Jamis Hudson Step Thru
The Jamis Hudson is the right choice for people a little intimidated by the balancing and quicker handling of hybrids.
It is a modern, well designed alternative to a heavier and slower beach cruiser.
Specially designed for flat-footed starts and stops, the Hudson’s laid back seat tube and lowered bottom bracket height allows riders to pedal efficiently with proper leg extension and still reach the ground easily when seated.
The bikes 27.5 x 2.35 tires are very wide, for safety and stability, but still easier rolling (because they are taller) than the outdated 26 inch wheel size still used on most cruisers and Electra Townies.
This version of the Hudson is the best seller and is equipped with 7 speeds from a Shimano push button shifter, V brakes and a plush memory foam saddle.
Head to Head Comparison
|Electra 7D||$630||7 speed||V brakes
|Frame||6061 TIG-welded aluminum
|Tires||CST Palm Bay, 27.5 x 2.35|
|Crankset||Forged alloy, 42T chainring
|Rear Cogs||Shimano 7-speed, 14-34T|
|Shifters||Shimano Altus M310
|Brakes||Promax TX-121 linear-pull|
|Saddle||Comfort with memory foam|