Jamis Coda Sport - 2017

Our Codas have been some of our most popular bikes for years, and for good reason. There’s the smooth-riding Reynolds chromoly frames, the well-thought-out geometry, the heads-up riding position and the smart component selections, from the ...(Read More)

Jamis Coda Sport
  • Color: Ano Palladium
  • Color: Gloss Black
$399.99
$529.99
Color
Ano Palladium
Size
17-inch
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Our Codas have been some of our most popular bikes for years, and for good reason. There’s the smooth-riding Reynolds chromoly frames, the well-thought-out geometry, the heads-up riding position and the smart component selections, from the super-wide gearing range to the easy-adjust stems: these bikes are simply some of the best and most versatile around.

Specs

Frame Double-butted chromoly frame, extended head tube with reinforced collars, double tapered cromo stays, forged dropouts and fender/rack eyelets
Fork Chromoly unicrown, bulge butted steerer, low-rider carrier mounts and forged dropouts with fender eyelets
Headset Threadless, 1 1/8”
Rims/Wheels Alex ID-19 double wall alloy rims with GSW sidewall, 32H
Hubs Formula alloy hubs with QR
Spokes 14g stainless steel spokes
Tires Vittoria Randonneur with Double Shielding puncture protection and reflective sidewalls, 700 x 32c
Crankset Shimano FC-TY501
Chainrings 48/38/28T
Bottom Bracket FSA sealed cartridge, 68 x 110.5mm
Chain KMC Z7
Front Derailleur Shimano FD-TY710
Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera M360 SGS
Rear Cogs Shimano HG41 8-speed, 11-32T
Shifters Shimano RapidFire Plus SL-M310, 24-speed
Handlebars Jamis Urban bar, 6061 T-6 aluminum
Tape/Grips Anatomic double density kraton
Stem Jamis Road
Brake Levers Tektro brake levers
Brakes Tektro 855AL alloy linear-pull brakes with front power modulator
Pedals Platform style, steel cage/resin body
Saddle Jamis Touring with SL cover
Seat Post Jamis alloy micro-adjust

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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Ano Palladium / 17-inch 845436022581 03-1038-PD 55140

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4.0

(based on 4 reviews)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lots of mounting points  (2)
  • Responsive acceleration 
  • Fast 
  • Stock saddle is good 
  • Durable 

Cons

  • Inadequate brakes 
  • Mediocre components 
  • Lots of rattles 
  • Seat 
  • Sub-par components 

Best Uses

  • Short Commutes  (2)
  • Cruising 
  • Commuting 
  • Pavement 
  • Short fitness rides 
  • Casual riding 

REVIEWS

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5

Love my Coda!

By 

from Dayton, OH

About Me Intermediate

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments:

    The perfect bike if you just wanna ride... Thanks Chris for putting me on this bike!

    3

    Okay for casual rides, but not much more

    By 

    from Washington, DC

    About Me

    Pros

    • Sturdy steel frame
    • Looks good
    • Lots of mounting points
    • Stock saddle is good
    • Responsive

    Cons

    • Mediocre components
    • Brakes are not good
    • Lots of rattles

    Best Uses

    • Short fitness rides
    • Cruising
    • Short Commutes

    Comments:

    I bought this because I wanted to get into biking, but wasn't ready to go all out on an actual road bike. It served its purpose, but getting into cycling as a sport just highlighted the Coda Sport's deficiencies. After a few thousand miles, I've found the components are pretty mediocre and are not suited to inclement weather or cruddy roads. The steel frame is sturdy, but it does transmit a lot of harshness to the hands. This may be due to the upright geometry, but I'm not sure. The brakes are alright for casual riding, but descending steep hills in the rain is treacherous. The brakes also required a lot of adjustments and never really were centered on the wheels. I also had to have the wheels trued way too many times. Some of this may have been due to the shop that assembled it though. This all sounds bad, but the Coda Sport is a good bike for the right application. If you mostly cruise around town or have a short commute, it'll serve you well. The upright position and steel frame ensure that it'll survive the city (unless the weather is bad). Also, there are plenty of braze-ons, so you can load it up with all your gear. But if you think you may get into actual cycling, save your money and get a road bike.

    3

    Okay for casual riding

    By 

    from Washington, DC

    About Me

    Pros

    • Comfortable saddle
    • Lots of mounting points
    • Steel frame
    • Responsive acceleration

    Cons

    • Inadequate brakes
    • Sub-par components

    Best Uses

    • Short Commutes
    • Casual riding

    Comments:

    I purchased this bike on somewhat of a whim after deciding that I was going to use cycling to get my exercise. For that purpose, it was successful. However, once I got more into cycling as a hobby, I realized the Coda Sport's deficiencies rather quickly. Although the components are okay for casual riding, I've found that they don't hold up well when the riding starts to include long distances and winter commuting. Also, I've had to have my wheels trued about a half-dozen times (to be fair, maybe I got a bad batch or the shop did a poor job building them) and the brakes/levers are not adequate for anything other than piddling around town. My seat clamp also gave out after just a few weeks and I had to replace it with a non-QR clamp that hasn't let the seat slip in thousands of miles. If you're like I was and looking for a more relaxed bike to ease into the cycling hobby or bike commuting, this probably isn't the best bike. The geometry is not good for longer rides and the flat bar limits your hand positions. I added bar-ends, which was a life-saver, but even then I still had limited places for my hands. So if you think you might one day be serious about cycling or bike commuting, just spend the money and get a road bike. If you just want a grocery-getter, the Coda Sport will serve you nicely. It's got a light, but sturdy steel frame, plenty of mounting points for racks and fenders, and it's very zippy and responsive.

    4

    Best bike in price range

    By 

    from MA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Fast
    • Good components for price
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Seat

    Best Uses

    • Pavement
    • Commuting

    Comments:

    Good Deore drive train. Strong chromoly frame and fork. Fast 28mm 700c tires. Pretty fast, very quiet. Comprarable in components with Trek 7.3 FX. Even though the Trek is aluminum it weights the same as the Coda Sport and the Coda's chromo frame/fork soak up the bumps a lot better.

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