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    Jamis all mountain?

    Any word of a new XAM? All I see now is the XCT at 130mm, no parker, no XAM. I would definitely like to see a 160mm - 180mm front/150mm-170 rear frame from Jamis...

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    Looks like Jamis has killed their freride/Am offerings...too bad. New lineup has nothing aggresive.

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    I'm looking at buying either a 2009 XCT 1 or a 2008 XAM 1 from Jenson. (They've sold out of the XCT 2 in my size. Are the frames the same and which is the better but?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhud51
    I'm looking at buying either a 2009 XCT 1 or a 2008 XAM 1 from Jenson. (They've sold out of the XCT 2 in my size. Are the frames the same and which is the better but?
    The frames are different. The XCT is 130mm rear travel, the XAM is 150mm rear travel. Which one is better? It really depends on your riding style...XCT = more cross country (more for up's) oriented, XAM = more all mountain (gotta get up to get down) oriented.

    Back to the original post... I wanna see a new Jamis XAM dammit!

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    Here's what you just missed at Sea Otter.... Your prayers are answered!

    150mm rear travel
    Designed around 160mm travel fork (though its also been riding awesome with a 170mm)
    Tapered head tube
    Asymmetrical chain stays
    12mm thru axle rear
    ISCG tabs

    This new frame is 2 lbs. lighter than the 2010 XAM!!

    Will be available from Jamis dealers this Fall.
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    She's beautiful! Just what the doctor ordered!

    4 questions: Got any geo numbers? Will it come as a frame only option? And what are we looking at for prices? Are you having a naming contest?

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    Nice! I want a demo ride.
    09 Jamis XCT2 Marzocchi RC3 ti forks, XT/XTR drivetrain, Mavic Crossrides/ Kenda Nevegal DTC=29lbs

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    Hey MrNiceGuy...

    head angle = 68
    seat angle = 73
    bb height = 13.5"

    The name and pricing will be released in July. It will be available as a complete bike or frame only option with the new Rock Shox Monarch Plus.

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    Sal, I saw some pics from Sea Otter of a full suspension 29'er. Any details/specs on it? And when is it going to be released ?
    Thanks, Brandy
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    Hi Brandy... Full specs and pricing for the full-suspension 29ers will be released in July. They will begin to be available at Jamis dealers in the Fall.

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    Yea!!! Saweet.
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    NICE loving that prototype...i want it but...my 09 jamis xam I isnt going anywhere anytime soon

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    not really feelin the proto to be honest. not sure why. its just not jumping out at me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue109
    not really feelin the proto to be honest. not sure why. its just not jumping out at me.
    same. not really the numbers i was hoping for. guess i will throw an angleset on my xam and ride it until it dies. then it looks like i will be saying goodbye to the jamis brand.

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    Give it a chance, guys. It looks awesome to me, but that's just my opinion. Plus, it's a prototype, things could change.

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    well, it is still a prototype so things still could change I suppose

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    obviously my opinion is based on looks and some limited numbers. probably not the best way to judge a bike, but there are about eleventy million bikes in this hybrid trail/AM catagory so a cool looking frame does make points, as well as some newfangled bells and whistles. this bike looks like it could have been an 07 or 08 model. i had wood when i first saw the xam..this thing doesnt really inspire.

    with that said...the bike might rip and id love to loose a few lbs. i will be looking for a lighter replacement frameset this year since i have 2 "big boy" bikes. i have a local jamis dealer and ill certainly give it a chance.

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    Oh my G. Jamis - that is a looker.

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    actually starting to grow on me. only thing i really dislike is the 12mm rear end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-kul
    actually starting to grow on me. only thing i really dislike is the 12mm rear end.
    that should be a plus..alot stiffer then a QR or a 10MM..guess youll have to get a new rear or wheelset for the 12mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K2Lambo666
    that should be a plus..alot stiffer then a QR or a 10MM..guess youll have to get a new rear or wheelset for the 12mm.
    haha. exactly, i dont want to get a new wheel. plus im a light weight so i dont even notice any added stiffness. is it 12x135 or 12x142?

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    WHAT THE CRAP IS 142?? i already have bikes in 135 and 150. they are making more??? im going back to bmx.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue109
    WHAT THE CRAP IS 142?? i already have bikes in 135 and 150. they are making more??? im going back to bmx.
    pretty sure its a 150

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    doubt it, if it is infact 150mm spacing it is one strange design.

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    150mm rear end on a trail bike is over kill. Like b-kul, I am not to pumped on the 12mm rear axle. Yeah, the stiffness will be there, but a 10mm bolt on/through is plenty stiff IMO, and I dont wanna buy a new wheelset dammit!

    Jamis, please offer this frame in 10 x 135 pleeeeease!

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