2014 Jamis Trail X 650 Bike (discontinued)

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Very capable bike

Rating:
The Good:

Stability in all conditions, brakes, fine wheels

The Bad:

Standard tires

Overall Review:

I love this bike, it outrides most others at this price and has never let me down. It's immensely strong, has fittings for fixing racks and feels like it would go round the world without issue. I've ridden it for 3 years no bother, just a replaced chain when the original wore out with heavy use.

Suspension forks are better than expected, wheels are really good and I adore the braking, this one is hydraulic. 

I've seen friends break their bikes on the same trails as I use, this thing just keeps going! 

heavy in the wrong places

Rating:
The Good:

The selling price is 100 dollars less than retail

The Bad:

Tires are very heavy, very very low end parts, should only be sold in box stores, the frame is very heavy as well, the handlebar is heavy steel.

Overall Review:

This bike is so low end it will not meet the needs of a regular XC Rider. The front fork does not have damping as stated and this too is very heavy. All components are the bottom of the barrel, no branding on many parts, It's so heavy it's not that much fun to ride. I will never look at a Jamis again.

Good Bike for XC

Rating:
The Good:

650 tires, disk breaks, it's a bike! I can ride and it looks good enough, price was under 500, front shock lock out,

The Bad:

OMG the seat is the worst, bike is heavy a bit over 30 lb, some low end parts, front shock squishie,

Overall Review:

It handles well, my first hard tail and I like it, tires are good for xc bike, front shock has no prescription load, my fit is a bit off, I didn't pay a lot for the bike but it handles well and it's fast, does what I need the most that XC, I still a real mountain bike,  as stated it's a  hard tail so it's limited in Virginia mountainus backcountry, can't afford better yet.

Specifications

Product Jamis Trail X 650 Bike
Model Year 2014
Riding Type Cross Country
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
15", 17", 19", 21" View Geometry
Size 15" 17" 19" 21"
Top Tube Length 22.00 23.03 23.82 24.61
Head Tube Angle 70° 70° 70° 70°
Head Tube Length 3.94 4.33 5.12 5.51
Seat Tube Angle 72.5° 72.5° 72.5° 72.5°
Seat Tube Length 15 17 19 21
Bottom Bracket Height 12.12 12.12 12.12 12.12
Chainstay Length 17.12 17.12 17.12 17.12
Wheelbase 41.25 42.32 43.11 43.94
Standover 28.70 30.16 31.24 32.64
Reach
Stack
Wheel Size 27.5" (650b), 27.5" (650b)
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details 6061 Aluminum Main Tubes
Rear Travel Hardtail
Rear Shock N/A
Fork RST Blaze 650 MLO, MCU/Coil Spring with Mechanical Lock-Out, External Preload Adjustor, 30mm Stanchions
Fork Travel 100mm
Head Tube Diameter Straight Zero-Stack
Headset Zero-Stack Internal Cup Threadless, 25mm Shim Stack, 1-1/8"
Handlebar Jamis XC Riser, 6° Sweep x 13mm Rise x 620mm
Stem Jamis XC Alloy Threadless, 10° Rise x 90mm (15"), 100mm (1-19"), 110mm (21")
Grips Kraton for Trigger-Shift
Brakes Tektro Novela Mechanical Disc Brakes with 6" Rotors
Brake Levers Shimano
Drivetrain
Shifters Shimano Acera ST-EF51, 8-Speed
Front Derailleur Shimano M190
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera M360
ISCG Tabs N/A
Chainguide N/A
Cranks SR Suntour XCC-T102 Alloy Arms, 170mm (15"), 175mm (17"-21")
Chainrings 42/34/24 Tooth
Bottom Bracket Sealed Cartridge, 68 x 122.5mm
Pedals ATB Platform, Hi-Impact Resin Cage and Body
Chain KMC HG40
Cassette Shimano HG-31, 8-Speed, 11-32 Tooth
Rims Alex TD26 650b, 32 Hole
Hubs Alloy 6-Bolt Disc
Spokes 14g Black Stainless Steel
Tires Jamis TX, 27.5" (650b) x 2.1"
Saddle Jamis ATB Sport with Pressure Relief Channel, SL Cover, Protective Front and Rear Guards
Seatpost Jamis OS Alloy Micro-Adjust, 400mm
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp Quick Release
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors Ano Silver
Warranty Lifetime for Frame, Components Other Than Frame and Fork for 1 Year, Suspension Forks are Covered by Their Original Manufacturer's Warranty
Weight 31 lb 8 oz (14,288 g)
Miscellaneous
Price $570
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