From the beginning, the Dakar XAM earned a rep as an incredibly plush, efficient trail bike. This year, we reworked it from head tube to rear dropout, making it the best-handling/best-pedaling 6-inch travel all-mountain bike to ever set tread on dirt.
We finessed and overhauled everything we could on XAM for no-excuses performance. The XAM?s mp3 rear suspension gets a new one-piece bell crank, new pivot hardware, new seatstays and dropouts for more stiffness at the back end, and a 2.63:1 shock leverage ratio that improves shock life and offers more progressive control.
Up front there?s 20mm of stiff thru-axle strength to keep you firmly planted and pointed where you want to go no matter how aggressive the conditions