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    Jamis Dakar XCT 650 race or Jamis Dakar 650 AMT

    Hey guys as you know its tax season and its time to roll in a new rig. I am split between the trail over the AMT. My pros of the XCT are its lighter and it has the carbon frame in which I have never ridden much. Cons it has Sram components with avid brakes... Avid makes quality parts I have just never been a fan of the barrel adjusters on the bars. Also the XCT is $800 more. The AMT pros is it has the Shimano components in which I am more familiar with. Its cheaper much cheaper. Cons its heavier by 2.25 pounds. Is that going to be noticeable? Now on a separate note I ride a wide open all mountain style that inquires both CC and DH which bike can handle both the best? Do I need 150mil of Suspension travel on the AMT? Last but not least I know many people will recommend other brands because its what you ride I am not worried about that. I get Jamis bikes at cost therefore I will ride a Jamis. Please help me!!

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    AMT or XCT

    Quote Originally Posted by pnelson112 View Post
    Hey guys as you know its tax season and its time to roll in a new rig. I am split between the trail over the AMT. My pros of the XCT are its lighter and it has the carbon frame in which I have never ridden much. Cons it has Sram components with avid brakes... Avid makes quality parts I have just never been a fan of the barrel adjusters on the bars. Also the XCT is $800 more. The AMT pros is it has the Shimano components in which I am more familiar with. Its cheaper much cheaper. Cons its heavier by 2.25 pounds. Is that going to be noticeable? Now on a separate note I ride a wide open all mountain style that inquires both CC and DH which bike can handle both the best? Do I need 150mil of Suspension travel on the AMT? Last but not least I know many people will recommend other brands because its what you ride I am not worried about that. I get Jamis bikes at cost therefore I will ride a Jamis. Please help me!!
    Your riding description sure fits the AMT. I ride the XCT and less weight matters to me but your more aggressive style warrants the burlier frame. You can always diet lose 3 lbs and buy the AMT. What did you end up with? Your post is from a while ago.

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