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Thread: New Bike

  1. #1
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    New Bike

    Hey All....

    My first post here, although I've read 100's of other posts over the last few years.

    Like so many others, I fell in love with the sport years ago, and then I fell out of it. Just recently, I wanted to pick it up again, but the 1997 Cannondale F900 I bought 10 years ago is outdated. So, I went to a few of my local bike shops and tried out a few bikes...namely, the Specialized Rockhopper, Cannondale F5, Jamis Dakar Sport, etc....

    While some of the bikes I tested performed better than others, they were all more or less in the same class....$600-$800 range. I was really impressed with the Jamis.

    I was checking around online and I came across a 2005 Jamis Dakar Sport on For $462, I figured I couldn't go wrong. (If for some reason I don't fall in love with the sport again, I'm not out $1k and my wife stays happy.)

    Just wondering what everyone thought of the Dakar Sport? Any owners? Any reviews?
    It comes with v brakes, but for $140 or so, I can swap out to a pair of Avid BB7s.

    I rode my 1997 Cannondale F900 to death....I love that bike...fits like a glove. I'm seriously considering rebuilding it over the coming winter months, but I don't know where to begin. Perhaps that will be my 2nd post.

    Thanks all.....looking forward to your insightful information.

  2. #2
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    Aug 2006
    Go for the Jamis, I have owned several and for the $$$ they can't be beat.

    If you buy it online check to see how much assembly you may have to do when it arrives..............

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