Go Back  Bike Forums > The Racer's Forum > Mountain Bike Racing
Reload this Page >

kikapu vs dakar vs nrs3 below $1,000 budget

Mountain Bike Racing Discuss pro racing, the big races, and even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

kikapu vs dakar vs nrs3 below $1,000 budget

Old 05-10-05, 10:27 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2005
Location: manila, philippines
Posts: 8
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
oops wrong category, moved post to the main category

Last edited by wackodacko; 05-10-05 at 11:56 AM.
wackodacko is offline  
Old 05-10-05, 12:02 PM
Gravity Is Yer Friend
dirtbikedude's Avatar
Join Date: May 2002
Location: "Over the Hill" and going down fast in the 805.
Posts: 2,961

Bikes: Scott Gambler, Scott Ransom, Kona Bear, Bianchi 928 Carbon/Chorus, C'Dale Rize4

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Do you want a stricly xc bike? If so, do you want it geared more towards racing or all around riding?

My choice would be the Kikapu. It has a nice feel and a well built frame. Also, it is not to heavy. You can upgrade all the bikes you mentioned but the Kikapu is based on a race geometry (same frame the Kona team rides), the Jamis will be a bit more relaxed and the NRS is somewhere inbetween.

I have ridden all three and the Kona is my choice as the best of both worlds. With the right shock on it there will be less bob, is lighter and handles the harsher terrain better and is comfortable on long rides ( I prefer the geometry better). It does however have more of a race geometry so it will not be quite as stable on the high speed descents as the Jamis or Giant will.

If you go with either of the other two I would pick the Jamis. Just personal preferance. But being that you are a beginner they will all work well. Try and ride all three, in the correct size for you, then decide. How the bike feels to you will be the deciding factor. Check with the shops and ask if they have any demo versions of the bikes, that way you can take 'em out on trail and realy get a feel for them.

dirtbikedude is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.