jamis durango 2.0 - opinions?
So in the quest for a new bike the LBS brought me into the Jamis world. . . i was previoulsy looking at fisher's tassajara disc and specialized's rockhopper and kona's cinder cone and caldera. . .
anyone here ride this / know someone who does? i think i am leaning towards this bike not only as it is in the price range but seems like a better bang for the buck but wanted a first hand opinion on not only the model but Jamis in general . . .
Lionel Hutz, Esq.
I actually just left my job at a Jamis dealership (I'm moving, nothing to do with Jamis). It was my first time to really have a lot of experience with them and I was pretty impressed. A customer (and friend) of mine did crack a Cross Country 3.0 frame in a crash and Jamis wouldn't warranty it - I think they should have, but oh well. I was with him and most any bike at that price point would've been damaged so I'm not faulting the construction, just the warranty department (sorry, Dru).
At first I was skeptical of the Tektro hydraulic brakes but they're not bad. A customer upgraded his 2.0 and gave his Auigas to the manager and he likes them - they wouldn't be his first choice, but the price was right. I think the Mobster tires are a bit much. I'd swap 'em out for a better rolling pair - of course, different terrain may necessitate different treads.
I think you'd be happy with it. It's basically a beefed-up CC 3.0. All in all, I was impressed with Jamis. Pretty competitive prices across their whole line. Other than the aforementioned frame, they were really good about getting a good product to the store.
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Originally Posted by Thirdrawn
jamis is a awsome company. they keep their price down but still hook you up with crazy parts. i have owned 2 already in 1 year.
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