Jamis Commuter 1.0 Featured on CBS News on the Early Show!

09_commuter13Biking not only keeps you fit, it can also make make you rich — well, kind of.

Peddling just four miles a day can burn 19 pounds of calories a year and save over $800 in gas, according to Bicycling magazine. But how do you choose the right wheels?

Loren Mooney, editor in chief of Bicycling magazine, appeared Wednesday on The Early Show to talk about what you should look for in a great new bike. If you’re a commuter, Mooney recommends going with $365 Jamis Commuter 1.0 with a suspension saddle, wide tires for stability and adjustable handlebars for a proper fit.

Another great compliment for Jamis Bikes! Way to go!

To see the entire story, please visit CBS News and stop by Retro City Cycles to test ride the Jamis Commuter!

9 replies
  1. Eric
    Eric says:

    “Wide tires for stability?”

    ChipSeal beat me to it. I have wide low pressure tires, but for comfort, not stability.

  2. Keri
    Keri says:

    Perhaps stability, if you consider that riding on one of Winter Park’s Bicycle Torture Routes with narrow, high-pressure tires can give you shaken-brain syndrome.


  3. jgurtowski
    jgurtowski says:

    The tires are wider than a road bike, but narrower than a mountain bike. Bike is a very comfortable ride!

    Thanks Robin, I love my Jamis too, both of them!

  4. Kevin Love
    Kevin Love says:

    This looks like a lousy commuter bike. Why?

    No fenders and no chain guard mean that I’ll be covered in filth whenever the roads are wet. I’m not in the mood for a self-inflicted mud enema. No chainguard also means my chain will turn into a pile of rust if I don’t clean it – I don’t want a high-maintenance bike.

    No internal hub gears and internal brakes also mean high-maintenance.

    It also has not storage space. No rear rack, front basket or panniers.

    No lights, so I can’t ride at night.

    In short, a lousy commuter bike.

    I ride a Pashley Roadster Sovereign. It is an excellent commuter bike and gets me and all my business stuff to work with never a problem. See:


    • MuzX
      MuzX says:

      Well, it can be fitted with fenders, rear rack for a few bucks more… all kind of mechanical transmission needs maintenance. Just people are too lazy and irresponsible to realize it. 🙂
      High maintenace is that probably every weekend spending 10 minutes to clean an lubricate? You are joking…

  5. TAA
    TAA says:

    Love my Jamis Commuter 1. My bike shop offered a $90 package that added fenders, front rack, and panniers. I added front and back lights. So total add-ons came out to about $125. A great value and wonderful, smooth ride. Everyone envies my cushy saddle and it’s a good-looking bike too.

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