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Are you looking for a midrange full suspension mountain bike? Check out the Jamis Dakar series, a range of models that not only look good, but also offer some powerful performance for cross country and all-terrain fun. While the lower end models don’t have the choicest components, the line does have some powerful creations for XC and trail riders.

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Bike Name Reseller Price
Jamis Dakar XCR Sport 2014
Jamis Dakar XCR Sport 2014
$2,100 $1,229
You save 41%
Jamis Dakar XCR Comp 2014
Jamis Dakar XCR Comp 2014
$2,800 $1,649
You save 41%
Jamis Dakar XCT Race 2015
Jamis Dakar XCT Race 2015
$3,800 $2,099
You save 45%
Jamis Dakar XCT Pro 2015
Jamis Dakar XCT Pro 2015
$4,399 $2,199
You save 50%
Jamis Dakar XCR Pro 2014
Jamis Dakar XCR Pro 2014
$4,500 $2,599
You save 42%
Jamis Dakar XCT Team 2015
Jamis Dakar XCT Team 2015
$7,000 $3,099
You save 56%

Jamis Dakar Review

Jamis has had the Dakar for the last three decades, continuing to add to and improve the line to this day. With that kind of background, we were expecting some major performance and specs from the models we tried out. We took a couple of models from each end of the line on a few nearby trails and the city roads for this review.

The Dakar XCT and Dakar XC lines are similar in that they offer some quality specs and versatile riding on all terrain. The Dakar XC bikes, however, were a few pounds heavier than the average cross country bike should be, and the fork lacked the kind of damping control needed for this kind of bike at this price range.

The XCT bikes, on the other hand, were spectacular. These bikes had some quality Shimano Deore componentry, lending to the already excellent specs of stiff frames, great shock absorption, and superb performance. These bikes are super smooth and competition-ready.

+Pros:

  • Smooth and controlled riding
  • Quality Shimano componentry on XCT models
  • Excellent shock absorption on XCTs
  • Well suited for cross country and trail riding
  • High performance on all terrain

-Cons:

  • XC line has poor fork and damping for its price range
  • XCs a little on the heavy side

The Verdict

A generally high quality line of cross country and trail MTBs offering speed, agility, and competition-ready performance.

The Jamis Dakar full suspension mountain bike line is an overall good buy, especially the XCT models that offer some unparalleled performance and combination componentry for its class. For cross country riding, pay a little bit extra and go for an XCT instead of an XC and you should get much better results.

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