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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: 54cm Satellite Femme | 61cm Aurora Elite touring bicycle | 16" Dakota mountain framset

54cm Jamis Satellite Femme bicycle. New, $950.00

Part# 96102

Geometry of 54cm: Factory specs say seat tube center-to-center is 48.2cm x 53cm 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
  • Pictured is a 48cm Satellite Femme bike, but the specs are the same.

Jamis Satellite bike

A well-designed bike with wide-range gearing. Note, though the bike we have for sale is 54cm, this is a picture of the same model in 48cm.

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 Spurcycle bell, Arkel Orca bags, Utili-Ti waterproof bags, and Axiom Journey rack rear, Zefal Raider lowrider front, as shown
  • Hand-built wheels, 36-hole Mavic A 719 rims
  • SP-Dynamo PV-8 front hub, DT Onyx rear
  • Busch & Mueller HL Lum 102 U Headlight, TL Toplight Plus Brake tail light
  • Deore 9s 12-36t cassette
  • Sugino XD600 175/26/36/46 crankset, Phil Wood SS bottom bracket
  • Deore rear derailleur, SunTour XC Pro 9000 front derailleur
  • DuraAce 9s barcon shifters
  • Tektro brake levers
  • Handmade Gilles Berthoud saddle from France

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-spec'ed 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 handmade Gilles Berthoud leather saddle and elevated bars make for a comfortable ride. Wide platform pedals give any shoe lots of support. And that bell! It's a Spur Cycle Bell, hand made in California. Nothing sounds as clear and loud.

Aurora Elite bike

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

Aurora elite bicycle

And here's a last look at the whole bike

16" (40.5cm) Jamis Dakota mountain frame black. New, $300.00

40.5 seat tube x 53cm top tube

  • 110mm head tube
  • Double-butted 4130 cro-moly tubing
  • 2 sets of water bottle braze-ons
  • Rack braze-ons
  • Vertical dropouts
  • Internal rear brake cable
  • We guess built in the mid-to-late 90s

Jamis Dakota

This should clean up into a nice-looking classic mountain frameset.