In For Test: Jamis Commuter 4Originally posted on January 18, 2011 at 11:50 am
Shortly after receiving Jamis’ Commuter 4 for review the weather around these parts turned awfully cold and snowy. In fact, I had to swap out the brand new stock tires for some knobbies due to snowy roads on my mayden voyage. Not only that, but temps droppd down to 12-15 degrees Farenheight, which made for quite a frozen beard by the time I made it into work.
The Commuter 4 sits at the top of Jamis’ 4-bike commuter lineup, retailing for $800, while the base model Commuter 1 goes for just $390.
The Commuter 4 comes outfitted with most everything you need and want in a commuting machine: fenders with ample clearance for 35mm-wide tires, an 8-speed Nexus internal hub with a chain guide protecting your pant legs, a dynamo driven headlight and a nice, comfy and upright riding position.
Keep an eye out for the full review of this bike in the next issue (Issue 10) of Bicycle Times. Subscribe by February 17th to have this issue delivered to you door!