Jamis bikes

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  1. mtnbiker7

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    I need a new bike and I'm looking at new and used bikes. Is the Jamis Dakar II a good bike. I know its a slopestyle bike. Would it be able to handle Diablo Freeride Park and Freeriding.I dont know much about slopestyle bikes, any extra info on them would be great.
     
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  2. jonny dh

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    I would go with the jamis diablo 1.0 or 2.0 same price but better built
     
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    do you mean the parker II? on paper that looks like a fun bike. it's one of the 08s that caught my eye. really fun geo, well-thought built, ect. looks like the definition of a have-fun-doing-it-all bike. It should take some shenanigans, but not too much abuse. ex: if you're light and/or smooth it will take some big moves and rough terrain. if not you might want to look elsewhere.
    what kind of specific info are you looking for?
    the diablo has been replaced with both the BAM or the XAM and all three are very different bikes from the parker.
     
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    both the diablo 1.0 and 2.0 and the parker II look way fun,I don't think you would go wrong on either bikes,I forgot all about the parker II bike looks like you can whip it around with ease.diablo is allot more beefy
     
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    Just if its a durable bike and if it can take the big jumps and drops. Mayabe if its an easy bike to ride. I weigh about 115 and I'm 5 foot 6 or 7.
     
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    I'm confused their website dosent have the Diablo. Do they still make it or not.
     
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    They dont make it. Period!
     
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    you can find them but the don't build them any more.
    but they are a good build,jenson usa and bike usa have the 07 and 06
     
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    Oh ya you can definetly still find them. And Jenson does have some sweet deals on '06 Diablos.
     
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    my shop carries the parker and it's pretty sweet. i rode it around a bit but the air shock wasn't set up for my weight so i didn't get a true testride but the geo is perfect for what you're looking at. pedals well and it's built plenty burly for most humans.
     
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    Is the price for the bike diffrent from the price on the Jamis website. If it is can you tell me the price for the bike in the shop.
     
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    i'll ask tomorrow as it's already closed today. or just pm mikedsx, he's the shop owner.
     
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    the parker can handle a lot if your 115. I love riding my 5/4 inch 4X bike with guys riding 6-7 inch rigs. It should ride and handle really well for you.
     
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    he said it's $1600-ish for the parker II that he has in stock. i don't know what the website has it for but it's probably pretty close. check http://www.cycletherapybikes.com for contact info if you're interested.
     
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    good choice and manimal won't steer you wrong.