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    jamis parker

    well after a 2 year leave from biking im starting to get back into it. ive been looking around and like the parker 1, for what im going to be doing. does anybody have this bike and how do they like it? reason for getting the 1 is i dont have the budget for the 2 or 3, and as money allows i will upgrade components on the bike. also if you have any suggestions on a better bike in this price range let me know.

    thanks,Austin

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    What type of riding are you looking to do??
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    I have a Jamis Dakar 2005 that is very similar to the Parker,I like it,I use it mostly for All Mountain is my "light bike" 35 pounds.And I also have a heavier Bullet. I think Jamis have nice bikes for the money.

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    There have been more than a few reports of the frame breaking at the chainstays. I believe Jamis was good about replacing the frames though.

    What type of riding was that again?

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    I agree with combat...

    I have heard several different accounts of them breaking at the chainstays. One rider did it twice. But in the end Parker made it right and warrantied the break. There is also someone on the TBC forum who ditched his parker for a bottlerocket and could not be happier. Good luck with your new purchase, whatever it may be.
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    Jamis stand by their products, which is good. And you get a great value out of Jamis too. The Bottlerocket is easily the "model" of the Parker design, only done cheaper, and arguably - less well - hence the few reports you've heard. Nonetheless, you've got budget constraints and your money will go further with the Jamis than with Transition. I don't even think you could get a Bottlerocket frame for the price of the entire Parker I.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wookie freeride
    One rider did it twice. But in the end Parker made it right and warrantied the break.
    It's a Jamis I have never heard of Parker bikes yet.
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    thanks for the help guys. i will be doing trails, some downhill, and lightfreestyle. and when i make it back up to new mexico or colorado on vaction i will probably hit the slopes.

    thanks, Austin

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    Sounds broken to me...


    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    It's a Jamis I have never heard of Parker bikes yet.



    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...02#post4742202
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...er#post4087789




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    "At that point man, your just riding your bike."


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    Quote Originally Posted by my79f
    thanks for the help guys. i will be doing trails, some downhill, and lightfreestyle. and when i make it back up to new mexico or colorado on vaction i will probably hit the slopes.

    thanks, Austin
    Jamis is a awesome company, the Parker will be a great bike for what your looking at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wookie freeride
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=439859 All manufactures go through potential problems on anything.
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    looks good. has had cracking issue, but they will warranty the frame
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    No doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=439859 All manufactures go through potential problems on anything.

    Its great that they back up their product. That is mondo important I am not starting sh!t by any means. I am sure it is a rad bike and will do him well

    Sh!t breaks. Its all part of it. It seems if you ride hard enough...something is always breaking.

    One thing though...There is NO warranty lost riding time.
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