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    Parker chainline?

    I am building a 2008 Jamis Parker frame and I have a Race Face evolve DH 24/36/bash crankset to install. I need to set the spacers for the appropriate chain line. The options for the crankset are 48, 49, and 50mm. Which is the best setting for the Parker?

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    e mail craig hoyt at jamis, you csn email them right from jamis web sight!

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    Ok, I shot jamis and email from their site. It wasn't directly to craig hoyt, but it should work. Thanks

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    Chain Line

    Hey Guys,

    The chainline for the Parker is 48mm. Hope this helps! And post some pics!

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    Thanks Skip. I'll post up some pics soon.

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    Fat_Boy,
    Out of curiosity, what are your plans for your parker build. I have my frame set sitting, waiting for parts. I have been looking at that same raceface crankset and I just ordered a pike 454 yesterday. I'm thinking Sram x.9 and maybe code brakes but thats as far as I've gotten.

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    My build is pretty much done. I have done about 4 hours of urban riding on it so far. Very fun bike by the way. I love the geometry. I transfered all the parts from my gary fisher wahoo that i had been upgrading. All i need now is a stem and handle bars. I am currently using the handle bars and stem from my wahoo, but would like to go with a shorter stem and wider bars with more rise. Keep in mind this wasn't the most thought out build. I bought my wahoo used and upgraded it from good deals on used parts and closeout deals. My parts list so far:

    2008 Parker I frame
    RS Recon 351 U-turn
    RF evolve DH crank
    Sun Sos/Disc Jockey Am Wheelset
    XTR shifters/Brake leavers
    XT RD/Hone FD
    Avid BB7 brakes
    Odi rogue grips
    Shimano HG40 8-speed cassette
    WTB Speed V seat
    Kenda K-rad tires
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    Hey guys! I would love to hear how you are all building up your Parkers and how you use them. Are most of you using them as All MTn bikes / trail bikes? Or building them up us as urban/ jump bikes?

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    I use my 09 Parker for a little bit of everything. I ride trails, raced a dual slalom at Wisp recently, and shred Seven Springs bike park on it. It does well at all disciplines.

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    Skip,
    I went with the parker because almost every review I read had great things to say about how fun it was to ride and how versatile it is. I was looking for a bike that could handle a wide variety of trail types. I do mostly trail riding but would like to start playing with some pump tracks and small dirt jumps. I wanted something that could take that kind of abuse. I am close to highland mountain freeride park in NH and the parker should be able to take some of those trails too. (I won't ride hard enough to warrant a dedicated FR bike). I guess in short I would call this an aggressive AM build. I ride a Jamis hardtail right now and I'd like to get a fs 29'r (lightweight build) for trails, so the Parker should be a good in between fun bike that can take some abuse.

    I have the frame ('08) and a Pike 454 on the way. Current thoughts are-

    Sram X.9 R derailer
    Sram X.9 shifters
    Shimano XT f derailer
    Avid codes 185mm front and rear
    Raceface Evolve DH crankset 22-32-bash
    E-13 DRS chain retention system
    Deity dirty-30 handlebars
    Transition wheelset

    everything else undecided. Any thoughts on this setup?

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    Great info!! Care to send send pics and build spec? I would love to see how it looks.

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    Wow, quick response, lol, yeah I'll post some pics once the build gets going.

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    Here's mine.
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    I am using my parker for ~60% urban/40% trail/singletrack. I am pretty new to mtbing so i am not an aggressive rider. Here is mine:



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    I have 08 Parker II, pretty much stock.

    I used it for just about any kind of riding. I love hitting the jumps and IX course at Diablo Freeride with it. However, it works just fine on the trail.


    Back when it was new


    Having fun a couple of months ago at Diablo.

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    setting my parker up as a trail bike. throwing on a bash, higher rise bars, new lighter stem, maybe some lighter wheels in the future.

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    setting my parker up as a trail bike. throwing on a bash, higher rise bars, new lighter stem, maybe some lighter wheels in the future.

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    Hey, FAT BOY is that a large frame? OR does anyone have pictures of the Large Parker? I'm thinking about buying a 2008 Parker 1.0 frame within the next few weeks and just transferring everything from my 2005 Jamis Komodo.

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    2005 Jamis Komodo w/ stock parts except for
    Rockshox recon 351 w/lockout
    Avid Juicy 3's w/ 7" rotors
    IRC trailbear 2.25
    Yeti ODI grips

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    mine is a medium frame.

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    hey, does anyone have pictures of a Large Jamis Parker?

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    Mine is a large but I purchased just the frame. I have it as frame, Pike fork, temp handlebars, and temp seatpost. No wheels yet. If it will help you I can post some pics though. Might be hard to judge size without wheels on it though.

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    ok, can you take post pictures of all your equipment? I'm thinking about starting a new forum dedicated to helping me set up my new bike. I'll give you the name to the forum when I make it SCORP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levar012586
    hey, does anyone have pictures of a Large Jamis Parker?
    no pics but im around 6 ft and the large fits me pretty good.

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