Our testers described this aluminum model in different terms--"lively," "peppy," and "sporty"--that point toward a unified view of the bike's charm. The Allegro was stable enough that we could cruise along a paved path looking for signs of spring with no particular regard for potholes. When we ventured onto roads for longer rides, the bike's wide 32c tires protected us from jolts caused by frost-heaved pavement. The Allegro's geometry also kept our head and hands higher than on the other models so we could more easily see the road ahead. The 10-speed Shimano Tiagra drivetrain and Tektro linear-pull brakes worked reliably and the compact crankset helped take the sting out of climbing hills. Several testers noted that Shimano's smooth-rolling R500 wheels accelerated quickly and added to the Jamis's road-bike-like swiftness. The frame comes with rack and fender mounts so you can customize it to fit your needs, whether you want to roll through town, commute to work, or get a jump on your fitness goals. "This bike made me want to get out and ride more," one tester raved.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of this bicycle, Jamis has sold out of Allegro Femmes for 2014. Veloville USA has a few remaining in the Comp, Elite and Sport versions along with a few prior year models at exceptional sale prices. Come by for a test ride and see what makes the Jamis Femme an award winning ride!