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    Jamis Dakar XC 2009 vs 2010

    hey guys which one would you choose out of these two? They changed the wheels from Alex DP17 to Alex TD-25. Will the rims give me any trouble? I just go light trail riding. They also changed the Rock Shox Tora Coil 302 U-Turn Fork for a RST Gila Pro TnL coil. This last shock doesn't make sense. I thought the Tora 302 is better than the RST Gila Pro. The 2009 is 600$ and 2010 680$. Which one would you choose?

    Here are the specs:

    Jamis Dakar XC 2009:

    Frame:
    7005 aluminum all tubes with gusseted down tube and boxsection stays, fully-active/ multi-link design with 90mm rear travel, X-Fusion Glyde R coil-over shock with rebound damping, replaceable derailleur hanger
    Fork:
    Rock Shox Tora XC coil, magnesium lowers, 32mm stanchions, external rebound damping adjustor, 100mm travel
    Components:
    Shimano Deore rear and Alivio 31.8mm top pull front derailleurs
    Shimano Alivio RapidFire-SL shifters, 24-speed
    Shimano M361 Octalink crankset, 42/32/22, 170mm (13-15), 175mm (17-23)
    Platform pedals
    Shimano M416 mechanical disc brakes, 6 Centerlock rotors
    Tektro ML-330 brake levers
    WTB Trail dual compound grips
    WTB Speed V Sport SE saddle with SL cover
    Wheels:
    Alex DP17 disc-specific/ eyeletted rims, 32H, with Shimano M65 Centerlock disc hubs, 14g black stainless steel spokes
    Geax Saguaro tires, 26 x 2.0
    Published Weight: 34.60 lbs

    Jamis Dakar XC 2010:
    Frame:
    7005 aluminum all tubes with gusseted down tube and box-section stays
    Fully-active/multi-link design with 90mm rear travel, X-fusion Glyde R coil-over shock with rebound damping
    Replaceable derailleur hanger
    Fork:
    RST Gilo Pro TnL coil, aluminum lowers, 32mm stanchions, external lock out, compression and preload
    100mm travel
    Components:
    Headset: Aheadset, STS-2K, 1 1/8
    Derailleurs: Shimano Deore Shadow rear and Alivio 31.8mm top pull front
    Shifters: Shimano Alivio Rapidfire-SL, 24-speed
    Chain: KMC Z82
    Cassette: Shimano HG40, 8-speed, 11-32
    Crankset: Shimano M361 Octalink, 42/32/22, 170mm (13-15), 175mm (17-23)
    BB: Shimano ES25, Octalink, 68 x 121
    Pedals: FPD clipless
    Brakes: Tektro IO mechanical disc brakes, ML-330 levers and 160mm wavy rotors
    Handlebar: Jamis XC alloy riser, 6 sweep x 13mm rise x 620mm
    Stem: Jamis XC alloy threadless, 10 rise x 75mm (12.5 ), 90mm (14M-15.5), 100mm (17), 120mm (19-21)
    Grips: Velo Kraton gel
    Seatpost: Jamis OS alloy micro-adjust, 31.6 x 350mm, with alloy QR clamp
    Saddle: Jamis Trail with pressure relief channel, wide tail platform and scuff-resistant corners
    Wheelset:
    Alex TD-25 disc-specific rims with erinforced spoke bed, 32h
    Formula disc hubs
    14g black stainless steel spokes
    Geax Saguaro tires, 26 x 2.1
    Weight: 35.00 lbs approx

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    I'd go with the 2009 just looking at the listings you provided.

    The problem these bike companies are having is a weakening US dollar. Prices for Asian goods keep going up as the dollar weakens. They either have to raise prices significantly or use cheaper components. It looks like Jamis did a little of both. It's going to get worse next year and it's going to effect every manufacturer because these are all made in the same part of the world.
    He who dares....wins!

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    For the extra cash I went and got the XC Comp and am happy I did something to think about.

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