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Which one should I buy?

Old 10-21-15, 06:59 PM
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Which one should I buy?

I am a new rider and want a good entry level hybrid. I am looking at either a Jamis Explorer 2 or an opus Mondano. Are these both decent bikes and is one any better than the other?
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Old 10-22-15, 05:34 AM
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Old 10-22-15, 07:23 AM
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Here's what I found:

Jamis Explorer 2.0 Hybrid Bike Reviews - RoadbikeReview.com

Lifestyle Bike Basic-Level Components (21 speed)
The 2014 Jamis Explorer 2 is designed for lifestyle riding. It has 26-inch wheels, an aluminum frame, and basic-level components. The Jamis Explorer 2 weighs 32.5 pounds


Opus Mondano 1.0 (Rigid) - Women's - Cycle Quest - Co-Motion, Devinci, Litespeed, Salsa, Surly, Opus, Bike Friday, Waterford, Rocky Mountain and more
Opus Mondano
Opus's Mondano blends equal parts comfort and convenience. Its aluminum frame is paired with a sturdy chromoly fork to tame rough paths and roads. Road bike size wheels and a 24-speed Shimano drivetrain keep the pedaling easy, even over hills. Its tall head tube and adjustable stem enable you to dial in the perfect fit. With reliable components, strong linear-pull brakes, and a stable geometry, your Mondano is ready to go every time you are!


Frame Opus Meta 10 6061 aluminum
Fork Opus, chromoly
Rims/Wheels Alex DC19
Hubs Formula
Tires Touring, 700 x 35c
Crankset Shimano
Chainrings 48/38/28
Front Derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear Derailleur Shimano Alivio
Rear Cogs Shimano, 8-speed: 11-32
Shifters Shimano
Handlebars Opus
Tape/Grips Ergo Dual durometer
Stem Kalloy
Brakes Linear pull
Pedals Wellgo flats
Saddle Opus Voyage
Seatpost Kalloy
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Old 10-22-15, 08:21 AM
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Not sure if available in your area, but the Giant Cypress is very similar to the opus (step through and 24 speed) but with a comfort seat post like the jamis, it is what my wife has and seems very well done and she loves it.. Cypress W (2015) | Giant Bicycles | United States

Of the two you listed I would think the Opus is a bit better value. And a lower top tube is always nice.
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Old 10-22-15, 08:27 AM
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They both look like nice entry level bikes. As always, component differences are usually not so major as to be the main point consideration. The primary factor is fit and comfort. In this case you also have 26 inch wheels on the Jamis and 700c on the Opus. That should give the Jamis a level of support and comfort a newb might find preferable. I like the Jamis, it's got wonderful eye appeal.
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