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Old 12-01-18, 04:10 PM
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I never knew why you needed so many gears in Florida
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I am late to this party but I am going to challenge the statement as REI introduced a better spec'd, less expensive bike like this over a year ago. It's called the Co-op Cycles CTY 3.1.

Did I miss something in the comparison or do the Co-op Cyles folks (REI's house brand) need to significantly up their Marketing and PR efforts?

$899 with a free tuneup in six months, less a 10% rebate as an REI member. Last year they had it on sale for 15% off for two weeks so with all possible discounts it's under $700.

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Old 01-06-19, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by akadoublej View Post
Did I miss something in the comparison or do the Co-op Cyles folks (REI's house brand) need to significantly up their Marketing and PR efforts?
Probably the marketing thing. The REI model is nice. I like the longer reach in the REI geometry. OTOH, I like the color scheme -- the grey and tanwall option -- better on the Jamis. They are both nice bikes.
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Originally Posted by akadoublej View Post
I am late to this party but I am going to challenge the statement as REI introduced a better spec'd, less expensive bike like this over a year ago. It's called the Co-op Cycles CTY 3.1.

Did I miss something in the comparison or do the Co-op Cyles folks (REI's house brand) need to significantly up their Marketing and PR efforts?

$899 with a free tuneup in six months, less a 10% rebate as an REI member. Last year they had it on sale for 15% off for two weeks so with all possible discounts it's under $700.
OP is in OZ. REI is USA only
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Old 01-30-19, 04:17 AM
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Has anyone taken delivery of a Sequel yet?
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Old 01-30-19, 06:18 AM
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Has anyone taken delivery of a Sequel yet?
It's not in the cards for me, because I already have up to five -- depending upon how you want to count -- similar style bikes.
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Cool importer branding

The Biz is such Jamis Probably uses the Same Contract OEM factories as Surly/Salsa + several others.. ..
Maxway Ltd TW is a very big company in making bike frames in steel..

they just change things a bit to make it look different.. get the boxes printed to have Jamis on it.. and so forth..
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It's not in the cards for me, because I already have up to five -- depending upon how you want to count -- similar style bikes.
I Know what you mean. Except for the disc brakes it reminds me of 1X conversion of a vintage steel MTB. Which isnít a bad thing at all. I have a garage full. I never really thought the 650B tire size was that much of an advantage over a 26Ē. Still it is an interesting bike in a sea of AL and CF bikes.
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I Know what you mean. Except for the disc brakes it reminds me of 1X conversion of a vintage steel MTB. Which isnít a bad thing at all. I have a garage full. I never really thought the 650B tire size was that much of an advantage over a 26Ē. Still it is an interesting bike in a sea of AL and CF bikes.
I have a steel Salsa 29er that's setup rigid, and two Priorities running 650b wheels. I do like the 650b wheel size for the road plus application, but that's just my own body size and preference at work. The Jamis design is nice, and I like it a lot, but it would be too redundant with just those three bikes that I've listed. I do like it though. The Jamis would be a good style of bike where I live. You want something here that you can slam around a bit.
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Jamis has a poor dealer network. I'd have to drive 200+ miles just to find one.

Meanwhile I can buy Giant, Trek, Specialized, Rocky Mountain, Norco, Surly & Salsa all day long close by.

I wish they would make an aluminum or carbon version of that bike. 28lbs is a little hefty for me on that one.
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I have a steel Salsa 29er that's setup rigid, and two Priorities running 650b wheels. I do like the 650b wheel size for the road plus application, but that's just my own body size and preference at work. The Jamis design is nice, and I like it a lot, but it would be too redundant with just those three bikes that I've listed. I do like it though. The Jamis would be a good style of bike where I live. You want something here that you can slam around a bit.
Especially the gray one with tan wall tires. It just radiates cool.
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Especially the gray one with tan wall tires. It just radiates cool.
I do like that one. I find WTB's dark shade of tan to be appealing.

You could ride all our local mountain bike trails w/that bike, plus hundreds of miles of gravel roads and doubletrack. It's a perfect bike for the sort of rural area that I live in.
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