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  1. General Discussion
    Both the Portal and the Hardline will come with FOX Float X2 shocks. The Sea Otter Classic is a time for the cycling industry to show off it latest designs and Jamis Bikes can't wait to show the world what it's been working on the past two years. At Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA Jamis...
  2. 29er Bikes
    Tony Hergert's race bike is dedicated to a cause near and dear to his heart. Tony Hergert is the defending Master's Marathon Champion in the National Ultra Endurance Series. His race bike is a gorgeous Jamis Dakota Team hardtail. Out of the box, it weighed a ridiculous 20 pounds. To eke out...
  3. 27.5
    This women's specific plus bike is made from Reynolds 520 steel (click to enlarge). A year ago, Jamis introduced the Dragonslayer 27.5+ that had a feature list the included a steel frame, adjustable sliding thru-axle dropouts, Boost 142 spacing, trail geometry, and a whole host of eyelets and...
  4. General Discussion
    Our recent round up of 13 new mountain bikes under $3000 was a very popular article and an indication that mountain bikers are looking for help finding great bikes at a great price. But what about the absolute beginner mountain biker that is looking to buy their first "real" mountain bike but...
  5. 29er Bikes
    What does "affordable" really mean? Last year after the cycling industry's annual trade show known as Interbike, I did a write-up on some of the best value mountain bikes for 2015. Now, just as then, the amount of bike you can get for $3000 has never been higher. But using the term "affordable"...
  6. General Discussion
    Short'ish 17.1" chainstays are designed to deliver a snappy playful ride (click to enlarge). New Jersey-based bike maker Jamis this week launched a line of alloy enduro mountain bikes. The new 27.5" Defcon series rigs are built around a 160mm suspension platform that's geared toward riding the...
  7. 27.5
    Jamis Bikes showed us their Dakar AMT Comp that we featured in our Round-up of 12 awesome value mountain bikes, but the bike that the Jamis guys were most excited about was the all new Dakar AMT Pro 27.5. The Dakar AMT Pro was redesigned last year around the 27.5" wheel platform and it is...
  8. 29er Bikes
    Please be sure to read the lastest round-up of the most affordable mountain bikes for $3000 here>> Now is a great time to buy a mountain bike. The amount of bike that you can get for $3000 has never been higher. While most of us would balk at spending $7,000 to $8,000 (or more) on a new...
  9. General Discussion
    Multi-time Israeli cross country national champ Rotem Ishay overcame serious off-bike adversity to qualify for the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Norway next month. Photo by Sitar Neveh Though the 2014 Israeli cross country mountain bike championships featured back-and-forth racing...
  10. 27.5
    Introduction: This review is a collaboration between Mountain Bike Tales and Francis Cebedo. Mountain Bike Tales tested the Comp Version while Francis of mtbr rode the Pro version of the Jamis Dakar Sixfifty B. Intermediate Sized Wheels & Big Boy Style Fun A Bit About Wheels Collectively...
  11. 27.5
    Introduction: Sal from Jamis spilled the 2013 650b beans on the awesome Mtbr 650b forum. The discussion on the new Jamis 650b line is here. We've been riding the 2012 Jamis SixFiftyB for the last few months and are delighted to see the expanding line from Jamis. Jamis is one of the companies...
  12. 29er Bikes
    As we get ready for this year's 22nd edition of the Sea Otter Classic (sponsored this year by Volkswagen and presented by SRAM), we would like to take a look back at some highlights from last year. 2012 Shimano XT and XTR The XT gets an 2×10 (40/28 and 38/26) and 3×10 (42-32-24)...
  13. Trail Riding
    Hi there!! I have been riding for a while hardtail, and even though I like it, a few months ago, a friend of mine allowed me to ride on his full suspension "dropper 2010" (Dropper is a bike from the Mexican brand Alubike) And I confess that I loved the sensation of going down and feeling the...
  14. Jamis
    Hey Yall I recently purchased a Jamis Dakar XC and have been riding it for about three weeks not. Last week I took the chain off and cleaned it up. But since then I have noticed that that Chain seems to slip some how. I'll be pedaling and all of a sudden it will feel as if it wants to change...
  15. What Bike to Buy
    Hey everyone. I am trying to get my first full suspension MTB. Have it narrowed down to about $2,000. I like the 2011 Trek Fuel EX 8 but I can get the 2010 Jamis Dakar XCT 3 for the same price on Jenson USA. Any advice?
  16. General Discussion
    Team Jamis takes wins in Utah and Tennessee while Rotem Ishay takes the Silver Medal at the Collegiate National Road Race championships. Congrats to Utah's Kelsy Bingham and Georgia's Thomas Turner as they secured wins in their respective regional professional series events this past weekend...
  17. General Discussion
    TEAM JAMIS ANNOUNCES 2011 ROSTER. NEW ADDITIONS TO THE JAMIS FAMILY. Team Jamis is excited to announce it's coming out of the blocks in 2011 firing on all cylinders. The team just signed Ben Sonntag to join the Jamis family. Sonntag will make his Team Jamis debut at the TransAndes mountain...
  18. General Discussion
    Turner one of top Americans at La Ruta Cycling News - While much of the spotlight was on Americans Alex Grant and Sam Schultz at La Ruta de los Conquistadores mountain bike stage race this past week in Costa Rica, another American, Thomas Tuner, was putting in strong performances each...
  19. General Discussion
    The last 30 seconds in the start chute at the World Championships are the most stressful and highest concentration of energy you'll find in a mountain bike race, all season. You have the culmination of a life time's worth of training, the hopes, dreams, goals and aspirations of 100 riders from...
  20. General Discussion
    Team Jamis executed a dual assault on mountain bike racing this past weekend, sending riders to the US Cup series opener in Fontana, California, and the UCI C1 Ultimate Dirt Challenge in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Team Jamis members Rotem Ishay, Blake Harlan, Adam Snyder, and Jason Sager lined up for...
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