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Thursday, February 14, 2019

 

Jamis Allegro Sport Hybrid Bicycle Combines Quality with Value Bicycling Magazine article:

https://www.bicycling.com/bikes-gear/a25701207/jamis-allegro-sport-review/

http://www.rbinc-sports.com/catalog/bikes/jamis-bikes/street/allegro

WITH A SMART PARTS KIT AND A REASONABLE PRICE, THE ALLEGRO SPORT CAN HELP YOU TACKLE NEW ROADS.

Price: $519 (USA Pricing)

Weight: 27.2 lb. (15 in)

Style: Hybrid fitness bike

Drivetrain: Shimano

Material: 6061 aluminum frame

The right bike for: Riders who want a simple bike that’s a good value

With its aluminum frame, disc brakes, and rack and fender mounts, the Jamis Allegro Sport is a great choice for people who want a quality bike that’s reasonably affordable. Those parts make it work for several applications, like burning calories on the bike path and getting around town.

This bike sits in the middle of the Jamis Allegro line. Parts upgrades from the lower Allegro model that make it a smart choice: disc brakes and a threadless stem (as opposed to a less-adjustable quill stem).

But all that value on paper means nothing if it’s a drag to ride. Luckily, that’s not the case.

The bike’s handling feels sharp and fun. Compared with other, similar townies, the Allegro allowed me to be more stretched out—a familiar position to those of us who ride road bikes. It also helped the bike feel responsive to quick shifts in weight and direction. While the aluminum frame wasn’t the smoothest ride I’ve experienced on a bike like this, it was sti

ll pretty pleasant.

And its parts, while not flashy, are practical. A triple chainring and 11-32 cassette mean that it’s possible to summit nearly any climb, and the configuration shifts smoothly and without too much effort. The brakes, while not amazing, are good in pretty much all weather conditions. And the rack mounts are just another point toward practicality.

Overall, this is a good-quality bike with smart parts. It’s a great choice for anyone looking to ride around town or get fitter on the road.

Other Allegro Models

There are six models in the Allegro line—three models, with versions for each gender. The Allegro Comp and Allegro Comp Femme are at the top of the line, at $699 each. They have nicer disc brakes, an aluminum fork, and higher-end Shimano components. The Allegro Sport and Sport Femme are at the middle of the range, with a steel fork, Tektro mechanical disc brakes, and Shimano Acera derailleurs. The Allegro and Allegro Step-Over are the cheapest bikes, at $409. They are built with parts that keep cost down, like a quill stem, Promax rim brakes, and super-basic Shimano derailleurs and shifters.

Fairly Basic, but Still Practical

This bike is fairly basic, which is a good thing—it helps keep the price down. But there are a few touches that separate it from other bikes in its category and price range. It has a threadless stem, which offers more adjustability than the quill stem on the slightly lower-end Allegro model. It also has decent-quality Shimano components and disc brakes, which often offer better stopping power in more conditions than similarly priced bikes with rim brakes. Other features include a lightweight, rust-proof aluminum frame, front and rear rack mounts, and space for two water bottle cages.

The Test

During my first ride on the Jamis Allegro Sport, I was happy to find that the bike’s handling felt sharper than I expected. I was a little more stretched out on this bike than on other similar townies, which was a familiar position to those of us who ride road bikes. It also helped the bike feel responsive to quick shifts in weight and direction. While the aluminum frame wasn’t the smoothest ride I’ve experienced on a bike like this, it was still pretty pleasant.

Which is better: riding on a bike path or cruising city streets?

Bike path all the way! I love how flat and protected it is.

I’ll take the rush of city streets any day!

While the parts on this bike were pretty basic, I was pleased overall with their functionality. The bike shifted smoothly and quietly, which is no small feat for a bike with a triple chainring. But I wonder if the bike could have been better with traditional rim brakes. The discs required a lot of lever squeeze to stop, and didn’t have much modulation. While I didn’t take them off to weigh them, disc brakes generally weigh more than their rim-brake counterparts. They weren’t bad, but I do think they could have been better.

On the whole, this is a bike that I’d recommend for people looking for a bike to ride for fitness and running errands around town. While it’s not the fanciest bike in any shop, it has quality parts that are big steps up from cheaper models. And it’s functional and fun to ride. What else do you need?

 

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