- October 2, 2007
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- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 1999 XLT SOHC
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)
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.
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!