Date Reviewed: December 2, 2003
Strengths: Good Breaks, Beefy frame, Plush Marzocchi Dirt Jumper 2 forks, wide 2.3 tires and a shimano Deore Drivetrain. Good truvativ cranks. Pretty nice seat. Bike is very versatile and can be used for all different types of riding, cross-country, dirt jumping, freeride, urban, and downhill
Weaknesses: Sucky pedals
This a great all-arround bike that can be used for many different types of riding , dirt jumping, uban, freeride, downhill, and cross-country. Has GREAT DIRT JUMPER 2 forks. Dual hayes 6inch mechanical disks are a plus and are very responsive. The Shimano Deore Drivetrain is great too. You really get great components for your money. $700 for this bike is a great deal. This is just a great bike! Only 28lbs
Bike Setup: everything is stock. gonna get some azonic pedals and maybe a race face bash ring
Date Reviewed: November 26, 2003
Strengths: the frame,fork,cranks
Weaknesses: the wheels bend after a couple of small 2'-4' drops and the seat sucks,the seat post, and the casette was bent from the factory, the rear hub was also bent but I stuck with it, and the breaks suck, and also the pedals are the worst in the world.
this bike is great for a novice rider like mt self, but I have become better and I am changing a lot of the components, I have put a WTB power V DH, richey seat post, azonic chubby PDW riser and azonic shorty stem whit 28.6 clamp radius, and rad accesories BMX pedals, along with avid mechanical disc brakes, soon to be 8" rotors
Strengths: The frame is a beast. The breaks can stop you any time, in any condition. The Dirt Jumper Fork is amazing. It can handle 5 and 6 foot drops.
Weaknesses: The 17 inch frame is a little to cross country like and takes away from dirt jumping and street riding. Needs a good set of platform pedals, like primos!
If you want to go big and don't have that much money this is your bike. I can ride this on the cross country trail and then down the downhill, and it eats up both. I can out run the hard core cross country riders and beat the downhillers. I can't see myself with any other bike.
a Weekend Warrior
from The Great White North
Date Reviewed: October 17, 2003
Strengths: Good Geometry, solid frame, the brakes are alright, sturdy fork, the Truvative parts are pretty strong great seat, fairly light
Weaknesses: XC rims and tires are a joke, pedals are crap, If your LBS sells them their will be allot of them on the trail (not really a weakness I guess) the fork would be cooler if it was the 20mm DJ II
I am 6" around 175lbs I bought the bike to learn some skills before going to a big full squish bike but now I am hooked on the versatility of hardtails so my next ride will be a pimped out hardtail of some sort.
This is a perfect bike for anyone getting into the freeride side of things who is still gonna wanna ride urban and dirtjumping and even some trail riding.
Save yourself a little more than the cost of the bike so you can swap out the rims, tires, pedals and add a rock ring Oh yeah if your new to this kinda stuff don't skimp on some good shin pads Full face gloves and maybee some elbow pads.
Great bike with a few cheese parts to cut cost.
Its hard to rate because after the parts are swapped out its all 4's but stock its 3 so I will just go with that
Similar Products Used: First real Mountain bike of my own but I demoed all sorts
Bike Setup: 17inch Stock except added rock ring 521 rear rim WTB weirwolf tires front and rear
a Weekend Warrior
from Edmonton, AB
Date Reviewed: September 25, 2003
Strengths: price,1500 can,dj2 fork, reasonable brakes, good component setup, very stiff frame, s-bend chain and seat stays
Weaknesses: tires, wheels, cannot run more than a 6" in the rear, cannot run a 24" wheel
Such an amazing bike its hard to explain. The geometry of the bike is much different than the picture shows. That frame must be at least a 20". Tires wear really fast when doin street but thats barely a weakness. Overall one of the best urban/singletrack/trials bikes around. Buy it!!!
a Weekend Warrior
from Amherst MA USA
Date Reviewed: September 16, 2003
Strengths: Very sturdy frame, cool colors, awsem fork (dj2's ROCK!!), great handel bar set-up, crankset, drivtrain, and brakes
Weaknesses: tires wear out fast when street riding and pedals are annoying because their half flat and half clip in but you can take the clip in out really easily
This is a great freeride/trail bike that is very versitile. You can take it anywhere and it will perform really well in all kinds of conditions. It's fun to jump and really light. It is a great price too for all you are getting.
Favorite Trail: Amethis brook ,misty bottom, street
Duration Product Used: 3 months
Purchased At: Valley Bikes
Similar Products Used: none
Bike Setup: All stock!!!!!
a Weekend Warrior
from Charlottesville, Va, USA
Date Reviewed: September 8, 2003
Strengths: Everything is heavy duty, I weigh in around 208lbs so I need something that is going to hold up. This bike definitly fits the bill.
Weaknesses: Stock pedals are pretty lame, but I know they have to cut somewhere to keep the price down
I have never owned any type of suspension before. The fork on this bike is unbeleivable. The jumping that I have done so far has not begin to test what this fork can handle. Its a little bit of a chore to get the air pressure right, but I can deal with that. After this bike I will never ride with out disc brakes again. Out for a pretty muddy ride yesterday and they worked flawlessly. I even put a set of BMX pedals on it and lowered the seat and tried some mild trials moves, pogoing in a circle, front wheel endos and slow controled wheelies, all I can say is awesome. This bike was made for me!! I would recommend to anyone that wants a durable fun bike!!
Similar Products Used: 1996 Cannondale Killer V (ridgid on both ends)
Bike Setup: Everything is stock except for my Shimano 535 (i think) platfom pedals from my old bike.
a Weekend Warrior
from Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Date Reviewed: July 20, 2003
Strengths: The frame is well built and can take anything you can dish out. The specs are great for trials, dirt jumping, free riding and urban. The fork is stiff which makes it great for big drops. To top it all off it has some sweet mech. discs. For the price its and extremely sweet offer that no one should pass up.
Weaknesses: The tires on this bike wear out really fast and aren't very good at all. The rims also suck and get flat spots really easily. If you are doing and log jumping or anything that could hurt the chain rings then exchange the third one for a bash ring/ chain guide (MRP). Shifter cables run on the top of the tube too.
One of the GREATEST bikes out there for its price and what it can do. The GREATEST bike i've ever owned and can take some of the biggest hits you can dish out. 100% worth the price and is GREAT for urban, dirt jumping, freeriding and trials.
Similar Products Used: Specialized P1, P2, P3. Kona Scrap.
Bike Setup: DJ2, Hayes HMX1 disc's with 6" roters, truvativ hussefelt cranks and BB. Azonic Hot seat, lock ons, Sun Ringle Zuzu pedals, Sun Mammoth DH rims, Sun Ringle abbah disc hubs and MRP long range patrol (LRP) Chain Guide/ Bashring system.
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