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    07 Dakar XCR Expert for XC Racing

    Hey everyone!

    I am strongly considering purchasing a 07 Dakar XCR Expert for XC riding and racing. I plan on racing about 12 times a year including 1 or 2 24 hour races. I wanted to see if anyone had any insight before I make the leap. I am going to make a few upgrades to lighten up some more, but out of the box it looks great. I know most people reading this ride Jamis, but what I would like to hear anyone's opinion as to whether this is the right bike? Thanks!

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    Mountain Bike Action tested the bike in Febraury this Year and gave it a nice review. I myself rented it for a day and loved it. Try to get a back issue of that magazine.
    07 Jamis Dakar XAM 2.0
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    PM me your email and I can send you the digital copy of MBA with the test in it.

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    I ride the 07 and LOVE IT! Depending on how serious you are about racing, and if you really looking to compete (win, podium, etc) the only thing I would change is the wheelset. It's a nice mid-weight trail wheel, but for all out racing you certainly could go lighter. With that said, I am racing mine a couple times and doing a solo 24 race and I am not changing the wheels.
    "Big Gulps huh?...Allllriggghhht....Welp, See ya later!"

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    Hey kk thanks for the response. Because I am saving some money, I was going to at least change the spokes and/or the whole wheelset set up. Did you get a weight on your bike? The catalog says 27.5 but doesn't say for what size. I wanted to see how accurate that number was. thanks

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    "Ride Lots" Eddy Merckx
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    I have a 19" and I swapped out the Crank Bros for SPD's. Mine is weighing in at 28 1/2 or so. UST wheels w. non-UST tires could easily save you a pound or more. My choice of pedals added some weight as well.
    "Big Gulps huh?...Allllriggghhht....Welp, See ya later!"

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    2007 XCR looks like an exact copy of Mountain Cycle Zen.
    There are some good deals for that model to consider.
    http://www.greenfishsports.com/index...OD&ProdID=1496

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    "Ride Lots" Eddy Merckx
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    I'll take the XCR with the Fox fork & shock any day over the 5th Element and Manitou combo. 5th Element isn't even in the bike business any more...so for $300 more I think the XCR is a no-brainer. Actually the MSRP is lower on the XCR.
    "Big Gulps huh?...Allllriggghhht....Welp, See ya later!"

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    Here's a pic of my '07 XCR. Still waiting for the trails to dry up before I take it for the maiden voyage.



    07XCR1

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