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27.5 x 2.35 tires are very wide, for safety and stability, but still easier rolling (because they are taller) than the outdated 26 inch wheel size still used on most cruisers and Electra Townies.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 equipped with 7 speeds from a Shimano push button shifter, V brakes and a plush memory foam saddle. It is available equipped with hydraulic disc brakes for $100 more.
Head to Head Comparison
||6061 TIG-welded aluminum
||Alex DC25 double-wall
||CST Palm Bay, 27.5 x 2.35
||Forged alloy, 42T chainring
||Shimano 7-speed, 14-34T
||Shimano Altus M310
||Promax TX-121 linear-pull
||Comfort with memory foam