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Jamis 2016 Explorer 2 step thru For an older rider that does not want to lift there leg up and or good for skirts as well. They are super easy to ride – get on and off and are a lot more stable as the wheels are 26″ and have wide rims and tires. Not super fast but this rider does not want speed- comfort and stability is what this is all about.
The Explorer has been one of our best-selling bikes, ever since it’s introduction in 1982. Originally designed as a mountain bike, the Explorer has since evolved into a very practical and very comfortable sport comfort bike. Inspired in part by our Hudsons and Citizens, without sacrificing the versatile on or off-road competence of the original Explorer, the newest generation Explorer is all about getting the most fun out of the ride, in STYLE, with performance and comfort features that make getting around so effortless it hardly feels like exercise.
A usual complaint from new riders trying to get into the cycling groove is feeling uncomfortably perched forward with too much weight on their wrists and having to crank their necks backwards just to be able to see in traffic. We specifically design our Explorers to remedy this. With extra long head tubes to push handlebar height up, shorter top tubes to pull handlebars closer to the saddle, 4-inch rise handlebars that sweep back at a natural hand-grasp angle and long-quilled or angle-adjustable stems that allow for a wide range of adjustment to tune handle bar height and reach perfectly for each rider.
Every Explorer offers telesoping coil-spring suspension in the fork as well as in the seat pillar. The advantage is not just a more comfortable ride, but a ride that is much easier to control and is therefore safer.
Our super plush saddle features memory foam padding (Explorer 2) or extra high quality polyurethane padding (Explorer 1) for optimum support with maximum comfort. The slip-resistant suede-type top prevents sliding and the burnished side panels reduce leg friction while pedaling. Elastomer springs also help to soak up road vibrations. Offered in gender specific sizes.
SMOOTH ROLLING TIRES
Our Explorer tires have been designed to roll smoothly on pavement, but offer a large 1.95” footprint so that rides on park paths can be managed securely. The additional benefit of that big footprint is larger air volume in the tire and tube, which results in lower air pressure for a more comfortable ride than tires with smaller volumes and higher air pressures.
But don’t let all this comfort talk fool you into thinking the Explorer has limited uses. While conceived to make cycling as comfortably fun as possible, the Explorer is capable of doing much more than keeping a new rider from hurting. Thanks to the full-range gearing of the drivetrain, the 2” foot-print of the tires and the shock absorption of the suspension fork.
Many folks find throttle-style shifters much simpler to use than those that operate by thumb. There’s something intuitive about simply twsiting the inboard side of your handlebar grips to change the speed at which your pedaling. Which why our Explorers feature Grip Shift from SRAM or Revoshift from Shimano twist shifters.
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RST’s Capa-T suspension fork offers 80mm of coil-sprung travel with external preload adjustment, chrome-plated stanchions and alloy crown.
Alex DC25 double-wall rims are stronger, lighter and longer lasting than standard single wall rims.
Our smooth-rolling 26 x 1.95” Sport Comfort tires are more comfortable to ride around town than full knobby mountain bike tires and offer a layer of Aramid & ceramic particles under the tread area for enhanced puncture-resistance.
Explorer 2 features a full 21-speed Shimano Revoshift twist-shifting drivetrain with tripled-ringed Shimano FC-M171 48/38/28 crankset, Shimano Altus M310 rear derailleur & 14-34 Mega-Range freewheel, for easy hill climbing and controlled pedaling descents.
Our super plush saddle features memory foam padding for optimum support with maximum comfort. The slip-resistant suede-type top prevents sliding and the burnished side panels reduce leg friction while pedaling. Elastomer springs help soak up high resonant road vibrations. Offered in gender specific sizes.
Frame 6061 TIG-welded aluminum, all-new sport comfort design with low-standover/upright ride position, internal cable routing, replaceable derailleur hanger, center-mount kickstand bracket
Fork RST Capa-T coil-spring suspension with external preload, alloy crown, CP stanchions, mini-boots, 50mm travel
Headset Internal cup, threaded, 1 1/8”
Wheels Alex DC-25 double-wall alloy rims, 32H, Formula alloy hubs with QR, 14g stainless steel spokes
Tires Jamis Sport Comfort, 26 x 1.95”, with puncture-resistant casing
Derailleurs Shimano Altus M310 rear, Shimano M191 31.8mm top swing/dual pull front
Shiftlevers Shimano RevoShift RS-35, 21-speed
Chain KMC UG51
Cassette Shimano freewheel, 7-speed, 14-34
Crankset Shimano M171 alloy crank with 48/38/28 chainrings, 170mm crank length, with chainguard
BB Set Sealed cartridge, 68 x 110.5mm
Pedals Comfort platform with TPE non-slip insert
Brakeset Tektro forged alloy direct pull brakes with Tektro Tenera alloy comfort levers
Handlebar Hi-rise comfort, 15D sweep x 80mm rise x 640mm wide
Stem Jamis alloy, angle-adjustable, 90mm ext x 150mm quill (13.5–17.5”) or 110mm ext x 180mm quill (18–21”)
Grips Kraton comfort
Seat Post Suspension, alloy micro-adjust, 350mm x 27.2mm, with alloy QR clamp
Saddle Jamis Comfort with memory foam, synthetic suede top, burnished side panels and bumper springs
Sizes M: S (13”), M (15)”, L (18”), XL (21”) S/T: S (14”), M (17”)
Color M: Radiant Blue or Dakota Grey S/T: Silver Mist or Seabreeze
Weight 32.50 lbs