Jamis Dakota 29er Hardtail

DESCRIPTION

  • Frame: 7005 triple-butted
  • Fork: Rock Shox
  • Headset: WTB Race, internal cup type, 1 1/8"
  • Shifters: Shimano Deore LX, Rapidfire Plus-SL, 27-speed
  • Chain: KMC Z-9000
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano ES30, sealed cartridge
  • Pedals: Shimano M505 clipless
  • Handlebar: Easton EA30 XC flat bar
  • Grips: WTB Trail, dual compound
  • Saddle: WTB Speed V Sport SE with SL top and steel rails
  • Seatpost: Easton EA30 micro-adjust

USER REVIEWS

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[Apr 22, 2016]
smoke dog
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

dakota pro 2016 carbon fiber .climbs very well,corners very good fast light bike out of the box 1-11 speed sram gears with a fox shok. jamis did a great job on this bike.more bike for less money love it.all around bike

Weakness:

none to right now got it in december been riding the hell out of it with stock parts. wheels straight no ajustments

very good frame design .strong carbon.got a good jamis pro ........

[Jun 20, 2014]
Michael Krahl
All Mountain Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light, responsive and fast. Coming off a heavier Moto 29'er and now climbing hills I couldn't dream of with the Jamis. Solid and fast on the way down too.

Weakness:

Shifts a little rough and stock tires too skinny but am reaching just to mention a negative with this awesome bike

Have been riding mtn bikes since they were invented. Owned many top of line 26"s and one other 29'er before this. Is my last bike. Am 47 now and riding like I could 10 years ago again.

[Apr 21, 2014]
Todd S.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

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


Weakness:

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

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.

[Sep 18, 2012]
stephen kim
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light and fast. Orgasm on wheels.

Weakness:

the front gears are not as smooth as I hoped.

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.

[Jan 11, 2012]
MaverickMRO
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light, stiff, good groupset, reasonable price, good customer service, easy tubeless conversion

Weakness:

XO instead of XX (not really a weakness)

Very light bike that flies up hills and is stable on the descent. Very impressed with the front end stiffness and the rapid responsiveness of this bike. At first I got on and felt a little bit like driving a Cadillac around the parking lot, then put it on the trail and it quickly felt like a very responsive sports car. easy acceleration great top speed. Supper easy to convert to tubeless and nice starting tires. Would recommend to anyone who is looking for a good price effective race bike. will update if anything changes in the next couple of months as the race season progresses.

Similar Products Used:

BMC four stroke (XTR), Niner EMD (X9)

[Dec 06, 2011]
AXOP
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Great overall value, good X9 setup, tuned in, bike tracks and rolls very well

Weakness:

Jamis customer service, warranty and support is really poor to say at least.
Do not expect any support or courtesy from them past the obvious.
Even if they are aware of a major product defect they still make you pay for labor which in my case was more then the defective products value (thats their game).
Jamis saved money on main components such as wheels (WTB Speed TCS) which will not hold up for long.

Great bike, handles well,good components (X9) for price.
Be prepared for no service / warranty / support past the obvious.
Try to find a phone number for Jamis.....none is listed on their whole web page.

Similar Products Used:

Pivot 429, Linskey Pro, Tallboy

[Oct 20, 2011]
Giddyupgoose
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Very light. Climbs great even w/ a 42/27 crankset! This bike shifts smooooth! Wheelset is light and takes a beating!

Weakness:

not a big fan of the tires. Only one spot for water bottle on 17"

This is my first Jamis, first 29er, first "real" race bike... I am sold. Light frame with awesome components. This is a complete bike, no need for ANY up grades. This one will make your buddies jealous.

Similar Products Used:

first 29er, and i wont go back to 26"

[Jul 21, 2011]
CHRIS DAUGHERTY
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

GOAT,GOAT,GOAT..SPEED, SPEED, SPEED = RULES

Weakness:

TIRES NEED TO BE BIGGER ..

I AM IN LOVE...

[May 15, 2011]
carlpretzel
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Weight XO Group. Fox Fork Taperhead and 15QR.

Weakness:

Wheelbase between large and med frames

Great Looks and great price. Total bang for the buck!

Similar Products Used:

Giant XTC1 29er

[Dec 30, 2010]
j.t. tex
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This is a review for the 2011 not the 2010..Great frame and parts group...lightweight..22.8lbs with eggbeaters...only swapped out tires and grips everything else is stock...good for full on racers or anybody that wants an affordable,lightweight,carbon hardtail 29er

Weakness:

Tires needed to be swapped out to Maxxis Ikons...personal preference

An Amazing Full Carbon 29er with all the right parts standard..the only thing i didnt like was the grips and tires but who doesnt swap that stuff out? Light weight...great carbon hardtail....priced right at just over 4gs

Similar Products Used:

Van Dessel Jersey Devil 29 2009
Orbea Lanza 29 2009

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