Jamis Dakar BAM 3

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Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Jamis Dakar BAM 2
Rear Shock Fox Racing Shox DHX RC4
Fork Fox Racing Shox 40 FIT RC2
Headset Syncros FBI
Handlebar Answer ProTaper 780 DH (not pictured)
Stem e13 Ali direct mount
Grips Sunline
Brakes Shimano Saint M810
Brake Levers Shimano Saint M810
Shifters Shimano Saint SL-M810 9-Speed Shifter
Rear Derailleur Shimano Saint
Chainguide ethirteen LG1
Cranks Shimano Saint
Chainrings / Sprocket Shimano Saint
Bottom Bracket Shimano Saint
Chain SRAM
Cassette / Rear Cog SRAM
Pedals Crank Brothers 5050
Front Rim Mavic Ex 823 Disc
Rear Rim Mavic Ex 823 Disc
Hubs WTB
Front Tire Maxxis Ardent (not pictured)
Rear Tire Maxxis Ardent (not pictured)
Saddle WTB
Seatpost Syncros
General Info
Riding Type Downhill
Weight 40 lb 0 oz (18144 g)
  • Brian_Still

    10/29/2012 9:38 AM

    How does the RC4 feel on your BAM? Was considering this upgrade for mine.

  • vics26

    10/30/2012 7:22 AM

    The RC4 made a pretty noticeable difference from the DHX, mostly with the small bump compliance but also just with general smoothness of the rear suspension.
    I did notice a while back that one of the sponsored Jamis riders had BOS suspension on his Dakar BAM, I assume that would be a pretty awesome shock as well for this frame.

  • Brian_Still

    10/30/2012 7:43 AM

    Thanks for the info, Vics26! Your report on small bump compliance was what I was looking for. I would imagine that the transfer from small bump to big hit feels much smoother as well. The 5.0 feels vague at best in my experience with it.

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