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Old 12-01-18, 04:10 PM
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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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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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Old 01-30-19, 12:51 PM
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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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Old 01-31-19, 01:10 PM
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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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Has anyone taken delivery of a Sequel yet?
Im interested in this bike, if someone bought it, can u provide a review, thanks
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Old 11-01-19, 03:39 AM
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Im interested in this bike, if someone bought it, can u provide a review, thanks
Itís sold out of al the Jamis dealers in North Ohio. Regardless of the price someone is buying it.
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Just because it's sold out doesn't mean a whole lot. Maybe they've only sold 10 of them.
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I love this bike! Got it back in June looking for the Desert Storm but came away with the Charcoal with the tanwall tires. Really good looking bike. I've only owned or ridden a handful of bikes. This one is taking the place of a 99 Gary Fisher Marlin with a newer suspension fork. The Sequel rides and handles wayyy better, A more rugged hybrid with some mountain bike characteristics such as the big tires and wide handlebars but much lower than my GF and have some scrapes on the crank ends. Makes it easier to get on and off and feels more stable. Size Specific Design good fit. I like only one shifter and it's Deore.

I was looking for an early 90's Trek 850 Antelope like I had with the DB crmo that got stolen back in '95. I figure this is a much more modern bike with the same kind of steel frame that I wanted and I love the ride quality.

The sizing seems to run small because apparently they use the top tube for size measurement. Mine is a 21 and I'm 6'0" and it measures 20" from center of BB to top of seat tube.
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They just introduced a new color: Flat Olive!
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