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Jamis Citizen 3

Jamis Citizen 3
$649.95
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Comfortable, enjoyable mobility: that's Citizen. This is the ultimate low-carbon-footprint, sightseeing machine. It's a low-impact and fun workout for new cyclists and a zero-emissions way to get around town. We can't think of a better way to be a good Citizen.

Easy to look at. Easy to get on
We're super proud of the Citizen's sleek frame design. With an arcing top tube for the "men's" frames and s-bend top and down tubes for a super-low step-thru 'women's" version. In fact, we hesitate to designate either with gender specific labels because the version with the easy-access, low step-over top tube is suitable for anyone with limited hip flexibility who might be challenged to swing a leg over the rear wheel when mounting & dismounting.

And easy to ride
When it comes to recreational riding, nothing gets more uncomfortable faster than having to pedal more weight than necessary. That is why Citizen 1, 2 & 3 are built with lightweight 6061 aluminum tubing. In fact, our aluminum Citizen frames are at least a half-pound lighter than our famous steel coda street bikes. We design comfort into the naturally stiffer ride of the aluminum tubes by specifying larger volume 38c tires and adding a few millimeters to the chainstay and wheelbase length.

Ride position
A usual complaint from new or returning 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 designed our Citizens to remedy this. The large diameter 700c wheels push handlebar height up and shorter top tubes pull handlebars closer to the saddle, all to mitigate forward lean. Our 4-inch rise handlebars sweep back at a natural hand-grasp angle with a long-quilled or angle-adjustable stem that allows for a wide range of adjustment to tune handle bar height and reach perfectly for each ride.

Where it counts
Our super plush saddle features memory foam padding (Citizen 2 & 3) or extra high-quality polyurethane padding (Citizen 1 & Citizen) 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 resonance road vibrations. Offered in gender-specific sizes.

Why 700c?
So why go with a Citizen instead of an Explorer or a Hudson since they all seem to offer many of the same comfort and quality attributes? It's simple: if your riding will be primarily on the road or on smoothly graded trails, the larger diameter road-bike sized 700c Citizen wheels roll faster with less rolling resistance and roll over potholes and railroad tracks more smoothly than the 27.5" wheels of the Explorer and Hudson.

Geared to go
The drivetrains on our Citizen 1, 2, & 3 all feature long cage rear derailleurs, full- size 48/38/28t triple chainring cranksets, and big 11-32t or 14-34t gearing in the back. This gives you the dual advantage of having fairly tall gears for controlled pedaling at speed on descents as well as really low gearing for easier pedaling uphill. It's a rider-friendly combination that's made the Citizens a perennial favorite of recreational cyclists.

Specs

Frame 6061 aluminum triple gauge main tubes with hydro-formed top tube, (sloping design), internal cable routing, center-mount kickstand plate, replaceable derailleur hanger and fender/rack eyelets
Fork SR/Suntour NEX HLO suspension, coil spring with preload adjuster and hydraulic lockout, 63mm travel
Headset Water-resistant sealed mechanism, threaded, 1 1/8”
Rims/Wheels Alex ID-19 double wall alloy rims
Hubs 32H, Formula alloy hubs with QR
Spokes 14g ED black spokes
Tires CST Platinum Performance with silver safety stripe, 700 x 38c
Crankset SR Suntour XCC-T208
Chainrings 48/38/28T with chainguard
Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge, 68 x 122.5mm
Chain KMC Z8.3
Front Derailleur Shimano FD-TY710 front, 31.8mm, top swing/dual pull
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera RD-M360 rear
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano HG31, 8-speed, 11-32T
Shifters Shimano Altus Rapid Fire SL-M310, 24-speed
Tape/Grips Anatomic triple density kraton
Stem Jamis alloy angle-adjustable, 90mm with 150mm quill (14" & 16”), 110mm with 180mm quill (18”)
Brake Levers Tektro CL530 ergonomic designed alloy levers with kraton insert
Brakes Tektro MD-M280 mechanical disc
Pedals Comfort platform style with TPE non-slip insert
Saddle Jamis Comfort with Memory Foam, synthetic suede cover, burnished sides and bumper springs with satin steel rails
Seat Post Suspension alloy micro-adjust, 27.2 x 350mm with alloy clamp and QR seatpin
Accessories & Extras Kickstand

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Nickel / 15-inch 845436075518 03-2965SL
Nickel / 17-inch 845436075525 03-2966SL
Nickel / 19-inch 845436075532 03-2967SL
Nickel / 21-inch 845436075549 03-2968SL
Nickel / 23-inch 845436075556 03-2969SL

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