If you have to commute on and off the road often, the best option is to go with a Jamis hybrid bicycle.
Hybrid bicycles from Jamis are a mix of a road bike and a mountain bike. The result is a bicycle that’s suitable for general-purpose riding over all kinds of terrain without exerting a lot of physical power. People living in the city suburbs and countryside generally prefer hybrid bikes for ease of commuting. In this blog, we review some of the best hybrid bikes from Jamis that can be used in different settings.
Table of Contents
- Reviews of the Best Jamis Hybrid Bikes
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Who Makes the Jamis Bikes?
- Where Can You Buy Jamis Hybrid Bikes?
- Are Jamis Hybrid Bikes Good?
- Does A Higher Gear System Accommodate Faster Speeds?
- Can The Weight Of My Bicycle Make It Difficult To Ride?
- The Final Word
Reviews of the Best Jamis Hybrid Bikes
1. Jamis Coda Sports
The Jamis Coda Sport is one of the best hybrid bicycles in the market. It has come along way since it was first introduced. The model has the standard-hybrid-issue Shimano Tourney front and Acera rear derailleurs.
It comes with Vittoria Randonneur tires. Vittoria is a real tire company and you can buy their tires from bike shops. They are of better quality than the custom tires you will find in most other brands.
The bicycle also sports steel-wrapped resin pedals which make it sturdy for rough cycling. The best feature of the Coda Sport is its relatively lightweight steel frame that weighs just over 27 pounds. That is quite lightweight for the 19-inch frame size.
The frame is resilient and absorbs a lot of the road chatter you might otherwise feel while riding on rough pavement. The bike is offered in two variants, as Coda Sports and Coda Sports Femme (targeted for female customers). It is a low budget bike and costs just under $600.
Why We Like It
Versatile and easy to adjust, the Coda Sports is a brilliant bicycle for city cruising and countryside tours. If you can afford the price tag, then this is the bike to get.
2. Jamis Ventura Comp
The Jamis Ventura Comp is a fast and smooth hybrid bicycle with modern frame features and surprisingly high-end details for a bike priced just a bit over a thousand dollars.
Jamis offers many size options in this model. The chainstay length, fork offset, and bottom bracket drop can change across the bike’s size range. This allows the tallest and the shortest rider to experience perfect balance while riding, similar to someone of average height.
The head tube is elegantly tapered with hidden bearing cups. The Ventura has a pronounce head badge at the front of the head tube which is not common for most bicycles.
Lastly, the Ventura has fender and rear-rack mounts and 28mm Vittoria tires. The wheels can go with tubeless tires when the stock tires wear out.
Why We Like It
The Ventura Comp from Jamis is an amazing bike that offers great performance, a smooth ride, and equipped with high-quality components for its cost.
3. Jamis Allegro Series
The Jamis Allegro series combines good quality with high value to give you a top-class product. There are six total models in the Allegro line. There are three main models, with variants for each gender.
The Allegro Comp and Allegro Comp Femme are at the top of the line, at $699 each. These models have much nicer disc brakes, an aluminum fork, and higher-end Shimano components. The quality of components shows, offering great balance and riding comfort.
The Allegro Sport and Sport Femme are mid-range models. They feature a steel fork, Tektro mechanical disc brakes, and Shimano Acera derailleurs. They give you a very sturdy and comfortable ride, without causing a dent in your wallet.
Lastly, the Allegro and Allegro Step-Over are low-cost bicycles, costing just under $420. These models are built with cheaper components to help keep costs down. It has a quill stem, Promax rim brakes, and super-basic Shimano derailleurs and shifters. While the parts are cheap, they still offer a pretty safe and convenient ride.
Why We Like It
The Jamis Allegro Sport is a great choice for people who want a quality bike that’s reasonably affordable and easy to ride for casual tours.
4. Jamis DXT Dual Sport
Jamis DXT Dual Sports Bicycles are versatile hybrid bicycles. They have a frame that offers a mountain bike position with 29” 700c road wheels. The wheels are made to be a bit wider than road hybrids so they are great for all kinds of use on roads, dirt roads, and even a bit of mud as well.
You can put wider tires with bigger tread on them as well if you want to go hardcore off-road cycling. The bike comes with suspension forks and mountain bike gears, so they are like a lightweight fast mountain bike.
The dual-sport DXT is designed as a more pumped-up, go-anywhere/do-anything version of the Allegro fitness bike. So it is similar to the Allegro but leans more towards off-road use. It offers a more gearing range that allows you to take on steeper hills and tougher terrain.
The wider tires offer a trail-capable tread that allows access to more riding areas, both paved and packed. The disc brakes and suspension forks are designed for real off-road exploration and off-pavement adventure.
Why We Like It
All in all, the DXT is a versatile hybrid model that is perfect for riding in all kinds of terrains. It leans more towards off-road rides in mountainous terrains where it shines. But it performs adequately in the city as well.
5. Jamis Commuter 4
The commuter series is designed to be a utilitarian, all-weather bicycle that gives steady performance under tough weather conditions. Jamis launched the Commuter 4.0, which is a top of the line entry in the growing city bicycle category from the company.
Almost everything about the bike performs exactly how you would expect a city bike to perform. The Commuter 4.0 has a basic, no-frills aluminum frame that is reasonably stiff and nimble.
The bicycle is fitted with a suspension seat post that compensates for the natural harsh ride of aluminum. Our test ride showed that the frame could handle enough small road bumps with ease, without needing the suspension.
The frame also provides enough stiffness to efficiently propel you forward on smooth roads. This gives riders a good road feel and we could confidently maneuver through the city traffic during the day.
Now it must be said that this model doesn’t match the stiffness of a race-worthy road bike, but it is not meant for riding fast. It is meant for long-distance cycling, maybe to work and back. You probably don’t want something too stiff for a five-mile commute.
Why We Like It
The Commuter 4 is not only healthy, efficient and green, but also offersan easy and fun riding experience. The Commuter is designed to minimize maintenance, while maximizing comfort and efficiency.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Makes the Jamis Bikes?
Jamis Bicycles is an American producer and distributor of bicycles. Their bicycles are designed and mainly sold in the US. The main manufacturing facilities are in China and Taiwan.
The company started in 1939, and it was later acquired in 1990 by its parent company, G. Joannou Cycle Co. The company is currently headed by Carine Joannou, who is the Chief Executive.
Where Can You Buy Jamis Hybrid Bikes?
Jamis mountain bicycles are sold at more than a thousand authorized dealerships all over the world. You can find a retailer and distributor through the company website as well.
The company doesn’t have a shop at Amazon yet.
Are Jamis Hybrid Bikes Good?
Jamis is one of the leading bike companies based in the US. Their bicycles are popular in the market and this is evident by the many positive comments from their customers. Their hybrid bikes are rugged and hardwearing, making them great for a bit of off-road and gravel riding as well as on-road cruising.
Jamis hybrid bikes are incredibly popular among commuters who recognize that they are the perfect city bikes.
Does A Higher Gear System Accommodate Faster Speeds?
Gear systems are generally made to help riders navigate different terrains and elevations with less effort. They are a must for mountain and hybrid bikes to make the ride easier for cyclists. However, the gearing system does not increase your speed as that completely depends on your effort.
Can The Weight Of My Bicycle Make It Difficult To Ride?
The weight doesn’t necessarily affect your riding within a moderate range. If the bike is too heavy, however, you may have some difficulty carrying it around while on foot. This is why lighter bicycles are generally encouraged in the market. However, there are very few models that are so bulky that they become impossible to ride for people.
The Final Word
Jamis offers a wide range of hybrid bikes that are very effective for on-road and off-road cycling. The Jamis Coda Sports is arguably their best hybrid model that packs power, control, and good speed.
People looking for a cheaper option may want to go with Jamis Allegro, which is their most basic variant for a hybrid bike. If you want a bit more speed and handling for high terrain, consider the DXT Dual Sport which adds a lot of cool features.
The Jamis Ventura Comp is ideal for people who want a truly hybrid bike that performs decently in the city and country trails. It doesn’t have the same control of the Coda Sports but the second best option if you are lacking cash.
Finally, the Commuter is the ideal version for people who will mostly use the bike in the city, but want a hybrid in case they have to travel on elevated terrain.