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Looking at the Jamis Dakar XLT 2.0 and the Rocky Mountain ETSX-10. Both have similar prices. I am a 6'-1" 225 lb rider that rides a variety of trails -- but mostly the rocky/technical trails of PA. A little concerned about the long-term durability of the ETSX.
Please help! Any tips/advice is much appreciated. Thanks.
 

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the Jamis is a good bike, will hold up to you. The RM is a good bike, and will hold up to you.

I like the turvativ on the Jamis better, and the brakes. I like the cranks and shocks better on the RM.

Ride em, and see what one you like best.


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I must say that the overall quality of the Rocky Mountain bikes seems to be significantly better than the Jamis. I would go with the RM as well.
 

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Thanks for the replies.

Do you think its worth upgrading to the ETSX-30 for an extra $600? The 30 adds a Fox Talas R fork (the 10 comes with the Marzocchi AM-3) and Shimano Deore Dual Shifting (although I may have to change that!!). Thanks.
 

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600=no. For that much you can buy a 2007 with 140mm travel, and be able to sell the stock fork for a couple hundred bucks. If you dont like Dual control, dont mess with it. I would ride the estx 10, see what you like/dislike, and spend the extra cash on upgrading something you want. you may love the Marz fork and hate the brakes, etc.

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el_chupo_ said:
600=no. For that much you can buy a 2007 with 140mm travel, and be able to sell the stock fork for a couple hundred bucks. If you dont like Dual control, dont mess with it. I would ride the estx 10, see what you like/dislike, and spend the extra cash on upgrading something you want. you may love the Marz fork and hate the brakes, etc.

Matt
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