Saturday, March 28, 2015

2015 Jamis Helix, "Woman's Big Box Store Buster!"

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Frame> 6061 Aluminum
Fork> RST Gila 27.5" 100mm
Headset> Zero stack internal cup threadless
Crankset> Alloy, 42/34/24t
Cassette> Shimano TZ31 7 - speed, 14-34t
Derailleur's> (F) Shimano TX50 / (R) Shimano TX35
Hubs> Heavy Duty ATB
Rims> Alex ACE, doublewall
Tires> Jamis TX 27.5 x 2.0"
Brakes> Alloy, linear pull / Shimano levers
Saddle> Jamis ATB Sport, Womens
Price> under $440.00
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I've talked to numerous people over the last couple months who were thinking about rekindling their love of bicycling this Spring with a trip to Walmart. 
I've repeated this mantra many, many times over the life of Screaming Monkey Bike Blog so here goes once more.
"Do not go to a Big Box Store (:ie Walmart, Target, K-Mart etc.) to by a bicycle.
Find a local bike shop in your area and start your search there."
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The Jamis Helix is a great entry level get around town bicycle, tough enough for local greenways and pothole laden trips to the store. A great beginning.
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