24-Inch (7+ 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. We focus on designing frames with low stand-overs to take much of the awkwardness out of getting on board and dismounting after. We trim as much weight as we can with lightweight aluminum frames on many of the youth models and use aluminum parts where possible to work towards that make-it-as-light-as-possible goal.
Capri's swooping frame design has a purpose other than great looks: with 24-inch wheels this bike offers a low standover and low center of gravity for stable, secure riding and control. Jamis even increased the wheelbase length over the 20-inch mountain bike to offer even greater stability, security, and comfort. A seven-speed drivetrain is enough for any girl to learn how to shift and master. It's also enough gearing to get around the neighborhood comfortably, which is why there's just one single chainring in front: to simplify shifting. The Capri 24 is topped off with a full-wrap chainguard to keep the chain in place and clothes and legs out of the chain's way. Shimano's Revoshift twist shifters and Shimano rear derailleur are kid friendly and easy to shift, and wide pedals offer a non-slip insert that keeps feet and shoes in full contact even when wet for safe and secure pedaling. Every Capri comes equipped with a kickstand so parking doesn’t result in gouges or scratches and an unhappy new bike owner.
Jamis' lightweight and durable aluminum X-24 frame is easier to pedal than steel and it's spec'd with a replaceable rear derailleur hanger for increased frame longevity. Disc brakes provide super-responsive stopping power so kids feel secure. That suspension fork isn't just for cool looks. It's 45mm of bump-eating, telescoping travel means greater control and safety for young riders. Compared to bigger 26” wheeled bikes, the smaller diameter 24” wheels and shorter 12” frame of the X-24 provides more standover clearance and a lower center of gravity for enhanced control and safety, so young aspiring mountain bikers can learn to ride both on and off road comfortably, securely and safely. The double chainring crankset offers increased gear range (14-speeds) with an alloy outer rock guard to protect the chainrings from contact with curbs or logs. Helps keep pants and legs clean too! Non-quick release hubs and seat post clamps ensure that wheels and seats remain securely and safely attached to the frame and fork.
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