Jamis hit the sweet spot with the Portal. With 130mm of travel, it offers enough suspension to take on any trail you have the guts to try, but is still svelte and nimble enough to pedal anywhere on the map. The 3VO suspension designed by Chris Currie of Speedgoat nails the bullseye of suspension kinematics: active and stable under pedaling and hard braking but sensitive to small bumps and ready for big, square-edged hits. Add components worthy of this frameset, and you'll have a dream-build that can take you anywhere.
Today, a mountain bike needs to be capable of everything from all day epics to lift-assisted shuttle laps and anything in between. With the chops to accept a 160mm fork and 160mm of rear travel built around 3VO, one of the most advanced suspension designs in existence, the Jamis Hardline fits the bill. Add your favorite hard-liner components to create a tool for any trail, anywhere.
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