Jamis rolls out women’s 26+ Eden trail bike

Also launches alloy trail-taming Komodo 27.5+ with boost

26er 27.5 Plus Sea Otter Classic Women's

2016 Sea Otter Classic

This women’s specific plus bike is made from Reynolds 520 steel.

This women’s specific plus bike is made from Reynolds 520 steel (click to enlarge).

A year ago, Jamis introduced the Dragonslayer 27.5+ that had a feature list the included a steel frame, adjustable sliding thru-axle dropouts, Boost 142 spacing, trail geometry, and a whole host of eyelets and mounts to load up for bike packing. Indeed, the Dragonslayer was designed for fast trail riding, as well as exploring the backcountry for weeks at a time.

Now Jamis has rolled out the 2017 Komodo 27.5+, which is billed as the aluminum yin to the steel Dragonslayer’s yang, sporting all the same features, geometry and smooth riding attributes of the Dragonslayer, but with a lighter weight, triple-butted 6061 alloy frame.

Adding to Komodo, Jamis has also debuted 26+ versions of their Dragonfly and Eden models, which the bike maker believes makes perfect sense for women riders because the 26+ wheel coupled with frame clearance for a 3.0” tire means women gain the benefits of plus bikes (traction and comfort) while maintaining the 27.5” outer wheel diameter.

Here are more details on the three new bikes.

Features of the new Komodo include boost hub spacing, trail geometry, and a  host of eyelets and mounts to load up for bike packing.

Features of the new Komodo include boost hub spacing, trail geometry, and a host of eyelets and mounts to load up for bike packing (click to enlarge).

Komodo 27.5+ Series
  • Lightweight triple-butted 6061 aluminum
  • Follows Dragonslayer geometry
  • Boost hub and crankset allows for 3.0″ tire clearance
  • Stealth dropper post routing
Dragonfly 26+ Series
  • Women’s specific plus bike
  • Reynolds 520 Steel
  • Modern trail bike geometry with 120mm travel fork
  • Boost hub and crankset allows for 3.0″ tire clearance
  • Sliding dropout for single speed conversion
  • Stealth dropper post routing
The women's-specific Eden has trail-oriented geometry and a 120mm fork.

The women’s-specific Eden has trail-oriented geometry and a 120mm fork (click to enlarge).

Eden 26+ Series
  • Women’s specific plus
  • Lightweight triple-butted 6061 aluminum
  • Updated trail bike geometry with 120mm travel fork
  • Boost hub and crankset allows for 3.0″ tire clearance
  • Stealth dropper post routing

For more information visit www.jamisbikes.com.

This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2016 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.

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    This whole guys colors, girls colors thing is stupid. The girls colors have been so much better the last few years!

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