We never set out to be big. We just wanted to make some great bikes. For 30 years, we’ve concentrated on doing what we do best—designing and building the kinds of bikes we want to ride. The ones we love to ride.
Turns out, lots of people wanted the same things we did—real-world performance, the kinds of bikes that turn a good day of riding into a great day, period. A few happy Jamis riders became a few more happy Jamis riders and after 30 seasons we’ve quietly become big, a nameplate that gets noticed in the pack and out on the trail. And we did it by building the very best bikes, and letting them speak for us where it counts—in the woods, on the road, on dirt jumps and bike paths and everywhere else you might spin a wheel for fun.
Building the perfect bike is an impossible goal, but it's the only one that's worthwhile. In fact , we've been at it most of our lives. CEO and President Carine Joannou has been successfully leading and directing G. Joannou Cycle, our parent company, since taking over from her father in 1981.
What began as a modest regional distributor of imported European bicycles and parts in 1937 has grown into a national powerhouse with international distributors throughout the world. GJC is now one of the oldest, largest bicycle companies under original family ownership in America.
Greg Webber, Vice President of Product Development has been with Jamis since the first Earth Cruiser rolled out in 1979 and eagerly joined Carine's winning team when GJC acquired Jamis in 1990. Their commitment, passion and leadership inspires the rest of us bike addicts at Jamis to not settle for "good enough". The whole team aims for nothing short of perfection all day, every day.