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    How unreliable are XAM's?

    So I know theres been alot of talk about the XAM's breaking the rear chainstays. Im thinking about picking up an 08 XAM 2 shock and frame combonation locally to build up to eventually replace my Yukon. The rear triangle was broken and replaced with a 2010 XAM2 rear trianlge. Is this something I should be worried about? The newer rear triangle looks MUCH beefier than the 08 version.
    2010 Giant Yukon FX
    Pure XCR Wheelset/Geax Saguaro Tires/Tubeless
    Bike Weight Lost: 2.48lbs (1124g)

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    I have yet to even ride my XAM, But I would go out on a limb and say that your would be fine as long as the 08' chainstay was upgraded to the 09' or 10'. I say go for it.

    I have a 09 Parker 2 what gave me a chainstay crack scare. once I found out that it was getting replaced, I sanded the paint off the area where the I thought the crack was and found out it wasnt a crack, but just an imperfection in the weld that caused a crack in the paint. Knowing this gives me more confidence in Jamis as long as it did come from 08'

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    You're good, but I think the '10 have 12x135 rear dropouts though...
    Last edited by eauxgod; 12-14-2011 at 02:39 PM.

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    they are pretty reliable. the 08s are questionable though. if you look at the 2008 BAM and the 2010 XAM, its pretty much the same bike with different geo and a 135 axle. that should give a hint at what you can do with it.

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