Jamis Dakar BAM II

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Jamis Dakar BAM II

15 Reviews for Dakar BAM II

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 This is probably the nicest DH bike that you can get on the market today for the price. The bike comes decked in the new Saint group and with a Fox suspension. I looked into other bikes in the market and found this to be almost a grand cheaper than anyone else. Great bike for the price.
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 this bike comes decked out with components, but my friend that rides for jamis has cracked the frame many times, and all in different places. Good bike for the begginners and perhaps the west coast. But this bike did not last on the east coast at all.
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 It's hard for me to offer an un-biased recommendation for the BAM II since I work for Jamis but I must say, I put some time on a BAM II at Diablo and I was really impressed with how easy it was to set the bike for my weight and the bike tracked like it was on rails. The component spec it top shelf Saint, Fox DHX 5 and Fox 40, everything worked like it was a factory works bike.
Rob
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 Seems to be some mixed feedback about the Jamis frames (in terms of cracking) but so far mine has held up with no issues. I will admit that the suspension design isn't the best out there, this is noticeable especially with small bump compliance but its nothing that cant be handled. Pedal bob is very minimal and overall I am very happy with the frame. Being a 40 pound DH bike it rides really well and feels light and is very nimble out of corners. Having a uninterrupted seat post tube is a benefit when there is need to pedal for long distances.
Component wise the bike is spec'd with some of the best components out there. Saint, Fox, e13, WTB and Syncros components make up the build. Price wise just the components alone warrant the deal.
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 I'm in love with my Bam! I had some issues with it out of the shop, lose bolts here and there and i kept buzzing my seat post. You have to treat these bikes like a performance car, you need to maintain them regularly and set them up for your self! Once i set her up to meet my needs i have had no complaints! Comes stock with all the top of the line components the MP3 rear is wikid. This bike is well worth the money your spending on it for a complete!
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 AMAZING BIKE WOULD DO ANYTHING TO GET ONE!!! THE BIKE HAS SUCH A SMOOTH RIDE!! THE STOCK MAXXIS TIRES MAKE THIS BIKE SOOO GOOD. SUSPENSION IS AMAZING AS WELL. RODE THIS BIKE AT DIABLO AND WANTED TO STEAL IT HOW GOOD IT WAS!!
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 great components well constructed frame brilliant all round downhill bike.gobs of travel takes very heavy hits and is now being used by diablo team ridersSmile
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 pros-good componets , beefy look, and light
cons-none so far
this bike has all the saint stuff and the fox suspension.
soaks up all the rocks
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 one of the nicest bikes i have ridden. this bike corners, handles, and works so well. if u want a great dh bike this is the one to get
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 this is a crazy dh bike like holly it looks so nuts and has the best parts for a dh bike it looks like it is one of the smoothest rides around
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 I love this bike. Simple design, which means fewer things to go wrong. Loves to go fast and jumps like a frog. Killer parts spec, burly to take abuse and keep in going.
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 pros everything cons frame design is kinda not so good lookin but that dont matter
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 Real Smooth Ride. I rode this bike at Diablo Freeride Park and I had such a good time. No complaints.
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Jamis Dakar BAM II (MSRP $5100) — We took the proven 7-inch mp3 rear suspension from last year’s BAM, pumped it up to 8 inches of terrain-swallowing travel so it’ll take the drops you used to bail on. It’s active and plush thanks to a 2.67:1 leverage ratio that squeezes the most out Fox’s DHX shock, with minimal pedal or brake feedback, keeping you in complete control. We gave BAM downhill-inspired angles for descending confidence, and a lengthy top tube that lets you breathe on the ascents as you make the most of the mp3 suspension’s stable pedal platform. A new unified bell crank and CNC’ed pivot hardware keeps things laterally stiff and torsionally tight so you can power out of one switchback into the next.

Specifications Compare to other DH Bikes

Price $5,100
Travel 203mm
Rear Shock Fox DHX 5.0
Fork FOX 40 RC2, massive 40mm stanchions, FIT closed bath damper cartridge, titanium spring, external adjustors for high & low speed compression damping, rebound damping & coil spring preload, 20mm thru-axle, 1 1/8” steerer, 203mm travel
Headset Syncros FBI, 1.5” reduced to 1 1/8” steerer, deep 20mm cups, lower roller bearing, upper sealed cartridge bearing
Cassette SRAM PowerGlide 950, 9-speed, 11-28
Crankarms Shimano Saint Hollowtech II, 36T x 165mm
Chainguide e13 LG1 chain guide
Bottom Bracket Shimano integrated, 83mm shell
Pedals Crank Brothers 5050 sealed bearing platforms with replaceable plates & pedal spikes
Chain SRAM PowerChain 971 with Gold Power-Link
Rear Derailleur Shimano Saint SS low profile
Shifter Pods Shimano Saint RapidFire Plus SL, 9-speed
Handlebar Syncros FR 20 O/S riser, 31.8 O˚ x 20mm rise x 710mm
Stem e13 Ali Direct mount, 31.8 bar bore, adjustable 45-55mm reach
Grips WTB MotoTec clamp-on, DNA compound
Brakes Shimano Saint hydraulic disc brakes, dual diameter 4-piston calipers with 203mm rotors, Servo-Wave levers
Wheelset Mavic EX823 Maxtal UST rims, 32H, WTB Laser Disc Super Duty hubs with 20mm thru-axle front & 150 x 12mm thru-axle Maxle rear, WTB 14G stainless steel spokes
Tires Maxxis Mininon DH, 26 x 2.5” front & 2.35” rear, R3C Compound
Seat WTB Devo Team, DNA padding, cromo rails
Seatpost Syncros FR, 31.6 x 350mm with alloy QR clamp

Dimensions

Size 16" 17.5" 19.5"
Frame Weight 9.5 lbs 9.5 lbs 9.5 lbs
Bike Weight 40.70 lbs 40.70 lbs 40.70 lbs
Headtube Angle 65 ° 65 ° 65 °
Seattube Angle 67.5 ° 67.5 ° 67.5 °
Headtube Length 130 mm 130 mm 130 mm
Chainstay Length 440 mm 440 mm 440 mm
BB Height 368 mm 368 mm 368 mm
BB Width 83 mm 83 mm 83 mm
Seat Post Diameter 31.6 " 31.6 " 31.6 "
Front Derailleur Width
HeadTube Diameter 1.5 1.5 1.5
Top Tube Length 558 mm 584 mm 609 mm
WheelBase 1122 mm 1147 mm 1172 mm
Standover Height 809 mm 818 mm 830 mm

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