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    i figure it's time to post an update pic. 4 months ago i got an x9 rear derailleur, a stylo crank, and some flak jacket cables. got new hope pro2 hubs laced to syncros ds28 rims just recently. i love it. that's my stylo in the background waiting to go to the LBS to get warrantied. hopefully.

    and i'll throw in an action shot. that's a line that my brother and i are building in our back yard.
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    That looks smashing in the flesh. The catalogue pics don't do those any justice. Those seat stays look HOT!!!!

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    i know! i love those curvy carbon seat stays. that blue and white paint job is awesome too. these 07 bikes are the best jamis bikes i have seen to date.

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    Lubing the freehub is easy

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    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
    I did it recently on my girlfriend's bike. At times, it was making a horrible vibrating sound at speed that sounded almost like a knobby tire rubbing on something. Lubing the freehub eliminated the problem. The only tool you need for the job that you may not have is a 10mm Allen wrench. Just follow the instructions and watch out for the pawls and springs, and it's a piece of cake.

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    Here's mine. I built this XLT up in October and I love it!

    Dakar XLT 2005 frame (19")
    Manitou Minute 1:00
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    Mavic XM819 Disk / Shimano XT Hubs
    Kenda Nevegal 2.1 F&R
    SRAM X.9 Shifters & Dérailleurs
    SRAM PG 990 cassette
    SRAM PC991 chain
    Race Face Deus XC bars
    Thomson Elite X4 stem
    WTB Laser V Stealth saddle
    Thomson Elite seatpost
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    New '05 XLT 2.0- stock except for the crank bros 5050s. She shipped without the cable for the travel adjustment, it should be in the mail by now. Only complaint about the spec is that the hutchinson tires blow on everything but straight-up mud- I'll probably end up with some Kenda Nevegals.


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    hello

    Here is my new dakar pro.
    The frame is very heavy (3 kg in 17" size) but the total weight of the bike is 11.4 kg. Many parts are very light.
    It seems to be fast, i have just rode it in front of my home...




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    hello

    Here is my new dakar pro.
    The frame is very heavy (3 kg in 17" size) but the total weight of the bike is 11.4 kg. Many parts are very light.
    It seems to be fast, i have just rode it in front of my home...
    That looks nice, I have a Dakar Pro frame sitting in my room right now waiting to be built up. 11.4 kg is 25.1 lbs. That's somewhat heavy but not bad. From what I can see you have it spec'd out nicely. What kind of wheels are those?

    My frame is an '06 Dakar Pro, but it is the 21" (I'm 6'4" 200lbs) so it will be heavier than yours but it doesn't bother me too much since I'm not too worried about weight. I'll put up pics when it's done along with the weight.

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    Hi

    First ride today on the jamis on various trails, with many climbs and down hill near bordeaux (i live in france, sorry for my bad english). I am a little disappointed , it seems to be heavy to climb quickly. I have replaced my old frame K2 razorbak by this one. The K2 was much easy to climb (perhaps today my legs weren't so good...I will confirm it next week). But i love it on rocky flat trail and down hill. Very smooth. The fox rp3 works fine. The 3 positions are real. At the 3rd position, there is really no bob. I use the 1st for down hill, the 2nd for flat trail and the 3rd to climb. The geometry is perfect for me (1m73). The manitou fork is a 80mm (jamis recommend the dakar with a 100mm but i found the 80mm well accorded to the frame) . The rear wheel is a copy of american classic with rigida grizzly rims (24 spokes). His weight is 860g. The front wheel weight 740g. And it looks great (another pic !). It's a a very good deal at 550$ (480€).


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    07 Dakota Comp

    My new XC bike. Stock except for wheelset (Tioga rims, suzue carbon hubs), tyres (Michelin XC Dry), Stans kit, Shimano 540 pedals and a tioga MC Lite saddle.Weight down to 11.6kg from 12.8kg stock with more to come. Haven't had time to ride it yet due to some crazy weather on the east coast of OZ since I got it about 3 weeks ago.





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    Here is a picture of my jamis Dragon set up as a singlespeed with a White Ind. eccentric rear hub and a bunch of weight weenie stuff on it. It is 17.5 pounds of pure bliss!

    http://photo.xanga.com/Single_track_...692/photo.html


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    My new '06 Dakota AL... It all stock right now and I couldn't be happier
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    My Jamis

    I wanted a FS bike, and with my wife in school I didnt feel that I could just go out and drop a few bills on a new bike. So I decided to build my own. Something I have always wanted to do. So I bought this frame and ordered all the parts to my own specs and weight. I am starting to ride again after about 10 years. I am having the time of my life too. so heres my Jamis.
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    so ...many....dakars :O

    Its a darker brown in person.



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    2006 Jamis Komodo 3.0 Bought frame only
    2006 Manitou Travis Single 150 intrinsic
    2006 Hayes HFX-9
    Hussefelt stem, bars and cranks
    truvativ XR seatpost...

    misc other stuff. you see in the pic
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    here is my Dakar Sport i just got it last week and broke both of my arms the day after getting it
    manitou minute 1:00
    juicy three brakes
    fox float shock
    maxm carbon fiber seatpost
    mavic crossride wheelset
    SRAM x7 components

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    What size is your Frame?

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    Back with Jamis with this Dakota bargain.

    I started riding bikes as soon as I could walk, but it was 2001 Dakota that took me off road. Eventualy I stepped up to a full sespension Gary Fisher Sugar. I then figured that I wouldn't need a 2nd bike and sold my Dakota for a mere $300. I regreted it for years to follow.

    Until now! I bought a left over bargain Dakota from Jenson and upgraded it to my liking. I swapped wheels, tires, pedals, handlebar, seat, headset, and brakes.

    Now here is my original Dakota followed by today's ride.

    I just wonder if the kid that bought it still rides it.


    Before the ride:


    In the Florida heat.


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    Dang Sal, that's a killa deal at $689.

    I may have to think about gettin one myself. I could use a nice HT.

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    Whadda ya think about that Skareb? I've been a little leary of them, but never really tested one.

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    Good job! Nice fork if you are gentle.

    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    Whadda ya think about that Skareb? I've been a little leary of them, but never really tested one.
    Mine was leaking from the rebound knob the day that I got it and the Evil Genius seals were not seated properly. I was bummed but maybe I got a Monday morning fork.

    I rebuilt it with just three rides in and did it right after that. I reseated the Evil Genius seals, bought a new o-ring for the rebound knob, torqued everything with care, and replaced the 5 wt fluid with 7 wt because it felt a little too soft. Funny thing is that it already had the firm spring in it (yellow) and it still felt too soft.

    The fork is very light but it does flex under a heavy load; but then again, my other bike has a Fox TALAS. It tracked decently on real rough terrain and soaked in some light drops. The lockout works flawlessly and so does the compression.

    On the sprints and the flats it shines since that is what it is designed for. The quality of the parts is much better than the Black model that I have on my third bike. Overall I recommend it if you get a good deal for it. Get the Lockout version instead of the SPV as it works better from what I have read.

    The only bad thing about it (aside from the bad assembly on mine) is that they don't make replacement parts for them anymore. So if something brakes, you might be SOL. And that is coming from a Manitou tech himself.

    Hope this helps.

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    Well I have replaced my Dakar Sport frame with an XC Pro so here are some new pics
    17" XC Pro



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    I have a 2001 Komodo LT Comp Series frame (17" beetle green color), anyone know the frame geometry specs or know where I can get them. I tried Jamis cs, and they were no help. Thanks.
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    Sorry for the crappy picture!


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    My sweet ride... I loves it!






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    Ok here's my 05 XLT that i built myself. Manitou,avid,sram and Azonic make up the build. I love it it climbs like a billy goat and goes down hill like a champ.


    Its a little on the heavy side but so am i, enjoy.

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    Jamis Dakar Team 1996

    Jamis Dakar Team 1996 - Still going strong 11 years on...
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    Hello guys,

    Would like to share my XLT 3.0....



    thanks for viewing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by s62
    My sweet ride... I loves it!
    Are ya a little phobic there armor-all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackgold
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    Would like to share my XLT 3.0....



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    OOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh, XTR...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackgold
    Hello guys,

    Would like to share my XLT 3.0....



    thanks for viewing....
    wow that bike looks like black gold....nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by saldman
    I started riding bikes as soon as I could walk, but it was 2001 Dakota that took me off road. Eventualy I stepped up to a full sespension Gary Fisher Sugar. I then figured that I wouldn't need a 2nd bike and sold my Dakota for a mere $300. I regreted it for years to follow.

    Until now! I bought a left over bargain Dakota from Jenson and upgraded it to my liking. I swapped wheels, tires, pedals, handlebar, seat, headset, and brakes.

    Now here is my original Dakota followed by today's ride.

    I just wonder if the kid that bought it still rides it.


    Before the ride:


    In the Florida heat.


    Sal


    It sure is nice to see all these Jamis riders and how proud they are of their rides. I am gettin mine, should be here by Saturday. Sal, 'm also from Fl, Where you at?

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    yeah, i like my bike. but i'm looking for more travel and i'm afraid i might have to sell my XLT to get a new bike. a shame, really. it's a good bike. and it's overdue for a cleaning.....

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    D-A-M-N there are some nice rides in here. I am going to be recieving my new Dakar Saturday! I'll post a pick when it gets here. BTW are there any Florida riders in here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fldakar
    It sure is nice to see all these Jamis riders and how proud they are of their rides. I am gettin mine, should be here by Saturday. Sal, 'm also from Fl, Where you at?
    I hang my hat in Palm Harbor, which is north of Clearwater in the Tampa Bay area. I ride the trails in the Bay area and make ocasional trips to the mountains. I used to ride with the local club, but structured rides are not my thing. I prefer rides without plans. I take the Jamis to all the trails but Alafia. That trail gets the full suspension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saldman
    I hang my hat in Palm Harbor, which is north of Clearwater in the Tampa Bay area. I ride the trails in the Bay area and make ocasional trips to the mountains. I used to ride with the local club, but structured rides are not my thing. I prefer rides without plans. I take the Jamis to all the trails but Alafia. That trail gets the full suspension.

    Sal
    I'm way up here in Jax. not much hilly stuff, but the terain sure is pretty challenging. I used to live in the hill country of Texas, so there are some adjustments that I'm having to make, ie no down hills and no jumps or drop offs! Oh well, better to ride than not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fldakar
    I'm way up here in Jax. not much hilly stuff, but the terain sure is pretty challenging. I used to live in the hill country of Texas, so there are some adjustments that I'm having to make, ie no down hills and no jumps or drop offs! Oh well, better to ride than not!
    I know what you mean. I go to the Smoky Mountains three times a year and when I come back I feel like making a U. Now, I have ridden in Texas in Houston's down town's park and in Ant Hill trail. I also ridden in City Park in Austin and that place rocked. (No pun intended.)

    You need to drive down to Reddick and ride Razorback. I guarantee you will love it. If not, come down to the Bay area and I will intorduce you to Alafia.

    Anyway, not to sway away from topic, here is a picture of my old Jamis after a muddy ride. Not once did it chainsuck.

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    My Dakota Elite in action

    My Dakota Elite waiting for some action....


    My Dakota Elite gettin' some action..

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    Big-Boy Jamis

    Here is an 06' Diablo 2.0.
    I built her for some abuse, the day I got my cranks I broke my arm.
    Enjoy..
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    Good job! My 'lil slice of Jamis!

    Here's my 19" Dakota AL frame I got from JensonUSA. The frame weighs in at 4.06 lbs with the seat collar.

    Build Specs...

    fork: Manitou Minute :03 100mm
    headset: Cane Creek S3
    skewers: Salsa
    crankset: Shimano LX M-580 175mm
    rear derailleur: Shimano LX M-580 long cage, low normal
    front derailleur:Shimano LX M-570 top-swing
    shift/brake levers: Shimano LX M-580 dual control
    cassette: Shimano LX M-580 11-32T
    chain: Shimano HG-73
    cables: SRAM Flak-Jackets
    brakes: Avid BB7
    stem: Race Face Deus XC 110mm x 5*
    handlebars: Answer Pro-Taper carbon 1" rise
    grips: Oury
    seat: WTB LaserV Ti
    seatpost: RaceFace Deus XC
    wheelset: Mavic Crossland UST
    pedals: Time ATAC XC Carbon
    tires: Hutchinson Scorpion 2.0 UST














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    Old Eureka being put to the test...

    My boy...the 14 year old acrobrat on his 12" Eureka HT that he's turned into a slick little Dirt Jumper...click the pic for the web album...

    "I may be old and fat, but at least I'm slow." - Me


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    Hey sodak06 how does that Diablo climb up hills. Ive been on the look out for a bike that has a little more travel then my XLT. Did you get that bike from Jensonusa.com?????? Oh and how much does it weigh??????

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    From what little I have rode the bike it climbs fairly well. This project took forever to finish, the last part being the Saint cranks. I broke my arm the day I put the cranks on the Diablo. But I did not break it on this bike, it was my hardtail mixed with some dirt jumping. But from what I can tell it rips and hugs the ground. Turns and corners like crazy too. The BB heigth is lower than most big bikes so it gives a real low center of gravity. Make for an issue with the 175mm cranks, just have to learn to keep the pedals level.

    The frame with the Revox shock weighs right about 10lbs. So off the bat you are heavy. Before I put the cranks on I had some Race Face Evolve DH cranks, in the wrong BB width, and it weighed 42.5lbs completed. I figure it is about 41.5ish as of now. The Saints are waaaayyyyy lighter then the Race Face. I also have 700gram pedals too. The Outlaws matched with the 2.5 Maxxis Minions are a little heavy.

    I did pick up the frame from Jenson for a little under $700, but I think the price is still the same. Just know that the rear wheel spacing is 150mm. The BB shell width is 83mm and the headtube is 1.5. Those are three things that can cost a little more money than expected.

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    Just got done building up a 2005 Jamis XC Comp frame from rbikes.com. A bunch of used stuff from friends, along with a few new components:

    Reba Race fork
    Stock Fox Float R rear shock
    XT shifters
    LX derailleurs / crankset
    Bontrager Race Lite wheels
    Kenda Nevegal Tires
    Thomson Elite seatpost w/ MTB Speed V saddle
    Bontrager crowbar

    I just went on my first ride with it, and love it. It's phenomenal downhill, and with the Reba lockout feature, it doesn't wander at all uphills. The Reba Race is a great fork...much more solid than anything I've ridden before.

    Weighs about 28.3 lbs.



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    Finally back together...

    '05 XLT
    Mavic 317s
    Manitou Minute :03 (130mm)
    Fox rp23
    FSA cranks
    Sram x7s
    Avid Mechs
    Weirwolf 2.1s
    Thomson post
    Truvativ bars and stem

    Can you tell I like black?
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    Nice job, matamua.

    What's she weight? How's it climb with the RP? Whadda ya think about the Manitou?

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    I'll post weight probably sometime this weekend...stupid O chem homework = no ride/bike time.

    As far as the Rp23, I absolutely love it. Climbs very well, almost as good as my old hardtail, but the difference is largely because of the longer travel fork and headtube angles.

    The minute - I really like it as well. It sucks to get set up the way you want, but once you've got it, it rules. I would love to get a Talas, but who has $600+ to spend on a fork?

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    well, i dont have any pics yet, but i also bought a new Jamis, got the diablo 1.0 from jenson, will give you guys some pics tommorow possibly!
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    Quote Originally Posted by deusxq
    Jamis Diablo 1.0, Cranxworks 50/50 pedals
    Hmm...never heard of Cranxworks 50/50 pedals before. Do you mean Crank Brothers?

    I'm kinda pissed off at you. You go out and take advantage of Jenson by buying a $2300 bike for $1500. THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO DO!!!

    Seriously, I hope you enjoy it and please post pic's and a thorough review so I can make up my mind about selling my stuff to buy one.

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    Update on the Diablo 2.0, 888 RC2X

    Well I posted pics of this ride about a month ago, them posted some in the DH section, but I just put on the 888 RC2X VA and some Hayes nines. This fork is amazing, gives the ride a whole different feel compared to the boxxer.

    Can't wait to see the Diablo 1.0! Gotta post pics. I wish the 2.0 came in black, I am not too big on the red-orange of the 2.0. But, I made the best of it and went with the creamsickle look.

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    there you go guys, also, thanks for the heads up on the pedals, I KNEW it was Crank Bros, but my brain refused to type it. anyway, ill give a full review soon, as ive only had a chance to ride it twice so far. I'm going for a big ride today though, with lots of freeride opportunities, so I shall update then
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    I see dirt on it dangit!!!

    I'm ready for my review now.


    What size is that one and how tall are you?

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    well, here we go with that review:

    First off, I am 6'4'' and am riding the 19.5 inch frame without issue. Even though the frame size would normally be a wee bit too small for my size, I find the geometry of the diablo to work well for me. Besides, for a freeride bike it's always nice to have a size smaller than normal.
    Anyway, ill list the pros first
    PROS: amazing bike to ride, has handled everything I can throw at it, and is still hungry. The low bottom bracket drops the center of gravity on the bike so much that it makes railing the corners feel like second nature. It's definetly a fast bike, and the components are very nice.
    CONS: I suppose one of the main problems would also be a pro; that being the bottom bracket. Because it's so low, I often find myself bumping into things I wouldn't ordinarily touch, although keeping the pedals level fixes this issue 95% of the time. Another weak point is the front fork. While it is undoubtedly perfect for beginner-intermediate freeriders, It's limit is quickly reached when going for the BIG stuff. Fortunately for me, I don't find myself doing things that would normally cause me to worry. The bike is wonderful, and would definetly recommend it to anyone, ESPECIALLY with the great price Jenson has on it right now. Buy it now!
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    Sodak, how much did that fork set you back? how is the handling with it? does it make the bike feel any different? finally, how large is it? (millimeters?) thanks! and a really sweet looking bike. you dont ever see a creamsickle look, and it suits your bike well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deusxq
    Sodak, how much did that fork set you back? how is the handling with it? does it make the bike feel any different? finally, how large is it? (millimeters?) thanks! and a really sweet looking bike. you dont ever see a creamsickle look, and it suits your bike well.
    hmmm..... I got the fork for a really good price, to say the least.. One of those friend of a friend "bro" deals. It is brand new, hooked up from KHS. But I have found it for roughly $800ish a few places on line.

    The difference it made on the feel of the bike is impressive. I never really thought that a fork could make such a difference. I had a 180mm boxxer on there before and I did not like it. The BB is so low that I always hit my pedals off rock and roots. No issues with drops and hucks, just pedaling through the trail. The 888 brought up the BB height about 2inches or less. It made a huge difference. Before I could rip in a circle in the street, and my pedals would hit. Now, with the 888 I can turn in a circle as tight as I can, and the pedals are clear of the pavement. You know the tight turning radius of this bike, so you will understand.

    If you look about 10 posts back in this thread there is a picture of my bike with the 180mm boxer on it. Id did not take long for me to get a new fork from the time I built her up, so I feel your pain….

    The 888 RC2X VA is 203mm travel with the big stanchions; I believe 36mm or 38mm? I know the Fox 40 has the 40mm stanchions. Anyway, the fork has no negative effect on the handling of the bike that I can see. I just posted in another forum and stated “the fork has no effect on the overall "rip-ability" of the bike". The bike still rails, but the best part is the 888 stays stiff and responsive through corners, a lot better than the old boxxer. I have never ridden a bike that hugs the ground so much, pretty cool feeling leaning into the turn and the bike sucks to the ground,... awesome.

    Good luck in your descision. If you have any more ?'s, just ask.

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    FWIW, wheelworld.com has killer deals on the 888VF and the 888RC. Not quite as nice as your 888RC2X, but still a nice fork. They are the 7" travel models though, so instead of bringing the BB height up almost 2"...it'd be closer to 1" elevation.

    The bonus is that you can get the VF for $299! That's a killer upgrade to the crappy fork that's on the 1.0 right now. The 888RC is only $449. That's probably the sweet deal b/c it will still have compression damping so it won't bottom out too quickly.

    deusxq: I read a review of the VF saying that it does tend to bottom out on hellish DH's or big drops a bit more than they'd have liked, but for 3 bones it was also a "must have" type of thing according to them. If you don't plan on getting to crazy with the Diablo, then you'd prob. be okay with it. If you think you may build your confidence and skills up to bigger stunts and crazier DH's, then you could always pay the extra $150 for the RC.

    Either way, I envy you both and I'm considering quitting the guitar and selling all my gear just to be able to afford the Diablo. Schweeeet rides y'all!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    FWIW, wheelworld.com has killer deals on the 888VF and the 888RC. Not quite as nice as your 888RC2X, but still a nice fork. They are the 7" travel models though, so instead of bringing the BB height up almost 2"...it'd be closer to 1" elevation.

    The bonus is that you can get the VF for $299! That's a killer upgrade to the crappy fork that's on the 1.0 right now. The 888RC is only $449. That's probably the sweet deal b/c it will still have compression damping so it won't bottom out too quickly.
    thanks for the heads up on wheelworld, im checking them out! also, I hate you for showing me wheelworld, because now im positive im going to have to spend more money haha!
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    Good to see some older Dakotas on here. This was my first real mountain bike, only thing still original now is the frame, serves as a good backup bike.
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    favorite parts: '96 hugi hub - the loudest on the planet; thomson; slr; monkey lites; pace carbon fork (with an f-80X that needs to be rebuilt sitting around here somewhere...); salsa binder - the best i've ever owned hands down.

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    Good info!

    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    FWIW, wheelworld.com has killer deals on the 888VF and the 888RC. Not quite as nice as your 888RC2X, but still a nice fork. They are the 7" travel models though, so instead of bringing the BB height up almost 2"...it'd be closer to 1" elevation.

    The bonus is that you can get the VF for $299! That's a killer upgrade to the crappy fork that's on the 1.0 right now. The 888RC is only $449. That's probably the sweet deal b/c it will still have compression damping so it won't bottom out too quickly.

    deusxq: I read a review of the VF saying that it does tend to bottom out on hellish DH's or big drops a bit more than they'd have liked, but for 3 bones it was also a "must have" type of thing according to them. If you don't plan on getting to crazy with the Diablo, then you'd prob. be okay with it. If you think you may build your confidence and skills up to bigger stunts and crazier DH's, then you could always pay the extra $150 for the RC.

    Either way, I envy you both and I'm considering quitting the guitar and selling all my gear just to be able to afford the Diablo. Schweeeet rides y'all!!
    That is good info to know. I have scoped out Wheelworld a few times. Anyone dealt with them before? I have heard nothing bad about them.

    $300 for the VF is a great deal. $449 for the RC is also great. Deusxq, good luck in your descision on the fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodak06
    That is good info to know. I have scoped out Wheelworld a few times. Anyone dealt with them before? I have heard nothing bad about them.

    $300 for the VF is a great deal. $449 for the RC is also great. Deusxq, good luck in your descision on the fork.
    I usually order from Jenson, Pricepoint, or Universal...

    Wheelworld was blowing out PG970 cassettes for $30 so I got one last month. The product came quickly and seemed "hitchless".

    I think, for my situation, I'd rather have a Totem or Marz. 66 on the Diablo b/c it's already a 43lb bike, but I don't live where there are any ski lifts, and you just can't beat the price on those 888's!!!

    Actually, I should forget the Diablo and buy the Komodo from Jenson b/c I live in Kansas where there aren't any hills to speak of. I would just use the Diablo for the super-rocky singletrack (basically 8mi rock gardens) and urban stairgaps/drops. I think the Komodo would suit the urban stuff better, and I have a nice XLT for the rocky trails.

    It's just toooo much fun thinking about having 7" of travel on both ends though. (and it'd be funny to be able to hang with the Sp. Epic riders around here while on a 43lb Diablo)

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    I usually order from Jenson, Pricepoint, or Universal...

    Wheelworld was blowing out PG970 cassettes for $30 so I got one last month. The product came quickly and seemed "hitchless".

    I think, for my situation, I'd rather have a Totem or Marz. 66 on the Diablo b/c it's already a 43lb bike, but I don't live where there are any ski lifts, and you just can't beat the price on those 888's!!!

    Actually, I should forget the Diablo and buy the Komodo from Jenson b/c I live in Kansas where there aren't any hills to speak of. I would just use the Diablo for the super-rocky singletrack (basically 8mi rock gardens) and urban stairgaps/drops. I think the Komodo would suit the urban stuff better, and I have a nice XLT for the rocky trails.

    It's just toooo much fun thinking about having 7" of travel on both ends though. (and it'd be funny to be able to hang with the Sp. Epic riders around here while on a 43lb Diablo)
    My Diablo build came in at 43.8lbs. That is with the 888, Saints, Revox (ti), and Outlaws. I just ordered a SRAM X-9 set up, front and rear, and some lighter pedals. They should be here tomorow. With the final upgrades I believe she will be sitting right at 43lbs.

    43lbs is a bit heavy for a trail bike, but this thing pedals so damn well on flat and especially uphill. (not that I like to pedal uphill). You should have no problem in Kansas, but go for what you think will work best for you.

    It is a great bike, and there is nothing like having the extra smoosh, even for Urban riding.

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    well, i ended up buying the 888RC, as they didn't have super T in stock anymore. Still happy with the purchase, and am waiting patiently as my local bike shop installs the fork. I lack the skills and tools to do the install myself. Also, I suppose its nice being able to drive to Wheel World's, and JensenUSA, as they are both within a few hours time from my house. Saves me a lot of money on shipping! Anyway, I'll give an update on the new fork once it's installed.
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    update: The bike shop says that the fork will not fit on the Jamis, because the Jamis's steer tube is 2x too big for the fork. :-( does anyone know if this is true? or is the bike shop just retarded?
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    The Jamis steerer tube is a 1.5" diameter, the 888 is 1 1/8" diameter. The bike shop needs to get reducer cups to neck the head tube down and a 1 1/8" headset to replace the 1.5" diameter headset. Should be an easy retrofit.



    Or are they talking length?

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    no, you were right, i had to order in the reducer cups, but they might take a few weeks to get in. :-( I was really hoping I wouldn't have to wait too long. Oh well, I guess i can use the manitou for another week or so. Thanks for the help though.
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    I know you're prob. trying to save some money, so I won't rec. a King Steel Set headset, but I would recommend a Raceface Diabolus or something pretty tough for it.

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    Ok, I'm trying to post my bike but the pics won't upload. Any suggestions?

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    Upload them to Photobucket.com and then just copy the image tags and paste them in your post.

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    Ok, here she is. My '05 Dakar that I got about a month ago. I have added Avid BB5"s, xtr front and rears, a firm ride kit for the Manatou's, upraded to an 800lb shock for the fox vanila, and can't wait til my xt cranks arrive next week.

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    " width="549">Less than 2 week old XLT. All stock, dirt added.
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    Cool-blue Rhythm new fork for the diablo

    update: got my new marzocchi fork installed, the 05' 888rc, great fork, 100x better than the stock manitou blunt. anyway, heres a temporary bad picture, so you can see how it looks. I will try to get a better one soon.

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    You did that just to piss me off!!!

    You bought my bike and then my fork and introduced them...now they're gonna spawn some little XCR's.


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    Thanks for the help chelboed. I ended up having to use flikr to get the pics in.

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    Nowhere near as nice as all of yours, but here is my 07' durango 2.0


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    Quote Originally Posted by liquidtiger720
    Nowhere near as nice as all of yours, but here is my 07' durango 2.0

    Contrare...quite a nice Durango you have there!

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    An update on my Dakota
    Upgrades from the last pics
    Hayes El Camino's with avid 6in rotors
    XTR rear mech
    XT shifters and front mech
    XT cranks
    Prologo choice Ti solid saddle
    Pro carbon riser bars
    Oury L/on grips
    Front tyre is a Michelin XC A/T now.
    And best of all its lost more weight, down another 100g to 11.5kg and thats with a computer, 2 Zefal spring cages and the saddle is about 80g heavier than the old one (didn't have all this on it when i weighed it last time). And first race, it had a win!!! (only in D grade)
    The aim is to get it under 11kg next, XTR cranks, shifters, brakes and front mech and either XT, XTR or Mavic Crossmax SL's or SLR's. Probably stick with the shimano wheels.




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    My 06 Diablo.

    Heres my beauty. sweet sweet bike!!

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    2006 Jamis Dakar Sport

    Bought as a frame off eBay, and built up with some new parts and some off another bike

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    Rockshox Tora 318 Air
    2008 XT shadow RD
    Hayes Nines
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    New wheelset coming soon




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    '05 Dakar with some all-around upgrades:

    RockShox Recon 351 85-130mm fork w/ U-turn + PopLoc
    Cane Creek S-3 headset
    Mavic 319 wheels / Deore hubs
    Kenda Nevegal 2.1 tires
    Deore hydro brakes
    SRAM X.9 shifters w/ Flak Jacket cables/housings
    X.9 rear derailleur / X.7 front derailleur
    SRAM 970 cassette
    WTB Rocket V saddle
    RaceFace Evolve XC Crankset/BB
    XTR pedals
    ODI Rogue Lock-on grips

    Not a huge fan of that rear shock at all - a little too squishy/bobby for my riding... I'm debating on upgrading the rear shock to something lighter and more stable, or just selling the frame and putting all the components on a better frameset one of these days. For now, it works great though...

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    Here's mine,I just finished building it..Frame up! Only thing I'm adding is replacing Truavativ crank & bb with XTR.
    Fox Vanilla R fork
    Fox Float RL shock
    Cane Creek Headset
    XTR shifters
    XTR FD
    XTR RD
    XTR Chain
    XTR Cassette~~~Just added!
    Hayes Nine Disc brake set
    Easton Carbon monkey lite handlbar
    Easton Vice stem
    Easton Havoc Seatpost
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    Please let me know what you think of how i set it up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SUPASTAR2
    Here's mine,I just finished building it..Frame up! Only thing I'm adding is replacing Truavativ crank & bb with XTR.
    Fox Vanilla R fork
    Fox Float RL shock
    Cane Creek Headset
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    XTR FD
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    Hayes Nine Disc brake set
    Easton Carbon monkey lite handlbar
    Easton Vice stem
    Easton Seatpost
    SDG saddle
    Zac19 Wheels
    Geax Tires

    Please let me know what you think of how i set it up!
    Well...your bike is sorta "inbred".

    Ya got the XC frame with Monkeylite DH bars (it appears), XC wheels, AM/DH stem...it's kinda fun, really.

    I like it b/c that's exactly the way I'd have to build a Dakar XC frame to last under me. I tend to break stuff, hehe.

    The only thing I'd have to change would be a heavier duty wheelset, but that's just 'cause I'm hard on wheels.

    Fun build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    Well...your bike is sorta "inbred".

    Ya got the XC frame with Monkeylite DH bars (it appears), XC wheels, AM/DH stem...it's kinda fun, really.

    I like it b/c that's exactly the way I'd have to build a Dakar XC frame to last under me. I tend to break stuff, hehe.

    The only thing I'd have to change would be a heavier duty wheelset, but that's just 'cause I'm hard on wheels.

    Fun build.
    Hey thank's for the input,yeah the wheels I had from the previous bike so I proably will change em eventually.The other AM/DH stuff I threw on cause I'm like 222 pounds & my friend said it's real durable,but I was thinking about switching the stem & seatpost to the Bontrager carbon. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUPASTAR2
    Hey thank's for the input,yeah the wheels I had from the previous bike so I proably will change em eventually.The other AM/DH stuff I threw on cause I'm like 222 pounds & my friend said it's real durable,but I was thinking about switching the stem & seatpost to the Bontrager carbon. Thanks
    I think you should keep the stem and post. That carbon Bontrager crap will break unda'ya 222.

    I think it's a good solid setup. If you'r gonna change the post, get a Thomson Elite that is designed to be stronger than most of what's out there...and if it does fail, it won't be a catastrophic failure...just a bend. I don't mess around with stems/bars/posts. You could really mess yoursef up with a cheap/fragile one if it shattered/broke instead of bending.

    For XC, you should be just fine with the frame at your weight. The Dakar is a little tougher than others in a similar class. I guess that's why my XLT is still holding up so well. I break alot of stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    I think you should keep the stem and post. That carbon Bontrager crap will break unda'ya 222.

    I think it's a good solid setup. If you'r gonna change the post, get a Thomson Elite that is designed to be stronger than most of what's out there...and if it does fail, it won't be a catastrophic failure...just a bend. I don't mess around with stems/bars/posts. You could really mess yoursef up with a cheap/fragile one if it shattered/broke instead of bending.

    For XC, you should be just fine with the frame at your weight. The Dakar is a little tougher than others in a similar class. I guess that's why my XLT is still holding up so well. I break alot of stuff.

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    That's a good idea,because I also just looked at the prices $249 for a stem,they are crazy!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUPASTAR2
    That's a good idea,because I also just looked at the prices $249 for a stem,they are crazy!!!!
    WOW...that is crazy. $249 would get you a set of hand built XT/Rhyno lite wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    WOW...that is crazy. $249 would get you a set of hand built XT/Rhyno lite wheels.
    oh yeah, id rather get some wheels that are a bit tougher instead of a carbon fiber stem. last thing i want is busted up wheels or a broken stem. $250 for a stem....sheesh!

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    here it is..

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    99 Dakota Hardtail...
    Everything still stock, minus a riser bar instead of flat, and with a new wheelset to come.
    The last bike sold from my uncle's shop in central N.H. - He sold the shop in 00.
    I'll NEVER part with this bike... My brother may inherit it when I finally get around to upgrading, but I only get a new bike every 5 years and the new road bike was in 04.

    A new set of wheels and I'll ride it til 2010. Hell, I'm still faster than the half dozen guys I routinely ride with, and I"m almost 10 years older, with 10 year old gear... They all ride 05s or newer and have never come close to catching my Dakota... I love her.

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    Here's mine. Just picked it up 2 weeks ago, Thanks to this board and JensonUSA. Replaces my old GT RTS-2.
    Have not had time to get out on the trail yet, but hoping to get it dirty this weekend, rain on the way too!! Set sag on shocks and dialed in this week.




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    Diablo '99

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    Frame: Jamis El Diablo
    Shock: DT Swiss 210L
    Fork: Reba Team
    Hubs: XT
    Rims: XC717
    Tires: WCS Excavader
    Headset: Cane Creek
    Handlebars: Wcs with WSC barends
    Stem: WCS 4-Axis
    Shifters: X.0
    Brakes: Juicy 5
    Seatpost: Promax carbon
    Seat: Velo carbon
    FD: XT
    RD.: X.0
    Chain: XT
    Cassette: SRAM Redspider
    Crankset: XT
    Pedalen: Eggbeaters C

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    Jamis Dakar XC Pro

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    Here are a few pictures of my 04 XLT 1.0. I recently purchased a Kona Coiler Deluxe, but I still have fond memories of the Jamis and don't want to let it go.

    Here it is after I just purchased it in 2004 (stock):



    Here's a view from underneath (a little dirty):



    The day the swingarm decided to crack:





    Here is the new and improved swingarm:



    And here she is in action:



    Here she is today:



    Upgrades to the bike over the years:

    -Shortened the handlebars 1 inch/side
    -Holzfeller crankarms
    -Race Face chain rings
    -Race Face bash guard
    -Mavic XM819 rear wheel (XT hub)...I love this wheel!
    -Thomson seatpost
    -SDG Belair seat (I bent the rails on the original seat)
    -ODI lock on grips
    -XTR rear der. scavenged from my old bike
    -XT 11-34 cassette

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    My first bike and first Jamis

    She's not actually my first bike. But is the first bike that is not from steal, not Walmart quality and that I expect to learn from her more than just riding aggressively as I do to the poor bikes on my college

    She's also the first bike built myself

    There are still missing calipers, brake levers and shifters, that are going to be Saints and M770 respectively. I'll take better pics outside with more light when she's finished.



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    Bought a new Jamis Dakar 05 @ Jenson. Picked up last Saturday, it is already dirty and with 4 punctures. I need to convert to tubeless, I'm sick of those slime burping green stuff when tubes pinch

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    [QUOTE=Gauss]She's not actually my first bike. But is the first bike that is not from steal, not Walmart quality and that I expect to learn from her more than just riding aggressively as I do to the poor bikes on my college

    She's also the first bike built myself

    There are still missing calipers, brake levers and shifters, that are going to be Saints and M770 respectively. I'll take better pics outside with more light when she's finished.





    Ahhhhh,Nothing better than building it yourself.Am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUPASTAR2
    Quote Originally Posted by Gauss
    She's not actually my first bike. But is the first bike that is not from steal, not Walmart quality and that I expect to learn from her more than just riding aggressively as I do to the poor bikes on my college

    She's also the first bike built myself

    There are still missing calipers, brake levers and shifters, that are going to be Saints and M770 respectively. I'll take better pics outside with more light when she's finished.





    Ahhhhh,Nothing better than building it yourself.Am I right?
    Right. I had that in mind and now I see it's worth, but man, it takes money! Anyway here in my country is even more expensive to buy imported full bikes lol. So double yes! it's better. The experience it's nice and you end with a special affection for your new child.
    voycaminandoenlacallemirandoalasmuchachas mirandoalasmuchachas hayunasrubiasgraciosasmorenashermosasypreciosas

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    And here is my xam2.0, I just love it!

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