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    Just built my first Jamis

    I've been riding a built up 1998 Supergo Access for the last 9 years. Well that bike was really wearing out so I decided to build a new bike. I was looking for something to take the edge off the trail so I bought a Jamis Dakota Elite frame because of its carbon seat stays. I also put a Cane Creek Thudbuster on. Let me just say that I love this bike. It performs great and is comfortable also. Here are some pics. I need to get some outdoor shots but it is always dark by the time I get home from work, maybe this weekend I can.






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    Congrat's on the build. You should give us a parts rundown that you built it up with.

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    very nice. Go out there and get it dirty

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    Good job.You running lizard skins on your forks. how they perform?

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    I haven't had a chance to get out on the trail because they are still extremely wet and muddy (don't wanto to tear up the trail) so I can' t really say how well the lizard skins fork boots work. I have ridden on the road and can tell you that they don't interfere with suspension action at all, I originally though that might be a problem. I'm from the old school, so I don't like the thought of running a fork without boots.

    As far as the components they are a mixture of stuff I got deals on and stuff I had laying around. This is my first bike with discs, so I thought I would go mechanical to keep it simple. Might someday upgrade to hydraulic if I feel the extra expense is worth it.

    Frame: 2006 Dakota Elite
    Fork: 2005 Skareb Super 100 with remote lockout
    Handlebars: Easton CT2
    Stem: Titec (not sure the model)
    Brakes: Avid speel dial 7 levers and Tektro IO calipers these suprisingly work
    awesome when used with the Avid levers, the Tektro levers I have are junk
    Shifters: Deore XT
    Front Derailleur: XTR 952
    Rear Derailleur: LX
    Cranks: XTR 952 with Race Face Team rings 46, 34, 24
    Pedals: Welgo SPD
    Wheels: WTB Speeddisc XC-these are a lot heavier than advertised, very dissapointing
    Seatpost: Cane Creek Thudbuster ST
    Saddle: WTB Speed V-kind of heavy
    Tires: Trek Big Kahuna (front) Ritchey Z-Max (rear)

    The bike is a little heavy at 26.6 lbs. That is mainly because of the seatpost (470g!), saddle and wheels. Also the frame is a little heavy at 4 pounds, this seems like a lot for a triple butted frame with carbon stays. But hopefully it is heavier because it is super strong!

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    Nice set up. My wife rides a 2007 Dakota Comp. It is a very nice bike.

    I ride a Jamis Dakar XCR most of the time. Have a Jamis Dragon Hardtail as a backup bike.

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