20-Inch (5-8 yr. old)
TOP FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Our lightweight & durable aluminum Laser frame is easier to pedal than steel. The 20” Laser actually offers two types of brakes: a standard rear coaster brake, which most youngsters are familiar with, and a rear V-brake which many are not. Having the rear coaster brake as a back-up, allows youngsters to get used to hand-braking without going cold-turkey on the coaster brake they are comfortable with. Our alloy rims are anodized black to provide even greater corrosion and rust resistance than the alloy already possesses. Before wheels are laced and trued, the rim sidewalls are ground to provide a smooth braking surface for the rear V-brake. We build the Laser 2.0 wheels with 36 spokes in a 3-cross lacing pattern for a strong & durable wheel. Then mount knobby BMX tires that bite in the dirt, but also feature a rounded profile that rolls smoothly on neighborhood streets & driveways. Every Laser 2.0 offers a kickstand for parking that pride & joy up securely, and a safety bell to announce that the Laser has arrived.
Every Jamis youth bike uses size-specific items like grips, saddles and cranks that enhance comfort and control by providing the best possible bike fit. We focus on designing frames with low stand-overs to take much of the awkwardness out of getting on board and dismounting after. We trim as much weight as we can with lightweight aluminum frames on many of the youth models and use aluminum parts where possible (the limiting factor here is working within a youth-bike-appropriate price point) to work towards that make-it-as-light-as-possible goal.
Jamis’ Taxi bikes are designed to be low maintenance and built for comfort, but with the durability to be ridden every day for years on end. They’re built specifically for the rigors of the resort rental-bike world, with rugged wheels, durable adjustment points, and corrosion-resistant parts throughout. Your little one is going to be hard on a bike, but the Taxi 20" is more than ready for the challenge.
OBSESSIVE ABOUT RUST RESISTANCE Most of the parts specified on our Taxi are made of aluminum to save weight, but also to help preserve the finish of the bike. Aluminum parts include the seat post, seat clamp, stem, rims, front hub, kickstand and crank arms. We’ve even specified a specially treated chain on the Taxi that protects the chain against rust in even the harshest conditions. In fact, this coating increases the rust resistance of the chain up to 500 times (!) that of a regular chain. - Lightweight 6061 aluminum diamond frame design - Oversized hi-tensile steel tubular unicrown fork - Alex X303 silver anodized alloy rims with double-sealed Shimano hubs and 12 gauge stainless steel spokes - Taya 410H-GST rustless chain - Forged alloy crank with 44T compact disc chainring - Shimano coaster brake - Jamis custom Cruise-control comfort handlebar - Taxi custom saddle with extra padding, extra-thick vinyl cover, heavy-duty strut rails & double-loop springs
BIG FUN IN A SMALL PACKAGE. Whether it's cruising around the neighborhood, going for a family ride down the bike path, or partaking in back-yard shenanigans with friends, XR20 is the perfect instrument for fun.
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