Mountain bikes have come a long way in the past 20 years. Instead of just a more sturdy bike with bigger tires for going on rough terrain, they are just as advanced and specialized as road racing bikes, with different configurations for specific disciplines. No matter if you're a serious rider, new to the sport, or just want a more comfortable ride on trails, there's a mountain bike for you!
Jamis Trail X
The Trail X bikes are the most affordable in the Jamis lineup, perfect for riders new to mountain biking, or just want something to take on rails to trails. They share some of the same features as higher end mountain bikes, such as lightweight aluminum frames, front suspension and disc brakes. Also perfect for casual riders and commuters who don't want to be limited to just riding on pavement.
The Durango series of bikes share many of the same features as the Trail X series, except that they feature 29" wheels. These larger wheels are favorites among riders who want a smoother ride, Featuring the same light weight aluminum frame and front suspension fork, these are another excellent choice for the new or casual rider.
The Jamis Komodo series of mountain bikes are what's called "Plus" bikes. With tires measuring 3" wide, this puts them between a standard mountain bike tire and a fat bike tire. This is an increasingly popular type of bike, especially for newer yet serious riders because of both the added comfort and traction the wider tires provide. Available in both 26"+ and 27.5"+ varieties, all models feature lightweight aluminum frames, front suspension forks, and disc brakes.
The Jamis Dragon Slayer series of bikes is very similar to the Komodo series, except that they feature a steel frame instead of aluminum. While slightly heavier than aluminum, steel frames have a different feel some riders prefer. Steel has more spring to it than aluminum, so it can help to smooth out a ride even further. Combined with the larger Plus size tires and front suspension fork, this is as close as you'll come to a full suspension mountain bike without all of the added weight and cost!
The Dakar series of bikes from Jamis are more serious bikes for more serious riders. They're perfect for anyone who wants to step up from a hardtail, or who just wants to tackle tougher terrain with confidence. Available in both aluminum and carbon fiber frames, these bikes have higher end features for more serious riders, such as front and rear suspension, as well as hydraulic disc brakes for more control on fast descents down a mountain.