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    Is Jamis Any Good?

    I'm thinking about buying a Jamis bike. Is the product/brand/company on a par with the other big makers in terms of quality, support, responsiveness? Issues? Thanks.

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    From everything I've heard and read 'yes' they are as good or better than most any other company. A benefit of Jamis is typically you can get a better spec'd bike than the compitition for a cheaper price.

    Cheers and best of luck.

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    thanks!

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    Asking if Jamis is any good in the Jamis forum is not going to get you a very non-biased opinion! I love my Jamis. One thing to keep in mind (I tell this to anyone who will listen) is that most bike companies outsource their frame manufacturing to overseas companies. Giant and Kinesis are two of the biggest manufacturers of frames, then the American company just slaps their stickers on the frames. What this means is that the brand name on a bike is much less important than people think. Jamis' high end frames are made by Kinesis, who have a great reputation for building quality frames. Add on top of that that Jamis specs its bikes better than most of the competition and you have a great bike. I like Kinesis frames so much that I bought a Motobecane with a frame also made by Kinesis.
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    +1 for Jamis bikes.....

    I have a 2003 Jamis steel HT and love it. Great bike. You cant beat the prices too.

    I have a friend that cracked his FS Jamis and was covered under warranty...no problem.

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    Happy Jamis Owner

    I rode Cannondales from 1997 through 2005, and I thought I never thought I would buy a bike manufactured by another company. Then, I found a nice deal on a Jamis Dakar and I figured I would take a chance. I've been riding a Jamis bike for the last few seasons now, and I can honestly say that I am extremely impressed with the Jamis. The company has a very good reputation, very friendly sales and customer service people, and from what I understand, the warranty department is very good, although I have no personal experience with them. The Jamis has held up very well and has actually surpassed my expectations. I actually bought a second Jamis (frame only) at the end of last season with the intention of building another bike. I would certainly recommend Jamis to any rider, but with that being said, they offer a lot of bikes. Make sure you pick one for your style of riding.

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    Another nod for Jamis. Check jensonusa.com for Jamis deals. They have been giving great Jamis deals for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino biker
    Is Jamis Any Good?
    Yes

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    I've had my Dakar XC Expert for a year and 1000 miles. Had one warranty issue the first month, solved in less than a week. Customer service and Dru the warranty guy rapidly responded to all emails and sent parts FAST.

    I like my ride and can honestly say it's a nice piece of equipment, nicely spec'd, and pretty damn good looking too. Kinda like myself.

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    15 months on my Dakar XLT, and the frickin' Manitou shock is the only problem I've had with it. If you can get a FS Jamis w/ a Fox shock, go for it. I'm a clyde, and this frame just keeps on truckin'.
    A bike is the only drug with no bad side effects....

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    Hi all,

    I have to say that Jamis is indeed a good brand. Testament to this is my friend, who has both MTB and race bikes, including hardtail and full-suspension. That is how I got into biking for exercise due to my busted knee from squash and badminton (can't run or jump anymore ).

    I used my friends' Jamis Dakar hardtail to try out biking. His bike is around 8 years old, has lots of kms on it and is still going strong. He even bought a Jamis bike for his young daughter, and when I was canvassing the local bike shops as well as the internet for a suitable bike for my needs, the Jamis brand stood out.

    I bought last month a red 2008 Jamis X Trail 3.0 24s, and am very pleased with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith
    Asking if Jamis is any good in the Jamis forum is not going to get you a very non-biased opinion! I love my Jamis. One thing to keep in mind (I tell this to anyone who will listen) is that most bike companies outsource their frame manufacturing to overseas companies. Giant and Kinesis are two of the biggest manufacturers of frames, then the American company just slaps their stickers on the frames. What this means is that the brand name on a bike is much less important than people think. Jamis' high end frames are made by Kinesis, who have a great reputation for building quality frames. Add on top of that that Jamis specs its bikes better than most of the competition and you have a great bike. I like Kinesis frames so much that I bought a Motobecane with a frame also made by Kinesis.
    Hey Guys,
    Thanks for all the kind words....and yes I will be very biased as a Jamis fan. And ljsmith, you are correct on a few things, Giant and Kinesis are to of the largest and best frame manufactures out there. However, it is not true that companies go to Asia and slap stickers on frames and call it a day. There maybe some companies that do that, but I can assure you Jamis does not do that. We design our frames / bikes from the ground up. We design everything from the suspension hardware, to tube shapes and everything in between. Now I am not here saying that we are the only company that does this and I a not saying that there are companies that dont do what you say.. But I want to let everyone know that we take pride in designing our bikes.

    Thanks again for the kind words..... I am gad to hear that you like your bikes and I have to let you all know that you are going to LOVE the bikes to come!

    Have a great weekend and ENJOY the RIDE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip
    Hey Guys,
    However, it is not true that companies go to Asia and slap stickers on frames and call it a day. There maybe some companies that do that, but I can assure you Jamis does not do that. We design our frames / bikes from the ground up.
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    First let me say I absolutely love my Jamis. Second let me say that obviously you know more about how the frames are made than I do. But I can tell you that a Kinesis Maxlight XCPro2 looks amazingly similar to a Dakota Elite frame with a different paint job and decals. And the geometries are almost identical.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith
    First let me say I absolutely love my Jamis. Second let me say that obviously you know more about how the frames are made than I do. But I can tell you that a Kinesis Maxlight XCPro2 looks amazingly similar to a Dakota Elite frame with a different paint job and decals. And the geometries are almost identical.




    Key words, Geo "almost identical" and the tube wall profiles are different.

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    When I get paid, I intend on buying my first MTB which will be a Jamis. It was recommended to me up in Tahoe and ever since I have heard nothing but good about it. I'm looking forward to finally starting!

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    I have ridden a lot of bikes in my life. When I graduated I decided to buy a new bike for myself. After trying out a lot of different brands (there's like 6 different bike shops in my town) I went with a Jamis Dakar XC Pro. So far I am really liking it, one of my favorite bikes I've owned.

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    Does anyone have a contact number for Jamis? thanks!

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    im interested in buying a jamis like a dakota sport or the durango 3. my local shop owner said they have the best components for the price out of any brand. i am also considering the specialized rockhopper disc and the gary fischer marling disc how does the dakota and durango stack up against those big name brands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zbmoss
    im interested in buying a jamis like a dakota sport or the durango 3. my local shop owner said they have the best components for the price out of any brand. i am also considering the specialized rockhopper disc and the gary fischer marling disc how does the dakota and durango stack up against those big name brands?
    IMO, get the Jamis Dakota.

    Better specs and warranty second to none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zbmoss
    im interested in buying a jamis like a dakota sport or the durango 3. my local shop owner said they have the best components for the price out of any brand. i am also considering the specialized rockhopper disc and the gary fischer marling disc how does the dakota and durango stack up against those big name brands?
    Check with jensonusa.com to see how your prices line up.They also have Jamis bikes in the closeout section.

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    what is the warrenty on jamis' bikes?
    i just bought a used 2005 durango sport SX: http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...20SX&Type=bike
    mine is silver though.

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    I just purchased a new 08 Durango, and was told by my LBS that the frame has a lifetime warranty, but the components each have their own warranties.

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    Hey, PerfOrmance, I have that same bike! Silver frame and everything. I loved it, and rode it hard for three seasons. I recently moved up to a KHS Alite 2000, but still love my old Durango. One of these days I'll replace the fork and make it my guest/backup bike...

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    LOL...I have a few Jamis bikes (Ventura Comp,a Quest, and recently Stolen Jamis Dakar XLT), and they have all been great! I recently had a Jamis Dakar XLT stolen, so the thieves must like Jamis bikes as well.

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    I had a Dakar and it was excellent. I got rid of it when I bought my Titus, but I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one.

    I think that the price/performance ratio (value) of Jamis bikes is the among the best if not the best in the industry.

    Buy one. You'll love it!

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    Re- is Jamis good?

    I know this is an older thread but I think a bump up is in order as some other folks may be looking into Jamis.

    I do not own a Jamis bike. I ride a Gary Fisher Tassajara and love it. Just tossing that out to show I don't have a bias towards Jamis.

    Now I wanted to get my brother a bike so he doesn't keep banging himself up on his WalMart mongoose. I looked into getting him a Gary Fisher as I am, biased towards them naturally but my budget was just under $500 and honestly Gary Fisher didn't offer anything too impressive for that price point.I wanted him to have disc brakes and decent components. The GF in that range all had pull brakes and components didn't shine that much above similar brands in the $400 range.

    I checked out the Rincon from Giant. (good bike for the $$, bought one for my son before I found Jamis) I checked out the Haro Flightline series (again good bike for the $$) Looked at Trek 4300 series, (not bad for the $$ but honestly, Giant and Haro had better bikes for the $$ compared)
    Then I landed on Jamis finally. $ for $ it had better components and when I rode it I was very impressed. Very nice riding bike and was very responsive.

    It was a Trail X 3.0 for $420. Of all the comparisons I checked out, it was the best deal next to the Giant Rincon but rode a little nicer. Since it was not for me, I let me bro ride them all. He agreed, it felt the best and fit perfectly. It was well within budget and the bike shop is superb. Great guys and excellent mechs. Confidence in that it was put together right.

    When we went riding that day we all noticed a big improvement in his riding. Sure he came from a heavy Mongoose from WallyWorld, but he kept up with everyone with all makes with no problems. The bike performed flawlessly. He was amazed at the bike and LOVES it.

    I can say I am temped to look into a Jamis for myself and retire my Gary Fisher. Isnt happening yet but if I were to do it, Jamis would be my next bike for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZombieFood
    I wanted him to have disc brakes and decent components.
    Quite honestly, I'd much rather have linear pull brakes than cheap disc brakes. The bottom of the barrel disc brakes that would be acceptible would be Avid BB5's. Much prefer hydraulic, but the BB5's and BB7's are quite nice.

    Tektro, Hayes, Shimano and other cheap mechanicals are just for new riders who want the "Bling Factor" of saying their bike has disc brakes. Sure, they still have the advantage of "bent rim braking syndrome" and less prone to sinking into the mud. Performance-wise...they're below V-brake's. (Just IMO)

    Now...if he does want to bump those up a notch, he can get a set of Avid bb5's on ebay for $50-a-pair. That would be a great upgrade to that bike.


    All in all, you made a fine choice though. Jamis is known to offer great bang-for-your-buck.

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    brakes

    I know they are not the best but offer at least the protection of regular brakes. The main reason I chose a bike already set up with discs is because of just that. Its already set up for them. No need to later buy everything I need to convert it. This way he can upgrade more easily. He can do the fronts now and the rear later without having to get everything else.

    For Christmas I am going to hook him up with some BB7's

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    Hi all,

    My .02 cents...........

    As a newbie rider, I bought a stock size 17 red XC Trail 3.0 6 months ago (with 1,200 km on them) It was the best value for money, nice color frame, decent components.

    No problems with the bike, and I have brought it to muddy trials 6 times. The stock disc brakes are OK, and have stopping power even when caked with mud. My only concern is that there are no available brake pads here in RP for the IOX

    I agree that as a starter bike the components can be upgraded. I am using my bike stock until a part brakes, and has to be replaced. The C050 FD is now showing corrosion, and the chainring teeth are getting worn. Good replacement parts would be Shimano Deore.

    For the brakes, I plan to get Avid BB7 as well. When my riding skills improve and I can afford it, it may be better to buy a new bike with all the goodies needed than to upgrade the XC hardtail.

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    Anyone own a 07' Dakar XAM 2.0 ?? How do you like it ?? Any Problems ?? Just curious cause Jenson has them on blowout prices...

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    Quote Originally Posted by vyper005
    Anyone own a 07' Dakar XAM 2.0 ?? How do you like it ?? Any Problems ?? Just curious cause Jenson has them on blowout prices...
    I looked at both the 07 and 08's The 07's had a few bugs that needed to be worked out and they seemed to have fixed them with the 08's. From what I had read up on it was mainly the fork was crap and the rear derailurs were getting hung up on things. I ended up going with an 08' and love it!. I've had it for about a year and I still cant get over how well it handles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carn75
    I looked at both the 07 and 08's The 07's had a few bugs that needed to be worked out and they seemed to have fixed them with the 08's. From what I had read up on it was mainly the fork was crap and the rear derailurs were getting hung up on things. I ended up going with an 08' and love it!. I've had it for about a year and I still cant get over how well it handles.

    the XAM's? 07's had a Fox Float RL (32) and the 2.0's had a Talas (32) on them. those are great forks.
    biggest downfalls of the 07's - weak derailluer hangers (keep a spare at ALL times), and as a personal opinion, i HATE el caminos.

    that said, i really enjoy my 07 XAM, and would only do an 08 is a KILLER deal came up, otherwise i'll just stay with the 07

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    Quote Originally Posted by ljsmith
    First let me say I absolutely love my Jamis. Second let me say that obviously you know more about how the frames are made than I do. But I can tell you that a Kinesis Maxlight XCPro2 looks amazingly similar to a Dakota Elite frame with a different paint job and decals. And the geometries are almost identical.



    wow ...thats quite a surprise..

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    Hi Guys ,

    Iam wondering if i could have some advise from the experiences Mtbr guys ...

    I have a choice to make as iam buying a new HT Mtb ..My old Univega is getting a little battered ..time to retire it sadly..

    The choices are Jamis Dakota Elite 08 Model and the other is the Specialised Stumpjumper Comp 09 Model .
    Both these bikes retail at the same money in the Uk and i love the Jamis it looks awesome albeit iam unsure as i have never heard of them before ...obviously Specialised are massive over here .
    Ive riden both bikes and i feel fine on both 19" frames ...The spec is extremely similar albeit there are Kenisium-carbon on the Jamis and M5 Alloy on the Stumpy ..Both use the FOX RL32 100mm forks and shimano XT -SLX kit ...The Jamis has the Richey finishing kit ....

    Does anyone know is the Jamis frame the same as the maxlight xc pro ?
    Help please .....whats your thoughts........

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    i have a 2008 durango 3.0 and havent had any issues yet. all i have replaced is the tires and the bike is ridden extremely hard. I will be buying another bike this summer and i can tell you now it will be a jamis as well.

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    Made with similar materials, frame rides great, In my opinion it is one of the best bikes to get for the price point.

    From the just a quick glance I would say yes that both frames are very similar, but i didn't dive in to it real deep.

    I would go with Jamis because I hate special ed, and Jamis was my first real bike and it treated me very well.
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    I have a 08' Jamis Komodo II, a 07' Cross Country, and am ordering a 09' Dakar XCT3 next week. My girl has a Jamis Earth Cruiser as does my bro...and my inlaws bought Jamis Boss's. We are happy with our bikes and after a quick look from the rep bringing down his Dakar...Ill have that by next weekend!! Im stoked!!!!!!

    I have seen quite a few on the trails. Im hooked on Jamis!

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    Hi Guys , just a bit of feedback ....

    I took the new Jamis Dakota Elite out for its first test ..22 miles of local XC terrain ....

    Iam seriously impressed its nice and light and goes like a rocket ..as a relative novice today was inspiring i see the point now ! .....iam very impressed and cant wait to get out again on the bike ...


    Ive removed the Easton parts for Carbon items just to bling it a little ...

    I should really fit some Winter tyres as the factory fit Maxxis are more a summer tread based albeit it was fun sliding around in the Mud and leaves .....suppose this goes to improving my confidence and balance .....

    An absolutely wicked bike . go get one ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino biker
    I'm thinking about buying a Jamis bike. Is the product/brand/company on a par with the other big makers in terms of quality, support, responsiveness? Issues? Thanks.

    Does the sun rise in the east and set in the west? Do the Cincinnati Bengals have the greatest helmets in NFL history?....yeah, and Jamis bikes rock, too. I had an '05 XLT with rear-end issues and their warranty department is top-notch. That bike ripped the rest of the time I owned it. I sold it and bought a brand new, out of the box '06 Jamis XLT 3.0 frame and am building it up now.

    I love me some Jamis bikes. Is it just me, or are their frames some of the best looking out there? A nicely built up XLT is one mean looking bike. Like I said, I already bought another XLT because I missed my '05 so much. I hope the new XCT's are just as burly, becuase that will most definitely be my next steed.
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    Figure I'd give this an update for anyone looking to buy a 2011/2012 Jamis bike.

    I will try my best to avoid it being a biased opinion despite it being a Jamis dedicated part of the forum.

    I recently purchased a BNIB 2011 Jamis Dakar XC Sport and it has proved itself by providing me with a nice foundation. Some of the components provided proved to be not the greatest but at the price tag it's hard to complain. Although they provided cheap components, they are still considered to be MTB worthy. A "real" full suspension bike, is hard to come across at a good price for someone that is on a budget but I came across this one at a very attractive price point; We're talking $650 BNIB for a COMPLETE XC level MTB.

    After putting my bike through some tests, I would say that Jamis is on the level despite being under the radar. Not as well known as Specialized, Rocky Mountain, Giant, TREK, Santa Cruz etc. but don't let that fool you. They are a progressive company that competes on the highest levels which is a good sign that they are going to continue to keep up with the market.

    The proper way to shop for a bike is to understand that the frame geometry and material is what you pay for. The components, although are important, are just extras in the end that can be swapped/upgraded; The frame is what you have to live with. Jamis has a nice range of MTBs in every category which means that they are attentive and keeping up with the demand and current technologies; XC / AM / 650b.

    My bike is considered an entry level bike; I bought it realizing that I would be more than likely pulling some upgrades. After about spending a month on the bike I began to realize all the little things they did to keep the cost down. So I began upgrading by selling the stock parts to pay for my new parts and it has been great. After a total rehaul, I'm sitting at around $900 out of pocket for my bike that will now rival bikes around the $1500 range; True entry level MTB for less than $1000 which Jamis has made possible.

    Anyway, I'm very happy with how the bike has turned out so I have nothing but good things to say. I doubt I'll ever be selling this bike as it will be one of those "This was my first bike" stories in the future. It feels solid, and I have confidence it will last me through my amateur phase.

    Will I consider Jamis for my future AM bike? For sure.

    Would I refer this company for others? Definitely.

    Buy a Jamis, you won't be disappointed.


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    I picked up a of Craig's for nothing and love it. The components are crap, forks are lame but the geometry and feel are spot on. You can replace components, but you cant build up a feel. I would recommend, especially if your just starting off. Cheap way to get into riding and gives you an excuse to upgrad things as you break them.

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    I have to say that of all the bikes I have owned I felt right at home on my Jamis Dakar XC by far the best bang for the buck and customer service is top notch too. Great company.

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    Throwing my .02 into the pot - currently own not one but two Jamis bikes. I love this company and their bikes. I went from Gary Fisher G2 geometry to a Jamis Dakar XCR and never looked back. It rides tighter and faster than the fisher ever could.
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    Yup, totally agree. Good bikes for good prices from a good company. It gets better when you buy locally too. Broke something (fault of SRAM, not bike itself) and it was replaced without any hassle. Here's my stock Jamis:



    Planning of getting another Jamis... for the wifey.

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    I have a 2006 Dakar XC Comp that was purchased new and it has been a great bike. The front fork was crap, but I repalced it. Everthing else is stock. It came with great components for the comp model in 2006 (X9/XX, Juicy 5, giga xpipe, Fox shock, etc). Of course now everything is more expensive. I haven't had any problems with the frame.

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    I still have a 2001 Dakar expert, bushing style HL, that is still in service. Bought the frame from Jenson with shock for $75 that was a leftover.
    lean forward

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    Was happy with my Jamis that I recently sold. Looking to upgrade and would consider another one.

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    I'm looking into buying a jamis dakar for my first mountain bike, anyone have any specific models to avoid or are all the dakar line variants fairly solid?

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    Depends on the year. I heard 2008's had frame defects.

    I have the entry level Dakar for 2011 and I'm very pleased with it. I stripped down the components and gave it a full facelift but the frame has proven to me it has good trail geometry; The assymetrical chainstay is providing a wicked torque transfer.

    If I'm happy with the entry level, it only means the other should be just as good. The carbon XC would be a dream and the AMT looks like it would be fun.

    Make your pick.

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