Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Spark of the Divine Fire
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Eugene, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Raleigh Detour 4.5, Trek Sole Ride 100
    Posts
    211
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Jamis Citizen vs. Jamis Commuter

    I need a new bike.

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

    Angela
    Rides: 2008 Raleigh Detour 4.5 (Ivy) and 2006 Trek Sole Ride 100 (Lurch)
    Wife to: 2007 Raleigh Mohave 2.0 (22")
    Mom to: 2006 Trek 7200 (25"!), 2008 Raleigh Venture 3.0 (22"), 2007 Raleigh Mohave 2.0 (16"), and a little tiny Allycat Shadow trail-a-bike & PV Glider balance bike :)

  2. #2
    cab horn
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1987 Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    28,295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    What exactly do you want a comparison on? Ride quality? Component specs?
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

  3. #3
    Spark of the Divine Fire
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Eugene, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Raleigh Detour 4.5, Trek Sole Ride 100
    Posts
    211
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Rides: 2008 Raleigh Detour 4.5 (Ivy) and 2006 Trek Sole Ride 100 (Lurch)
    Wife to: 2007 Raleigh Mohave 2.0 (22")
    Mom to: 2006 Trek 7200 (25"!), 2008 Raleigh Venture 3.0 (22"), 2007 Raleigh Mohave 2.0 (16"), and a little tiny Allycat Shadow trail-a-bike & PV Glider balance bike :)

  4. #4
    PatronSaintOfDiscBrakes dynaryder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    dropped and lost in Washington DC
    Posts
    5,953
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

    C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport/Qualifier,Brompton S6L,Dahon Speed Pro TT

  5. #5
    Spark of the Divine Fire
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Eugene, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Raleigh Detour 4.5, Trek Sole Ride 100
    Posts
    211
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Rides: 2008 Raleigh Detour 4.5 (Ivy) and 2006 Trek Sole Ride 100 (Lurch)
    Wife to: 2007 Raleigh Mohave 2.0 (22")
    Mom to: 2006 Trek 7200 (25"!), 2008 Raleigh Venture 3.0 (22"), 2007 Raleigh Mohave 2.0 (16"), and a little tiny Allycat Shadow trail-a-bike & PV Glider balance bike :)

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Out there, on my bike
    Posts
    5,420
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by angelaharms View Post
    I need a new bike.

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

    Angela
    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.

  7. #7
    Spark of the Divine Fire
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Eugene, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Raleigh Detour 4.5, Trek Sole Ride 100
    Posts
    211
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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!
    Rides: 2008 Raleigh Detour 4.5 (Ivy) and 2006 Trek Sole Ride 100 (Lurch)
    Wife to: 2007 Raleigh Mohave 2.0 (22")
    Mom to: 2006 Trek 7200 (25"!), 2008 Raleigh Venture 3.0 (22"), 2007 Raleigh Mohave 2.0 (16"), and a little tiny Allycat Shadow trail-a-bike & PV Glider balance bike :)

  8. #8
    Life is good RonH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
    My Bikes
    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany. Just ordered a 2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO 105 to replace my "destroyed" CAAD 10 2.
    Posts
    13,747
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by angelaharms View Post
    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.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon 105 on order

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

  9. #9
    Spark of the Divine Fire
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Eugene, Oregon
    My Bikes
    Raleigh Detour 4.5, Trek Sole Ride 100
    Posts
    211
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

    Angela
    Rides: 2008 Raleigh Detour 4.5 (Ivy) and 2006 Trek Sole Ride 100 (Lurch)
    Wife to: 2007 Raleigh Mohave 2.0 (22")
    Mom to: 2006 Trek 7200 (25"!), 2008 Raleigh Venture 3.0 (22"), 2007 Raleigh Mohave 2.0 (16"), and a little tiny Allycat Shadow trail-a-bike & PV Glider balance bike :)

  10. #10
    PatronSaintOfDiscBrakes dynaryder's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    dropped and lost in Washington DC
    Posts
    5,953
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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

    C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport/Qualifier,Brompton S6L,Dahon Speed Pro TT

  11. #11
    cab horn
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Toronto
    My Bikes
    1987 Bianchi Campione
    Posts
    28,295
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by RonH View Post
    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.
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •