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    uh oh... what's this?




    and a little teaser. I couldn't help but slap a couple stickers on her


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    You are a dirty-rotten-scoundrel!

    Gimme more!!

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    ok, fine :P took a couple quick ones when I got back from my maiden ride around the block




    my other hobby


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    now go get that thing dirty!!

    man, I am really tempted to buy one of those from jenson...but do I really need another komodo. Yours looks so sweet. I love the flat black and sloping top tube. Is the head angle still 67.5?

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    Will - how's the sizing on it for you?
    You guys wanna ride bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman00
    now go get that thing dirty!!

    man, I am really tempted to buy one of those from jenson...but do I really need another komodo. Yours looks so sweet. I love the flat black and sloping top tube. Is the head angle still 67.5?
    The head angle has been increased to 68.5* for the 09 model. I love the flat black too and I'm going to start with some lime green accents soon to accompany my new sticker. I have yet to put some good time in on it but it feels like an amazingly solid bike. Once the fork gets broken in I'll play with the preload adjustment and then I'll have a better idea of how the bike really rides. So far, I'm ecstatic over my purchase. I couldn't be happier with the product or with Jenson in the ease of ordering and quick shipping.


    Quote Originally Posted by 7PointMe
    Will - how's the sizing on it for you?
    I think it's just about perfect. Maybe a tiny bit on the large side, but that's exaggerating a bit. The 14" would be too small and the 18.5" would be far too big. I'm just used to the Diamondback still and will need some time to get accustomed to this bike. As I said earlier though, I couldn't be happier

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossbourne14
    whats the biggest tire you could put on the 09 komodo? i was wanting to go with the maxxis high roller - minion setup.
    I hear that with the maxxis ardents 2.6 they rub when a little... especially when in the granny ring....so the biggest you could go would have to be 2.5 I would guess

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    mine had a few changes...removed some parts


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    I recently bought some dissents for my 08 komodo (used to have the moto raptor like Wolfman has) and i love the way they look and grip..though when i flipped the bike upside down to see why it was riding off centered i notice 2 things....

    - The tires wobble and dip in every corner and I can see that some parts of the tire sink in more to the rim than others...i know its not the rim since when i spin the rim alone....it runs centered....what can i do??

    - I notice that every time I have problems with the hubs not being tight enough and having that "play" in between them...how can i fix this problem... I've tightened them before and they ran great...but then the loosen up again and again....


    What do you guys think is the problem for these??

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    simple solution for your tires- sometimes when you put them on the bead doesn't exactly set all the way around. usually I will pump them up to 50 lbs or so to set the beads, then drop it down to 35lbs. on the trail I just put air in them till their hard.

    hubs- not sure, but I had a set of formulas that did that. A new wheelset cured it. you might just have grease on the axle threads causing the cones to keep loosening. I'd take it in. I hate working on hubs with a passion haha

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    alright, i'll have to try take some grease off the thread and see how that works out....

    As for the tire solution....i dont have one of those psi bar measures or anything like that so how would i fix them?

    Inflate to high pressure, then lower, or how?

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    really, you dont need a pressure gauge. just get near the bead and look at it, you will be able to see where its not seated. sometimes you can just grab the tire, and twist it some and it will seat.

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    alright then....will have to try it out, but not sure if it will work too well since when I try to seat the tire in better or take it out and try to make it centered, it grabs onto the other side or the opposing side to it......

    I think ill try to let the tires loose a bit and ride it around a little so they settle in and then inflate them....what do you think of this method?

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    Hey I haven't been biking for a few years but the jensonusa price is too good to pass up. I'm looking at the komodo 2 and was wondering what you guys thought of the ride/fit. I'm 5'6" 190 pounds so I'm not sure what size would be best? Also prob gonna switch the DJ1 to a 55r - is that a good idea? Want the bike to be good for all mountain/light fr as well as dirt jumping.

    I used to own a 2004 (or 2003/2002 don't really remember) specialized p2 with a DJ1. Is the DJ1 still good for 8 foot drops?

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    Well Steven, I just bought the 16.5 Komodo1 from Jenson and it is just about the right fit for me at 6'0'', so I'd say the 14 might be about right for you. Jenson has a sizing chart for every bike so that may help you a bit. I cannot comment on the DJ1 as I haven't had any experience with it, but the RoxShox PIKE and Komodo is said to be a match made in heaven. Hope this helps.

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    Ok thanks for the info. I was leaning towards the 14 inch but just wanted to make sure.

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    You know, sadly, as much as I love my new bike, I really love the 05-08 frame

    I thought the 09 looked amazing when I first saw it but the more I look at it the more I start to dislike it. I think I just need to get out and ride it some more, maybe I'll fall for it like I did once before. I hate saying that because I just bought it...

    *edit: I think it's because I've been looking at chelboed's Komodo all night. Man, she sure is purdy...

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    The 09 frame looks sick! Especially with the jet black look to it....

    You just have to get used to it more and learn on it more and more.....then we'll see which you like better...

    You should definitely buy some PIKES for it....Rides like a whole different bike

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    yeah, that's what I figure. A little more time in the saddle and she'll grow on me. Is that a Komodo in your avatar? If so, got any more pics?

    I'm saving my pennies for a PIKE. Hopefully by this time next year...

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    Yeah, thats my 08 komodo 1 that I got last year for $410 used....I'm working on it right now so I dont have any pics just yet...sry

    Mine is pretty nice....she rides extra smooth with the race face bottom bracket that the previous owner put on it.....

    I have almost enough $ for the PIKE setup....right now i have some marzo drop offs on it

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    I'm digging the white. Looking good

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    It's actually grey mate....but from the sun glare it looks white....

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    Anyone know if the 09 frame has ISCG or ISCG 05 mounts? I don't really know the difference between the two but I'm thinking of going 1x8 with my new rig.

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    Well....I'm guessing its the New 05 edition since thats what my 08 frame has...

    Somebody correct me if I'm wrong

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    quick noob question.

    are you guys using these as soley DJ's and/or do you use it for any type of trail riding. for some reason this bike appeals to me and there are some pretty good deals out there for previous year models. im really wanting one but im not sure if it would be ok for trail riding too. ive sat and rode around on an 2010 and i really liked it.



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    I got mine for trail riding, mostly AM/XC stuff with DJs and drops thrown in for good measure. I'm also starting to dabble in some light FR with her. She seems like she can handle the abuse and hopefully will be a great all-around bike.

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    do you know if there is a difference in the 08 to 09 models. jenson doesnt have the 09 in my size but bicycle bananas has the 08 in my size. just curious





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    I'm about 5'11" and about 155-160 lbs. The 16.5 fits me great. The 18.5 would be too large and the 14 would be tiny. It's a burly bike so it may feel a little bigger than it is. When I got it I was like "Damn, kinda big..." but when I started riding around I realized that I can't even extend my seat post enough to get full extension of my leg. The standover height is just right also.

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    cool thanks.

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    awdspider,

    The difference between 08 and 09 models is apparently in the rear triangle and the downtube as near as I can tell. The 08's had a burlier looking rear triangle and a larger downtube. This adds to the frame's weight. In 09 they revised these parts of the bike and the result looks pretty awesome and should be just as capable with none of the weight penalty. That being said, I have an 08 and love it.

    P.S. I also see the great deals out there on 09's and am trying to come up with some sort of rationalization for getting one... HA!!!!
    You guys wanna ride bikes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7PointMe
    awdspider,

    The difference between 08 and 09 models is apparently in the rear triangle and the downtube as near as I can tell. The 08's had a burlier looking rear triangle and a larger downtube. This adds to the frame's weight. In 09 they revised these parts of the bike and the result looks pretty awesome and should be just as capable with none of the weight penalty. That being said, I have an 08 and love it.

    P.S. I also see the great deals out there on 09's and am trying to come up with some sort of rationalization for getting one... HA!!!!

    i ended up buying an 08, i found too good of a deal to pass up.
    thanks for the info 7point.

    any info you could give me on the 08's .....like what might need fixing, replaced or just to watch out for in general would very much appreciated.

    -shaun h

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    well i got the bike on friday (08 komodo1), i cant for the life of me get the brakes adjusted properly. i either get the brake cable to loose or to tight. if i loosen the cable where the pads no longer drag i dont feel i get enough pressure to really stop the bike but if i tighten it bit more the pads drag. i have also been having problems of the lever not returning to its ideal positon. when i grab the brake and then release it sometimes only returns about 75-80% of the way.

    i have seen others upgrading various parts on these bikes but right now my biggest concern is the brakes. the last bike i rode (big hit fsr) had stop right now power. i know this bike isnt in the same league as that but i feel as though they should be better than my brothers bike with "v" brakes. im i wrong?

    im new to biking so i need answers in laymen terms. im learning on how to work on this myself.



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    Bonking ... not feelin' well

    Shaun,

    I have the 08 komodo as well and i have to admit that I, too have the same problems as you...tighten them a bit....and they drag as loud as a horn...but loosen them and you're gonna crash because theres no brake pads touching.....I still couldn't fix these to the point where it skids and I can do stoppies...etc...I have a feeling its those cheap tektro caliper...IMO

    Hope this helped.....

    Justin

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    well that sucks. im thinking about just upgrading to BB7's and ditching the stockers.


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    I wanted to upgrade to the BB5's yet lots of people said to not buy any of the BB series since they are hard to adjust and dont stop as well as other brakes.....

    I bet with a day of fine tuning and dialing, you could fix them pretty well though...

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    Here's a quick artistic shot of my Komodo (and my gals record... "collection")


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    Looks great!! Though I could never understand why you guys ride with the seat soooo high!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinber95
    Looks great!! Though I could never understand why you guys ride with the seat soooo high!!
    Thanks! My seat-height depends on what/how I am riding. In FL if there is a downhill section there is more than likely an uphill section to get you there, so for trail riding and those leg-burning urban assauls I keep the seat up. When I'm going to be getting both wheels off the ground (FR/DJ/street) I drop the seat down.

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    How low?
    Oh yeah, and how much did that cost you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icalebkim
    How low?
    Oh yeah, and how much did that cost you?

    Usually slammed if I don't plan on sitting. It's mostly up because I ride around my neighborhood a lot and it's a lot of climbing,

    The bike cost me $415+shipping (~$450 shipped)

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    2008 komodo 2 i got for 700 new this summer as a left over stock, added a e thirteen lg1+ chain guide, new grips, pedals, and a 2010 bomber 55 tst 2 (big improvement over the dj 1) i got for 300 new on sale. use mostly for light dh and light free ride. bb is shot so in goes a saint this winter. old fork 2008 dj 1

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    Gorgeous! I love the 08's! They have the frame shape of the 09's but the beefy stays like the 05-07's. The 09 weighs a bit less so... I guess I have that going for me...

    Nice bike sir!

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    thanks! urs too, dig the black frame. my friend has the 08 1 with the silver frame, its almost blinding to look at lol.

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    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?!?

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    whom said marzocchies werent? im on my second one and love it!

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    Damn, an 08 Komodo 1 from there is ~$30 more than my 09 Komodo 1 from Jenson. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfrench2013
    whom said marzocchies werent? im on my second one and love it!
    Oh yeah, sorry for the misinformation.

    Quote Originally Posted by mfrench2013
    (big improvement over the dj 1)
    Marzocchi dj1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by [dB]Will
    Damn, an 08 Komodo 1 from there is ~$30 more than my 09 Komodo 1 from Jenson. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing...

    Good for me, bad for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icalebkim
    Good for me, bad for you.

    I really like the 08's too. I think I may be starting to regret my purchase again.

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