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Old 05-25-06, 06:48 PM   #1
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Finished building my first dually!

Okay, I posted some pic's of this in progress but now it's finished and it ride like BUTTUH!
I use it for "All Around" trail/urban riding. The suspension rocks! It's 5" of travel on both ends and feels endless. It climbs fairly well for a 31 pound bike with no platform, but hey...this bike was not designed for platform. I'm not a big fan anyways...I love small-bump resilence and this thing has gobs of it. Big bump absorption is very nice as well.

Here's the run down:
Frame - Jamis Dakar XLT 5"
Fork - Fox Vanilla R 130
Brakes - Avid Juicy 5 with Clean Sweep rotors
Crankset - LX Hollowtech II
Fr. Der. - XT
R. Der. - LX
Shifters - LX
Bars - Easton EA70
Stem - Easton EA50
Grips - Lizard Skinz Logo Lock-on
Grip clamps - Odi Lock Jawz
Cassette - XT 12-34
Hubs - XT
Rims - Mavic x317disc
Spokes - DT
Pedals - Shimano m505
Saddle - SanMarco Arami
Seatpost - Raceface Evolve XC
Headset - WTB Race Integrated (will switch to Cane Creek Cartrige Friday)
Chain - XT

The only things I would like to add to it in the future would be a Gravity Dropper seatpost and some Panaracer Fire FR 2.4's to mount up on my XT/Rhyno Lites.

Other than that, I love it. Best Duallie I've ever had.




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Old 05-25-06, 06:51 PM   #2
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Very smooth! If you don't mind my asking, what was the total cost?
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Frame - $90
Fork - $219
Brakes - $195
Crankset - $109
Fr. Der. - $25
R. Der. - (already had)
Shifters - (already had)
Bars - $20
Stem - $10
Grips - $15
Cassette - (already had)
Hubs - (already had)
Rims - (already had)
Spokes - (already had)
Pedals - (already had)
Saddle - $25
Seatpost - $35
Headset - Came with frame
Chain - $20

Crazy-cheap, eh?
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Looks nice, Not digging the tires though.
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looks sweet. i like the tires. im not liking the pump on the frame
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Frame - $90
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Bob pawn and theft shop ...

Nice build, I have thought of doing up a xc build like that. Wouldbe lighter than my current one
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I have thought of doing up a xc build like that.
Mael, xc involves riding downhill AND uphill.. You dont ride uphill, the chairlift does it for you
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Ouch I hope there is sarcasm in that statement... Considering how often I xc vs the actual time I dh haha
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BEAUTIMOUS!

I just built mine too

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Nice build, I have thought of doing up a xc build like that. Wouldbe lighter than my current one
Actually, Jenson was closing out frame at $389. I called them up and asked them if I bought 4 frames would they cut me more of a deal. They said sure, and slashed the prices for me even more. I then sold 3 of the frames for enough money to cover the cost of the 4th frame minus about $90.

So, I really have more than $90 in the frame, but I made enough off the others to basically say that I don't. Smart thinkin', eh?

Oh yeah, KonaRider24...whassup whiddat? You don't like blue...eh? EH?!!! I don't really either I got two sets for Christmas, so when i wear these out I'm gonna get some Fire FR 2.4's or some Nevegal 2.35's.

And Mr. zx108, I don't know where else to put my pump. I don't have a very big Camelbak (classic) and I'm not going to haul around Co2 just to pump up a pinch flat on a joyride through the trail. If it was a race, maybe. Probably not even then. Where do you put your pump? (or do I wanna know ) If I carry my pump, I never get flats. If I forget it, sure as poopin' I'll get one.

Thanks for the prop's. I have worked pretty hard for a while tryin' to get good deals so I can build this one. I truly enjoy it.
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hi,
I just built mine this Tuesday and it looks like yours.

It is the first time building up the bike so I like it more.
By the way, where did you get your fork that cheap?
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mike, i really like the bike except for one thing, those deore brake levers are extremely ugly.
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And Mr. zx108, I don't know where else to put my pump. I don't have a very big Camelbak (classic) and I'm not going to haul around Co2 just to pump up a pinch flat on a joyride through the trail. If it was a race, maybe. Probably not even then. Where do you put your pump? (or do I wanna know ) If I carry my pump, I never get flats. If I forget it, sure as poopin' I'll get one.

Bike looks great, have you had many opportunities to break it in yet?

Also, I haven't carried a pump for four years now. Once I discovered how easy, fast, and convenient CO2 was I just haven't had a reason to carry a big, bulky, slow pump. The CO2 inflator only costs about $10 then I just buy the CO2's at wal-mart. You can get 15 of them for $8. My last box of CO2's lasted me over two years.
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I must be a freakin' idiot not to think of that. I need to go to Walmart and stock up on those things. Why would I think it would be any different than "Bike CO2"? Does Walmart have threaded CO2? Or do you get an inflator that uses non-threaded cartridges?

As far as break-in...the first night I finished it, I went urban for a bit. I've had it on the trail 4 times and another day Urban.

I'm really lovin' the suspension. I used to own a Cannondale Super-V (way custom), and a fairly stock GT LTS that was an XT/LX group.

There's just no comparison to the bikes of today.
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Only levers are Deore but other parts as derailleurs are XT, what can I say, it was my budget.
Maybe next time, I'll put XTR.
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I must be a freakin' idiot not to think of that. I need to go to Walmart and stock up on those things. Why would I think it would be any different than "Bike CO2"? Does Walmart have threaded CO2? Or do you get an inflator that uses non-threaded cartridges?

As far as break-in...the first night I finished it, I went urban for a bit. I've had it on the trail 4 times and another day Urban.

I'm really lovin' the suspension. I used to own a Cannondale Super-V (way custom), and a fairly stock GT LTS that was an XT/LX group.

There's just no comparison to the bikes of today.
Glad you are enjoying the bike. I know a few people that ride Jamis bikes and they all love them.

For the CO2's I use non-threaded. I don't believe wally world stocks the threaded ones.
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Only levers are Deore but other parts as derailleurs are XT, what can I say, it was my budget.
Maybe next time, I'll put XTR.

XTR is a waste of $$$ XT performs better, lasts longer. XTR just saves weight for the weeny in you.
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i was digging the tires until konarider said something. what brand are they? did the rear shock come with the frame?
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oh yeah, your front brake line will make a better transition to the fork if you mount the front brake perch to the right side
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i was digging the tires until konarider said something. what brand are they? did the rear shock come with the frame?
does konarider control your mind?

They look to be Panracer Fire XC's
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does konarider control your mind?

They look to be Panracer Fire XC's
yes, i only dig what he digs. now i am not digging those tires
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I like them, i have the yellow ones on my Cannondale, look pretty swank.
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oh yeah, your front brake line will make a better transition to the fork if you mount the front brake perch to the right side
Was that for me or the other dude?

Tires: Yup, they are Panaracer Fire XC Pro 2.1's. I would not have used them, 'cept I already had them and I like riding them. I really want some black wall XC FR 2.4's or some 2.35 Nevegal's.
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hey mx 599, those lyrics are frome a NIN song. cant remember the name tho.
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