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    Dakar XLT 2.0

    Just wanted to drop a link to a review on the Jamis Dakar XLT 2.0 that you may find interesting. Anyone know of any blow out deals on these things?
    http://www.mountainbiketales.com/reviews/dakar.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimTwisted
    Just wanted to drop a link to a review on the Jamis Dakar XLT 2.0 that you may find interesting. Anyone know of any blow out deals on these things?
    http://www.mountainbiketales.com/reviews/dakar.htm
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    Here's the best blow out deal I've seen. It's even in the name

    http://www.bicycleblowout.com/Bikes/Jamisxlt10.htm
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...0149&rd=1&rd=1

    It just ended.....I have seen this guy posting about ever 3 days. He owns a shop and he has a few left in different sizes. Wait until another is posted I suppose.
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    Here is another post that isn't up yet.
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    http://cgi.ebay.com/JAMIS-DAKAR-XLT-...QQcmdZViewItem

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    I just bought a 19 inch Jamis Dakar XLT from the ebay guy you all are talking about above. He runs a couple of bike shops in Az. Apparently Jamis had a production overrrun of these frames so they are pretty abundant.

    Anyhow, I called him up, did the deal on Thursday night of last week and my bike showed up at my house in SoCal yesterday morning. Very smooth. Very good transaction.

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    Kellyc- how do you like the bike- Looking forward to your thoughts on it/ pics if you have any to share.
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    I have no idea. I have not had a chance to ride the bike. The bike showed up at my house yesterday morning.

    I just moved into a new house and my garage is a disaster zone so I took the box with the bike in it down to my LBS and they are putting it together and prepping it for me as we speak. I should be able to do my first ride on it tonight.

    I'll post pics and a review soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimTwisted
    Kellyc- how do you like the bike- Looking forward to your thoughts on it/ pics if you have any to share.
    I've had a hard time putting any real riding time on this bike since I bought it a week after I moved into a new house.

    Over the weekend, on little breaks from drywalling my garage, I snuck out to ride some of the trails behind my house in Redlands.

    This is the first MTB. I've ever bought new and my first dual suspension "trail bike." I've always liked the idea of MTBing but I also race and ride motorcycles and never really had the money to go out and buy a decent bike. I am good on anything with two wheels but I'm not very well versed in mountain biking so bear with me. Also, since this is the first bike I actually shopped for and purchased new (well technically it's two years old) I really have no context to place the bike in since I've never even ridden a mtb. with full suspension. My free time is dominated by dirt bikes and I've always just had peddle bikes around to play around on.

    Some basic impressions were the bike seems to peddle really well inspite of all the suspension travel it has. Once I figured out I could lock down the fork to reduce suspension travel in the front, the bike peddled even better. There's a dirt fire road off of my street that I take to get to the trails behind my house and it has a pretty good grade. The bike chuggs right up it. I can tell that some roadie weenie on a hardtail mtb. could get up it way faster but I don't care. The point is, the bike peddles well, is slow compared to a hardtrail, but is comfortable and I can tell that I won't have a problem spending an entire day riding it.

    I got rid of the stem and used my old stem off my Kona Explosif. It is a shorter stem but a lot steeper/taller. I also used a pair of Azonic bars that are really tall and wide. This helped give me more of a upright riding position. The stock setup is too "classic mountain biking" for me.

    After about a day of owning the bike I already have a good sized ding in the finish. It's on the top tube near the seat. I've already read plenty about people having a problem maintaining the finish on these bikes so I was ready for that to happen.

    I also read about people hating the stock seat clamp. They are right. It sucks. It will not keep the seat post from sliding down into the tube. Another irritant that I'll have to steal a part from my old bike to remedy.

    I don't know much about mtb. tires but I hate the tires on this bike. They don't grab when you commit to a high speed downhill turn. I also hate the fact that this bike comes with those granola inner tube stems (presta). I'm going to have to drill the rims out so I can run schraders.

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