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    i got an '08 cause it was the cheapest, although i like both years, and the '11 looks sweet in lime green or the golden brownish color

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    mfrench2013,
    Nice bike for sure!! I have a couple questions about your bike. Please check PM

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    message sent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfrench2013
    i got an '08 cause it was the cheapest, although i like both years, and the '11 looks sweet in lime green or the golden brownish color
    I just searched these up and DAMN! I kind of want my warranty to be up already so I can paint my frame lime green (or even white, ala the 2010 model). Seems like that's all they changed about the frame since Model Year 09...

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    white would be sweet.
    Quote Originally Posted by [dB]Will
    I just searched these up and DAMN! I kind of want my warranty to be up already so I can paint my frame lime green (or even white, ala the 2010 model). Seems like that's all they changed about the frame since Model Year 09...

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    Quote Originally Posted by icalebkim
    OMG, that 08 is beautiful! I always loved the burliness of the 08 komodo's. Too bad there are none at JensonUSA; bang, I'd have bought it. BTW, I thought Marzocchies were good?!?
    Well they used a damper cartridge produced by SR Suntour and actually left the SR Suntour logo on it. It was merely a "variable rate hatchback damper cartridge" like you'd see on an el'cheapo Toyota Tercel hatchback. Very cheezy.

    I believe the TST2 cartridge wasn't bad. It at least had some volume in it. My Suntour R cartridge in my Marz 55 R went south on me twice within the first month I owned the bike. I actually paid Marz for an upgraded TST cartridge to replace it w/.
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    WOW...the gunmetal komodo is very nice....ill be posting some new pics of my 08 komodo later on...just waiting for the new cone bearings to arrive....

    Very nice bikes....especially the 08's!!

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    I LOVE the '10 white.

    Who cares about warranty, jamis will never dis the bike. (Joking)
    IMPO, white looks bigger and fatter, specially the downtube.

    Personally, I would like a fatter tubed bike because I get my nuts stuck there sometimes after jumps. An 09+ komodo would make it excruciating.
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    ARGH!!!! JAMIS KOMODO 1 09 FOR 385USD AND FREE SHIPPING!!!!! AND I LIVE IN AUSTRALIA!

    Too bad I'm in Korea. If I didn't go to Korea I could have gotten a job at Maccas and bought the KOMODO GRGH!!!!

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    Damn that sucks!

    I don't get what you mean about the tubes on the 09, though. They're pretty fat and the sloped top tube really helps in the not-racking-your-balls area.

    I really like the white and will probably paint mine white when the warranty is up. It would be my luck that the day after I paint my bike the frame cracks/snaps and Jamis won't warranty it...

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    Really? i thought the 09 komodo was uber skinny, all the way through. Whoops...

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    Some people get confused about model year versus release year, I would say.
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    The cheapest bike on JensonUSA:
    Tada... the Jamis Komodo 1 09, 299 USD. Free shipping!
    I WANT ONE

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    man, i cant believe how cheap they're selling the komodo @ jensonUSA....

    Just checked it out myself and its only $335 plus shipping!!! I paid $400 for my 08 komodo!!!


    Why are they selling it so cheap? its not a bad bike?

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    Overstock. They still have 08's and 09's taking up space in the warehouse when the 2010/11's are starting to pile up. Gotta get them out but they still have to pull a profit.

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    Yeah i sorta figured......

    Really good for someone who would want a nice first FR bike i guess

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    meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

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    Have an 08 Komodo 1 on the way, when I have it all ready to go I'll catch some action shots for you guys, as there seem to be zero action shots of the Komodo on the web...

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    Oh yeah, and justinber95, when can you get your bike done? I'm waiting with anticipation!

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    Mine just came in the mail


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    AHHHH *faints*
    Gimme a review!

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    The worst thing about the 09 komodo is the paint! If only it weren't black! Anything but black! Even purple?

    How much was your Komodo?

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    I got it from Bicycle Bananas. They have both K1 and K2 on sale. Check them out. Great store!

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    No - I'd better not. I'm an Aussie, and they don't ship to the motherland.
    Jenson does, and instead of paying...
    251.71 for shipping fees
    675 for bike cost
    99 for bike build

    Totals up to... 1026.71 whopping dollars. No way my mum would let me pay that. She says max price is 300. (WTF? You can't even get a kids priced bike?)

    But - tada - $299 bike cost, free shipping.

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    Hey, dbWill, I conducted a survey in the general forum, and everyone said they liked black.

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    [QUOTE=icalebkim]The worst thing about the 09 komodo is the paint! If only it weren't black! Anything but black!

    Are you kiddin!? The gunmetal looks so tricked out...i think it really brings out the bike...


    Quote Originally Posted by icalebkim
    Oh yeah, and justinber95, when can you get your bike done? I'm waiting with anticipation!
    ???

    My friend went to the bike shop to get the cone bearings...but the guy said that 85% of the time its my whole hub....so my friend being dumb was like oh...ok...and left....so i have to wait bout a week or longer until i get the cone bearings AGAIN since its definitely not my hub

    Im stoked on getting that bike up n' runnin again though......probably lost all my skills already...been about 4 months since i last rode...

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    The gray gunmetal looks ace on the 08, but the skinny frame of the 09 makes the black make it look skinnier, if you get me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icalebkim
    The gray gunmetal looks ace on the 08, but the skinny frame of the 09 makes the black make it look skinnier, if you get me.

    I don't get where you think the 09 is skinnier than the 08. The seat stays are thinner but that's it, and that was done in the name of "flickability" (Jamis' word, not mine) and control. Also, I like my flat-black frame, but I will probably paint it white or something bright when the warranty is up.

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    I was running a 2.35" Excavator rear until I took it to the skatepark. The g-force going across a tranny crooked flexed my rear wheel enough for it to rub the frame. I went back to a 2.35" Nevegal. The 2.35" Nev is narrower than the 2.35" Excavator.
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    In all fairness, the bottom pic is smaller than the top, so it's tough to get a real idea of the difference. I'm sure there is a difference, I'd just like to see a spec sheet or a real-life comparison.

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    Sorry - I dunno why, but I'm just - overreacting? Just hope you won't hate me...


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    As you can see, the downtube is thicker. If you can't see that, I'll withdraw and proclaim you winner.

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    Here are a couple:





    The rest can be found in my thread here on the Jamis forums, or here: http://s624.photobucket.com/albums/t...modo/?start=20

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    Quote Originally Posted by icalebkim
    As you can see, the downtube is thicker. If you can't see that, I'll withdraw and proclaim you winner.
    Yes you are correct. I just measure both downtubes and the 08 is thicker

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    Lunchbox362,

    Seems like you are having a lot of fun!!
    Is that a bike park? I wish there is something like that in where I live

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchbox362
    Here are a couple:


    The rest can be found in my thread here on the Jamis forums, or here: http://s624.photobucket.com/albums/t...modo/?start=20
    Whoa, that front wheel in the first piccy look HUGE! Like a 29er! I never knew that the tire was so skinny.

    How do you like your RST launch? I'll be joining the Jamis gang (the Komodo gang for that matter) in a couple of months. Then I'll spam you with pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icalebkim
    How do you like your RST launch? I'll be joining the Jamis gang (the Komodo gang for that matter) in a couple of months. Then I'll spam you with pics.
    '08 Komodo 1 here. Overall, the bike is the best bang for the buck. However, I think the fork feels like a pogo stick. If I were to upgrade anything, it would be the forks. It will take a 7' drop, however I won't do it again. Too hard of a hit on my body and the cranks / BB.

    I'm a noob at Mt. biking, so I don't have a benchmark to compare to. It will handle just about anything I have the cojones to attempt. Rides great on trails, off trail downhills, dirt jump, small drops, pump track, sidewalks, park benches, wheelies, etc. Although, jumps into turns or burms, the tires will roll sideways on the rim on hard hits and it won't hold a line. Maybe needs a wider wheel! Fast, long downhill trails with chatter make my arms tingly, but that may be the case with any bike.

    The brakes take some finesse to set up. I like to run the pads as close as possible to the rotors without rub. Otherwise it takes a lot of lever travel to get full braking. After a few months of riding, the bottom bracket and cranks get noisy/flexy. The rear dropouts are slightly sloppy. After every ride, I have to reset the rear wheel straight in the dropouts and set up the brake again. With the axles bottomed out in the rear dropout, the rear wheel does not track exactly straight. Again, being a noob, I don't know if this is the norm, or if I am being too picky, or can this be corrected.

    Overall, I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one. Now I'm hooked and planning on upgrading to a full suspension rig.
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    OoohWow. Thx for the review. And your first post, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchbox362

    The rest can be found in my thread here on the Jamis forums, or here: http://s624.photobucket.com/albums/t...modo/?start=20
    'n take off them reflectors, aye?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icalebkim
    'n take off them reflectors, aye?
    yea definitely gotta lose the reflectors and the dork disc!!! lol. nice pics!

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    Quote Originally Posted by H5N1
    Lunchbox362,

    Seems like you are having a lot of fun!!
    Is that a bike park? I wish there is something like that in where I live
    It's just a little set of jumps out here on the West side rec center some dudes built a while back with permission from the city, haven't really taken care of them though :/


    Quote Originally Posted by icalebkim
    Whoa, that front wheel in the first piccy look HUGE! Like a 29er! I never knew that the tire was so skinny.

    How do you like your RST launch? I'll be joining the Jamis gang (the Komodo gang for that matter) in a couple of months. Then I'll spam you with pics.
    I thought it looked huge too haha, then I realized it's because that's actually the front and back tire in line with eachother, creating the illusion of a huge tire. It's not that skinny, 2.35's.

    Quote Originally Posted by icalebkim
    'n take off them reflectors, aye?

    Quote Originally Posted by mfrench2013
    yea definitely gotta lose the reflectors and the dork disc!!! lol. nice pics!

    Haha I have better things to do than worry about how the reflectors and dork disc looks, doing things like riding

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchbox362
    Haha I have better things to do than worry about how the reflectors and dork disc looks, doing things like riding
    what about those rainy days. eh? i gotta get some riding pics up. my local areas arent so hot though. i gotta drive 2 hours to do any lift accessed riding and its almost winter.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfrench2013
    what about those rainy days. eh? i gotta get some riding pics up. my local areas arent so hot though. i gotta drive 2 hours to do any lift accessed riding and its almost winter.....
    Haha I live in El Paso, right on the border with Mexico, we don't have rainy days down here, heck, it's not even cold yet. 2 hours ain't so bad, the closest lift-capable park I know of is Angel Fire, a good 4 hours away :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchbox362
    2 hours ain't so bad, the closest lift-capable park I know of is Angel Fire, a good 4 hours away :/
    ooooo thats harsh. i thought i had it bad. atleast ya got year round sunshine, although new england is still pretty sweet even though it gets into the low teens in the winter...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfrench2013
    ooooo thats harsh. i thought i had it bad. atleast ya got year round sunshine, although new england is still pretty sweet even though it gets into the low teens in the winter...lol
    Year round sunshine would be a plus if we actually had legit trails around here, problem is most bikers around here are old dudes riding on the road, 20-30 year olds doing XC in spandex in the state park, or kids in my high school that ride BMX bikes to the skate park to smoke.

    Little to nothing in the way of FR or DH....plus it's pretty hard to build since all the earth around here is either super sandy and doesn't stick, or has bedrock like 5 inches beneath it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchbox362
    Haha I have better things to do than worry about how the reflectors and dork disc looks, doing things like riding
    If you shatter a reflector on a rock you will leave plastic shards on the trail and could ruin someone else's day of riding by giving them a flat. I caught someones reflector in my tire in Ft. Lauderdale and didn't have an extra tube with me. Man, was I PISSED. You don't need reflectors riding on a trail so just take the 5 minutes out of your day to remove them, for everyone else's sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [dB]Will
    You don't need reflectors riding on a trail
    I find they come in useful for helping cars see me when I'm riding home at night, and therefore not hit me. Again.

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    Mmmmmmmmm...reflective tap wrapped around everthing would be schweeeeeeeet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed
    Mmmmmmmmm...reflective tap wrapped around everthing would be schweeeeeeeet!
    I'm not gonna lie that'd be the steeze.

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    D'you mean that'd be good? Yup! But what would be better IMHO is a fluorescent white that glows in the dark. Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icalebkim
    D'you mean that'd be good? Yup! But what would be better IMHO is a fluorescent white that glows in the dark. Awesome!
    Yes, good haha.

    So today I get to the bottom of the trail and I feel that my crank arm is a little loose, lift my foot off the pedal, and the arm falls off! I guess the bolt holding it on came loose, trail was super rocky and probly shook it out. Oh well. But now I need a new bolt, can't ride till then :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfrench2013
    gotta drive 2 hours to do any lift accessed riding and its almost winter
    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchbox362
    2 hours ain't so bad, the closest lift-capable park I know of is Angel Fire, a good 4 hours away :/
    I live in flat, swampy FL. We don't even have lift-assisted riding ANYWHERE. I would give a kidney to have a lift-access mountain 2 hours away. I'd love one 4 hours away. Hell, I'd be thankful to have one 6 hours away. Quit complaining.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchbox362
    So today I get to the bottom of the trail and I feel that my crank arm is a little loose, lift my foot off the pedal, and the arm falls off! I guess the bolt holding it on came loose, trail was super rocky and probly shook it out. Oh well. But now I need a new bolt, can't ride till then :/
    You can't just put the old one back in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [dB]Will

    You can't just put the old one back in?
    Haha I wish. By the time I realized the arm was loose, I was at the bottom of a mile or so of trail, it was getting dark, and the trail is covered in small rocks, making it kinda hard to find a tiny little bolt.

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    I think the best you can get around here is probably bike to the top, and ride back down. LoL, dbWill, stop being so pessimistic, wouldya? Its dampening the mood of the thread. Ride up, and your legs would be like tree trunks.
    !
    No offense, just in jest.

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    Got a new bolt, got my Speshy P All Mountain back from the shop, after giving it a spin it reminded me how I made a great purchase

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    Quote Originally Posted by icalebkim
    I think the best you can get around here is probably bike to the top, and ride back down. LoL, dbWill, stop being so pessimistic, wouldya? Its dampening the mood of the thread. Ride up, and your legs would be like tree trunks.
    !
    No offense, just in jest.
    I wouldn't mind "riding up" but there is no "up", and conversely there isn't really any "down" either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [dB]Will
    I wouldn't mind "riding up" but there is no "up", and conversely there isn't really any "down" either.
    That sucks. Atleast here I have mountains, just not really any trails. Just means I'll have to start building haha

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    Some Thanksgiving Day pics from my phone. Watch it transform from AM mode to Freeride. Upgrades include: Push'd Pike, juicy 5's Atomlab Supralite wheels... here you go: lets see some komodo's-komodoleaves1.jpg

    lets see some komodo's-komodoleaves2.jpg

    lets see some komodo's-komodoleaves3.jpg
    You guys wanna ride bikes?

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    NICE! You're pretty much running my wish-list for my '09. lol

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    mine does that trick too haha

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    Man I'm really hankering for a Pike now....

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    considering buying these for my 09' komodo http://www.bicyclewheelwarehouse.com.../prod_119.html yes or no?
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    Here's mine

    Here's an old school Komodo, 1999 anniversary edition frame Sram drivetrain, Marzocchi 120 fork, Avid rim brakes. Bike is light and fast! Sorry for the dark pics., taken at night.
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    Beauty!
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    That's old school

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    Maxxis Minion DHR and High Roller 2.5's

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    Anyone have a komodo set up for dual slalom or 4x? I am curious to see your build.

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    Ross - those MTX wheels are pretty sweet, but they're also the same wheel I run on my downhill bike. Might be too heavy for front and back on a Komodo. I'd recommend putting that money to a new fork before upgrading the wheels.
    You guys wanna ride bikes?

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    how tight is the fit? can we get a pic of the tire in the rear triangle as it goes through the chainstays?? that thing looks huge compared to the front tire!!
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    this, definitely... i rode my friends bike with the launch i couldn't bear it, im riding with marz 55 tst2 and its light years ahead of the launch
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    I'd recommend putting that money to a new fork before upgrading the wheels.

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    i thought about a new fork, but all i've ever been referred to is the PIKE, and honestly at the time, i cant afford one. Is there anything out there worth putting money into aside from the pike??

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    Ross - are you still running the mechanical disc brakes? I'd recommend upgrading those and think some Juicy 3's or 5's should be available cheap. Chainguide like a blackspire stinger would also be sweet. I think you said you were on the tall side for that medium bike - I'm 5'9 and found the bars to be too narrow so I upgraded that... Looks like you're running the stock pedals too. Bars and pedals were my first upgrades as the spots where you contact the bike are pretty important to your control and technique.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchbox362
    That's old school
    I got him beat...1998.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7PointMe
    Ross - are you still running the mechanical disc brakes? I'd recommend upgrading those and think some Juicy 3's or 5's should be available cheap. Chainguide like a blackspire stinger would also be sweet. I think you said you were on the tall side for that medium bike - I'm 5'9 and found the bars to be too narrow so I upgraded that... Looks like you're running the stock pedals too. Bars and pedals were my first upgrades as the spots where you contact the bike are pretty important to your control and technique.
    Raceface atlas on the way for me, I was thinking of putting some BB7's on there.

    And for who was asking about tire clearance, I run Kenda Excavator 2.35 in the back and it has good clearance, and a Nevegal 2.5 in the front, and the front has a ton of clearance

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    recently upgraded to a 2.6 ardent in the front and a 2.5 minion on the rear. clearance is pretty good on both, could have fit a 2.7 on the front if i had wanted

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    New Atlas on it, might cut it down....more clearance photos, 2.35 Excavator



    Could probly fit a 2.5 on there.....

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    darn snow, just over 2 feet here in western mass, couldn't get the bike in any deeper its alllll ice.

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    Hey lunchbox? What's the big deal by dissing Jamis? Sacrilege?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icalebkim
    Hey lunchbox? What's the big deal by dissing Jamis? Sacrilege?
    Whadya mean dissing jamis?

    OH and I weighed my bike today, weighs 37.7 lbs hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchbox362
    Whadya mean dissing jamis?

    OH and I weighed my bike today, weighs 37.7 lbs hahaha
    I'm pretty sure he's referring to the removal of the front emblem (replaced by bullet-hole sticker. why?) and the covering of the JAMIS name on the downtube with another sticker.

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    Oh, not dissing hahaha, just the thing on front came off when i botched a landing pretty bad, and the sticker on the downtube was for fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchbox362




    New Atlas on it, might cut it down....more clearance photos, 2.35 Excavator



    Could probly fit a 2.5 on there.....
    Very sweet,whats the year and color ???

    Were the pre 2009 frames beefer,or is this a 14.5",my 2009 16.5" tubes do not look as large going into the headtube....
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    Believe it's an '08 in Ano Silver (paint - frame is not anodized.)
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    This thread die?
    Hope not.

    Have to say thanks for all the info, except for the trial off on the last page - was a buzz kill.
    I ride in the midwest, near St.L and north of there. Mostly single track XC. I use to ride a Norco Wolverine. I take it as big as I can get it.

    From what ive gathered - Im going to purchase a 16.5 2008 Komodo. Ill be doing a bit of up hill, but everything you ride up, you ride back down.

    I was debating between a Marin Balonis Ridge and this 2008 Komodo. What do you guys think?

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    Can't say I have any experience with the Marin, but I can say that you will have a blast with that model Komodo. Its slacker headtube angle makes for great downhill. Climbing's not as much fun but you'll get used to it.

    There's still a few that check in on this thread so let us know if you have any questions and good luck!
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    After clearing most of the mud off


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    Great looking bikes everyone! Quick question. Do any of you use these bikes (particularly bikes from say 2009-present) for trail riding and all mountain use? If so, how comfortable is the bike on trail rides? I don't expect it to be a lightweight, just trying to get a feeling on how it is for climbing and trail riding with some technical riding thrown in.

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    Dead thread.

    Heard some wonderful things about the epicon, and they're available for 190$.

    Closest you can come to a Pike without spending a sh*t load of money.

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    Nice Komodos around here, cant post pictures of mine as i still dont have 10 posts, will be posting them as soon as im able...

    Does anybody runs a Chain guide on the stock crankset/dual chainring? i was thinking on getting a Blackspire Stinger but it seem to be not enough room for it between the ISCG mount and the small ring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottRPriester View Post
    Great looking bikes everyone! Quick question. Do any of you use these bikes (particularly bikes from say 2009-present) for trail riding and all mountain use? If so, how comfortable is the bike on trail rides? I don't expect it to be a lightweight, just trying to get a feeling on how it is for climbing and trail riding with some technical riding thrown in.
    I know you stated 2009 & newer, but my 2005 has similar numbers to the present generation with similar stays, 67.5' HA, and similar ETT...mine is a killer trail bike. It's set up with a pike u-turn ATM. Around 32#. Great for tech riding. I do XC, urban, AllMountain, and even enjoyed some extended DH. Great feel.
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    I've attached a picture of my new Komodo build. I've only had it for a few days but I'm in love with this thing.

    Frame: Jamis Komodo II 16"
    Handlebars: Race Face Atlas AM w/ ODI Rogue lock-on grips
    Stem: Azonic Barretta 45mm
    Headset: Cane Creek S-8
    Wheelset: Azonic Outlaw
    Fork: Rock Shox Pike 426 U-Turn
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX M663 Shadow
    Front Derailleur: Shimano SLX M660
    Cassette: Shimano SLX CS-HG81-10 11/36
    Chain: Shimano SLX CN-HG74
    Crankset:Shimano SLX M770 Dyna-Sys
    Brakes: Avid BB7 (160r/185f)
    Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial SL
    Shifters: Shimano XT SL-M770-10s Rapidfire
    Pedals: Azonic 420
    Seatpost: Raceface Deus 34.9
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V Pro
    Tires: Maxxis 26x2.2 Holy Rollers
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    Crazy color combo you got there. Looks like a solid build though. :thumbup:

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    Thread bump from hell...................

    Figured id pay some homage to the thread that helped me decide to buy a komodo in the first place. dont think it deserves its own thread anyway. Bought it mostly for trails/all mountain, have since been using it mainly for dirt jumping. does perfectly fine for me. love this bike....

    08' Komodo 1
    marzocchi DJ1 fork
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    converted to 1x8 w/ ghetto rigged chain guide (pics on request)
    azonic stem
    avid bb5 brake. (no front break)
    easton monkeylite bars
    1" chopped off seat tube
    29.6 lbs right now

    more to come.
    any ??s feel free to ask

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    Looks like you have your handlebars pushed way forward?

    And my rear wheel has gotten sloppy for some reason, it seems every time it takes even the smallest hits it goes to the right to where my tire is rubbing against the inside of the chainstay, how can I fix this?

    Also, I can't seem to set up the front brake without rub?

    Also, DEFINITELY wanna see pics of the chain guide you got going on there, was about to buy a blackspire stinger

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    Hmmmmm, not sure what to say about the back wheel. Sounds like it's not tight enough or I've heard of a wheel loosening if skewer is bent. Maybe check that out.

    Front brake, if ur still running tektro, buy a new one. I'd spend an hour getting them right only to have come out of whack after 1 ride.

    And the ghetto chain guide. It's a pool pump impeller cut to size and bolted to ICSG tabs. have added a few spacers after to move it a tad closer to chain. At first it was put in place of the small chainring (hence the four holes) but ran into clearance issues.
    Behold.....






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    Nice thinking there haha, do you know where to get replacement pins for the pedals? One of mine is missing like half the pins haha

    Also, do you like it better with 100mm of travel? I'm guessing you mostly ride DJs with it?

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