Jamis Dakar XAM I

Jamis Dakar XAM I

2 Reviews for Dakar XAM I

  • + 2
 I ride this bike pretty much every day, I love it. If you are going to do more trail riding consider getting a chain guide and bash guard. chain tends to fall off under heavy compression.
  • + 1
 This bike has changed the way I ride. It's smooth, climbs well, and tackles descents wonderfully. An incredible All-Mountain bike for the money. Can't beat it
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Jamis Dakar XAM I (MSRP $2750) — From the beginning, the Dakar XAM earned a rep as an incredibly plush, efficient trail bike. This year, we reworked it from head tube to rear dropout, making it the best-handling/best-pedaling 6-inch travel all-mountain bike to ever set tread on dirt. We finessed and overhauled everything we could on XAM for no-excuses performance. The XAM’s mp3 rear suspension gets a new one-piece bell crank, new pivot hardware, new seatstays and dropouts for more stiffness at the back end, and a 2.63:1 shock leverage ratio that improves shock life and offers more progressive control. Up front there’s 20mm of stiff thru-axle strength to keep you firmly planted and pointed where you want to go no matter how aggressive the conditions.

Specifications Compare to other All Mountain/Enduro/XC

Price $2,750
Travel 150mm
Rear Shock Fox DHX Air 4.0
Fork Marzocchi 55 TST2, external compression and rebound adjustors with lock-out, 20mm QR thru-axle, 35mm stanchions, 160mm travel
Headset Syncros Hard Core Inside, with 20mm shim stack, 1 1/8”
Cassette SRAM Powerglide 950, 9-speed, 11-34
Crankarms Shimano Deore Hollowtech II, 44/32/22, 170mm (15”), 175mm (17-21”)
Bottom Bracket Shimano integrated
Pedals Crank Brothers Acid, large platform clipless
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT Shadow
Chain Sram PowerChain 971 with Gold Power-Link
Front Derailleur Shimano SLX front 34.9mm
Shifter Pods Shimano Deore Rapidfire Plus-SL, 27-speed
Handlebar Syncros AM20, 31.8 O˚ x 9/4˚ sweep x 20mm rise x 670mm
Stem Synrcos FL, 31.8 bar bore, 6˚ rise x 80mm (15”) 90 mm(17”) & 100mm (19-21”)
Grips WTB MotoTec clamp-on, DNA compound
Brakes Hayes Stroker Ryde hydraulic disc brakes, V7 front and V6 rear rotors
Wheelset Mavic XM317 eyeletted disc rims, 32H, Shimano M475 rear disc hub, Formula 20mm thru-axle front, WTB 14g stainless steel spokes
Tires Kenda Nevegal 26 x 2.3”, folding bead
Seat WTB Rocket V Comp with ABR corners
Seatpost Synrcos FR, 31.6mm x 350mm with alloy QR clamp


Size 15" 17" 19" 21"
Frame Weight
Bike Weight 33.90 lbs 33.90 lbs 33.90 lbs 33.90 lbs
Headtube Angle 68.5 ° 68.5 ° 68.5 ° 68.5 °
Seattube Angle 73.5 ° 73 ° 73 ° 72.5 °
Headtube Length 120 mm 120 mm 120 mm 145 mm
Chainstay Length 440 mm 440 mm 440 mm 440 mm
BB Height 342 mm 342 mm 342 mm 342 mm
BB Width
Seat Post Diameter 31.6 " 31.6 " 31.6 " 31.6 "
Front Derailleur Width 34.9 mm 34.9 mm 34.9 mm 34.9 mm
HeadTube Diameter 1.125 1.125 1.125 1.125
Top Tube Length 537 mm 573 mm 586 mm 607 mm
WheelBase 1076 mm 1106 mm 1119 mm 1136 mm
Standover Height 797 mm 768 mm 816 mm 836 mm


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