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    What do you think about the 05 dakar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantyukon
    Anyone have good things to say about the 05 FS Dakar:

    I'm planning on buying one to replace my Boulder SE. Can I decently 'race' with this bike, (I'm saving money to get a race bike)

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    Fully evolved rear suspension design that works. I have an '05 XC Comp so I can't comment on the coil spring that comes on the Dakar. Can you race it? I suppose you can race pretty much anything (I raced a 35 lb Ross Mt. Hood back in the dark, early days of mountain biking). Most critical will be the rider more so than the bike (a Tour de France rider on my old Schwinn Varsity would still outclimb me even if I was on a zoot capri titanium-carbon roadie, but I digress). The Dakar ain't gonna be a lightweight (especially in the wheel area) so don't expect miracles for $460. In summary, a decent frame that with a few upgrades would make a decent all around bike.

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