Jamis 2001 Dakota AL Hardtail Bike

4.4/5 (5 Reviews)
Weight : 25.25 lbs.


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Levin Diaz a Racer from Caracas,Venezuela

Date Reviewed: September 1, 2002

Strengths:    best price/qualited components and frame relation

Weaknesses:    I think the deore casette sprockets, may it to deserve a Deore xt.

Bottom Line:   
It's great, funny, may be is the better choice for a mediunm lavel competitors or a rocky racers whom be a lover of the presissions or for every racers like me, in veterans category or latest 40...

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $600.00

Similar Products Used:   Specialized Rockhoper A1 Fs comp


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris Harper a Weekend Warrior from Lincoln, NE

Date Reviewed: May 2, 2002

Strengths:    Nice parts spec for it's price range.

Weaknesses:    Paint is not very durable. Spring rate in stock fork is very light. 73.5* seat angle combined with non-offset seat clamp makes for a weight forward ride.

Bottom Line:   
I've been riding this bike for just over a month and am very pleased with the purchase. I only post the review this early in case someone else is looking at a 2001 closeout like mine was.

I am surprised that Jamis would use the Mars fork with the lightest weight spring even on the larger frame sizes. I would guess that very few riders who fit into the 17" frame (not to mention the larger sizes) weigh less than 140 lbs. I traded up on site for a Marzocchi.

However, I really think this is a quality product and it was by far the best deal of any bike shop with 50 miles. Nice combination of singletrack handling with decent downhill stabilty. At least according to my short time with the bike.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   Stock except upgraded to Marzocchi front fork and added bar ends.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Westwood a Cross Country Rider from USA

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2001

Strengths:    Light (25.25 pounds), stiff, great fork and frame.

Weaknesses:    None really, the seat has steel rails, thats about it.

Bottom Line:   
Its a great bike, i got mine on sale but I would have paid full price (around 1,000) for it. It climes great, decends pretty good, has a great fork (3 pounds and 80mm of travel Manitiou Mars air fork) and a pretty solid frame.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $899.00

Similar Products Used:   Trek 4500

Bike Setup:   Stock with barends

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by The bloke from Planet of the Apes a Weekend Warrior from Mars

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2001

Strengths:    Light, tough frame, great wheelset and drivetrain

Weaknesses:    sketchy tyres , needs a set of riser bars, wierd unadjustable fork

Bottom Line:   
Great bike to step up to from entry level - has survived daily urban thrashings and 55k ripper downhill weekend frenzies. It flies......

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Favorite Trail:   Coed y Brenin

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $950.00

Purchased At:   Brookvale Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Specialised Rockopper(s), Raleigh Grifter, girls Shopper, Schwinn Cruiser, Raleigh night Burner

Bike Setup:   as it comes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kevin Copeland a Weekend Warrior from Atlanta GA

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2001

Strengths:    Overall great component mix. I love the Mars fork and even the Rockshox suspension seatpost. This bike climbs great and is very stable.

Weaknesses:    None really. I could have gotten the Daxota XC for $1100.00 off the same guy, but I'm glad I saved a few bucks and got the aluminum.

Bottom Line:   
Great bank for the buck. And I got a super deal $900.00 way better than any of my local dealers. I debated the steel Dakota, but with the seatpost this bike rides great. Plus I don't have that whole rust thing to worry about. Five chilis for value (at $900) and 5 for overall. Jamis has really stepped up to bat on this one.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   Tim B. off mtbr classifieds

Similar Products Used:   Schwinn Moab 1 & 2, and Specialized Rockhopper Comp

Bike Setup:   still totally stock at this point.

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