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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.
    Last edited by icalebkim; 10-15-2010 at 03:32 AM.

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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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    (whoops)
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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.
    Last edited by MX4U; 11-01-2010 at 08:49 PM.

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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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