Just for kicks, I thought I would post how my bike has changed drastically through the last 5 years. Maybe others have had the same happen with their bikes.
Just about the first day of 2006, my dad and I bought matching 2006 Jamis Dakar Sports'. I had gotten into mountain biking a little over a year before riding a Walmart Mongoose Blackcomb. I thought I had really spent some money on a bike when I dropped that $350 or so. My dad became interested after I talked him into mountain biking around Creede Colorado, and we bought the bikes a few months later. I now have my dad's bike as he won't really mbike unless he is with me, and we traded out a road oriented bike for the Dakar. My wife will ride it. This is my dad's 19" bike. Mine was the same except a 21". It felt amazing coming from the Mongoose.
Unfortunately, there was trouble with mine, which eventually led to Jamis replacing my frame and chainstay with a 2007 XCR Pro at a decent cost. The Fox Float was swapped out for the Fox RP23. Changed the seat to a Terry Fly. Went with Panaracer XC Fire Pro's. Changed the components to mostly Shimano XT. That is "The Tank", the Mongoose that I still have in the background in the old neighborhood.
Unfortunately, I continued to have some problems, and changes continued. Again Jamis has stepped up when needed. At the time of this picture, I had changed the front Manitou Splice to a Rock Shox Recon Gold. Hayes hydraulic brakes have been added, as well as an XT Cassette. I have gone with Racing Ralph tires, and have Neuvation's Mtn Aero Max 20 spoke wheels on, and have been quite impressed.
Just put on a new Easton Carbon Haven. Really looks good and I can't wait to ride it. Just want to say that although there have been problems with the bike through the years, Jamis has always stepped up and worked to remedy the situation. Love this bike, and it keeps getting better.
Anybody have a similar morphing story?
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