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Jamis Bicycles

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Jamis bicycles have been produced since 1979 when the firm came out with its "Earth Cruiser". From that beach cruiser the line continually expanded. In 1983 Jamis moved into mountain bikes and in 1988 the first Jamis road bikes came out.

The company is owned by long-time bicycle importer and distributer G Joannou Cycle. Joannou Cycle was founded in 1937, making it one of the oldest bicycle firms in the country.

On this page: Jamis 48cm Satellite | Jamis 61cm Aurora Elite touring bicycle

48cm Jamis Satellite bicycle. New, $950.00

This sloping top-tube bike's effective seat tube length is 48 cm (actual 41.5cm center-to-center) x 49cm top tube

  • This is a 2011 model Satellite, made from Reynolds 520 Double-butted tubing.
  • It is equipped with a full carbon fork.
  • Triple FSA "Vero" crankset
  • Shimano Tiagra rear and Sora front derailleurs
  • 9-speed rear cogset, 12-26

Jamis Satellite bike

A well-designed bike with wide-range gearing.

Jamis Satellite bicycle

From the front. Dual-pivot Tektro calipers give plenty of stopping power. The bike is equipped with Ritchey bar and stem.

Jamis Satellite bicycle

Close-up of the drivetrain

Jamis Satellite bicycle

And the seat cluster

Jamis 61cm Aurora Elite touring bicycle. Used, $2,500.00

  • Seat tube: 61cm center-to-center
  • Top tube 59cm
  • Reynolds 631 tubing
  • Bike comes beautifully equipped with lights, bags, and racks as shown
  • Hand-built wheels, 36-hole Mavic A 719 rims
  • Dynamo front hub

This bike is truly ready to go anywhere. Here's what Road.CC had to say about this bike: "It manages to balance just the right amount of speed on the road with just the right amount of load-carrying and all-surface capability, in a well-specced and good-looking package.

"The frame of the Aurora is Reynolds' touring-staple air-hardened 631 tubing, which is stronger that the standard Cromoly (520 in Reynolds parlance) that you often get at this kind of money. It's well made and well finished, with a matching Cromoly fork that sports a decent amount of rake promising a bit of compliance. Rack and mudguard mounts are all present and correct, as are low rider bosses on the forks."

The wheels use Mavic's renowned A719 trekking rims. Here's how Mavic describes them: "A 719 is the benchmark rim for the trekking and tour market (All Road). SUP welded, wide, UB Control machined braking surface, its endurance enables to accumulate kilometres in the roughest road conditions."

Aurora Elite

Racks, bags, lights, fenders, locks. This bike is complete.

Aurora Elite bike

From the back

Jamis Aurora

Treated, softened leather saddle and elevated bars (with bell!) make for a comfortable ride. Wide platform pedals give any shoe lots of support.

Aurora Elite bike

The dynamo front hub. Note also the bags are all locked to the frame.