Jamis Dakar BAM 1.0 Freeride Full Suspension

5/5 (1 Reviews)
Weight : 42 lbs MSRP : $1399.00

Product Description

Big air and steepTrails demand relaxed handling characteristics, absolute stability, and superior suspensionTechnology – all in a platform builtTo handleThe abuse.That’s whatThe Dakar BAM is all about. BAM lets riders seeking pure adrenaline at blurred speeds push confidentlyTo new levels. With Jamis mp3 suspension mated withThe position-sensitive damping ofThe Fox DHX shocks,The BAM ride is super-active and plush with minimal pedal feedback or chain growth. Wide 150 mm rear dropout

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Redsta a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: November 11, 2013

Strengths:    I own a 2010, redesigned model.

- Awesome brakes
- Awesome shocks - Marzocchi 66 and Fox DHX 4.0
- "beefier" over all design
- redesigned rear chain stray, so I don't worry about it
- Good rims
- Descent weight for what it is
- Top of the line MAXXIS tiers as well
-Goes down big stuff in a plush manner, bit you still can ride it up, I was surprised how good the design is, couple of clicks on pro pedal and it even more capable. Can you imagine smoking a hard-tail xc going up? Well don't imagine just give it a try. And if it had a granny gear....

You can shred, jump, bomb and plow through anything with big confidence. Ultimate freeride/dh machine, I own other bikes as well, and this one is fun to ride downhill, take jumps, freeride, very capable bike, just feels at home doing big stuff.

I weight 75 kg, 350 spring on fox is just superb, put in right pressure into the air cylinder and you are good to go.

Weaknesses:    The only weakness so far is the rear Maxxis DHR tire. Why? It doesn't roll fast, eats your energy and doesn't give you any speed in return, only going downhill, it corners well and has good grip but that's about it. Switched it for highest end model of Minon DHR 2 2.4 - now that's a different tire, rolls 50% better. Have not noticed any draw back since the switch, only benefits.

Bottom Line:   
Jamis Dakar bam 1, 2010

Great frame, great shocks, and over all setup. You just cant beat it for the price. I paid $1350, new old stock.
The only parts switched are handlebars, grips and rear tire. But that is expected to suit each rider needs.

I love it. It does a great job at freeriding / dh but doesn't leave you sucked dry of the LOOT, which is important. Best deal out there for a freeride/dh machine.

Time will show. So far so good. Would only recommend 2010 model, as previous models had the rear chain stray problems. Oh yeah, people comment on it a lot when Im riding, sexy bike, bomb ride, that bike is rad e.t.c. I do like the colour combo, anodized grey , just a nice looking - macho bike for any guy.

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Favorite Trail:   The Don

Duration Product Used:   1 month

Price Paid:    $1350.00

Purchased At:   RB inc / Jamis

Bike Setup:   Stock pretty much, with 3 parts switched to:
Easton Monkey Bars 50
Raceface chunky grips
MAXXIS DHR 2 3c 2.4

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