Jamis’ 2016 mountain bike have been trickling out since Sea Otter with their Dragon Slayer 650B+ hardtail and this summer’s Defcon enduro bike. The one thing missing was something with really, really wide rubber.
These days, just about everyone’s got a fat bike. To standout, the bike needs to have a schtick, whether it’s some audacious feature or a niche. The new Jamis Roughneck fat bike doesn’t jump out with any insane design cues, but it does tailor itself to some of the original fat bike conditions. It also gets a very nice fork with a rather unique construction method.
It’s made to perform in the snow, using the TRP Spike mechanical with cover plates. The Roughneck has an air formed frame and fork, which gives them more control over the tube manipulation. Where that was really put to good use is on the fork…
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