20-Inch (5-8 yr. old)
Every Jamis youth bike uses size-specific items like grips, saddles and cranks that enhance comfort and control by providing the best possible bike fit. The lightweight and durable aluminum Capri 2.0 frame is not only easier to pedal than steel, it's much more rust-resistant, too—a point worth noting since kids bikes are often left outside in the weather. The 6-speed Shimano shifting offers lots of options for riding up and over hills with big smiles all the way. Capri's extra-plush, broad-based saddle features a suede-like brushed vinyl top that's grippy and keeps young riders from sliding around unsafely on the saddle top. A 60 degree hi-rise stem with 90mm extension and 150mm extra-long quill offers plenty of up or down adjustment range to put those up-swept riser bars in just the right position. Jamis' soft and comfortable foam grips feature a smooth vinyl cover that is embossed and stitched to match the saddle and decal theme. And, the pedals offer a non-slip insert that keeps feet and shoes in full contact, even when wet, for safe and secure pedaling.
With a lightweight and durable aluminum frame, the Starlite is an easy-pedaling kids bike that inspires fun and confidence on every ride. The swooping frame design has a purpose other than great looks: with 20-inch wheels this bike offers a low standover and low center of gravity for stable, secure riding and control. The silver anodized wheels are durable, lightweight, and easy to pedal, and built with 36 spokes in a 3-cross lacing pattern for extra strength to keep up with the rough-and-tumble nature of childhood. Starlite's swept back handlebars are specifically designed to be easy to reach and promote a comfortable, secure, and upright ride position, and the extra-plush, broad-based saddle features a suede-like brushed vinyl top that's grippy and keeps young riders from sliding around unsafely on the saddle top. Finally, a rear coaster brake plus an additional rear hand brake work together to as your child progresses, and a full-coverage chainguard keeps shoe laces and clothing out of harm's way.
Jamis' lightweight and durable aluminum XR.20 frame is easier to pedal than steel and features tapered and ovalized tubing to optimize frame strength and durability while offering the cool looks today's young riders appreciate. A six-speed drivetrain is enough for any youngster to learn how to shift and master. It's also enough gearing to get around the neighborhood or park comfortably, which is why it has just one single chain ring in front: to simplify shifting. A double-sided chain guard keeps the chain in place and clothes and legs out of the chain's way. There's a protective derailleur guard attached to the rear of the frame to protect the rear derailleur from knocks, keeping it in adjustment longer for greater safety and control. A full alloy parts package -- including seat post, stem cap, crank arms, seat post clamp, brakes and rims reduces total bike weight and adds value. The XR.20's XC saddle offers lots of high quality padding for comfort and control, with a narrow nose so that legs can pedal freely without chafing.
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