Jamis Durango 2 review

Not particularly beginner-friendly

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
USD $875.00
Jamis Durango 2
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In the case of the Durango 2, product managers may have been too focused on how the bike looks on paper — the spec offers all the right answers, but on the trail this 26in-wheeled bike is underwhelming. The old-school long top tube and steep head angle, as well as a narrow, weirdly bent bar, mean this bike isn’t particularly beginner-friendly. A sub-par set of cables ruined the shift quality of the Shimano components.

  • Standout features: Good drivetrain components (Shimano Deore derailleurs with Shadow technology, Octalink bottom bracket spindle and crank); Tektro Draco brakes
  • Pros: Stiff wheels and good grip from Geax tires; 11-34t cassette
  • Cons: Dated geometry feel; harsher ride; poor shifting (due to cheap cables); odd bar bend
  • Weight: 13.94kg/30.29lb. Wheelset: 4.83kg/10.66lb

Product Specifications


Name Durango 2 (11)
Brand Jamis

Brakes Tektro Draco hydraulic dis
Cassette SRAM PG-950 cassette
Cranks Shimano M430 Octalink
Fork RST Omega fork, 100mm travel
Frame Material 6061 aluminum frame construction w/ triple butted main tubes
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore
Shifters Shimano Deore
Weight (kg) 13.94
Weight (lb) 30.29
Tyres Geax Barro Mountain tires
Front Wheel Alex DP17 double wall disc specific rims w/ Formula alloy hubs
Rear Wheel Alex DP17 double wall disc specific rims w/ Formula alloy hubs