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    Show us your Jamis!

    Here is my baby! 03 DAKAR XLT on Tioga factory 2.3!
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    wish i could but i still got $800 to pay on mine

    i'll be getting a dakota xc though wich is woth it .....
    took it for a test ride day before yesterday and i am in love ... i miss having a moutain bike ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrrrg
    Here is my baby! 03 DAKAR XLT on Tioga factory 2.3!
    I am building up mine !


    It's coming up with King, Hadley, RLC, Thomson, RaceFace. XTR, Hope and lots of goodies
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    Trond that's a super sweet bike, I wish i had a frame as sweet looking as that! To bad they lost the Horst in 04.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acme54321
    Trond that's a super sweet bike, I wish i had a frame as sweet looking as that! To bad they lost the Horst in 04.
    Thanks,
    I can't believe they dropped the Horst. The estimated cost per bike is $4...

    I have some niggles on the XLT though, maybe you guys can shed some light on this.

    The kiss: there is the possibility that the braze will touch the seattube under heavy compression. If I let the air out the shock it does touch. Has anyone had a problem with this?

    Also, there is play in the link that is attached to the top tube. There is a small spacer that creates the play, however, if I take it off the play is gone but the link then has stiction. Could anyone with an XLT check this? Just grab the rear wheel and rock it to both sides while holding the seat. Look at the link that's attached to the top tube, does it move from side to side?

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    the kiss kan be seen here:
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    Ok

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    My 03 Dakar XC Comp with Z1 fork.
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    THis isn't my bike, but I found this pic of it online from someone who is selling the exact same thing. Since I bought it a week ago, everything is stock like this guy's. But I don't like the pedals and the seat so I'll probably change it. Later on, I'll probably change the fork.
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    My Toothless Dragon!

    Until now it' still a frame!
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    '00 Komodo in single speed mode.
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    My other Jamis

    Coda hybrid in 29er ss mode.
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    Here's the Big Pig

    This is my XLT 1.0. As you can see, it is basically stock, with Shimano pedals being the only major upgrade. I have a rotating cast of tires; I have Specialized Enduro Pros, various WTB tires, and the stock Hutchinsons. I have yet to find a tire that I really like. I also have a hardtail; a 2001 Eureka LE...will post it's pic later.
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    And for what it's worth...

    I've never had any problems with "the kiss". I called Fox before I purchased the bike, and ordered the correct springs for my weight, both front and rear. I weigh ~ 250 pounds, with gear, and I've never had any problem with the brace hitting the seat tube.

    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker62
    This is my XLT 1.0. As you can see, it is basically stock, with Shimano pedals being the only major upgrade. I have a rotating cast of tires; I have Specialized Enduro Pros, various WTB tires, and the stock Hutchinsons. I have yet to find a tire that I really like. I also have a hardtail; a 2001 Eureka LE...will post it's pic later.
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    Here is my ten year old son airing out his 12" Jamis Eureka...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeCOLORADO
    Here is my ten year old son airing out his 12" Jamis Eureka...
    Gosh, his bike is nicer than mine.

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    It was cobbled together from spares...trust me there's no way I could afford to keep a family of SIX riders on the trail with bikes and gear any other way but with spares, second hand stuff, ebay and internet deals, etc, etc, etc...
    "I may be old and fat, but at least I'm slow." - Me


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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeCOLORADO
    It was cobbled together from spares...trust me there's no way I could afford to keep a family of SIX riders on the trail with bikes and gear any other way but with spares, second hand stuff, ebay and internet deals, etc, etc, etc...

    I should learn how to put bikes together....I'll do that this summer. I have two other bikes, not quite well in shape...actually, in really bad shape...ah, heck, if they were fixable, I wouldn't have bought a new bike.

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    It was the first bike I built...it was a lot easier than I though it was going to be!
    "I may be old and fat, but at least I'm slow." - Me


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    Well, my gf has a bike that she hardly rides. She says there's something wrong with it. I think with some of the parts of the other two bikes, I can make her bike really nice. If I switch off the frames, she could get a nice steel frame, but then I need to learn how to put everything else together. I think I'll just browse around the tools section for a couple of weeks and see if anything would come up to help me.

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    '03 Xlt 1.0

    Here's my Jamis:
    Changes from stock:
    1. Pedals are Wellgo clipless (platforms in pic)
    2. Front tire is Panaracer Fire FR 2.4
    3. Heavy duty tubes.
    4. Bash ring instead of 42T.
    5. 550# rear spring(vs 400#), 35# front(vs 25#)
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    Here is my Komodo FX
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    Eureka!!

    I posted a pic of my XLT a couple of days ago. This is my hardtail: a 2001 Jamis Eureka that I purchased as a frameset, and built up with sale parts and stuff I had laying around. It has been a great bike.

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    This is my 03 Exile, all cleaned up after a great day of xc.
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    (04) Jamis Dakar XLT 3.0

    Here is my newly assembled Dakat xlt 3.0. I just bought the frame and transferred the rest from my old bike. since the fork's travel Marzocchi MX comp ETA is only 105mm, I have to set the rear TALAS into the middle setting to match it. I love this bike and someday I'm gonna get myself a 125mm TALAS rl fork to make it a good trail bike.
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    Wifes new ride

    This is where it will spend the majority of its time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by race24hours
    This is where it will spend the majority of its time.
    It's unfair that the bike will be put away most of the time...unfair...

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    excuses

    My wife just had our first child two months ago and is very dedicated about getting into good shape. But she hasn't bikes since she was a child and will have to start in the garage. She does want to learn how to mountain bike, but she can pace herself.

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    Here is the wife working up the nerve for some air time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by race24hours
    My wife just had our first child two months ago and is very dedicated about getting into good shape. But she hasn't bikes since she was a child and will have to start in the garage. She does want to learn how to mountain bike, but she can pace herself.
    Ah, good excuse, I guess. I'm learning how to ride properly myself anyway. After tomorrow...I'm going to be more or less free for an entire 4 months! Well, I'm looking for a job too...after buying the bike, I have no money, so I can't afford to go to school. It looks like I'll be doing some grunt work again...*sigh*

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    here's mine

    it's a 2000 Dakar Pro but I've speced it as an all around trail bike. stratos helix pro rear shock, 2.3 tires, R.F. bashring and A Fox Talas RLC(5"). i love this bike, as it fits me perfectly.
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    my ride

    been browsing the forums for a while, but heres my frist post

    2003 jamis xlt 1.0 stock but w/
    xt shifters
    xt front
    wellgo mg-1
    (f) panaracer 2.4
    (r) panaracer 2.1
    soon: rockguard on crank, new blue spring for fork(the same one in it is really weak)
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    My 03' Dakar pro

    He is my new wheels. Bought frame only and put the parts I wanted on. Continuous project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edsol
    Here is my newly assembled Dakat xlt 3.0. I just bought the frame and transferred the rest from my old bike. since the fork's travel Marzocchi MX comp ETA is only 105mm, I have to set the rear TALAS into the middle setting to match it. I love this bike and someday I'm gonna get myself a 125mm TALAS rl fork to make it a good trail bike.
    nice bike where you from

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    Quote Originally Posted by race24hours
    This is where it will spend the majority of its time.
    True that! My wife's bike has been hanging upside down in the garage for 2 years. It still has the little rubber whisker thingies on the tires! Let's try this summer to get our ladies out on their bikes!
    "I get knocked down, but I get up again."

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    Awesome, mine will walk those kind of "jumps"

    I think they both could learn some things from your 10 year old. He had great positioning and balance.

    Hope to get my newly built up Dakota on here soon.

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    You shoulda seen him and his older sisters (16 and 13) tear up Slickrock, Amassa Rock and Porcupine Rim out in Moab last weekend. I'm just a big old slug on the trails, I have to work at it - it's amazing at how quickly kids pick up the skills, it seems effortless when I see them tearing up a technical climb or a sweet technical descent.

    That's me spotting him on the landing. That's something that I learned from a buddy of mine - when you're working on a tough technical spot, have someone spot you or offer to spot less skilled riders. Nothing instills confidence like just knowing someone's standing there in case you muff it up. We'll stay as long as it takes working on various technical pieces of trails just having a blast working on lines and technique.

    Here's a nice shot of him doing a little drop on Porc. Rim (notice the "new" Psylo up front on his little Eureka!):
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    Enough is enough

    Now I feel like a real weenie!

    I busted my fork halfway around slickrock last spring which really turned out to be good news bad news. Bad news - get to hike back from the furthest out point on the slickrock trail with my busted up 7 year old Trek 930. Good news, wife encourages me to get new bike this spring and I end up with a new Dakota!

    Her favorite trails, Elk Meadows, Switzerland, upper Buffalo Creek along the Co Trail. She actually has really improved since we moved here a year ago and now rides with a woman's group once a week.

    Your kids are really impressive. Mine is only two so is still on a rbig wheel:
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    That's awesome...great looking little critter there!

    Walking out of Slickrock would just suck - sorry to hear that. Awesome news on the Dakota though.
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    Here's Mine.

    My freshly cleaned up '03 XLT 2.0. Can't say enough great things about Jamis bikes.
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    what size?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boofhead
    My freshly cleaned up '03 XLT 2.0. Can't say enough great things about Jamis bikes.
    nice bike boofhead. May I know what size is that and how tall are you? thanks

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    What Size?

    Quote Originally Posted by edsol
    nice bike boofhead. May I know what size is that and how tall are you? thanks
    I am 6' 2" with a 36" inseam. I found the 19" worked best for me. The 21" frame was a bit too long in the top tube. I made some seatpost, stem and handlebar upgrades and the 19" frame now fits me like a glove.

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    My Dakar

    Here is my 03 Dakar XC Comp. The pic was taken last summer, shortly after I bought it, stock setup. It's been rock solid, great spec, climbs like a dream, just a fine ride. It's my first FS bike, and I really have enjoyed it very much. Jamis is a great company -- I have an old Explorer, too, with several thousand miles on it, and it's never had a hitch. I don't know if I'd buy any other make at this point!
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    My former ride

    Here's my former ride, a 01 Dakar Expert.



    The frame eventually cracked and thanks to the guys at JensonUSA I got a replacement frame after about 4 months of weekly followups. I learned during the process that the Jamis CS were difficult to get a hold of and Jenson stripped a whole bike in order to solve my warranty issue, don't know what happened later.

    I sold the frame, extra shock and front mech on ebay and bought a Giant VT2 as a replacement.

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    2004 Dakar XC Comp on her maiden voyage...


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    Here's my 2000 Dakar Pro. Full XT, Easton Cockpit, Avid Mech's, Black Elite 120, Time Atac Carbon Ti (not pictured) It's a hot bike. Anyone who says white is for pussies, is a *****. White bikes are about as punk as they get!!
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    Here is mine. DAKAR XLT 2.0 '04. I just picked her up yesterday and I had a blast on the local trail today. Good bike!
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    Here is my "new" Dakar

    Two weeks ago I picked up a used Dakar frame off eBay. As you can see, the guy had stripped off the stickers and replaced them with the tribal stickers from the Manitou Black...which is cool because I have the same fork. He also had a sticker on the downtube that said "MORON"...that lasted 2 minutes at my house. Still not sure what I want to put in that big empty space.

    I still have a lot of work to do on it. Most of the parts are off the 2003 Giant Rainier had had. The headset, crank/BB, and seatpost were all bought for this frame. My next task is to get a different stem. The Dakar has a slacker headtube than my rainier so it's a little squirrely on the technical climbs. So I am going to try a lower rise stem and/or a flat bar. Just gotta set aside some cash...wife loves the health benefits of my new habit but is not so keen on the cost expenditure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vecsus
    Two weeks ago I picked up a used Dakar frame off eBay. As you can see, the guy had stripped off the stickers and replaced them with the tribal stickers from the Manitou Black...which is cool because I have the same fork. He also had a sticker on the downtube that said "MORON"...that lasted 2 minutes at my house. Still not sure what I want to put in that big empty space.

    I still have a lot of work to do on it. Most of the parts are off the 2003 Giant Rainier had had. The headset, crank/BB, and seatpost were all bought for this frame. My next task is to get a different stem. The Dakar has a slacker headtube than my rainier so it's a little squirrely on the technical climbs. So I am going to try a lower rise stem and/or a flat bar. Just gotta set aside some cash...wife loves the health benefits of my new habit but is not so keen on the cost expenditure.
    Ah, I'm actually going into debt myself to upgrade my bike, but since I'm new to the sport, I've got a lot to learn. Hahahahha, but riding is so fun I can't see how it could be a bad thing! Nice bike!

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    A Blast to Ride

    Hey Drewski, you'll love your new bike.
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