Jamis Beatnik

The Jamis Beatnik is your ultimate city vehicle. At the centre of this spartan beauty is a comfy, reliable steel frame. There is simply no better material better suited for the rigors of urban riding. Unlike aluminum, steel naturally damps or absorbs the shocks and vibrations of city streets. Aluminum simply transmits it, like a tuning fork, which is why aluminum frames are often criticized for their “harsh” riding qualities. Besides, on a fixie, where vintage reigns, skinny steel frame tubes are just right. The Beatnik’s short length flat bar and threadless alloy stem can be flipped to a 10-degree positive position depending on rider preference – keeping you comfy whether you’re just riding down the street or across town. With ample braze-on mounts, you can securely attach a rack, fenders, and two bottle cages to make sure you get there comfortably and dry with minimal fuss.


  • Steel frame and fork soaks up bumps and knocks without complaint
  • Single speed simplicity and reliability
  • Ample tire clearance to make sure you stay comfy and in control
  • Rack, bottle, and fender mounts keep you dry and hydrated, and make sure you have a way to carry all your junk