Building great recreational-level bikes that ride much like (and look a lot like) our high-end bikes is a passion at Jamis. And no bikes showcase our commitment to do just that better than these. The Helix chassis emphasizes all-day performance and the handling’s quick and sure without being overly darty. But make no mistake, if you want to throw down, they are more than able to keep up with 27.5” wheels, precise shifting drivetrains and incredibly powerful disc brakes.
Lightweight and strong 6061 series aluminum tubing, featuring over-sized & tapered tubing for increased frame stiffness.
The aluminum frame of the Helix is beefed up to include a larger 34.9mm seat tube, which allows us to spec an over-sized 31.6mm seat post. The larger diameter post flexes less, providing a firmer pedaling platform.
Top Tube Cable Routing
Running the cables up under the top tube keeps cables and housing out of the muck for more precise and reliable shifting performance.
Zero Stack Internal Headset
A Zero Stack internal headset places both the cups and bearings inside the head tube instead of outside. This reduces the total stack height (including the head tube), which is beneficial on larger wheeled bikes. The larger diameter head tube also provides a larger weld interface at the critical head/top/down tube junction.
Dual Water Bottle Mounts
Most of our sizes offer two water bottle mounts located inside the main frame. This provides excellent hydration capacity in an easily accessible position.
Replaceable Derailleur Hanger
Because it’s much easier and much less expensive to replace a derailleur hanger than it is to repair or replace a frame, every frame offers a replaceable derailleur hanger designed to yield in a crash before the frame does.
Alex TD26 Disc-Specific Rims
Disc hubs twist during braking. This twisting increases “pull” load on the nipples in the spoke bed. The Alex TD26 spoke bed on the rims specified on all Trail X models are cleverly reinforced to resist disc brake torque and prevent spokes & nipples from shearing.
- 6061 aluminum frame
- SR Suntour XCE 28 DS 27.5" suspension fork
- Alex TD26 27.5" wheel set
- 7-speed Shimano Tourney components
- Tektro M280 mechanical disc brakes
|Frame||6061 aluminum main tubes, over-sized seat tube, zero-stack head tube, over-sized stays, replaceable derailleur hanger|
|Fork||SR Suntour XCE 28 DS 27.5", coil spring, external preload adjustor, 28mm stanchions, aluminum lowers, 100mm travel|
|Headset||Zero-stack internal cup threadless, 15mm cone spacer|
|Rims/Wheels||Alex TD26 27.5" rims, 32H|
|Hubs||Alloy 6-bolt disc hubs|
|Spokes||14G nickel-plated spokes|
|Tires||CST Patrol, 27.5 x 2.25"|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed cartridge|
|Chain||KMC Z51, 7-speed|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano TZ500, 7-speed, 14-34T|
|Shifters||Shimano EF41, 3x7-speed|
|Handlebars||Jamis XC alloy riser, 31.8 x 20mm rise x 720mm|
|Stem||Jamis XC alloy threadless, 31.8 x 10° rise x 70mm (15/17"), 90mm (19"/21")|
|Brake Levers||Shimano levers|
|Brakes||Tektro M280 mechanical disc, 160mm rotors|
|Pedals||MTB platform, hi-impact resin|
|Saddle||Jamis ATB Sport, SL cover, protective front and rear guards|
|Seat Post||Jamis alloy micro-adjust, 31.6 x 350mm (15") 400mm (17"-21")|
* Subject to change without notice.