Jamis Exile 1 29er Hardtail

DESCRIPTION

Exile was a huge hit in 2010, as more riders discovered the benefits of 29-inch wheels, and the dialed-in feel of our tweaked-and-tuned geometry. It takes more than giant hoops to make a great trail bike, and we've got it down to a science with perfect weight distribution for railing descents, awesome climbing traction, and perfect cockpit dimensions that let you muscle your way over trail obstacles with finesse. This year's Exile line gets expanded upmarket with our new Exile 3—top-tier parts like the Rock Shox Recon Silver Solo Air fork, Avid's bomber Elixir brakeset and SRAM's new X9 2x10 drivetrain gives you all the trail capability you could want. All Exiles feature the same incredible chassis, a Jamis-designed frame with an extremely low-slung main triangle for lots of standover, gobs of torsional rigidity that enhances handling and power transfer, expertly welded from double-butted Kinesis 6061 tubing for incredible trail feel.

  • Frame 7005 double-butted aluminum main tubes, crown-clearing goose-necked down tube, low-standover curved top tube, replaceable derailleur hanger
  • Fork Rock Shox Dart 3 29er, magnesium sliders, external preload and rebound damping, TurnKey lockout, 28mm stanchions, 100mm travel
  • Headset FSA ZS-4 internal cup threadless, 20mm shim stack, 1 1 /8”
  • Wheels WTB Speed Disc 29” eyeletted rims, 32H, Formula alloy disc hubs, WTB14g black stainless steel spokes
  • Tires Maxxis Ignitor, 29 x 2.1”
  • Derailleurs Shimano Deore Shadow rear and Acera, 34.9mm top pull front
  • Shiftlevers Shimano Acera M360 RapidFire-SL, 24-speed
  • Chain KMC Z9000,/li>
  • Cassette Shimano HG40, 8-speed, 11-32
  • Crankset Shimano Deore M361 44/32/22, 170mm (12-15.5”), 175mm (17-21”)
  • BB Set Shimano UN26, 68 x 121
  • Pedals Platform type with steel outer cage
  • Brakeset Tektro I0 mecahnical disc brakes, ML-330 levers and 160mm wavy rotors
  • Handlebar Jamis XC alloy riser, 6D sweep x 13mm rise x 620mm wide
  • Stem Jamis XC alloy threadless, 10º rise x 90mm (15”), 100mm (17”), and 120mm (19-21”)
  • Grips Velo Kraton, medium diameter
  • Seat Post Jamis alloy micro-adjust, 31.6 x 350mm, with alloy QR clamp
  • Saddle Jamis Trail with pressure relief channel, wide tail platform and scuff-resistant corners
  • Sizes 15”, 17”, 19”, 21”
  • Color Candy Apple
  • Weight 29.75 lbs

USER REVIEWS

Showing 1-10 of 14  
[Jul 18, 2021]
Aloysius


OVERALL
RATING
4
Strength:

Quite good on all types of terrain. I have taken mine on and off road and performs really well.

Weakness:

Not the most comfortable ride as I can usually feel every bump. concrete floor grinding and polishing sydney

Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2013
[Jun 23, 2021]
Madmardigann


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

Quality frame and good components for entry level. Curved top tube is a plus. Has saved the jewels a couple of times already. | Tile Installation

Weakness:

Couln't find any weakness.

Purchased:
New  
[Jun 16, 2021]
Alberto22


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

My boyfriend realyy likes it. According to him, this bike rolls over everything, the frame has great stand over clearance. It allows for unbridled confidence! This is recommended by Hawaii Kitchen Remodel company.

Weakness:

No weakness found at this moment.

Purchased:
New  
[Jun 08, 2021]
MrRyan


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

Nice quality product! I love the durability

Weakness:

Nothing so far

[Jun 01, 2021]
dayothomas857


OVERALL
RATING
4
Strength:

breaks and pedals are good. frame are good!

Price Paid:
2500
Purchased:
New  
Model Year:
2020
[May 04, 2021]


OVERALL
RATING
5
Strength:

This bike rolls over everything, the frame has great stand over clearance. It allows for unbridled confidence with SD Concrete Pumping.

Weakness:

The sun tour shock is less than appealing

Purchased:
New  
[Nov 13, 2014]
Davidson

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Sturdy bike, great price

Weakness:

Heavy, brakes

Great beginner bike. It is a bit on the heavy side. The back brakes do not have the best stopping power

[Mar 05, 2013]
Brandon Cordle
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Solid as a rock. Great entry level 29er.

Weakness:

Narrow stock handlebars. No steel threaded inserts on crank arms.

Bought my Exile 1 in 2010 (candy apple). Great bike for a 29er starter. Good components for the price compared to other bikes. Within the first few rides I had hit the pedal on a rock or root which caused the pedal stud to wallow out the threads in the crank arm. Replaced bottom bracket setup with SLX (steel inserts in crank arms) and have not had the first issue since. The stock handlebars were only 24" which seemed very narrow and hard to control. Replaced with a set of 27" bars and love it. The screw that clamps the seat rails protrudes through the clamp (upwards) and can be felt when riding hard. Replaced seat post and seat. Tektro manual discs seem to have plenty of stopping power and relatively quiet. Chain seemed to have stretched pretty quickly. Dart 3 shocks not adequate for a heavier rider. Keep in mind this is an entry level bike and the components are entry level as well.

Overall I have been very happy with the bike. I am 5'8" and weigh in at 245 lbs. I started racing last year and the frame has held up very well. All of the changes I have done to the bike have either been for fitment issues or just upgrades as original parts have worn out. I would highly recommend this bike to anyone. If you plan on doing racing or riding very aggressive I would recommend stepping up to the Exile 2 though.

Similar Products Used:

First bike shop quality bike.

[May 21, 2012]
Donnie Stephens
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

the bike it self awsome pricing,handling, the rdie and fit

Weakness:

maybe the saddle its a little hard for me but thats something that could be fixed very easily

I've spent alot of time reasearching bikes i was an avid rider yrs ago and i'm just getting back into it, i bought this today at my lbs and wow i freakin love it, i got it home and went right to the trails, awsome entry level 29er and for the price couldnt be happier ive, been a long time gt rider but no more. im not to sure on the shifters, i used grip for a long time and just have to get used to them, i will say the work without a hitch i do like the clean look they give the bars tho. i love the fork lock out and the stand in is nice im 5'11 and about 200 lbs i got a 17inch frame and it fits real nice, over all i love it and would refer it to anybody you wont be dissapointed at all buy it

Similar Products Used:

Gt agressor hard tail, 15 yrs old finally gave up on me

[May 21, 2012]
Marc
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This bike rolls over everything, the frame has great stand over clearance. It allows for unbridled confidence!

Weakness:

The sun tour shock is less than appealing, it runs through its full 100mm cycle quickly under my 180 lbs. I would upgrade quickly.

Over all the exile 1 is a superb entry level 29er! It has taken everything I have been able to throw at it. I have an aggressive riding style, and it takes Birms like nobody's business! The model I have tried has upgraded tectro Hydrolic brakes, quite good stopping power with these, they do make a lot of noise, but they are new... The frame is excellent! The geometry is very inspiring, I have always ridden 26ers, and this 29er feels quite nimble despite the size of the rims.
A must have for anybody who wants to ride a 29er.

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