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All our frames and forks are tested continually to meet or exceed (in some cases, well exceed) EN standards 14764, 14765, 14766 and 14781 as well as the new ISO 4210 standards. We conduct these tests at our frame manufacturing facilities, but we also use EN accredited testing laboratories such as Intertek and SGS to verify the results of our own tests. If these tests aren’t telling us everything we want to know about our bikes, we increase the loads and cycles, or we determine another way to test. Where current hydraulic testing machines, jigs and hardware aren’t up to the task of emulating some of the forces and impacts our bikes might be subject to, we’ve designed our own.
We relentlessly cycle test for fatigue from pedaling and torsional forces on every single frame size, with deflection tests for stiffness at every point of the frame. Brutal impact tests with massive weights dropped on fixed frames or forks are performed. Then reversed, with weights attached to the frame, the frame hoisted to a given height depending upon product type, then released.
This destructive testing is enormously instructive and important. And it is in continual process. But it’s our ongoing non-destructive testing of frames and forks fresh off the factory floor that’s just as vital.
For our carbon fiber frames, EVERY frame is weighed to make sure it’s neither resin rich nor resin deficient. We also measure the stiffness of each frame in 6 critical areas as a check on lay-up production. Each deflection test must fall within 5% of the standards our machine and field-testing have established. This weighing and stiffness deflection testing guarantees every single frame we produce meets all Jamis manufacturing protocol and will
deliver the ride qualities we defined and demand.
Dakar X.26’s mp2 suspension system is active with a near vertical wheel axle travel path, plus excellent lateral & torsional stiffness for rear wheel tracking precision.
The Dakar X.26’s chainstays are asymmetrical, with an elevated straight stay on the non-drive side and a dropped curved stay on the drive side. The drive side must be dropped & curved to clear the front derailleur and chain, but running the non-drive side straight from the dropout to BB pivot reduces weight while significantly stiffening the rear triangle laterally. There’s more tire clearance, too.
The Dakar X.26 features a Monarch R shock that offers adjustable rebound damping and a single valve air spring . It’s light and easily adjusted to suit rider and riding style.
Riding fast with control requires steering precision, which starts with the front of the bike. Stiffening this area results in less wheel deflection, more wheel control. A tapered 1 1/8” to 1.5” head tube serves up a significant increase in rough terrain tracking and stability without much of a weight penalty compared to standard 1 1/8” systems.
Top-notch braking doesn't break the bank with Tektro's Auriga hydraulic disk brakes.
UPGRADES / CHANGES FROM 2016
Shimano TY-501 chainwheel
Tektro M286 brakes
|Frame||6061 aluminum tubes with gusseted down tube and asymmetrical chainstays, fully-active/mp2 suspension with 90mm rear travel, Rock Shox Monarch R air shock with rebound damping, replaceable derailleur hanger|
|Fork||Rock Shox 30 Silver TK 26", Coil spring, external rebound, TurnKey lockout, 30mm stanchions, 100mm travel|
|Headset||FSA ZS-4D Zero-Stack internal cup, threadless, 12mm cone spacer|
|Wheels||Alex TD26 double-wall disc-specific rims with reinforced spoke bed, 32H, Formula alloy 6-bolt disc hubs, stainless spokes|
|Tires||Vittoria Mezcal, 26 x 2.1”|
|Derailleurs||Shimano Acera rear and Shimano M313 front|
|Shift levers||Shimano M310, 3x8-speed|
|Chain||KMC Z7, 8-speed|
|Cassette||Shimano HG31, 8-speed, 11-32T|
|Crankset||Shimano TY-501, 42/34/24T, 170mm|
|BB Set||FSA sealed cartridge|
|Pedals||ATB alloy platform|
|Brakeset||Tektro M286 hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors|
|Handlebar||Jamis XC alloy riser, 31.8 x 8º x 20mm rise x 640mm|
|Stem||Jamis XC alloy threadless, 7º rise x 70mm|
|Seat Post||Jamis alloy micro-adjust, 31.6 x 350mm|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Sport|
|SIZE||TOP EFFECTIVE||HEAD ANGLE||SEAT ANGLE||CHAIN STAY||WHEEL BASE||FORK RAKE||BB DROP||BB HEIGHT||HEAD TUBE||STANDOVER|
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