Jamis Explorer 2 2016
Brought to you by Spindrift Cyclesports
A usual complaint from new riders trying to get into the cycling groove is feeling uncomfortably perched forward with too much weight on their wrists and having to crank their necks backwards just to be able to see in traffic. We specifically design our Explorers to remedy this. With extra long head tubes to push handlebar height up, shorter top tubes to pull handlebars closer to the saddle, 4-inch rise handlebars that sweep back at a natural hand-grasp angle and long-quilled or angle-adjustable stems that allow for a wide range of adjustment to tune handle bar height and reach perfectly for each rider.
Every Explorer offers telesoping coil-spring suspension in the fork as well as in the seat pillar. The advantage is not just a more comfortable ride, but a ride that is much easier to control and is therefore safer.
Our super plush saddle features memory foam padding (Explorer 2) or extra high quality polyurethane padding (Explorer 1) for optimum support with maximum comfort. The slip-resistant suede-type top prevents sliding and the burnished side panels reduce leg friction while pedaling. Elastomer springs also help to soak up road vibrations. Offered in gender specific sizes.
SMOOTH ROLLING TIRES
Our Explorer tires have been designed to roll smoothly on pavement, but offer a large 1.95 footprint so that rides on park paths can be managed securely. The additional benefit of that big footprint is larger air volume in the tire and tube, which results in lower air pressure for a more comfortable ride than tires with smaller volumes and higher air pressures.
But dont let all this comfort talk fool you into thinking the Explorer has limited uses. While conceived to make cycling as comfortably fun as possible, the Explorer is capable of doing much more than keeping a new rider from hurting. Thanks to the full-range gearing of the drivetrain, the 2 foot-print of the tires and the shock absorption of the suspension fork.
Many folks find throttle-style shifters much simpler to use than those that operate by thumb. Theres something intuitive about simply twsiting the inboard side of your handlebar grips to change the speed at which your pedaling. Which why our Explorers feature Grip Shift from SRAM or Revoshift from Shimano twist shifters.
Frame 6061 TIG-welded aluminum, all-new sport comfort design with low-standover/upright ride position, internal cable routing, replaceable derailleur hanger, center-mount kickstand bracket
Fork RST Capa-T coil-spring suspension with external preload, alloy crown, CP stanchions, mini-boots, 50mm travel
Headset Internal cup, threaded, 1 1/8"
Wheels Alex DC-25 double-wall alloy rims, 32H, Formula alloy hubs with QR, 14g stainless steel spokes
Tires Jamis Sport Comfort, 26 x 1.95", with puncture-resistant casing
Derailleurs Shimano Altus M310 rear, Shimano M191 31.8mm top swing/dual pull front
Shiftlevers Shimano RevoShift RS-35, 21-speed
Chain KMC UG51
Cassette Shimano freewheel, 7-speed, 14-34
Crankset Shimano M171 alloy crank with 48/38/28 chainrings, 170mm crank length, with chainguard
BB Set Sealed cartridge, 68 x 110.5mm
Pedals Comfort platform with TPE non-slip insert
Brakeset Tektro forged alloy direct pull brakes with Tektro Tenera alloy comfort levers
Handlebar Hi-rise comfort, 15D sweep x 80mm rise x 640mm wide
Stem Jamis alloy, angle-adjustable, 90mm ext x 150mm quill (13.5"“17.5") or 110mm ext x 180mm quill (18"“21")
Grips Kraton comfort
Seat Post Suspension, alloy micro-adjust, 350mm x 27.2mm, with alloy QR clamp
Saddle Jamis Comfort with memory foam, synthetic suede top, burnished side panels and bumper springs
Sizes M: S (13"), M (15)", L (18"), XL (21") S/T: S (14"), M (17")
Color M: Radiant Blue or Dakota Grey S/T: Silver Mist or Seabreeze
Weight 32.50 lbs
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Tuesday Night Girls Bike Ride
Every Tuesday a group of local women rides together. Below is the info they just shared if you are interested in joining them:
• Meet at Spindrift
• Plan to bike rain or shine. It’s too hard to predict the weather, so we’ll all make our own decisions. If it looks bikeable, come on down and hopefully others will join you!
• Cyclists of all styles and skill levels are welcome! Depending on the numbers, the group will split up into:
1. Mountain bikers who prefer 6 miles or so, at a comfortable pace
2. Mountain bikers who prefer 12 miles or so
3. Road bikers who are pretty darn fast
4. Road bikers who are fast
• Wheels up promptly, or reasonably promptly, at 6 p.m.
• Possible routes: School Forest, Cartier Park single track, or out to the State Park and around thereabouts
• Spindrift has a bathroom if you need to change, and you can leave a bag there while we ride
• The group reconvenes at Sportsman’s around 7:30 p.m. for beer and tacos or your pleasure.
Wednesday Mountain Bike Group
A group of avid mountain bike riders takes off from various local trailheads each Wednesday. Contact Trailhead Bike Shop to be added to a weekly ride email.
Thursday Night Drop-In:
A group of mountain bike riders meet on Thursdays in James Street Plaza at 6 p.m. This ride is beginner friendly and shows attendees around our awesome local trails.
Saturday Morning Road Rides:
A group of cyclists gets together at 7 a.m. in Jame Street Plaza.
Contact us regarding information on other rides
Join us for a refreshing hot or cold beverage. Our coffee bar offers locally roasted coffee beans from RoasterJack Coffee Co. and tea selections from Light of Day Organic Teas both out of Traverse City, Michigan. We also sweet our coffees with Sweetbird syrups and Ghiradelli chocolates.
Our Services Include:
Appointments are not required!
Available for Rent:
Hybrids, cruisers, trail-a-bikes and Burley trailers
Rentals include helmets, locks and baskets.
We will deliver locally.
Be sure to check out our dockside rentals at the SS Badger.
Half Day (4 hours): $20
Full Day: $30
Weekly (5 days): $120
Mon – Fri: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.