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    RM Slayer SXC 30 vs Jamis Dakar XAM I

    Both of these frames are up on Jenson for cheap, and I need a new one after I bent my RM Element (poor design if you ask me).

    What do you guys think? The SXC is $750 and has 5 year warranty, and the Dakar is $550 with 2 year warranty. I hear the Dakar has bad chain stays, but the SXC has bad bushings.

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    I'd go with RM over Jamis, but that's just me.

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    Any reasons why?

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    Honestly I don't think the chainstays should be an issue on that jamis...the bad years was like 07 08...they addressed it for 09. I don't know that for sure though, my buddy rides the dakar and I've ridden it a couple times it's a fun bike i thought....For some reason I can't convince myself to buy one though.

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    Frames: Rocky Mountain versus Jamis

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    Rocky Mountain Slayer SXC 30 Frame $750 at 7.9 lbs. (all mountain / trail)
    Jamis Dakar Xam I Bike '09 Frame at $550 at 9.3 lbs. (mountain trails)

    Without consideration for price, I'm considering to build the frame with about the same components. From what I've read in these threads, the RM seems to be great, but nothing has really compared these 2 frames. Is the real difference in the application, i.e. mountain trail or all mountain / trail? How well would these function on the road (to and from location sites)? I would think that they might be similar in that regard.

    Thanks for any input here...

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    Then the Frames

    Well then, what are your opinions concerning comparable RM and Jamis frames?
    The specs are very similar.

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