Opinions for the noob

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Andy Mullins, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. Andy Mullins

    Andy Mullins Guest

    Hey guys, I've been lurking the group for a couple weeks
    now. I'm in the market for another mountain bike. My current
    ride is a '94 Schwinn Moab SS. I checked out some shops
    today and seem to be drawn toward a Jamis. The folks at the
    shop are really nice people and easy to get along with. They
    offered me a 2003 Dakar Sport for $700. Any opinions on it?
    I know its not the best of anything but it fits my budget.
    My riding will be mostly XC stuff with some rails to trails
    occasionally thrown in.
     
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  2. Gazzer

    Gazzer Guest

    "Andy Mullins" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Hey guys, I've been lurking the group for a couple weeks
    > now. I'm in the market for another mountain bike. My
    > current ride is a '94 Schwinn Moab SS. I checked out some
    > shops today and seem to be drawn toward a Jamis. The folks
    > at the shop are really nice people and easy to get along
    > with. They offered me a 2003 Dakar Sport for $700. Any
    > opinions on it? I know its not the best of anything but it
    > fits my budget. My riding will be mostly XC stuff with
    > some rails to trails occasionally thrown in.

    the dakar is normally high on the list of decent entry level
    bikes. good choice

    g
     
  3. Westie

    Westie Guest

    Andy Mullins wrote:
    > Hey guys, I've been lurking the group for a couple weeks
    > now. I'm in the market for another mountain bike. My
    > current ride is a '94 Schwinn Moab SS. I checked out some
    > shops today and seem to be drawn toward a Jamis. The folks
    > at the shop are really nice people and easy to get along
    > with. They offered me a 2003 Dakar Sport for $700. Any
    > opinions on it? I know its not the best of anything but it
    > fits my budget. My riding will be mostly XC stuff with
    > some rails to trails occasionally thrown in.

    If it's the model I think it is, my partner has one,
    although I've since upgraded it a little with few extra
    goodies that I had lying around. I wouldn't say that it's
    not the best of anything - Jamis has a good name and I
    thought that it was well specc'd at that price point. I
    think that you'll have a lot of fun with it and it's a good
    choice. Unless you are looking at getting into the sport
    more seriously, then there is little good reason to buy a
    more expensive bike at this stage. Something like the
    Specialised Hardrock Pro Disc might be worth a look too.
    --
    Westie
    (Replace 'invalid' with 'yahoo' when replying.)
     
  4. Tbf

    Tbf Guest

    "Andy Mullins" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Hey guys, I've been lurking the group for a couple weeks
    > now. I'm in the market for another mountain bike. My
    > current ride is a '94 Schwinn Moab
    SS.
    > I checked out some shops today and seem to be drawn toward
    > a Jamis. The folks at the shop are really nice people and
    > easy to get along with. They offered me a 2003 Dakar Sport
    > for $700. Any opinions on it? I know its not the best of
    > anything but it fits my budget. My riding will be mostly
    > XC stuff with some rails to trails occasionally thrown in.
    >
    >

    I have the Dakar Comp, bit up the meter from the Sport
    model. Jamis makes rock solid rigs without the costs of
    other high end manufacters. The Sport is a good entry level
    bike for the money, you really can't dp better. It's
    equaivalent to an equal nike charging around the $1200 mark.

    First thing I would do is change the pedals and seat. After
    that, ride the wheels off the bike until it quits, then by
    the "Pro".
     
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