It's a big world; ride all of it. Jamis' Dakar XCT 3 splits the difference between a pure XC racer and a long-travel all-mountain bike. Its super-responsive mp3 suspension frame gives you 130mm of travel so you can plunge down the fall line while the adjustable-travel Fox TALAS fork cranks down from 140mm to 100mm to tackle the big climbs. In keeping with the balanced theme, the XCT 3 uses a slightly more relaxed geometry for high-speed stability without compromising quick handling for technical sections. Some great spec highlights include SRAM X-9 gearing, Avid Elixir discs and Mavic Crossride wheels with some fast Geax tires. And, when the trail points down, just drop the Crank Brothers Joplin seatpost with the flick of a switch for ultimate control.
|Frame||Kinesium aluminum w/7005-aluminum stays|
|Fork||Fox 32 TALAS RLC, 100-120-140mm-travel, 15mm through-axle|
|Rear Shock||Fox Float RP23, 130mm-travel|
|Tires||Front: Geax Gato 26 x 2.3; Rear: Geax AKA 26 x 2.2|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X-9|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X-9|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-950, 9-speed: 11-34|
|Handlebars||Ritchey Mountain Pro Rizer|
|Stem||Ritchey Pro 4-Axis|
|Brake Levers||Avid Elixir CR|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir CR hydraulic disc, 185/160 front/rear rotors|
|Seatpost||Crank Brothers Joplin w/remote|
* Subject to change without notice.