We love Jamis, a family-owned company that’s been around for over thirty years. Founded in Florida in 1979, Ron Jamis first built beach cruisers, then mountain bikes, then road bikes. In 1981, Carine Joannou took over G. Joannou Cycles, a bicycle import and distribution company. The paths crossed in 1990 when G. Joannou Cycles purchased Jamis and relocated the headquarters to New Jersey.
Jamis does not strive to be the biggest bike company. Instead, Jamis aspires to make really great bikes for all types of folks – bikes for elite riders and racers, bikes for people just looking to exercise their bodies a little bit. You might not have heard of Jamis, but the bikes are great. Some of our favorites include:
The Coda Sport: A sporty steel frame and fork combined with a flat handlebar, 700c wheels and a crisp Shimano drivetrain make this our best selling bike. It’s very affordable, fun to ride and great for all kinds of things: commuting, fitness and, most importantly, fun.
Dragons: Wether you select the Dragon Sport or Dragon Race, 29″ wheels or 650B, the Dragon will not disappoint. Classic steel looks, impeccable handling and great value combine to make this bike one of our most highly-praised offerings. Willing to try something other than aluminum or carbon? Try a Dragon.
Xenith series: There are two types of Pedal employees: those that own a Xenith and those that are on their way to owning one. Jordan and Brittany have Xenith Comps. Ryan has a Race. Tim has an Elite. Without fail, one of these folks will come into work from time to time and say, “I love this bike.” Monocoque construction, stage race geometry, great handling, stiff in the drivetrain, but plush on the crappy Michigan roads.