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Hokie

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Alright, I'm the proud new owner of a Jamis Komodo I. It was $600 (after sales tax) and came highly recommended from an extremely reputable local shop called Pedal Pushers. I've been riding for about 2 hours now and i only came back because it was getting dark. It feels great and looks pretty cool too. They also gave me a free water bottle and a holder for it. (probably cost like $5 anyway)
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A buddy of mine has a Jamis and likes it... haven't ridden it much.

BTW: My gf lives in the Annapolis/Arnold area and I may be coming through there in about 4 weeks. I'd love to check out some of the Maryland mtn biking scene (although I'm sure you'd have to go pretty far west to find good trails)
 




trj360

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A buddy of mine has a Jamis and likes it... haven't ridden it much.

BTW: My gf lives in the Annapolis/Arnold area and I may be coming through there in about 4 weeks. I'd love to check out some of the Maryland mtn biking scene (although I'm sure you'd have to go pretty far west to find good trails)

The shop i bought the bike from said i was more than welcome to go riding with them, every sunday morning, i forgot where but it's off road. they probably welcome anyone who wants to go.
 




AspenX

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I found this too late to help, but glad your happy. I was going to suggest a full suspension and to check EBay. You can get a 2 or 3 year old $2000 bike for that $600.
Jamis makes a nice bike. The Jamis Dakar is the least expensive full suspension bike, in the real bike (non Next or Mongoose) catagory.
Now get clipless pedals as soon as possible. I like my SPDs, some like Times, and some like Eggbeaters. I think SPDs are good to learn on. I first got Times and couldn't get out of them.
Good luck. Enjoy!
 




allout

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Just found this thread. You made a good choice. It all comes down to how the bike feels to you. I have ridden $8500 bikes all the way down to $500 bikes. Being from BC, I do alot of freeriding and downhill. It is impossible to buy a bike that does everything well. I have 2 bikes. My downhill bike for Whistler, North shore, etc and my freeride bike which is also dual suspension. I own a Rocky mountain slayer for freeriding. It is now 9 years old and still going strong. Your Jamis will do just fine and as stuff breaks or wears out then you can up grade the parts. It is a very addicting sport. Enjoy.
 




m4dc0w

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The shop i bought the bike from said i was more than welcome to go riding with them, every sunday morning, i forgot where but it's off road. they probably welcome anyone who wants to go.

You crash it yet? :D We all take it easy in our NEW bikes until the first scratch.

Hope to see ya on the trails soon...
 




Cheesebrat

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I'm glad you found a bike that you like and enjoy riding. Looks good too.

You crash it yet? :D We all take it easy in our NEW bikes until the first scratch.
^^ X2 after that first noticeable crash/scratch you will ride harder...:p:
 




trj360

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You crash it yet? :D We all take it easy in our NEW bikes until the first scratch.

Hope to see ya on the trails soon...

Haha, no, i've only ridden it for a few hours, i've been working and doing homework pretty much straight through from yesterday when i got it.
 




Charlie

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I just got back from a night bike ride with some friends. You know those posts at the ends of bike paths? Anyway, 2 of the posts had a metal cable going across it, he owned the cable at like 15mph:bsnicker: It was awesome. When he hit it, it threw his chain off the gears:bsnicker::bsnicker:
 




MONMIX

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trj360

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I know ALLL about that place.

Besides, I was hoping no one here would sell to me at collectors prices...

I have a 1995 Wal-Mart "Renegade" X-treme BMX bike i'd be willing to let go for cheap. :D
 




MONMIX

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80's only.

and good luck with that :)
 




trj360

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Alright, just got back from 3 days at Rocky Gap State Park, I went with a friend of mine and we rode their trails there. The actual main trail is called "Lakeside Loop," it's about 5 miles and goes all the way around the lake. It was a really amazing trail, parts were pretty challenging and other parts were easy but very scenic. It was hot as hell but we rode at about 7 every morning so we avoided the worst of the heat. My bike performed better than I expected, had no breakage or anything. Anyone else been to Rocky Gap?
 




Jarubell

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Build your own, can't be that hard :D
 




expo5.0

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I found this too late to help, but glad your happy. I was going to suggest a full suspension and to check EBay. You can get a 2 or 3 year old $2000 bike for that $600.
Jamis makes a nice bike. The Jamis Dakar is the least expensive full suspension bike, in the real bike (non Next or Mongoose) catagory.
Now get clipless pedals as soon as possible. I like my SPDs, some like Times, and some like Eggbeaters. I think SPDs are good to learn on. I first got Times and couldn't get out of them.
Good luck. Enjoy!

Have personally broken two (2) Jamis Dakar frames... Like the bikes fine although they are too heavy even for the price and their customer service was fine-good in replacing/fixing things, but come on!
 




expo5.0

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btw- anyone remotely local to me?
 




AspenX

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Have personally broken two (2) Jamis Dakar frames... Like the bikes fine although they are too heavy even for the price and their customer service was fine-good in replacing/fixing things, but come on!


:rolleyes:Heck, I wouldn't ride one, I've got 2 Sworks. He was looking at spending around $600. My wheels were several hundy more than that.
 




trj360

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Forgot I even had this thread...I haven't been riding this year as much as I wanted to but I have beaten and ridden the crap out of this bike at Patapsco, Rosaryville, and some bike trails where I live. Hasn't let me down yet. Still stock.
 




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