Why Jamis Mountain Bikes are a Heaven to Ride on

By: Muna wa Wanjiru

The challenge of building the perfect bicycle is an impractical goal, but it's the only one that's doing worthwhile. In Jamis Mountain Bikes, they have been at it most of their lives. CEO and President of the corporation Carine Joannou also takes care of the parent company having succeeded after her father in the year 1981.

What began as a humble local distributor of imported European bicycles and its parts in the year 1937 Jamis Mountain Bikes has grown into a national powerhouse with having global distributors all through the world. GJC is now one of the largest, oldest bicycle companies under the original possession in America.

Vice President Greg Webber is a pillar of support for Jamis Mountain Bikes being with them ever since 1979 when the Earth Cruiser rolled out for the first time. He also joined the team led by Carine when GJC acquired Jamis Mountain Bikes in 1990. Their passion, leadership and commitment inspire the rest of the avid bikers at Jamis Mountain Bikes not to be satisfied by the good enough stuff. The entire group aims for nothing short of precision all day, even every day.

By the year 1989 Jamis Mountain Bikes rolls out the Earth Cruiser. The Cantilever Cruiser was re engineered and redesigned. This provides for an equal amount of fashion and fun spurring the movement.

They first delivered Dakar in early 1990s which was a fillet brazed, custom built, ready to race and out of the box mountain bike that turned a lot of heads. In many aspects, the 1985 Dakar crystallizes much of the Jamis Mountain Bikes design thinking that guides their work today. No gadgets, no gimmicks, no compromise, no nonsense; but just pure, genuine craftsmanship and polished performance.

The world-shattering dual-suspended Diablo was introduced by Jamis Mountain Bikes at Inter bike and was a sensation to the crowd. Monocoque frame which was designated for a Bicycling magazine 1998 award is one of the first of its kind in this industry. This frame is made of molded carbon fiber which is resin transferred through vacuum.

It was the year of carbon-fiber for the entire industry and Jamis Mountain Bikes was at the top of the heap with fresh full carbon Xenith Series road bikes. But their carbon wave didn't stop there. The XC Expert and Dakar XC Pro featured the lightweight carbon bell-cranks and seat stays. The steel lugs which accepted carbon fiber seat stays, down tubes and seat was incorporated with the 853 Eclipse which in turn was sculpted with laser.

They introduced the all new redesigned carbon fiber Xenith Series recently and are a major hit among the stunned audiences. Years of cleansing the ride of our original frame work cumulates into quite probably the perfect balance between stiffness, comfort and the light weight. Many professional racers have claimed it as the best road for a bike race. Also they have planned to introduce this year an all new MP3 suspension platform. The evolution of Jamis Mountain Bikes has gotten lighter, truer tracking, stiffer and more efficient making the bikes the heaven to ride on.

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