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    2012 Dakar XCT Pro - Opinions?

    Been looking for a new full suspension mtn bike. I have a 2007 Jamis Dakota Elite that I love. It's served me well on tons of great rides and 100 mile races.

    I'm starting to ride a lot more in areas that are pretty rocky. I ran across the 2012 Dakar XCT Pro on JensonUSA that is marked down to $2699. I've been looking around but I can't seem to find any reviews. Lots of reviews for the 2013 650B version.

    Any opinions? Even thought it's 2 model years old it's still brand new and spec'd out pretty well.


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    I have the 2011 XCT3 (very similar, but spec has Shimano drivetrain) and mine has been great. My buddy just bought the XCT Pro and we assembled it over the weekend and he is love with it. There has been someone who has some swing arm problems with an XCT4, but thankfully I have not seen it and I've had mine a year and it has quite a few rides.

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    I too saw the dakar xct pro on jensenUSA marked at $2,000. This would be my first "real" mountain bike. Mike A, I was wondering if you purchased one, if so what do you think about it? I am looking at doing mainly trail riding, and don't plan on focusing on downhill. I can't find much info about the "2012 Dakar XCT Pro" specifically. I read two reviews where people thought it was too flimsy for the $5,000 dollar price tag. Anybody have any thoughts about how it would perform for someone new to the sport? Would i be better off picking up something like a "Fuji Outland 29 3.0 Bike 2012" that has better reviews? Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks for your time.

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