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Review: Megamo Jakar 30

I had to do a review of the Megamo Jakar 30. The reason is that it is a bicycle that I love aesthetically. Also, this excessive enthusiasm that I have for this model is explained because it has an excellent price that does not reach 1,200 dollars. In addition, it is equipped with the new Shimano GRX, which as you well know is a specific group for gravel. Below, I detail its key aspects.

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A few months ago I introduced you to the brand’s carbon West. But now, I felt like writing about their aluminum models: the Jakar 20 and 30 . Both share the same frame and fork (carbon). The difference between these two alloy models is that the group they mount is different (GRX or Apex 1). Specifically, I will focus on the Jakar 30 model (Shimano GRX), which I consider that in terms of quality-price there are few options on the market that surpass it.

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The Frame of the Megamo Jakar

The first thing I add about the Jakar is that it is a very modern frame . This has a simple explanation: its tubes have different thicknesses since they are hydroformed . The rear chainstays are short, so the whole of this triangle feels very modern.

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“The first thing I add about the Jakar is that it is a very modern frame . This has a simple explanation: its tubes have different thicknesses since they are hydroformed “

Returning to the thickness of the tubes, the technique used allows us to have a lighter and more solid frame as a final result. The down tube is oversized and square shaped. The upper one increases in size as it joins with the direction one. The final look is a bike that looks like carbon. You have to get closer and see the unpolished welds to understand that it is aluminum.

As is usual in a frame of this type, the cables are located internally . This aspect gives the bicycle a very clean appearance and also, as I have mentioned on occasion, protects them from dirt or possible inclement weather that we may encounter.

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“As is usual in a frame of this type, the cables are located internally . “This aspect gives the bicycle a very clean appearance.”

Regarding its geometry, it has a somewhat moderate sloping . Furthermore, this type of frame with this feature makes riding the bicycle, especially on more technical terrain, more manageable compared to using a more classic frame or one without a top tube drop.

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“As for its geometry, it has somewhat moderate sloping . “This type of frame with this feature makes riding the bike more manageable compared to using a more classic frame.”

Another thing that I would highlight about its geometry is that the Jakar is ideal for long journeys . There is an explanation for this: the distance between the head tube and seat tube is short, making the posture much more relaxed and comfortable.

On the other hand, it has added welds . For example, on the top tube, for the location of a tool bag, or a bikepacking bag. It does not have added eyelets for installing a third bottle cage on other tubes. But I don’t consider the latter important, since there are solutions on the market that allow you to install an additional one using straps.

Also, it has the possibility of installing a luggage rack in the rear . The final result is that we can convert this model into a touring bicycle or for excursions of several days.

One of the things I have not been able to find out is if it is possible to install 650b wheel sizes. But don’t worry, its wheel arch is wide enough to fit up to 45mm tires in a size 700c . Consequently, you will be able to cover any type of terrain, no matter how aggressive it may be.

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“The wheel arch is wide enough to be able to fit up to 45mm tires on a 700c size”

Finally, the frame goes with a carbon fork with a straight design . This is appreciated, since this material helps mitigate vibrations in the front part of the bicycle. Add that you have three sizes (S, M and L) and two colors (black or turquoise).

Components of this Megamo Jakar 30

As for the peripherals that come with the Jakar 30 (according to the manufacturer’s website), the seat post, handlebars, stem and saddle are from the brand itself. These components are made of aluminum and of acceptable quality. As for the handlebar, it is specific for gravel and has a slightly flared shape.

Cluster

As I mentioned, there is a single chainring version of the Jakar that mounts the Sram Apex 1 groupset (hydraulic). But, as I mentioned, I will focus on the subcompact option based on the Shimano GRX transmission .

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Shimano GRX400 groupset

Specifically, we are talking about the first level of the GRX: the 10-speed 400 . It would correspond, and I don’t know why I make this comparison with route changes, with the Shimano Tiagra.

As for the developments, it mounts a double 46-30 tooth chainring with an 11-36 cassette . It is a development, therefore, focused on adventure or gravel cycling. Maybe, if you come from the asphalt, you may have the feeling of lack of speed.

Wheels and tires 

Finally, as for the tires that the Jakar comes equipped with, they are the  Shimano RS171 . These are specific for off-road use. These are wheels made of aluminum and work for 12mm thru-axles.

The tires included are the Wtb Riddler for 700c wheels and a thickness of 45c . These tires are suitable for off-road or gravel. These tires have a tread with flatter lugs that allow you to roll on roads with a certain agility.

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“The tires it incorporates are Wtb Riddler for 700c wheels and with a thickness of 45c . These tires are suitable for off-road or gravel.

Price for Jakar 30

The official price of this bicycle is €1,199 .

Verdict of Megamo Jakar 30

The Megamo Jakar 30 is a gravel bike of acceptable quality . In this case, I consider whether it is necessary to spend 2,000 or 3,000 dollars on higher models, when this level of bicycles has sufficient guarantee of use and components to enjoy adventure cycling. But this is a very personal opinion.

The bicycle, which is appreciated, for this 2023 incorporates the new specific Shimano GRX gravel groupset . Also, it has a slightly more expensive version that mounts the Sram Apex 1 single chainring.

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  1. Wow, the Megamo Jakar 30 looks like a beast! I wonder if it can handle off-road trails like a champ?

  2. Wow, the Megamo Jakar 30 seems to have it all! The frame, components, cluster, wheels, and tires are on point. Cant wait to try it out!

  3. Wow, the Megamo Jakar 30 seems like a beast! Im loving the sleek frame design, but can we talk about those cluster components? So unique! And those wheels and tires… lets just say theyre taking me places!

    • I completely disagree. The Megamo Jakar 30 is nothing special. The frame design is generic, and the cluster components are nothing more than a gimmick. The wheels and tires are average at best. There are far better options out there.

  4. Wow, the Megamo Jakar 30 seems like a beast! That frame tho, so sleek and sturdy. Cant wait to hit the trails with those wheels and tires!

  5. I hate to burst your bubble, but the Megamo Jakar 30 is nothing but an overpriced, overhyped piece of junk. Save your money and go for a real mountain bike that can actually handle the trails. Dont fall for the marketing gimmicks.

    • Who cares about a cup holder? I ride bikes to ride, not to sip on a latte. Stop complaining about trivial accessories and focus on the real features that matter, like performance and durability.

  6. Are you serious? Comparing a bike to a car? Please, tell me how youre going to fit groceries, kids, or even survive a rainstorm on that badass bike. Dont be ridiculous.

  7. Anyone else think the Megamo Jakar 30 is a beast on the trails? Loving that frame design and those wicked wheels!

    • Nah, Im not convinced. The Megamo Jakar 30 is just another overhyped bike. The frame design may look cool, but without solid performance, its just an empty shell. Id rather stick with a tried and true trail weapon.

  8. The Megamo Jakar 30 is a beast on wheels! I cant get over how sleek and badass the frame looks. Cant wait to test it out on some crazy trails!

  9. Wow, the Megamo Jakar 30 sounds like a beast! I bet it can conquer any trail with its sturdy frame and killer components. Cant wait to try it out!

  10. I dont know about you, but those Megamo Jakar 30 wheels seem overrated to me. Just another overpriced gimmick for those who like to show off. Give me a sturdy set of wheels any day, and Ill conquer any terrain without breaking the bank.

  11. I beg to differ. While I appreciate your enthusiasm, those wheels and tires on the Megamo Jakar 30 seem rather mediocre to me. There are far more impressive options out there. But hey, to each their own, right?

    • I have to respectfully disagree with you on this one. Personally, I find those Megamo Jakar wheels to be a bit too flashy for my taste. But hey, to each their own!

  12. Wow, the Megamo Jakar 30 seems like the perfect bike for a wild adventure! Cant wait to take it for a spin and conquer the trails!

    • I hate to burst your bubble, but the Megamo Jakar 30 is nothing more than an overpriced gimmick. Dont waste your money on this so-called perfect bike. There are better options out there for conquering the trails. Keep your expectations in check, mate.

  13. Wow, the Megamo Jakar 30 is a beast! Loving the frame design and killer components. Cant wait to hit the trails with this bad boy!

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  15. Seriously? A bike frame is fascinating? You must have a pretty boring life if a piece of metal gets you that excited. Get a grip, buddy.

  16. The Megamo Jakar 30 is a beast! Loving the frame design and components. Cant wait to try it out on the cluster and wheels!

  17. Wow, the Megamo Jakar 30 seems like the perfect bike for an off-road adventure! Cant wait to try it out!

  18. Wow, those wheels on the Megamo Jakar 30 are straight-up eye candy! Who needs accessories when youve got such a stylish cluster?

    • I hate to burst your bubble, but the Megamo Jakars frame is nothing special. Ive tried it on rough trails and its just average at best. Dont get your hopes up too high, mate.

  19. Wow, the Megamo Jakar 30 sounds like a beast! I wonder if it can handle off-road trails like a pro. Anyone tried it?

    • Ive tried the Megamo Jakar 30 and its definitely not a beast. It struggles on off-road trails and lacks the performance of a true pro. Dont waste your money on it if youre serious about off-roading.

    • I tried the Megamo Jakar 30, and honestly, I was underwhelmed. The wheels lacked grip on rough terrain, and the tires seemed to wear out too quickly. Maybe its just me, but I expected more from all the hype.

  20. Wow, those wheels on the Megamo Jakar 30 are seriously badass! Id love to take it for a spin and see if it lives up to the hype.

  21. Im really curious about how the Megamo Jakar 30 compares to other mountain bikes in terms of speed. Anyone got any insights?

    • I couldnt disagree more. The frame of the Megamo Jakar is nothing but a generic, uninspired design. There are plenty of other bikes out there with truly innovative and aesthetically pleasing frames.

  22. Wow, the Megamo Jakar 30 seems like a beast with its sturdy frame! Cant wait to test it out on some gnarly trails and show off those killer components!

  23. Wow, those wheels on the Megamo Jakar 30 are seriously eye-catching! Who needs a flashy car when you can ride this beauty?

  24. Wow, the Megamo Jakar 30 seems like the perfect bike to conquer the trails! Cant wait to give it a spin!

    • I hate to burst your bubble, but the Megamo Jakar 30 is nothing special. There are way better bikes out there. Dont waste your time waiting for it, youll be disappointed.

  25. Wow, I cant believe they didnt mention the color options for the Megamo Jakar! Thats crucial info!

  26. Sure, the frame of the Megamo Jakar is impressive, but what about the color options? Can we get some funky patterns, please?

  27. I cant believe they didnt mention the color options for the Megamo Jakar 30! I need to know if it comes in neon pink!

    • Seriously? Riding a donkey may be old school, but its not exactly practical. Id rather have the speed and convenience of a fancy bike any day. But hey, to each their own! #DifferentStrokesForDifferentFolks

  28. I hate to burst your bubble, but the Megamo Jakar 30 is just a bike, not a spaceship. While it may be a solid ride, lets not get carried away with intergalactic travel fantasies. Stick to the trails, my friend.

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