These may be the most affordable 29'ers in our stable, but there's nothing entry-level about the performance of these bikes. Best-in-Class performance and Big Hoops doesn't have to mean Big Bucks and the Durango proves it.
Durango frame design
The Durango frame features a sloping top tube that optimizes stand-over clearance while adding great looks at the same time. The over-sized down tube and head tube to offer plenty of strength, stiffness, and fork crown clearance.
The aluminum frame on the Durango is beefed up to include a larger 34.9mm seat tube, which allows us to spec an over-sized 31.6mm seat post. The larger diameter post flexes less, providing a firmer pedaling platform.
Zero Stack internal headset
Durangos feature a zero stack internal headset that places both the cups and bearings inside the head tube instead of outside. This reduces the total stack height (including the head tube), which is especially beneficial on big wheeled bikes. The larger diameter head tube also provides a larger weld interface at the critical head/top/down tube junction.
Top tube cable routing
Running the cables up under the top tube keeps cables and housing out of the muck for more precise and reliable shifting performance.
Dual water bottle mounts
Every Durango offers two water bottle mounts located inside the main frame. This provides excellent hydration capacity in an easily accessible position.
Replaceable derailleur hanger
Because it's much easier and much less expensive to replace a derailleur hanger than it is to repair or replace a frame, every Durango frame offers a replaceable derailleur hanger designed to yield in a crash before the frame does.
|Frame||6061 aluminum main tubes, over-sized seat tube, zero-stack head tube, over-sized stays, replaceable derailleur hanger|
|Fork||SR Suntour XCE 28 29", coil spring, external preload adjustor, 28mm stanchions, aluminum lowers, 100mm travel|
|Headset||Zero-stack internal cup, 8mm cone spacer|
|Rims/Wheels||Alex TD26 29" rims, 32H, alloy disc hubs, 14G nickel-plated spokes|
|Tires||CST Patrol, 29 x 2.25"|
|Crankset||Forged Alloy, 36/22T|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed cartridge|
|Chain||KMC Z8.3, 8-speed|
|Front Derailleur||Altus front|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Tourney|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano HG31, 8-speed, 11-32T|
|Shifters||Shimano EF505, 2x8-speed|
|Handlebars||Jamis XC alloy riser, 31.8 x 20mm rise x 740mm|
|Stem||Jamis XC alloy threadless, 31.8 x 3° rise x 60mm|
|Brakes||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc, Shimano RT26 160mm rotors|
|Pedals||MTB platform, hi-impact resin|
|Saddle||Jamis ATB Sport|
|Seat Post||Jamis alloy micro-adjust, 31.6 x 400mm|
* Subject to change without notice.