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    Need help identifying Jamis model

    I'm considering picking up a used Jamis Dakar but it would have to be shipped to me. It's on Craigslist and the owner doesn't know anything about it. I was hoping someone on here could tell me what model Dakar it is and the year. He's asking $700 so wondering if that a good deal too.

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    The picture is not very good, but to me, it looks like a 2005 Dakar. It shared the frame with the dakar sport, which was a higher model, had an air shock and cable discs. Jenson was clearing the standard dakar out a few years ago for $449 new, but it was stock and had rim brakes, but disc hubs so the upgrade was painless. To me, that sounds high unless there is a bunch of work done. Even then, if you went to Jenson USA, you could by a new Dakar XCT which has 5" of travel rather than 3.5, and get a year warranty for $300 more.

    Se here:
    http://www.bikepedia.com/QuickBike/B...akar&Type=bike

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    Thanks! Looks like the one to me. Only thing is that the ad says fox shock and fork and the stock one comes with Manitou. For a 6 year old bike it's very possible they switched it out though. I was hoping it was a higher spec model but oh well!

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    The picture of the fork looks like the stock one. Fox has a front arch, Manitou has a rear arch like the photo. The shock is a Fox Vanilla coil, with no adjustments. The wheels are upgrade, the stock ones were rim brakes, the photo look like WTB Speed disc wheels, a minor upgrade.

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    Thanks man, great eye. I think I'll pass on this one if they were selling for $459 with the other wheels.

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    I know I'm late to the party but I just sold my 01 custom build Dakar with Rhyno Lites, Bomber Fork, full XT drive train, and Avid BB7 brakes with big rotors for $600. Has the same frame. He's just starting too high. I wouldn't pay more than $400

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