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    Smile Jamis Dakar Bam

    So, here is the story. About a year ago, I bought a new diablo 1.0 from jensonusa. After gaining some confidence and skill, I started going big, and low and behold, the frame started to crack. Two cracked Diablo frames later (thanks Jamis warranty!) I was ready to get a new bike, but wanted to give Jamis another chance. Fortunately, the new Bam had just come out, so I decided to upgrade. Here it is!

    With the old 200mm fork:




    With the new 66rc3 I just bought today:

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    Yellow Transition ToP

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    sick ride bro... i like it with the 888 on it as well.
    heres my current rig....06 diablo 2.0


    SHANTY

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    well.. I just broke the Bam. less than a month, and I snapped BOTH chainstays right in half. Wonderful.
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    I'm no expert on this type of riding or these bikes....but I'd say you need to calm down and take it a little easier on the bikes. I don't even see how you could break three frames. That's a little insane. I hope for your safety you either find a frame that is strong enough for you or you calm down a bit and not huck yourself off of those 20 foot drops of whatever it is you're doing.

    I probably sound like a jerk here.....but Jamis makes nice bikes. If you had cracked one frame then I would say you got a bad one....but you've ruined three. I think it's more on you now than on Jamis.

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    I don't know, I have read a few posts about broken Parkers too, and my friend, someone smaller than me, managed to also crack two Diablo frames. There is no doubt that Jamis designs great bikes, I liked all of the bikes I have ridden with them, but, I get the feeling that the quality, at least for some of the bikes they make that involve more than simple trail riding, is lacking at the production stage. The company themselves are pretty reasonable, sending me replacements each time. Would I recommend Jamis to another rider? Certainly. Would I recommend Jamis to another downhiller/freerider? Possibly not.
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    I dunno, it appears this could be a case of using something too light for the riding, and then relying on the warranty as part of the deal, and not as something you could possibly use.

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    I'm getting ready to send back my 3rd Jamis. All 3 are QC issues too. Disappointing.

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