Jamis Cross Country XC 1.0 Mountain Bike - Silver

jamis cross country xc 1.0 mountain bike - silver
Side profile

If you lived in the country during the 1980s, you've seen the "white trash wheelie". If you haven't, picture a skinny shirtless teenage boy on a cheap bike, standing up, front wheel off the ground, pedaling furiously.

That boy had a heavy old ten-speed, with upturned handlebars, bald tires and a squeaky chain. Or a department-store BMX bike, with bare pedal spindles where he could hang the heels of his untied workboots.

He got a lot of mileage - and a lot of impressed looks from the girls - muscling those clunkers down a dirt road with nothing touching the ground but his rear wheel.

But imagine what he could have done with this silver Jamis Cross Country XC 1.0 mountain bike.

A lightweight aluminum frame for easy muscling. Tons of gears so he could spin to win or put the pedal to the metal. A big logo on the side that doesn't say "Huffy". He didn't need a front wheel or a seat. He was a stand-up wheelying maniac.

I'd like to think that's how this Jamis spent its life. Doing wheelies with reckless abandon in front of a trailer park.

Much more likely? Some dummy parked it in the city and forgot to lock up the front wheel and seat.

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jamis cross country xc 1.0 mountain bike - silver
Sporty view
jamis cross country xc 1.0 mountain bike - silver
Shimano V-brake lever shifter things, Jamis stem
jamis cross country xc 1.0 mountain bike - silver
Cockpit. Huh-huh-huh...he said "cock"
jamis cross country xc 1.0 mountain bike - silver
Front of the front triangle
jamis cross country xc 1.0 mountain bike - silver
Tektro front V-brakes
jamis cross country xc 1.0 mountain bike - silver
SR SunTour XC50 suspension fork
jamis cross country xc 1.0 mountain bike - silver
It's like a "cable waterfall"
jamis cross country xc 1.0 mountain bike - silver
SRAM 3.0 front derailleur
jamis cross country xc 1.0 mountain bike - silver
Shimano Altus rear derailleur