Jamis Dakar XAM II

Jamis Dakar XAM II

4 Reviews for Dakar XAM II

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 Great bike with a great build at a reasonable price. An excellent way to get into AM or upgrade your current bike. Just wish dealer support was a little stronger as it's hard to locate a dealer. Frames are built bullet proof, but also a little on the heavy side as a result.
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 I work for Jamis and I picked a XAM II as my all around trail bike / park bike. The XAM II is very versatile and great for long trail epics or a day at the bike park. Climbs very well, but not light like a uber light XC bike. That's ok though it rails everywhere else. The Hammerschmidt is sick! The shift is always there. Always! The rest of the spec is proven. If you have an opportunity to demo one of these you should. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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 aside from the frame issues in 2008, the bike itself rides awesome. Descends like a fr bike, and with a dhx air, climbs like an am bike should. completely at home in the tech stuff too. Dont let the bad rap on the frame take away from how awesome the bike really is. if its a blue or chrome frame your good. If its a dark grey frame, get the updated chainstay, and your good. Or a bam chainstay will work if you have a 150mm rear wheel laying around.
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 For a more serious DH experience, I had this bike far a bit but found I don't live in the right place to use it properly. I have used on the DH slopes in Ontario and WOW! what a f#@$ed up ride.
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Jamis Dakar XAM II (MSRP $4975) — 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 $4,975
Travel 150mm
Rear Shock Fox DHX Air 5.0
Fork Fox 36 Talas-RC2, external low & high speed compression damping and rebound damping rebound adjustors, hydraulic bottom-out resistance, 20mm thru axle, 36mm stanchions, 100 -130-160mm travel positions
Headset Syncros Hard Core Inside, with 20mm shim stack, 1 1/8”
Cassette SRAM Powerglide 970, 9-speed, 11-34
Crankarms TruVativ Hammerschmidt with TruVativ bash guard, 170mm (15”), 175mm 17-21”)
Bottom Bracket TruVativ Hammerschmidt integrated
Pedals Crank Brothers Acid, large platform clipless
Rear Derailleur Sram X.O Mid Cage
Chain Sram PowerChain 971 with Gold Power-Link
Front Derailleur TruVativ Hammerschmidt internal front
Shifter Pods Sram X.0 Trigger, zero loss travel, 2-step front shifting
Handlebar Synrcos FL 35, 31.8 OD x 4˚ sweep x 35mm rise x 670mm
Stem Synrcos FL, 31.8 bar bore, 6˚ rise x 80mm (15”) 90 mm(17”) & 100mm (19-21”) extensions
Grips WTB MotoTec clamp-on, DNA compound
Brakes Avid Elixir hydraulic disc brakes with 185mm front & 160mm rear rotors, TaperBore lever with integrated reservoir
Wheelset Mavic XM317 eyeletted disc rims, 32H, Syncros FR disc hubs, 20mm thru-axle front, WTB 14g stainless steel spokes
Tires Kenda Nevegal, 26 x 2.3”, folding bead
Seat Syncros FL, leather cover, SL foam, composite shell, hollow titanium rails
Seatpost Crank Brothers Joplin, 75mm range adjustable height with remote lever, 31.6 x 350mm, with alloy QR clamp


Size 15" 17" 19" 21"
Frame Weight 4.90 lbs 4.90 lbs 4.90 lbs 4.90 lbs
Bike Weight 33.80 lbs 33.80 lbs 33.80 lbs 33.80 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
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 798 mm 816 mm 836 mm


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