Jamis Dakota D29 Race 29er Hardtail

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $1599.99

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Product Description

  • Frame: Kinesis 7005 triple-butted aluminum main tubes
  • Fork: Rock Shox Reba RLT29
  • Tires: Geax Mezcal, 29 x 2.1”, folding
  • Shiftlevers: SRAM X7 with Matchmaker clamp, 10-speed
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1050, 10-speed, 11-36

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Todd S.

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2014

Strengths:    SRAM 1050 Cassette stock
Avid Elixir 3's work great
Black Flag Comp Wheelset
Tubeless on delivery
X7 shifters

Weaknesses:    S1000 Cranks
Noisy freehub
Seat (everyone replaces that right?)
Ritchey bars are wonky

Bottom Line:   
I got this bike for $1200 from Jenson knowing much of it was going to be upgraded. I got a BB30 set of XO 2x10 crank arms on ebay for $125 steal, put a $40 RaceFace narrow wide 34T 104 BCD ring on them and BANG! Sweet 1x10 setup.

The bars had to go after the first ride. Cute Ritchey reverse riser concept but not for me, too narrow. Stock seat was a brick. With a new seat, SLK 680mm carbon flat bars and the XO 1x10 conversion (minus front mech) it weighed in at 24.4 lbs. Thought I was going to be able to drop close to another pound by doing a tubeless conversion. I read they shipped with tubes. Upon deflating the tires I realized they were already tubeless (no sealant). Haven't leaked once after the first 144 miles. The Geax Mezcals are light and fast for hard pack and moderately loose stuff. They go straight to the suck on slickroot and muddy hills, you'll be spinnin like the wicked witch. The Black Flacg Comp freehub can wake the dead it's so loud.

I still give it a 4 chilli value because if you can still get one for $1200 or less and know you will need to spend about $300 more on cranks and bars you really can't buy a better aluminum bike for around $1500. You'd have to go above $2100 and get a carbon frame, likely sporting lesser components.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by stephen kim a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2012

Strengths:    Light and fast. Orgasm on wheels.

Weaknesses:    the front gears are not as smooth as I hoped.

Bottom Line:   
I have been riding for over 30 years since I was 2 years old. The D29 is a hidden gem. The carbon back tube helps with the smoothing out bumps and the front shocks coupled with a tapered tube does wonders for the front end feel. Did I mention it comes tubeless. Riding this bike is like having a new girlfriend you always dreamed about.

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Price Paid:    $1500.00

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Jamis Dakota D29 Race 2012 vs Salsa el mariachi 3 2013

Hello guys trying to decide which one, there is a sale at jenson's on the jamis in $1600 from $2500, the mar is $1500 i need a 21"size i'm a big guy at 6'4" and will be my first 29er.Read More »

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