Explorer A2 Step-Thru Bike
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A usual complaint from new riders trying to get into the cycling groove is feeling uncomfortably perched forward with too much weight on their wrists and having to crank their necks backwards just to be able to see in traffic. We specifically design our Explorers to remedy this. With extra long head tubes to push handlebar height up, shorter top tubes to pull handlebars closer to the saddle, 4-inch rise handlebars that sweep back at a natural hand-grasp angle and long-quilled or angle-adjustable stems that allow for a wide range of adjustment to tune handle bar height and reach perfectly for each rider.
Our super plush saddle features memory foam padding (Explorer Sport) or extra high quality polyurethane padding (Explorer) for optimum support with maximum comfort. The slip-resistant suede-type top prevents sliding and the burnished side panels reduce leg friction while pedaling. Elastomer springs also help to soak up road vibrations. Offered in gender specific sizes.
PUMP UP THE VOLUME
Our Explorer tires are ready for anything; they roll smoothly on pavement but offer a large 2.1” footprint and side knobs so that traction off the beaten path is never an issue. The additional benefit of that big footprint is larger air volume in the tire and tube, which results in lower air pressure for a more comfortable ride than tires with smaller volumes and higher air pressures.
But don’t let all this comfort talk fool you into thinking the Explorer has limited uses. While conceived to make cycling as comfortably fun as possible, the Explorer is capable of doing much more than keeping a new rider from hurting. Thanks to the full-range gearing of the drivetrain, the 2.1” footprint of the tires and the shock absorption of the suspension fork.
Frame: 6061 TIG-welded aluminum, all-new sport comfort design with upright ride position, replaceable derailleur hanger, center-mount kickstand bracket
Fork: Hi-tensile steel unicrown, radius blades with dropout eyelets
Headset: Internal cup, threaded, 1 1/8”
Wheels: Alloy 36H rims, Formula alloy hubs, QR front and rear, 14g stainless steel spokes
Tires: CST - 1918, 27.5 x 2.1
Derailleurs: Shimano TY300 rear and TY510 top swing/dual pull front
Shiftlevers: Shimano EZ-Fire Plus, ST-EF500, 21-speed
Chain: KMC Z7
Cassette: Shimano freewheel 7-speed, 14-34
Crankset: SR Suntour XCC-T208, 48/38/28T, 170mm with chainguard
BB Set: Sealed cartridge, 68 x 110.5mm
Pedals: Comfort platform with TPE non-slip insert
Brakeset: ProMax alloy direct pull brakes with Shimano levers
Handlebar: Comfort hi-rise, steel, 25.4 x 80mm rise x 15° sweep x 620mm
Stem: Jamis alloy, angle-adjustable, 90mm ext x 150mm quill (14–18") or 110mm ext x 180mm quill (19–21”)
Grips: Kraton comfort
Seat Post: Alloy micro-adjust, 350mm x 27.2mm, with alloy QR clamp
Saddle: Jamis Comfort with extra thick padding, synthetic suede top, burnished side panels and bumper springs
Sizes: 14”, 16”, 18"
Color: Ano Sage
Weight: 30.50 lbs
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