Jamis Bikes Debuts New 3VO Suspension Platform

Jamis Bikes will unveil their latest suspension bikes at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA, April 19-22, 2018. The new bikes were developed by Jamis’ in house design team over the past two years utilizing the licensed 3VO suspension platform. 3VO was engineered and patented by industry veteran Chris Currie of Speedgoat Designs.

The 3VO or “Three Variable Optimized” suspension platform promises zero compromise suspension and fully optimized pedaling performance in all riding conditions. Sal Crochiola, Jamis’ mountain bike product manager explains, “It only took one ride on Chris’s prototype to know this was something special and would be the future platform for Jamis suspension bikes. Incredible small bump sensitivity but also big hit plushness while maintaining super efficient pedaling was immediately noticeable. It just works as you’d hope all the time. There’s nothing to think about. Nothing to set. It’s the closest system to perfection I’ve ever ridden.”

• Unique instant center, center of curvature and axle path consistently eliminate unwanted motion when pedaling, regardless of position within travel or gear combination
• Lower, rearward moving instant center allows for high anti-squat with less chain growth to eliminate pedal kickback
• Tuned multi-phase leverage ratio with initial rising rate for added pedaling stability
• Consistent, balanced anti-squat and anti-dive cancels pedaling and braking forces

• Multi-phase leverage ratio combines both rising and falling rate for quicker impact response
• Axle path and leverage ratio tuned to work together to keep the system active even when pedaling
• Short distance from suspension instant center to rear axle for instant response
• Virtual pivot location stays aligned with driveline, allowing  suspension to remain active at every stage of travel
• Initial rearward axle path allows the bike to be supple on small bumps and square edge hits

Jamis Bikes’ first offerings based around the 3VO platform will be the 130mm 29”/27.5+ Portal® and the 160mm travel 27.5”/26+ Hardline®. Both platforms will be available through Jamis Authorized Retailers, first as aluminum models in late summer, with carbon fiber versions due to arrive early in 2019.

Sal continues, “Today a mountain bike needs to be capable of everything from all day epics to lift-assisted shuttle laps and anything in between. Both the Portal and Hardline fit the bill.”

JAMIS PORTAL – 29″ / 27.5+
• 130mm rear wheel travel
• HiLo bottom bracket adjust
• Enduro Max sealed bearing pivots
• 12x148mm rear hub spacing
• Custom Jamis upper chainguide mount
• ISCG05 lower 2-bolt chainguide mount

JAMIS HARDLINE – 27.5″ / 27.5+ / 26+
• 160mm rear wheel travel
• Enduro Max sealed bearing pivots
• 12x148mm rear hub spacing
• Custom Jamis upper chainguide mount
• ISCG05 lower 2-bolt chainguide mount

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