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Old 08-12-08, 04:59 PM   #1
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Jamis Citizen vs. Jamis Commuter

I need a new bike.

Anybody know how the Jamis Citizen compares with the Jamis Commuter?

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What exactly do you want a comparison on? Ride quality? Component specs?
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Well, I don't know how the differ. I mean, if the main difference is ride quality, then that's what I'm asking. Know what I mean?

I know the commuter has lower handlebars, but they're turned palm in (old fashioned) and the citizen has higher handlebars, but they're straight. Beyond that I don't really know.
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The two higher model Commuters have internal gear hubs. Otherwise,it looks like the only real difference is the forks. The Commuters are rigid,the Citizens have suspension. The suspension forks might be a good idea if you have carpel tunnel issues,or are planning on doing gravel trails,but the rigid forks will be lighter and more efficient.
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Suspension fork makes a difference, huh? It's weird: the Commuter has the carpal-tunnel handlebars, and the Citizen has the carpal-tunnel fork.

I think I'm leading toward the Citizen. It looks like a better fit, and besides, I'd want the Commuter 4, which is $835

My husband has his eye on the Jamis Coda. What do you think of it? Right now he commutes on a Mohave 2.0, and is not interested in a road bike, because of comfort, I think.
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I need a new bike.

Anybody know how the Jamis Citizen compares with the Jamis Commuter?

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If you are trying to choose between the two, just decide by whichever one is more comfortable. Jamis bikes are good quality. I love my Coda Comp.
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I think we have too many bike stores in town. I have been trying to buy a bike for weeks. One store carries Raleigh, and I considered the detour 3.0, but they don't have them in my size, and won't build one. The Jamis store wants me to decide and order the bike I want. No test rides.

If we had one big store instead of a bunch of little ones, maybe I could try a bike!
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My husband has his eye on the Jamis Coda. What do you think of it?
The Coda series is awesome. We sell lots of them to seasoned and new commuters.
The Citizen is a hybrid. Jamis calls it a "street comfort bike". It does not come with fenders. It is designed for an upright riding style.
The Commuter is a "commuting" bike. Most models come with fenders. It too is designed for riding upright.
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I figure fenders are easy enough to add. Any reason it's important to get the bike with the fenders?

One thing I like about the Citizen is that the $565 bike has disc brakes, whereas I have to get an $835 version of the Commuter to get that.

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Codas rock. I'm on my second and highly recommend them.

Personally,I wouldn't run suspension on the street unless it has a lockout. YMMV
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The Coda series is awesome. We sell lots of them to seasoned and new commuters.
The Citizen is a hybrid. Jamis calls it a "street comfort bike". It does not come with fenders. It is designed for an upright riding style.
The Commuter is a "commuting" bike. Most models come with fenders. It too is designed for riding upright.
You sell lots of them, of course they are awesome. If you guys actually put any of the bikes together properly you wouldn't be saying touting it's awesomeness. Especailly not for the low end coda.
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