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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    I'm going to have to ask for a complete build list to see how you accomplished it.

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    Let me try to do this by memory:

    xfusion velvet fork
    easton carbon bars
    syncros 70mm stem
    elixir cr brakes 160mm
    kcnc seatpost
    selle flite seat
    tubless rocket ron tires
    sun ringle black flag wheels
    sram xo carbon crankset
    sram x7 front derailleur
    sram xo rear derailleur
    sram x9 shifters
    salsa qr seat clamp
    crank brothers candy pedals
    peaty grips


    I think thats everything. The most amazing thing I've found about this bike that I've found so far is that it's dead silent even when ripping down rooty singletrack. The carbon fiber really dampens all sound. Its actually really cool. I've had two big get offs already and the bike still doesn't have a scratch so that's good. hopefully it will last.

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    [QUOTE=mugen939;9607665]Finally finished building my new xct and figured I'd throw pics up. I haven't seen any pics of xct 4's in the wild. So far I love the bike, it's not ass efficient as my giant reign pedaling wise but I have no trouble topping any of my longer climbs that I did with my reign. And the weight is just insane. She sits at 21 lbs right now and I haven't even weenied it.



    Dude, 21 pounds is crazy!. Thats a sweet bike ya got there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3rider View Post


    NOS 2010 Jamis Dakar XAM 2. Although she weighs in at a hefty 32 lbs. She performs flawlessly. The climbing is a bit slow but there was zero tail bobbing and the HammerSchmidt is in one word...Amazing! Lighting fast shifts. You can even shift while climbing without the horrible sounds that you have grown accustomed to hearing when shifting under pressure and the worry of throwing or breaking a chain is gone. The Fox Talas 36 sucks up ruts, rocks, jumps and whatever else you can throw at it and it just seems to absorb everything to provide you with a smooth descent. I am totally amazed at the build quality and how well Jamis did on this bike. It may not be a boutique bike name but the way I see it I have an awesome all mountain rig that is spec'ed out with top of the line components for less than a more recognized name with lesser components. Looking forward to getting her even dirtier than she already is.
    Nice bike man, you described it well.What rear derailleur are you using? I hate shifting on climbs and i feel like I'm stretching the chain and cracking the derailleur itself.

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    Updated Pic of my XAM after a few months of abuse:



    All 4 of our Jamis bikes, waiting to get some use:



    Looking to add 2 more to the stable over the winter

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    Jamis man I see, ha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YYZ View Post
    Nice bike man, you described it well.What rear derailleur are you using? I hate shifting on climbs and i feel like I'm stretching the chain and cracking the derailleur itself.
    Here's the build as she sits right now:

    Frame:
    7005 aluminum, 150mm travel mp3 linkage
    Fox RP23 shock
    12mm Maxle axle dropout

    Fork:
    Fox 36 Talas-RC2 with f.i.T. damper, external low & high-speed compression and rebound damping, 20mm thru axle, 36mm stanchions, 100 -130-160mm travel

    Components:
    Drivetrain: SRAM x.0 short-cage rear derailleur, x.0 Redwin trigger shifters with Matchmaker clamps
    Crankset: Truvativ hammerschmidt with Truvativ bash guard
    BB: Truvativ Hammerschmidt integrated
    Brakes: Avid Elixir CR hydraulic disc brakes, TaperBore lever with integrated reservoir, 185mm front & 160mm rear rotors
    Handlebar: Race Face Atlas
    Grips: Lizard Skin Peatey
    Stem: Race Face Atlas 50mm
    Seatpost: Crank Brothers Joplin
    Saddle: Syncros fL

    Wheelset:
    Mavic XM317 eyeletted disc rims, 32h
    Synchro FR disc hubs, 20mm thru-axle front and 12mm rear
    DT Swiss Champion 2.0mm stainless steel spokes

    Drivetrain remains completely stock from the way I bought it. They are blowing these things out at $2k each at Jensonusa.com. I highly recommend them if you are in the market for a new set of wheels at a deep discount.

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    Lovely bike man. Nice little setup. Wondering if its because its a short cage?
    And Jenson sent me an email about a Jamis sale. They are selling the XCT 3 carbon bike for 21 hundred. Great deals out there now.

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    My Ride

    Here's my Custom Build Dragon, Absolutely love it.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Show us your Jamis!-20120828_183128.jpg  


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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    That's seriously sharp. Damn, I love me some steel bikes.

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    Yea that dragon looks clean and simple but powerful also, haha. The XTR crank with the chain stay, and the white. It's brilliant.

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    Very nice Dragon, any idea on the weight? I know its steel so its naturally heavy but this is one of the lightest looking chromo bikes I have seen.

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    Great Dragon! How does it climb?

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    Very nice XCT, in fact if you would take off that ridiculous looking rear fender I would say it is the best I have ever seen!!!

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    my former xct magically transformed into a xam2.
    upgrade order:
    brakes
    fork
    hubs depending on the fork...
    drivetrain {really want a hammerschmidt}
    I'll mix cheaper stuff in there here and there...

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    So how did that happen?
    I get my boards at Lux-RC.com

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    Fell brook! Thats sweet man. Thumbs up for the replacement, looks sweet. I think I should some how cut a weld and complain to Jamis...hehe. Is the frame lighter?
    Last edited by YYZ; 09-10-2012 at 06:15 AM.

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    '09 Jamis Dakar XC

    Here's my '09 Jamis Dakar XC at the top of Boyne Highlands bike park in Michigan (overlooking lake charlevoix)



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    Quote Originally Posted by YYZ View Post
    Fell brook! Thats sweet man. Thumbs up for the replacement, looks sweet. I think I should some how cut a weld and complain to Jamis...hehe. Is the frame lighter?
    Feels lighter. Well it did before I put the saddle bag on... I just found a DIY to slime prestas so I'm hoping I can ditch the bag once I slime my tubes. I know I know go tubeless. blah blah blah

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    Haha your choice. I'm not tubeless. I'm to lazy to convert actually. If you have a camelbak just stick them in there.

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    just bought a jamis dakar

    I found this forum while looking for a mtb in my price range to ride around campus, and this thread more or less sold me on a 2009(?) Jamis Dakar Sport ($150 off craigslist) took it straight to the LBS for a light go-over, got a new chain, getting a new rear derailleur cable today, and got the derailleurs adjusted. I dont know what fork is on it and i believe the rear shock is a fox, but the brakes are Avic and the shifters/derailleurs are Shimano Deore. i cant ID the wheels, and it needs some new odds and ends but i love the thing so far. it does seem to crosschain in a lot of gears though, is that a common thing? what do you suggest as my first upgrade? i was considering a bashguard and going down to just 2, maybe one chainring, but im really pretty new to biking and i dont know where to start

    i have pics, but my post count isnt high enough yet

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    Why does it need an upgrade? You just bought it.

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    I get my boards at Lux-RC.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Why does it need an upgrade? You just bought it.

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    Because I like to tinker and this bike is pretty well-used.

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    I would say ride it a while and see if there's any stand-out component that is failing or under-performing.

    Of not, then bling it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    I would say ride it a while and see if there's any stand-out component that is failing or under-performing.

    Of not, then bling it out.

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    Well a lot of why I was considering the bashring and using one chainring is to eliminate the chain rubbing on the front derailleur as much. I considered a different derailleur too but I don't know if that'd solve it. It's a deore xt right now which I understand is pretty high end

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokr1292 View Post
    Well a lot of why I was considering the bashring and using one chainring is to eliminate the chain rubbing on the front derailleur as much. I considered a different derailleur too but I don't know if that'd solve it. It's a deore xt right now which I understand is pretty high end
    You can adjust the front derailleur.

    9 - Front Derailleur Adjustment - YouTube

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