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All our frames and forks are tested continually to meet or exceed (in some cases, well exceed) EN standards 14764, 14765, 14766 and 14781 as well as the new ISO 4210 standards. We conduct these tests at our frame manufacturing facilities, but we also use EN accredited testing laboratories such as Intertek and SGS to verify the results of our own tests. If these tests aren’t telling us everything we want to know about our bikes, we increase the loads and cycles, or we determine another way to test. Where current hydraulic testing machines, jigs and hardware aren’t up to the task of emulating some of the forces and impacts our bikes might be subject to, we’ve designed our own.
We relentlessly cycle test for fatigue from pedaling and torsional forces on every single frame size, with deflection tests for stiffness at every point of the frame. Brutal impact tests with massive weights dropped on fixed frames or forks are performed. Then reversed, with weights attached to the frame, the frame hoisted to a given height depending upon product type, then released.
This destructive testing is enormously instructive and important. And it is in continual process. But it’s our ongoing non-destructive testing of frames and forks fresh off the factory floor that’s just as vital.
For our carbon fiber frames, EVERY frame is weighed to make sure it’s neither resin rich nor resin deficient. We also measure the stiffness of each frame in 6 critical areas as a check on lay-up production. Each deflection test must fall within 5% of the standards our machine and field-testing have established. This weighing and stiffness deflection testing guarantees every single frame we produce meets all Jamis manufacturing protocol and will
deliver the ride qualities we defined and demand.
TOP FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Our lightweight & durable aluminum Starlite frame is easier to pedal than steel.
Starlite's swooping frame design has a purpose other than great looks: with 20” wheels this bike offers a low standover and low center of gravity for stable, secure riding and control. We've even increased the wheelbase length over our 20” Laser to offer even greater stability, security and comfort.
Our wheels are light and easy to pedal thanks to the lightweight alloy rims that are silver anodized for extra corrosion resistance. We build the Starlite wheels with 36 spokes in a 3-cross lacing pattern for a strong & durable wheel.
Starlite's swept back handlebars aren't boys BMX bars painted a feminine color: they are specifically designed to be easy to reach and promote a comfortable, secure, and upright ride position.
Starlite's extra-plush, broad-based saddle features a suede-like brushed vinyl top that's grippy and keeps young riders from sliding around unsafely on the saddle top.
|Frame||Comfort step-thru frame design, lightweight 6061 aluminum tubing, with full-length chainguard, painted fenders and training wheels|
|Fork||Comfort unicrown, hi-tensile steel, 28.6 radiused blades|
|Headset||Standard threaded type, 22.2mm|
|Wheels||Alloy 36H rims with steel front and Hi-Stop coaster brake rear hubs, 14G nickel-plated spokes|
|Tires||Brooklyn Speedway, 20” x 2.125”, black with whitewalls|
|Crankset||Cold-forged steel, electro-plated black finish, 5 1/2” arms, 36T chainring|
|BB Set||OPC bearing type, VP-B35|
|Pedals||Comfort style platform pedal with non-slip TPE insert|
|Brakeset||Alloy linear pull type and Hi-Stop coaster brake (both rear only) with alloy lever|
|Handlebar||Swept-back comfort design, electro-plated black finish, with safety bell|
|Stem||Alloy with front facing removable cap, 40mm extension x 130mm quill|
|Grips||Embossed & stitched vinyl cover over comfort foam|
|Seatpost||Pillar, electro-plated black finish, 27.2 x 250mm, with 31.8mm alloy clamp|
|Saddle||Jamis Youth Comfort with embossed vinyl and single loop springs|
|Colors||Ultraviolet or Ocean Mist|
|SIZE||TOP EFFECTIVE||HEAD ANGLE||SEAT ANGLE||CHAIN STAY||WHEEL BASE||FORK RAKE||BB HEIGHT||HEAD TUBE||STANDOVER|
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