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.
|Kinesium aluminum w/7005-aluminum stays
|Fox 32 TALAS RLC, 100-120-140mm-travel, 15mm through-axle
|Fox Float RP23, 130mm-travel
|Front: Geax Gato 26 x 2.3; Rear: Geax AKA 26 x 2.2
|SRAM PG-950, 9-speed: 11-34
|Ritchey Mountain Pro Rizer
|Ritchey Pro 4-Axis
|Avid Elixir CR
|Avid Elixir CR hydraulic disc, 185/160 front/rear rotors
|Crank Brothers Joplin w/remote
* Subject to change without notice.