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2010 Jamis Parker II

This is the first "complete bike" I've purchsed since 2005. It's a ton of fun. Short stays, snappy, 2:1 rear suspension leverage ratio is incredibly plush for a big guy like myself.

Frame:
7005 aluminum all tubes, over-sized cartridge bearing pivots, fully-active mp2 platform design, 100mm travel Float R shock with 10mm hardware, replaceable derailleur hanger

Fork/Headset:
Rock Shox Domain 302 U-Turn, 35mm stanchions, external rebound damping adjustor, Maxle 20mm axle, 115-160mm travel. Zero-Stack internal cup, threadless, 20mm shim stack, 1 1/8” headset

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Shimano Hone 22/32/BG e.13 SuperCharger bash guard

Pedals:
Crank Brother's Candy-C

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
SRAM Powerglide 950, 9-speed, 11-32 Cassette KMC Z9000 Chain

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano Deore XT Shadow mid-cage rear and SLX 34.9mm top pull front derailleurs Shimano Deore XT Shadow mid-cage rear and SLX 34.9mm top pull front shifters

Handlebars/Stem:
Answer Protaper 720 AM 50mm rise

Saddle/Seatpost:
WTB Pure V Race saddle with black diamond cover & corners Thomson Elite layback 31.6x410mm

Brakes:
Hayes Stroker Ryde hydraulic disc brakes with V8 front & V7 rear rotors

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Alex SX-44 eyeletted rims, Formula 20mm thru-axle front & Formula DC32 sealed rear disc hub, WTB 14g stainless steel spokesShimano M475 rear disc hubs, WTB 14g stainless steel spokes Kenda 2.35 Nevegal Kevlar DTC

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Alex SX-44 eyeletted rims, Formula 20mm thru-axle front & Formula DC32 sealed rear disc hub, WTB 14g stainless steel spokesShimano M475 rear disc hubs, WTB 14g stainless steel spokes Kenda 2.35 Nevegal Kevlar DTC

More Info:
I've dropped it from 36.25lbs to 34.25lbs only spending $48. It pedals 100% better now that I've ditched a 1.5lbs of rotating weight and added longer crank arms and seatpost.

Bike History

Click a link below to see past stages of this bike.

  1. Stage-1 36lbs (initial buy)
  2. Stage-2...36.3lbs
  3. Stage-3 35.8lbs
  4. Stage-4..."sweet spot" 34.25lbs

Current Stage Info:

It was initially my goal to drop the bike to somewhere around 31#. After much consideration, I've decided this isn't possible if I want to retain the durability of a slopestyle rig with a 6" travel fork. I'm pretty happy with it as it sits and could probably only get it down to around 32lbs w/o killing what it is. (this would entail buying a fork and wheelset though...so I'm happy with 34#)

Added by chelboed. Last updated almost 9 years ago.

As of almost 9 years ago, chelboed has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

2 Comments

max5480

max5480 says:

super sick looking ride! i had a jamis dakar once and it rocked it.

Posted over 10 years ago

chelboed

chelboed says:

I had an XLT back in 2006. Loved it. This 2:1 ratio on the Parker though...love it! The XLT's 5" of travel couldn't hold a candle to the Parker's 4" of travel.

Posted over 10 years ago