We call these kinds of bikes flat bar road bikes. That's because they have flat handlebars, and have wheels more like a road bike, on the narrow side. However what you're looking at can be confusing because all manufacturers call them something different, like: fitness bikes, urban bikes, performance street bikes, or simply hybrids. Regardless of what they're called, flat bar bikes are a great addition to the bicycle fold. Think versatile here. They make great city bikes because you can put a luggage rack on them and ride them to work or to the grocery store, but they also have a little performance, which means they're good for longer rides or for going out for a workout. Although not designed as mountain bikes, many have the ability to go off pavement, depending on the tire size. These bikes are a good choice for someone that wants more than a casual bike, but is not looking to get into a full blown road bike. Here's what we carry. (All models include an Intown water bottle.)
Jamis Coda Sport
We start things off with the Jamis Coda Sport. It's a good looking bike that features a steel frame for a smooth, comfortable ride, and sports mid-range quality components for good shifting and quick stops. This is a great bike at an affordable price. Also available in Gloss Black.
Jamis Coda Sport Femme
This is the women's version of the Coda Sport with it's comfortable riding steel frame and mid-range quality components. However, it's designed with a lower stand-over height and shorter top tube to fit a woman's physique. Plus, it's pretty! Also available in Pearl White. Why a Women's Bike?
Jamis Allegro Sport
The Allegro Sport is a beautiful bike. It's designed to be light and nimble with it's aluminum frame and a geometry that leans toward performance. It shifts as crisply as a new hundred dollar biil and stops on a dime. This is a fun bike to ride. Also available in black.
Jamis Allegro Sport Femme
The Allegro Sport Femme is, of course, the ladies version of Allegro Sport above. It shares the same light, nimble ride and the same components for crisp shifts and quick stops. The only difference is the fit, made for a woman's physique, and the beautiful teal fo' real color.
Jamis Coda Comp
The Coda Comp is our finest flat bar road bike. It's a handsome bike sporting a steel frame, carbon fiber fork and upper mid-range quality components. The steel frame and carbon fork give the bike a very smooth ride. The shifting is precise. It stops on a dime. It's one of those bikes that speaks for itself when you ride it. Although it makes a great utility bike, we think you'll enjoy it more for the shear performance.
Jamis Coda Comp Femme
Like it's brother above, the Coda Comp Femme sports a steel frame and carbon fork to give it a ride as smooth as glass. The upper mid-range quality components just add to the package. This is a beautiful bike. Come ride it and see.
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