Jamis Durango 29″ Expert Mountain Bike 2016



These may be the most affordable 29’ers in our stable, but there’s nothing entry-level about the performance of these bikes. We’ve taken all new frame styling and married it to our proven Dakota geometry. Best-in-Class performance and Big Hoops doesn’t have to mean Big Bucks and the Durango 29 Expert, Comp and Sport prove it.

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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.

Pedaling Platform

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.

Complete Shimano System

Fully integrated shifting systems offer the most precise and reliable performance. That’s why all of our Durango models feature Shimano shifters, front and rear derailleurs, cassettes and cranksets.

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.


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.


Frame6061 aluminum main tubes, over-sized seat tube, zero-stack head tube, over-sized stays, replaceable derailleur hanger
ForkRST Omega TNL 29″”, coil spring with Turn-n-Lock hydraulic lock out, external preload adjustor, 32mm stanchions, magnesium lowers, 100mm travel
HeadsetZero-stack internal cup threadless, 15mm cone spacer
WheelsAlex TD26 29″” rims, 32H, alloy 6-bolt disc hubs, stainless spokes
TiresCST Patrol, 29 x 2.25”
DerailleursShimano Acera rear and Acera front
Shift leversShimano Acera, 3×9-speed
ChainKMC Z99, 9-speed
CassetteShimano HG20, 9-speed, 11-34T
CranksetShimano M3000, 40/30/22T, 170mm (15″”) 175mm (17″”-21″”)
BB SetSealed cartridge
PedalsATB platform, hi-impact resin
BrakesetTektro M285 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors
HandlebarJamis XC flat, 31.8 x 700mm
StemJamis XC alloy threadless, 31.8 x 10˚ rise x 70mm (15”), 70mm (17), 90mm (19″”), 90mm (21″”)
Seat PostJamis alloy micro-adjust, 31.6 x 400mm
SaddleJamis ATB Sport, SL cover, protective front and rear guards
Sizes15”, 17”, 19”, 21”
ColorCosmo Blue
Weight32.25 lbs


1522.6 / 57571˚73˚17.7 / 45042.3 / 10742.2 / 574.1 / 10530.2 / 767
1723.6 / 60071˚72.5˚17.7 / 45043.0 / 10932.2 / 574.3 / 11030.9 / 785
1924.4 / 62070˚72˚17.7 / 45044.0 / 11182.2 / 574.3 / 11032.2 / 818
2125.2 / 64070˚72˚17.7 / 45044.8 / 11392.2 / 574.7 / 12033.1 / 842