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    They came with the bar.

    Quote Originally Posted by rm_racer
    why the crossbar? and where did you get thse bars anyway?
    I like that it says "GO FAST" on the cross bar (a little encouragement)

    I am changing them though. I wanted a slightly higher rise and a lower weight, so I am getting Azonic CF-1s




    I got them for like $15 last year sometime. Don't remember where though sorry.

    Type "Club roost handlebar red" in google and you can find them.

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    RE: 2006 Dakar XLT 3.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Bink
    I just joined the Jamis club... Drool in progress...
    FINALLY took this baby out for a grueling spin this past weekend and, well, after finishing the 72 ounces in my Camelback and a couple of Cliff bars, it climbs like the proverbial goat, flies over four/five inch rocks as if they weren’t there (what rocks?) and the hydraulic brakes allow me to stop exactly where and when I want to.

    I think I’m in love… Now I just need a few million dollars so everyday could be a weekend…

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    what is the final weight on that bike? nice one by the way...

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    No idea

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomson4Life
    what is the final weight on that bike? nice one by the way...
    I don't have any scales in this house... (not even a bathroom scale)

    I would guess around 33-34, with the new seat and h-bars going on it will prob be around 32.

    that is a complete guess though. I would doubt it is @ the 30 mark because it has a heavy headset, cranks, rear der, cassette, and bashguard.

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    Aww man when i get home i am going to post my "05 jamis durango sport SX that I converted to Single Speed. pretty nifty setup... Nice to see everyones!
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    I mean, with Shimano you have to use a new hyperglide rivet every time; with SRAM and the others you can re-use a rivet a few times. Seems obvious.

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    huhh?

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    Now thats what a good steel hardtail is supposed to look like, awsome dragon on Mikey. Hows it ride?

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    05 XLT repost w/ better pic

    I finally got around to taking a better pic of the finished build. I have over 100 miles on it and am extremely pleased with this bike. Even more so after selling off some old parts and knowing my out of pocked expense is now just over $500 for the entire bike.


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    RE: 05 XLT repost w/ better pic

    For only 500? VERY well done...

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    Quote Originally Posted by db-raven
    I finally got around to taking a better pic of the finished build. I have over 100 miles on it and am extremely pleased with this bike. Even more so after selling off some old parts and knowing my out of pocked expense is now just over $500 for the entire bike.

    i like that color...

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    Here's mine. Nothing exciting. Pretty much the stock 2005 Jamis XC Expert. Weighs in at 28 lbs on a digital scale (1 pound increments) for a 17 frame.
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    that's one of a good thing about stock jamis, it's always nice.

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    amen. i put some shimano m540s and an 11-34 casset on my xlt. it's awesome. i cant believe what 2 extra teeth on the back cog does going up steep hills.

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    Xlt 3.0

    oops meant to post in another spot
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    Xlt 3.0

    Built it in Feb. 06 and have been lovin' it since:

    <img src="http://home.netcom.com/%7Emikevano/home/jamis4.jpg">

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    keep building those dakars

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    Just took this ship out on its mayden voyaage, and I love it! Probably feels even better than it should considering I am coming from a '98 GT Borrego but I can already tell the XLT 1.0 is gonna be a great all around bike for me. Cheers.

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    Nice scenery. Where were those shots taken?

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    On Spray Trail in Banff, Alberta. Building in two of the shots is the Banff Springs Hotel.
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    Cool another Albertan riding a Jamis. I have and 03 xlt1.0 and it is lots of fun. I have never seen another Jamis on the trails in the 3 years I haved mine. where in alberta are you at? Calgary here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hizzity
    Cool another Albertan riding a Jamis. I have and 03 xlt1.0 and it is lots of fun. I have never seen another Jamis on the trails in the 3 years I haved mine. where in alberta are you at? Calgary here.
    I'm actually living in Banff but will be moving to Calgary in September.

    Aaron

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    Man!!! I just noticed that this thread nearly got buried into the second page. Last post was way back in July!!!!

    That just ain't right.

    I wanna see more pics!!!!!!!!! Bring em' on folks, don't be shy about it!!

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    i will post an update pic of my bike on april second. by then i should have gotten my wheelset (almost there, about 70 bucks to go!), new manitou minute comp tpc thru-axle forks (for my birthday, which is april 1st), and i'm gettin a polished stylo crank in about 2 days .

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    I'll even get things going again..........
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    komodo

    Practically free off of craigslist. Love the bike hopefully a new fork is on the way before summer. Komodo:


    sorry no closeups

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    Cool-blue Rhythm Here's mine 2003 Dakar Sport w/ upgrades

    Was able to get it down to 28.3 lbs with solid parts.
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    05 Jamis Dakar Sport


    Ok here is my dakar sport, just ordered frame from JensonUSA, and swaped the components from my 99 EXILE which I plan on making a single speed out of.
    I cant believe I waited for so long to go to a full suspension bike !!!, first time out on my usual 12 mile loop I beat my best time by two minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lost cause
    Practically free off of craigslist. Love the bike hopefully a new fork is on the way before summer. Komodo:


    sorry no closeups

    Ahhhhh, Alum Creek Phase 2...oh the memories. Lovely bike BTW, some closeups would've been nice, but this pic is schweet. Congrats.

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    Here's my Jamis. 2003 sport 19"

    I got mine down to 28.1 lbs.
    With lighter tires I should be down to 27.5 lbs.
    THis was the last year of the Horst link.



    Quote Originally Posted by mtbkr123
    Ok here is my dakar sport, just ordered frame from JensonUSA, and swaped the components from my 99 EXILE which I plan on making a single speed out of.
    I cant believe I waited for so long to go to a full suspension bike !!!, first time out on my usual 12 mile loop I beat my best time by two minuites.
    Full Shimano XT drivetrain with 12-34 cassette
    FOX Talas rl Fork
    Fox rl Shock
    Mavic Crossroc wheels
    Hutchinson Python tires
    Avid single digit 7 Brakes & speed dial 7 levers
    Kore stem, lite 2 seatpost & x-country handlebar
    WTB rocket v team saddle
    WTB dual compound grips
    Shimano M520 SPD pedals
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    Here's...

    ...my 20th Anniversary Dakar Comp and my son's (heavily modified with parts from Dad's old K2 hardtail) XC 2.0 hardtail.
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    in case anyone cares...

    the Dakar XC Comp is stock 'cept for:

    FSA XC-300 wheelset (five star wheels - have held up even under my fat arse)
    IRC Mythos XC 2.1 tires
    Time ATAC pedals
    Titec Titanium stem
    Titec Hellbent bar
    Interloc Racing Quadzilla seatpost
    Selle Italia Mythos saddle (most comfortable saddle I've ridden in 25 years of bicycle touring/racing/having fun)
    SRAM X-0 twist shifters
    Wal-Mart chrome flaming skulls & matte black paint to cover up the (IMHO) lame 20th Anniversary graphics (longhorn sheep butting heads!!??)

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    This is my first post, I'm Fernando, and this beauty is my 2006 Jamis Dakar XLT 2.0. It's stock except for Shimano DX pedals, DH tubes and Maxxis Minion DHF 2.5 front tire. outrageous ride, she makes me a better biker!
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    20th Anniversary Graphic...

    "Wal-Mart chrome flaming skulls & matte black paint to cover up the (IMHO) lame 20th Anniversary graphics (longhorn sheep butting heads!!??)"

    The image on the 20th Anniversary Dakar bikes was the original headtube graphic for the first Dakar Series.

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    my new XAM 2

    got this little baby for my birthday,haven't ridden it in anger yet but the couple of km's i've done have been very,very nice. I haven't got it set up perfect yet, still gotta play around with the DHX 5 but i've got the TALAS fork pretty good. the el camino,s still need to be bed in properly.
    if anyone has some setup tip's for the DHX on this frame for a rider that weigh's 85kg that would be great.


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    Just got the frame.....

    Im the process of getting parts for my 05 XLT


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    jaseh that is a beautiful bike. the talas perfectly blends in to the frame color. it makes me kinda jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm_racer
    jaseh that is a beautiful bike. the talas perfectly blends in to the frame color. it makes me kinda jealous.
    thank's rm racer, the rear shock is almost dialed now. it rides as good as it looks.

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    My custom built, hand picked parts by ME Jamis, known as Jamie

    She is:

    Frame: 2001 Jamis Komodo / LT Comp Series / Easton Elite / 17” / Beetle Green color (Yup it's a hardtail. I don't puss out, lol)
    Fork: 2003 Manitou / Black Elite / 100/120 / Coil Spring, TPC Damping, hollow crown, RA casting / Candy Chrome color
    Brakes: 2006 Avid Juicy Seven / 160mm (6”) rotor / 850mm F / 1400mm R
    Wheelset: 2006 Mavic Crossmax Enduros Disc UST / Front weight: 850g / Rear weight: 985g (1835g total weight)
    Tires: Hutchinson Python UST (originals, not the NG lights) / 26. 0 x 2.00
    Crankset: RaceFace Prodigy XC / 175mm / ISIS spline
    BB: RaceFace Evolve FR / 113mm / 68/73mm / M12 bolt
    Pedals: 2003 CrankBros Eggbeater SS
    Chain: SRAM PC991
    Shifters: Shimano XT (2007 Shimano XTR M970 on back-up)
    FD: Shimano XT M750 / 1 ¼ (31.8) / Top Pull (2006 Shimano XTR M960 on back-up)
    RD: Shimano XTR M960 SGS (Shimano XTR M960 SGS on back-up)
    Cables: Shimano XTR
    Cassette: Shimano XTR M960 / 11-32T (used Shimano XT 11-32T on back-up)
    Bar: RaceFace Air Alloy / aluminum (custom cut shorter to save weight)
    HS: Cane Creek S-2 / 1 1/8” threadless
    Stem: RaceFace Prodigy / 1 1/8” / 120mm / 8 degree rise (face drilled out to save weight)
    Grips: Yeti Hardcore / Odi lock-on clamps
    Seatpost: RaceFace XY / 400mm / 26.8 (custom cut shorter to save weight)
    Seatpost collar: Hershey Racing
    Saddle: Selle Italia Flite Gel Ti / Black
    custom pedal bike with parts hand picked by ME

    2004 Mach 1 / UA / 5-speed / IUP

    Click here to see and read about my bike

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    Jamis Diablo 1999

    Hello,
    I bought my Jamis a few weeks ago and love the ride!!! The frame is very stiff and light.
    I'm glad that I found a forum about Jamis, because where I come from (Holland) is not much info about it. This is my first Jamis, and I really like the brand and his history.
    I've got some pics for you, and if there is someone with the same bike, please respond! I can't find anybody in Holland with the same bike...
    Greetings Jeroen.

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    specs:
    all XT
    fork: Manitou X-vert 4.0"
    shock: Fox Vanilla 4.0"
    wheels: Sunrims with DT hubs (rims will be replced with disc rims)
    brakes: Hayes
    handlebar: Easton monkey lite
    stem: no name (will be replced with carbon)
    seatpost: Promax carbon

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    updated pics of my bike (with 2.2" Michelin All Mountains and crank brothers candy pedals) in a pretty place. It's a fun (and muddy) singletrack zone that runs alongside cliffs, if it seems danger... yes it is! I love it.
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    fer83, are the michelins any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaseh
    fer83, are the michelins any good?
    I only use the all mountains in sticky mud for now but, in these conditions they have good traction and take off mud quite well. they have rounded profile so they rolls ok. I don't know how is their performance in the rocks or hard terrain for now. I hear that the dual compound version (grey ones) suffer quickly wear and tread loss, but mine are the 60 tpi version, i hope they are much better in terms of durability...

    anyways I get they for cheap, I really don't worry about it.

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    '05 XLT with mods

    Here is my "new" dually. Changes include the wheelset (Deore/DS-2), tires(Nokian Gazzalodi Dual), saddle(San Marco), handlebars(Easton EA 70 with shim for 31.8 stem), stem(shows cheap generic, actually back to stock Truvativ now), crankset(Race Face w/ a 22/36/Bashring), pedals (Mallet C), SRAM 9.0 11-34T cassette, Lizard Skins Lock-On grips, and not seen in picture...an 8" front rotor.

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    gotta love the xlt

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    Went on a diet and lost some weight.

    Quote Originally Posted by jamisdakar
    Was able to get it down to 28.3 lbs with solid parts.

    Now it weighs 27.6 lbs. Just got new shoes. Kenda Karma 2.0. Haven't tried it yet, but hope it grips.
    Enjoy the lactic acid.....it's good for you

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    This is my baby had it 2 days and it's the best ride



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    wow look at that paint! that's a nice bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mays
    This is my baby had it 2 days and it's the best ride



    thats a very nice ride. I was tossing up between one of those and the XAM2, the XAM won out with the extra travel. If I took my racing a bit more seriously i would have got the XCR.
    enjoy.

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    just joined the jamis clan with my new 06 xlt, just bought the frame and transfered the parts from my broken santa cruz...
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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by jaseh
    thats a very nice ride. I was tossing up between one of those and the XAM2, the XAM won out with the extra travel. If I took my racing a bit more seriously i would have got the XCR.
    enjoy.
    I seen an XAM and there very nice
    I only do most local cross country enduro racers, So ill i wana do to the XCR is change the wheel set over to prob crossmax SLR shred some wieght, The bike should be at a perfect wieght once i have them on.

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    Final setup pictures

    OK, I now have my XLT dialed in the way I want it.
    Upgrades include:
    Romic Double D shock (I like coil better)
    8" front rotor (I love the power)
    Ritchey Girder OCR wheelset
    Titec Pluto Carbon bar
    Race Face crankset with 22/36/Bash setup
    SRAM PC-69 chain and ESP 9.0 11-34 Cassette
    SRAM Dual Drive (X-7 level) midcage rear derailuer
    Crank Bros Candy pedals (with Mallet's for "bigger" days)
    Selle San Marco Gus saddle
    Tires vary on conditions
    IncrediBell for calling my dog!

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    My trusty old mountain bike:


    Note the family of Swans!

    Here's a slightly better shot.


    "The flight deck..."


    "The engine..."

    Please excuse the odd angles in the last two.

    Be it for the over-cast weather or my camera in need of adjustment; the yellow has come out looking a little like sickly custard! In real life, its a vibrant but non-overpowering yellow.

    N.B. if any one lives near me and wants to hook up for some cycling (I also have a road bike), PM me.

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    Jamis Dakar XLT with Fox Van R rear shock 5" travel
    FSR Orbit Z internal cup-type headset
    Fox Vanilla R 130 fork
    Easton EA 50 stem
    Easton EA 70 HiRise bars
    Thomson Elite Layback post
    WTB Rocket V Team Ti saddle
    Lizard Skins Logo Lock On grips
    Avid Juicy 5 brakes
    LX shifters
    XT front derailleur
    XT rear derailleur
    SRAM PG 990 cassette
    SRAM PC 971 chain
    Shimano Hone crankset
    Hope Pro II hubs
    DT EX 5.1d rims
    DT Competition spokes brass nips
    Salsa Flip-off skewers
    Kenda Nevegal 2.35" DTC tires
    Shimano m505 SPD pedals

    I have spent quite a bit of time putting it together/riding...blah blah. I'm probably still not done yet. I'm perusing the carbon bar idea, and have always wanted a Thomson stem. I may try to get some XTR or 959 pedals for my birthday or something. I'd still love to have an XTR rear derailleur. I tried SRAM and though it's a good product...I still prefer Shimano.

    All in all, I've spent about $1575. Got a killer deal on the frame and fork. Got some other parts given to me for Christmas and Birthdays. For what it is, I don't have much in it.










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    Very Nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by lost cause
    Practically free off of craigslist. Love the bike hopefully a new fork is on the way before summer. Komodo:


    sorry no closeups
    Your frame frame looks familiar:



    Quote Originally Posted by Mays
    Very Nice
    + 1

    Some nice parts, and looks too chelboed

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    Love those red hubs . The sequence shots are good,The bike looks like its looked after very well,nice and shiny in the first shot.

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    Today sucks:





    I can't decide whether a warranty would be adequate. Maybe if they do replace the rear triangle, I should sell it and buy a Heckler?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    Today sucks:

    I can't decide whether a warranty would be adequate. Maybe if they do replace the rear triangle, I should sell it and buy a Heckler?!?

    they should cover that as it was pretty common on the older ones.

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    I recently bought a 05 XLT and they actually included a extra rear triangle with the bike. It was supposed to be a retro fit, but the guy said just hang on to it in case the one on there breaks. I'm sure they will warrenty it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtbrill632
    I recently bought a 05 XLT and they actually included a extra rear triangle with the bike. It was supposed to be a retro fit, but the guy said just hang on to it in case the one on there breaks. I'm sure they will warrenty it.
    Promising...I've been pretty distraught all evening because I just sold my Fisher Hardtail for around 1k and have put almost the entire profits into new parts for the Jamis. Now it's broken?!!

    I was of the mindset that maybe I should sell all my new parts, old parts, and plasma so I could try to get a Heckler or even a C-Dale Gemini or something that would last a while. Problem is...I loved the way the Jamis felt after I got it built. I just want it to hold up. I don't feel as if I punish it. Most of the time, I do less than 2 foot drops. Heck, half the time, I just ride it to work on the street.

    Surely it's a defect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtbrill632
    I recently bought a 05 XLT and they actually included a extra rear triangle with the bike. It was supposed to be a retro fit, but the guy said just hang on to it in case the one on there breaks. I'm sure they will warrenty it.
    Did you get yours on line?

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    I just found the paper work for my bike, included were three pages regarding the retro fit of the chain stay. I bought the bike mail order, I think the bike shop just didn't want to bother replacing it so they sent it to me with the original and the retro fit in the box. If you have a fax I would be happy to fax you the paper work. There are warrenty phone numbers and contact info.

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    I PM'd ya. Thanks.

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    No worries chelboed, an 04 XLT that a buddy rides had the exact same break. It almost looks as though you took photos of his bike.

    Anyhow, Jamis warrantied it no questions asked. I'm certain you are safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmaus28
    No worries chelboed, an 04 XLT that a buddy rides had the exact same break. It almost looks as though you took photos of his bike.

    Anyhow, Jamis warrantied it no questions asked. I'm certain you are safe.
    Is your buddy still riding his? I just don't want it to happen again.

    I've even been considering a Banshee Scirocco as a replacement, but I'd sorely miss my rear suspension. Maybe I should just give it a go and see if the warranty'd rear end is better.

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    He still rides the bike. He's a big fella too! 6'3" about 230 lbs and no problems. I believe the chain stay replacement was an upgrade to a beefier set up. Plus that was nearly two years ago when it was replaced.

    Give it a try, my opinion is that it will be well worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emmaus28
    He still rides the bike. He's a big fella too! 6'3" about 230 lbs and no problems. I believe the chain stay replacement was an upgrade to a beefier set up. Plus that was nearly two years ago when it was replaced.

    Give it a try, my opinion is that it will be well worth it.
    Thanks...that's the first ray of light I've had in my cold, dark world.
    JK

    I just have been flippin' out b/c I can't afford to get new stuff all the time. I sold my only other bike to do all of these upgrades. (new kid)

    I'll talk to Jamis and give it a whirl.

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    Hey Ed, my fax machine at home really sucks, I'll fax this stuff first thing in the morning ( TN. time) from work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtbrill632
    Hey Ed, my fax machine at home really sucks, I'll fax this stuff first thing in the morning ( TN. time) from work.
    Hey thanks. That's just fine b/c that's my work fax. I won't be there until tomorrow anyway. I appreciate it.

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    Sorry about the misfortune. Hope that you get a warranted rear triangle.

    Here's my 2006 XLT 1.0 with a few upgrades:
    WTB Mutano Raptor Front Tire
    Answer Carbon Pro Taper Riser Bars
    WTB Skewers
    Oury Grips

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    used 05XLT

    I had the bike on layaway since last fall, with my tax return I paid it off. I decided on the bike mostly because the old Trek was getting old,and it was a good price. It will be a while before it hits the trails, see snow! But I took it for a spin up the road. Wow what a difference between the Trek hard tail and the XLT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 900spg
    Sorry about the misfortune. Hope that you get a warranted rear triangle.

    Here's my 2006 XLT 1.0 with a few upgrades:
    WTB Mutano Raptor Front Tire
    Answer Carbon Pro Taper Riser Bars
    WTB Skewers
    Oury Grips
    Have you weighed yours? I wondered what it'd weigh with your build and being "air sprung". I almost went with a TALAS or float with an RP23 rear shock, but I really wanted the coils...oh I love them so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    Have you weighed yours? I wondered what it'd weigh with your build and being "air sprung". I almost went with a TALAS or float with an RP23 rear shock, but I really wanted the coils...oh I love them so.
    Unofficially, I think that it is around 32 lbs as well. The Float R has been treating me good but I would like to have a RP23 at some point. Your bike looks great, hope it is back in the action soon.

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    New rear triangle is OTW. My fork is at PUSH Ind. 185mm front rotor OTW. Will post pic's. when it's all back together.

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    Build specs:
    Fork: 05 Vanilla R, converted to 100mm travel, red spring
    Shock: Vanilla (came with frame), spring changed to 800 lb
    Brakes: Shimano Deore hydros, NEW
    Cranks: Truvative Fire X , came with frame
    Shifters: Shimano deore
    Front Derailleur: Shimano deore
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT
    Stem: specialized cast off
    Handlebar: Easton EA30
    Seatpost: Easton EA30
    Cassette: Shimano XT 9 speed, NEW
    Wheels/Hubs: Sun Rhynolite w/ XT hubs, NEW
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    Build specs:
    Fork: 05 Vanilla R, converted to 100mm travel, red spring (Woohaaa!! good fork)
    Shock: Vanilla (came with frame), spring changed to 800 lb
    Brakes: Shimano Deore hydros, NEW
    Cranks: Truvative Fire X , came with frame
    Shifters: Shimano deore
    Front Derailleur: Shimano deore
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT (nice)
    Stem: specialized cast off
    Handlebar: Easton EA30
    Seatpost: Easton EA30
    Cassette: Shimano XT 9 speed, NEW (Very nice)
    Wheels/Hubs: Sun Rhynolite w/ XT hubs, NEW (good choice)

    Strong choices there. Nice bike, I likey.

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    Smile 2001 Jamis Dakar Pro

    Full 2003 Shimano XT drivetrain with 12-34 cassette
    2003 FOX Float Talas RL Fork
    2004 Fox Float RL Shock with pro-pedal
    Mavic Crossroc UST tubeless wheels
    Hutchinson Scorpion UST tubeless Airlight 2.0 tires
    Avid single digit 7 Brakes & speed dial 7 levers
    Kore stem, Kore lite 2 seatpost & Kore x-country handlebar
    WTB rocket v team saddle
    WTB dual compound grips
    Shimano M520 SPD pedals
    Sigma DTS 1106 wireless computer
    27.7lbs

    Thinking about going to disc brakes (maybe Avid BB7) and new wheels in the future, any thoughts or advice on this ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbkr123
    Full 2003 Shimano XT drivetrain with 12-34 cassette
    2003 FOX Float Talas RL Fork
    2004 Fox Float RL Shock with pro-pedal
    Mavic Crossroc UST tubeless wheels
    Hutchinson Scorpion UST tubeless Airlight 2.0 tires
    Avid single digit 7 Brakes & speed dial 7 levers
    Kore stem, Kore lite 2 seatpost & Kore x-country handlebar
    WTB rocket v team saddle
    WTB dual compound grips
    Shimano M520 SPD pedals
    Sigma DTS 1106 wireless computer
    27.7lbs

    Thinking about going to disc brakes (maybe Avid BB7) and new wheels in the future, any thoughts or advice on this ?
    On disc brakes, I have only used Hayes HFX-9's and now Avid Juicy 7's. I love the Juicy's so much more. Less fade during heavy braking and no warped rotors. The lever also stays "touchy" which is my preferred riding style. I don't like "loose" levers where you have to pull in far to get the pads to make contact. The Hayes levers only stayed that way for about one summer season, then got "loose" and the Hayes rotors warped on me as well. On the wheels, I used to have Crossroc UST disc's, and I upgraded to Crossmax UST disc Enduros because I bent a rim/spokes from a wreck on my Crossroc's. I didn't know if you had planned on a new wheelset or replacing your hubs and building up your wheels to go disc. On the brakes I would recommend Avid Juicy's, depending upon your budget. There are some other great brands out there as well. On the wheelset, if going the pre-built route, I would recommend another set of Mavic's, but the style depends upon your budget too. The Enduros have been great for me so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OSUALUM78
    ...The Enduros have been great for me so far.
    Hey dude, make sure to read your Mavic manual and see if you can lube your freehub body every 3 months. I heard about them wearing prematurely, but I think it was only the Crossmax XL's. I'm not sure though...just thought I'd warn ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    Hey dude, make sure to read your Mavic manual and see if you can lube your freehub body every 3 months. I heard about them wearing prematurely, but I think it was only the Crossmax XL's. I'm not sure though...just thought I'd warn ya.
    Thanks for the heads up

    I'll have to check that out in the manual and with my LBS

    I never have heard about that before
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    brakes & wheelset comments

    (ALL OPINION)
    I have Juicy 5's and hate them - the power is higher than v-brakes but the "feel" is just not to my liking. Wish I could change them out but the household finances are on life support the last 2 years.
    Wheels - I have been running for 2-years a set of FSA XC300 wheels on my XC Comp and they have been absolutely bullet proof. I weigh around 200# and have yet to take a spoke wrench to 'em yet. Of course, I only trail ride & don't do much EXTREME!!!!!! stuff.
    (I posted a photo of my bike up there somewhere this year - I'm the loser horrible person who dared to call Jamis old mountain goats logo lame).

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    heres my dakar 1.0.....




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    I like it...


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    Quote Originally Posted by 900spg
    Sorry about the misfortune. Hope that you get a warranted rear triangle.

    Here's my 2006 XLT 1.0 with a few upgrades:
    WTB Mutano Raptor Front Tire
    Answer Carbon Pro Taper Riser Bars
    WTB Skewers
    Oury Grips
    How do you like the Mutano Raptor front tire? I just got the same bike and the Spider's keep sliding out on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amack
    How do you like the Mutano Raptor front tire? I just got the same bike and the Spider's keep sliding out on me.
    It makes a big difference. The Spiders do anything but inspire confidence. An immediate difference.

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    Just a few updates:

    Fox Vanilla R PUSH'ed
    New Swingarm and Enduro bearings.




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    New Jamis Dakar build

    I'm so excited, I just finished my new Jamis Dakar Sport build. about 60% new parts, the rest moved over from my previous frame.

    Thanks to my sponsors Sun Ringle, Hayes, and ODI Grips for the hook up on cheap parts.

    Here are the specs of the build:
    Frame 2006 Jamis Dakar Sport
    Fork 2005 Marzocchi MX Pro
    Rear Shock 2006 Rock Shox MC 3.3
    Front Wheel Sun Ringle Disc Jockey
    Real Wheel Sun Ringle Disc Jockey
    Skewers Hope SS Skewers
    Cassette SRAM 980 11-34
    Chain SRAM 971
    Crank TruVativ Stylo Team
    BB TruVativ Gigapipe Team SL
    Pedals Shimano PD-M545
    Brakes Hayes HFX 9 7" Front, 6" Rear
    Handlebar Raceface Deus XC
    Stem Raceface Evolve XC
    Headset Race Face Deus Real Seal
    Shifters Shimano XT M750
    Front Der Shimao LX M563
    Rear Der Shimano XT M750
    Tires WTB Murano Raptor 2.4
    Grips ODI Yeti Lock-On W/ ODI Caps
    Seat WTB Speed V Team
    Clamp Hope Seat Collar
    Seatpost Raceface Evolve 27.2
    Cables Delta Power Lines

    Here's a pic
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    Here's mine. 2005 Jamis XLT 3.0 frame with assortment of '05, '06 and '07 parts

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dvm928/...7600044413680/
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    just got it


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    loookin goooood! it makes me want a hardtail again.

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    Just a little Komodo, all stock except for...


    The coolest trail addition ever.

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    yeah my wheels came in today. got red pro2 hubs with syncros ds28 rims. however, i must have made a mistake at checkout and when i received the wheels from ride-this, they were in 132 pieces. so i have to send them back and get 'em built then have them shipped back here. oh joy. so no new pics of my steed yet. sometime next week though. i can't wait to put them on my bike!

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    Here's my XLT

    Here's my XLT I built this winter. I couldn't be happier with this bike! Sometime in the next few months I'd like to upgrade the Wheelset but here's the current specs....

    05' Dakar XLT Frame
    Manitou Swinger 3 way
    Rock Shox Revelation Air U turn......love this fork
    TruVativ Team Riser Bars
    WTB Rocket V Saddle
    WTB TXC 80mm Stem
    WTB Headset
    Avid Juicy Seven Hydro's
    TruVativ Crankset w/ Shimano Saint Bash
    XT Shifters
    XT Front Derailleur
    XT Rear Derailleur
    XT Cassette 11-34
    WTB Speed disk Wheelset
    Shimano M520 Clipless
    Salsa Skewers
    Fire XC Pro's....soon to be replaced w/ Mibro 2.25's
    Cateye Wireless
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    i was almost gonna get that bike but they only had a 15 inch left. i can let you know how my wheelset works after i receive it for the second time.

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    2005 Jamis Dakota Frame

    New frame build up......
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    Smile My new 2007 jamis durango 2.0

    hi here is my new 2007 jamis durango 2.0 everything is stock except peddles
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    Hi,
    I'm Hugo from Lisbon, Portugal and this is my new toy:
    Specs:
    Dakar XC Expert 2005 frame (19")
    Marzochi Marathon S '04
    Race Face XC cranks
    Mavic XM117
    Maxis Larsen TT (R), Panaracer Fire XC (F)
    Shimano Deore (F), LX (R), XT shifters
    FSA XC 190 bar
    OnOff seat
    IKE seatpost
    Hayes HFX
    BBB 110mm stem

    Total weight: 13,5 Kg (30lbs)

    I wanted to replace my Kona Dawg with something a little lighter and more pedal efficient.
    There is a real diference in both efciency and manouverability as the Dawg was a real pain to control in rough, technical uphill.
    With the Dakar I seldom use the ETA on the Zochi.
    Cheers

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    Here is my new Dakota Elite!








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    i cannot get over how good those bikes look! i want one for training trail rides around here...also, those maxxis ignitors are like jesus on water. i love them.

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