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    What would you do?

    Well, I have a choice to make... and a really tough one.

    I'm deciding between buying a jamis dakar XAM 1.0 and a Transition Vagrant frame with a Fox Vanilla RLC. The price tag for the vagrant should be around the 1200$ range... i have to buy brakes and what not, The XAM is around the 1600$ range. my local trails don't include drops larger than 6 feet ( approximately) so i think i'd manage with a hardtail.

    What would you guys do?

    Also, if i need disc brakes, do i have to change the whole rim or just the hub?

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    XAM is a sweet bike

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    Fully or Hardtail??

    I think that you will have more fun with the XAM. A fully is a great set-up, especially if you are in it for the fun and not a pro. I have two fullys and one hardtail. The hardtail rarely get's ridden outside of the neighborhood. Go for the XAM!!!

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    What do you mean the hardtail rarely gets ridden outside of the neighborhood?

    Any answers on the rim/hub/brake question?

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    You just need to change the hub, and probably cut the spokes if the new hub has a larger diameter.

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    If your rim isn't beat up too bad you can get by with just a hub. You're already going to be getting a hub and spokes plus the cost of the wheel build so unless your rims are fairly pricey I'd just get a whole new wheel.
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    answered my question, thanks.

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    There is nothing a Vagrant can't or won't do....

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    yeah i vote vagrant

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigiugueto
    What do you mean the hardtail rarely gets ridden outside of the neighborhood?

    Any answers on the rim/hub/brake question?
    I ride my hardtail mainly urban, so with that it rarely gets ridden much. I do more free-ridey stuff like drops and launches as well as downhill. When I am out to ride, it is usually to ride big. IMO, a hardtail is not my favorite thing to do drops and bomb downhill. However, it is fun to rip around on a hardtail urban-style. My riding preference is with a fully.

    It seems that I am out voted here though. The Vagrant looks to be the mutual agreement. I am sure you will love what-ever ride you get.

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    Vagrant???

    I have to say I am rather one sided on this one. I am a transition guy to the end. I have a 06 Dirt bag and a 07 Gran Mal. I am also looking to build a Vagrant for urban and light free ride. Everyone should have a hard tail. I think it keeps you smooth. The Vagrant is so versatile and strong. Finally, Transition has Crash Replacement... Versatile, Strong and Crash Replacement, three things that will give you confidence of those 6 foot drops. So if you go hard tail...Go Vagrant.

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    ya right now im looking at the Ridge or Vagrant... but i dont have the funds anyways.
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