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Jamis Dakar XCT 3 Bike 2011

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To really experience cross country/ trail biking, you need the best equipment. Once you throw your leg over the Jamis Dakar XCT 3, you’ll realize the brilliance that is carbon. For 2011, Jamis constructed the frame with 130mm of travel using a Dyad XC Ultra lay-up of M30 and T700 high modulus carbon fiber, which optimizes ride quality, durability, and stiffness. To further decrease the weight of the Dakar XCT, Jamis used their mp4 multi- link suspension design. Mp4 provides a low center of gravity and offers superb pedaling efficiency. The 10mm shock hardware increases lateral and torsional stiffness, and enhances rear shock durability and performance. To achieve a stiff front end, the XCT features a 1 1/8” to 1.5” tapered head tube. The tapered head tube keeps the frame light weight while increasing the stiffness and strength at the crown. Asymmetrical chainstays achieve a greater tire clearance and is much stiffer. The rear triangle features a 12mm x 135mm Maxle thru- axle for strength and stiffness. Jamis poured tons of their resources into the research and development of the Dakar XCT 3. The geometry is spot on for cross country to trail riding. Whether you are an aspiring mountain goat, climbing the steepest hills or a self proclaimed single track super star, the XCT will serve you well.

Though, the frame in its self is a work of art. Jamis completed the package with a high end component group that is lightweight yet extremely strong. The RockShox Sektor RL fork delivers 100-140mm of on the fly adjustable travel. The 32mm stanchions are rigid and resistant to flex even when put under trying conditions. The Sektor features RockShox famous Motion Control™ damping. With motion Control, forks are able to chew up climbs with incredible efficiency while the patented lockout blowoff valve and threshold control immediately absorb any bumps along the way. The elegant design in a simple and lightweight package make this the perfect fork for the Jamis Dakar XCT 3. The RockShox Monarch RT high volume rear shock was chosen to complete the suspension package. This high quality rear shock is a chameleon of sorts. As you’re climbing small bumps will disappear. Point the bike down the mountain and suddenly roots, rocks, and ruts disappear.

To add the icing on the cake, a Shimano 10 speed drivetrain was added to the XCT 3 this year. Experience smooth, reliable, fluid shifting with Shimano SLX M660 Rapidfire Plus SL shifters. Shimano SLX deraileurs will quickly transfer you between gears. The Shimano SLX M660 Hollowtech II crank will provide you with enough strength and rigidity to power through the hills. Should a small fluffy rabbit cross your path, slow your WTB Laser Disc Trail wheels down with your Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brakes. You’re heart may skip a beat, but it won’t be from fear. The Jamis Dakar XCT 3 epitomizes love at first site.



Components:

Frame

Full high modulus carbon main frame, stays and bell crank, Dyad XC Ultra lay-up, 130mm travel mp4 linkage design, SST size specific tube diameters, tapered head tube, asymmetrical chainstays, cartridge bearing pivots, RockShox Monarch RT High Volume with 10mm hardware, replaceable derailleur hanger

Fork

RockShox Sektor RL with Motion Control damping, external rebound damping, 32mm stanchions, 15mm thru- axle, tapered alloy steerer, 140mm travel

Headset

FSA Orbit 1.5 Zero- Stack Internal Cup, for tapered head tube, 30mm shim stack

Wheels

WTB laser Disc Trail wheelset with Laser Disc Lite sealed cartridge 15mm thru axle front and 12x 135mm thru axle rear disc hubs, Maxle Lite rear axle, WTB butted spokes

Tires

Geax Gato 26” x 2.3” front and AKA 2.2” rear, folding

Derailleurs

Shimano SLX M663 Shadow Rear and SLX M661 34.9mm top pull front

Shift Levers

Shimano SLX M660 Rapidfire Plus SL, 10 speed

Chain

KMC X10SL

Cassette

Shimano HG81, 11-34, 10 speed

Crankset

Shimano SLX M660 Hollowtech II, 42/ 32. 24, 170mm (15”), 175mm (17”-21”)

BB Set

Shimano SLX integrated

Pedals

Not Included

Brakes

Avid Elixir 3 hydraulic disc brakes with 185mm front and 160mm rear rotors

Handlebar

Ritchey Comp Rizer, 31.8x 20mm rise x 670mm

Stem

Ritchey Comp 4- Axis, 6° x 90mm (13-15”), 100mm (17-19”), 120mm (21”)

Grips

Jamis Lock- on, dual density

Seat Post

Ritchey Comp 2B OS, 31.6x 400mm, with alloy clamp and chromo seat pin

Saddle

WTB Vigo Race, chromo rails


Geometry:

Size 13" 15" 17" 19" 21"
Seat Tube Length 12.44" 13.66" 15.08" 17.71" 19.41"
Standover Height 28.23" 29.96" 30.82" 32.12" 33.15"
Head Tube Length 4.53" 4.53" 4.72" 5.51" 5.90"
Top Tube Length* 21.22" 22.12" 22.79" 23.70" 24.08"
Head Angle 67.5 67.5 67.5 67.5 67.5
Seat Angle 74 73.5 73.5 73.5 73.0
Wheel Base 42.56" 43.19" 43.86" 44.80" 45.04"
Weight: 28.5 lbs

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Jamis BicyclesJamis Dakar XCT 3 Bike 2011
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (3)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed oriented (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    5.0

    Great price for a Carbon framed bike

    By Rick

    from Clark, NJ

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Carbon
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Heavy Fork

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Jamis Bicycles Jamis Dakar XCT 3 Bike 2011:

    I really like this bike, it's a shame for 2013 they are no longer made and Jamis is focusing on 650b & 29er. It would have been great if Jamis put the lighter Revelation RLT fork that they put on the Aluminum XCT2, but the Sektor is not bad. I need to find a heavier spring. Overall, I'm very satisfied.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    great bike - great deal

    By steveski

    from Poughkeepsie, NY

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Assembled In 30min
    • Durable
    • Great Bike In All Aspects
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • No Pedals

    Best Uses

    • All Mtb Rides
    • Extreme Sports
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Jamis Bicycles Jamis Dakar XCT 3 Bike 2011:

    I hope you got a chance to catch this great deal! Can't wait for riding weather.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Love this bike

    By Gustavo L. Merchan

    from Fort Lauderdale, FL

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Value
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Trail riding

    Comments about Jamis Bicycles Jamis Dakar XCT 3 Bike 2011:

    The bike rides and handles great. Best I've ever ridden so far for trail/all mountain. Very light and manouverable; for the durable part I won't speak since it's a new bike :). Also, it was a very pleasant surprise to open the box and find out that actually the rear hub was not WTB Laserdisc Lite as specified, but the Super Duty version instead. Nice upgrade!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    so far a joy

    By dabbindan

    from Topeka, Ks

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Efficient
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • None so far

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Jamis Bicycles Jamis Dakar XCT 3 Bike 2011:

    So far I am riding a lot of hilly, twisty singletrack. I don't/can't use the bike to it's suspension capability but I sure do enjoy what it offers. I wemt from a Trek 4500 hardtail, to an '05 Yeti 575 to the Dakar. I'm a serious recreational rider and do at least 10 miles 3 days a week.

    It responds so much better to my pedal effort, must be the pedal platform the Monarch offers over my 5th element Yeti. Also the 3-4# it shed. I'm now riding the same basic trails in a higher gear up hill and down and between 1/2 to 1 mph faster over that 10 miles.

    I like the Sektor fork adjustability although the compression damping adjustment is abrupt. I'm still getting up my cornering confidence but the last two rides that's coming nicely. Fall leaves are slowing me down a bit. I'm still deciding if I like the Geax front tire.I may swap out my WTB Wolverine to see.
    The brakes are ok although they do make some odd noises at times. I'm not sure they modulate as well as the Shimano's on the Trek or the Yeti Hayes 9s. So far they are nice and firm and dependable.

    It's even a joy to get in and out of the vehicle and put up on the bike hook. I'm starting to look at carbon fiber upgrades to improve the weight even more. It sat on the scale at 28.5# with pedals and a cage and that's with the fairly heavy Ritchey comp stuff.

    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed Oriented
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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