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    Not sure where to get new pins, most replaceable pins are screw in. Ours seem to be pressed in. Did a quick search but didn't find anything. that's one of the parts I'll just ride tip it needs to be replaced.

    and down here in south Louisiana, there's not much to ride but DJ and a few miles of singletrack. For that reason 130mm was never essential for me. Honestly, I'm not sure the launch is even capable of 130 full mm. I've ridden Bmx all my life and have no other forks to compare really, but the DJ1 is hands down light years ahead if the launch. A lot of adjustability and love the way it feels. And it's amazing what nearly 2lbs less on the front end will do. And a steal for $199 at wheelworld

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    Cool, cuz I've had this bike for a little over a year now and DEFINITELY need to change the fork, and I was wondering if I should go for more or less travel. There's not a jump area here and it's mostly rocks but I think I'm gonna go with the DJ1 just because it's such a steal right now.

    I'm guessing you got the 20mm version since you changed wheels?

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    i would not suggest a dj1. it is far too stiff for rocks, go with at least a 55 even if u have to get it used. i put the dj1 on my friends komodo to upgrade from the launch and it was just as bad... its simply too stiff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfrench2013 View Post
    i would not suggest a dj1. it is far too stiff for rocks, go with at least a 55 even if u have to get it used. i put the dj1 on my friends komodo to upgrade from the launch and it was just as bad... its simply too stiff.
    Hmmmmm, that fork may have been defected bc when I first installed mine it was way too soft. I used about %75 of the travel just by pedaling hard, until I got the right fork pump and was able to stiffen it up to my liking. unless ur friend weighs 95 lbs I can't say this fork is too stiff. Especially compared to the launch.

    As for the axle, DJ 1 only comes in 20mm. The dj2 I believe has diff options which is about $20 more at wheel world. I was I bit of a noob when I bought the fork, and was going on specs I read about the Komodo instead of doing the research and finding out myself because my hub was certainly not 20mm thru. So the fork sat in my garage for a few weeks til I bought new wheels.

    Side note: on wheel worlds customer service, my buddy got this same fork and and right out the box had a loud clanging and topped out very easily. Rode on it for a week making adjustments trying to fix, but could never get it right. Wheel world told him to return it and they would replace it. No questions asked

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradknob View Post
    Hmmmmm, that fork may have been defected bc when I first installed mine it was way too soft. I used about %75 of the travel just by pedaling hard, until I got the right fork pump and was able to stiffen it up to my liking. unless ur friend weighs 95 lbs I can't say this fork is too stiff. Especially compared to the launch.

    As for the axle, DJ 1 only comes in 20mm. The dj2 I believe has diff options which is about $20 more at wheel world. I was I bit of a noob when I bought the fork, and was going on specs I read about the Komodo instead of doing the research and finding out myself because my hub was certainly not 20mm thru. So the fork sat in my garage for a few weeks til I bought new wheels.

    Side note: on wheel worlds customer service, my buddy got this same fork and and right out the box had a loud clanging and topped out very easily. Rode on it for a week making adjustments trying to fix, but could never get it right. Wheel world told him to return it and they would replace it. No questions asked

    That's pretty good service. And I was wondering about the 20mm thing, does it really improve the ride?

    I would rather not buy new wheels, but if it would really help I'd bite the bullet

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    Nah, I don't think the 20 mm makes a huge difference. The launch was so stiff I could barely feel it working anyway. Plus the DJ1 is air adjustable so u can stiffen or loosen it to your liking.

    The wheels and fork Combo made it feel almost like a whole diff bike. So I would recommend upgrading both, but that's not in evryones budget so if ur wheels have 20mm axles I'd say use them with a new fork until the wheels go out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradknob View Post
    Nah, I don't think the 20 mm makes a huge difference. The launch was so stiff I could barely feel it working anyway. Plus the DJ1 is air adjustable so u can stiffen or loosen it to your liking.

    The wheels and fork Combo made it feel almost like a whole diff bike. So I would recommend upgrading both, but that's not in evryones budget so if ur wheels have 20mm axles I'd say use them with a new fork until the wheels go out.
    So you're saying just keep the current wheels till they're totally schwacked?

    Cuz I do enjoy having a QR, makes thing simple with all the flats we get out here in the desert

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    I'm saying if you can afford em, buy em. If you can't afford em, wait til you can. My rear wheel rubbed my chainstay no matter how I clamped it to the bike so it was time for me. And I believe Marzocchi makes a 20mm quick release axle, bc QR does make life a lot easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradknob View Post
    I'm saying if you can afford em, buy em. If you can't afford em, wait til you can. My rear wheel rubbed my chainstay no matter how I clamped it to the bike so it was time for me. And I believe Marzocchi makes a 20mm quick release axle, bc QR does make life a lot easier.
    Thanks man. Which wheelset do you recommend? I'd really preffer not spendng over 200-250

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    There aren't a lot of options in the 20mm wheelsets but I did a lot of research and looked hard into these. Good price, and strong. Downside is they weigh about the same as the wheels that come on the Komodo which are on the heavy side.

    FSA GRAVITY Wheelset 26" Mtb Downhill 135mm 20mm NEW | eBay

    Or if u wanna save up a little longer, look into the transition revolution. I was set in these til I found the azonics for a good deal. And my buddy at my local store is putting these on his new build. Strong and light

    TBC Transition Revolution 28 Wheelset Black ****NEW**** | eBay


    Now, I have no experience with either of these. I'm going off reviews and opinion I've read from around the net and at my local bike store.

    I also think u can custom build a set at bicyclewheelwarehouse.com for around 250.

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    Boy oh boy... If you've ever ridden a 20mm -- You will notice a difference.
    I got a 20mm with a killa deal on a parker - way better than any qr i've noticed. And just as easy to change the wheel. The tracking is spot on. the legs are way stiffer. Go 20mm - specially if you are heavier.

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    Only had it a couple of days and like it. Took it riding today, had a wreck, still like it.
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    LOL @ the wreck. not sure how u managed that one. but hey, what doesnt kill u only makes u stronger right?

    komodos lookin fresh tho. keep us posted on how it treats ya

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    it rained while we were riding so, the trail was really slick. Imagine going up a hill at an angle with a bank head high on one side and steep downhill on the other. I ended up leaning to the downhill side and put my foot down but it was so far down I just went on over into a headfirst flip. Steve said it was the funniest wreck he ever witnessed. After I sat up he did ask if I was OK but then said, hold on, let me grab my camera.

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    Has anyone built a Komodo for BMX?

    I bought an 08 Komodo almost 2 years ago. It got me hooked on riding. I quickly found it's limitations and annoyances.... Cheap cranks, brakes, and fork. Which led me to build a full suspension park bike and love it. The Komodo now sits in the garage.

    I recently started riding BMX in the cruiser class. I started on my 34lb park bike. It takes too much energy to race. Now I'm riding a loaner 24" rigid cruiser. I've thought of stripping my Komodo down to single speed and racing it. Eventually changing to a Fox 831, or a Marz DJ fork. Thoughts, ideas? Waste of money? I think I prefer a 26" hard tail over a 24" rigid, but I can buy a complete race ready rigid cruiser for less than a better fork for the Komodo....

    There aren't a lot of options in the 20mm wheelsets but I did a lot of research and looked hard into these. Good price, and strong. Downside is they weigh about the same as the wheels that come on the Komodo which are on the heavy side.
    Check out Forte Xenduro from Perfromance:
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    I have had good luck with these wheels. They are lighter than the FSA, you can run the front 9, 15 or 20mm. I got them out the door on sale for $207 front & rear. I run them ghetto tubless with NO problems.

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    I snapped my derailluer hanger, anyone know where I can get a new one?

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    you can find them here. you have to pick depending on year and model (I or II). see #23, #38, #55 or #105

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    2005 Jamis Komodo FX 2.0

    Hello to all, and the creator of this sweet komodo thread. Here is my 2005 Komodo FX 2.0, features an aftermarket Manitou Travis Single 150mm TPC Fork w/ FSA ThePig DH Pro Headset, SRAM X-9(Shorty) Rear Derailleur, SRAM X-7 Shifters Front/Rear, KENDA Short Tracker DualCompound(John Tomac SigSeries) 26x2.50 DH casing Tires and super heavy duty DH tubes w/ metal stems , and a roller chain guide. I still have the stock fork as well. Thanks Jeff
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    whoa haha I'm looking to upgrade mY 05 that's been siting for years. This thread will be of help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunchbox362 View Post
    I snapped my derailluer hanger, anyone know where I can get a new one?
    Two Holes

    Looks like #38 to me.
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    havent posted a pic in a while, now shes sitting with 200mm front rotor and a 180mm rear rotor. got some free ride tubes too because i kept popping tubes, and also threw on a little wider/flatter bars. rides awesome now!

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    You guys have some seriously sick looking bikes! It has me ready to pull the trigger on jenson, but the largest size frame they have left is a 16.5....I'm 6'2'' would that frame size work for some jumping/urban/ and xc with friends on the side?? Thanks!

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    Nah man...you need a large.
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    my buddy just built a kona five-0 with a 20" frame and hes 6' 3" and for DJ or free ride, that frames too big, but xc its 'perfecrt size. i grew up on bmx so i like my frames smaller, so its really personal preference. im 5' 11 and love the sizing of the komodo

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    Well I've been searching for one of these bikes for 2 days straight in a LARGE. It's like searching for a freaking unicorn. Anyone have any ideas where I can pick one of these up, I'm not really picky on the year....

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    It's not really about seat tube length, but more so "top tube length". I built a size Medium RM Flow and felt like the handlebars were going through my belt loops. Way to short. Now way I could shred on that thing.
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    Looks like the only place online is a complete from RBikes:

    Jamis Komodo - RBikes.com Selling Bikes Since 1910



    You could always check into the Brodie Holeshot, Bruzza, Hellion, or Groove.
    Look for an older Brodie Brute.
    Rocky Mountain Flow.
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    There are quite a few beefy hardtails out there.
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    Good looking Komodos in here guys!

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    RBikes doesnt ship...

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    I am 6'2" and I'm riding the 08 16.5. It felt a little small at first, but I like it now. Haven't hit my knees on the handlebars or anything. I like it for messing around. Have yet to ride any long distances. Only complaint is its heavy, and the chain stay is pretty long. Hard to bunny hop compared to the BMX bikes I used to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ja66 View Post
    I am 6'2" and I'm riding the 08 16.5. It felt a little small at first, but I like it now. Haven't hit my knees on the handlebars or anything.
    Word. I'm 5'10" and the 16.5 08 is good for me, at first it seemed really short but it feels good now.

    The chainstays are a little long and the headtube a bit slacker than the usual jump bike, but again it's more of a trail/jump bike, so it's alright.

    It's a good bike for people looking to ride more trails and long downhill jumps, as opposed to bmx-style doubles.

    Great for what it does.

    EDIT: As far as weight goes, it is pretty porky, but something tells me if you were willing to pay for some upgrades in the parts department it could be decent.

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    Went out to Landahl today...had a killah time on the Komodo with a crappy phone pic to prove it...



    After riding the Parker almost exclusively for the last few months, the Komodo feels different...roomier, more nimble, less of a limousine and more of a straight up XC ride. The 2:1 Parker running the Domain at 160mm really makes me feel the shortcomings of the hardtail on rough terrain. It makes the PIKE feel like less than 140mm as well. It does what it does really well, but the Parker really makes me want a Heckler for general trail riding.

    That said...it slays the Parker on flat, twisty singletrack and climbs. It feels like a rocket with every pedal stroke. Still very flickable and easy to get in the air.
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    hi guys

    new on the forum here and just picked up a komodo 2 '08 from jenson this past week. I'm hoping those in the know may be able to chime in here. I'm looking to replace the seatpost QR clamp with a lip-lock collar much like Salsa Lip-Lock Seat Collar at JensonUSA.com[/url]
    in hopes to deter any sticky fingers for the seat when i do use it to ride around the city and lock it up. Don't think they come in a 30.9mm as those are the specs on the Jamis komodo 2 for seat post. Would i have any luck in another size? Thanks!

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    Hey does anyone know the rear hub spacing?

    I was thinking of getting these wheels and was wondering if they'd fit

    Gold Azonic Outlaw Wheels - Pinkbike.com

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    Yep, 135mm will fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewvoros View Post
    hi guys

    new on the forum here and just picked up a komodo 2 '08 from jenson this past week. I'm hoping those in the know may be able to chime in here. I'm looking to replace the seatpost QR clamp with a lip-lock collar much like Salsa Lip-Lock Seat Collar at JensonUSA.com[/url]
    in hopes to deter any sticky fingers for the seat when i do use it to ride around the city and lock it up. Don't think they come in a 30.9mm as those are the specs on the Jamis komodo 2 for seat post. Would i have any luck in another size? Thanks!

    The seat post itself is 30.9, if ur looking for the collar, u need a 35mm. 34.9 will work also

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradknob View Post
    Yep, 135mm will fit
    Sweet. I'm gonna pick up these and a PUSHed Pike with U-Turn and I think I'll be good to go for awhile.

    Also gonna switch my tires to Holy Rollers, although I'm open to suggestion?

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    Sweet, def throw up some pics with the gold. I've been beating on my wheels pretty good so far and love em.

    Have heard good things about the pike. And as for tires, I'm still rockin the Larsen tts that came on the bike so I can't really suggest much.

    BTW my bottom bracket finally went to $hit, which I'm surprised it lasted that long, so I bought the truvativ descendant crankset. should lose about 1 lb but I'll keep you all posted. Should be here by the weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradknob View Post
    Sweet, def throw up some pics with the gold. I've been beating on my wheels pretty good so far and love em.

    Have heard good things about the pike. And as for tires, I'm still rockin the Larsen tts that came on the bike so I can't really suggest much.

    BTW my bottom bracket finally went to $hit, which I'm surprised it lasted that long, so I bought the truvativ descendant crankset. should lose about 1 lb but I'll keep you all posted. Should be here by the weekend
    I'll definitely put some pics up. They may clash with my green handlebars a bit haha, but screw it, I don't put my bike in a beauty pageant

    Can't wait to get these parts, finally my komodo might go more than one or two rides with breaking something,.....

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    Thanks for the info!

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    So I was thinking of cutting down my seattube to get my saddle lower. What do you guys think?


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    I cut about an inch off mine

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradknob View Post
    I cut about an inch off mine
    How's it now?

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    Way better, I got a pivotal seat post andseat so I can slam it lower than stock post and seat and am thinking about cutting a lil more off. Still plenty high enough if I'm ridin trails and need to jack the seat up, and plenty low enough if Im jumping and don't want seat to get in my way.

    IMO looks way better too

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradknob View Post
    Way better, I got a pivotal seat post andseat so I can slam it lower than stock post and seat and am thinking about cutting a lil more off. Still plenty high enough if I'm ridin trails and need to jack the seat up, and plenty low enough if Im jumping and don't want seat to get in my way.

    IMO looks way better too
    What'd you use to cut it? hacksaw? Dremel?

    Did you have to cut a bit down the middle for the clamp to still work?

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    I wrapped it in painters tape and used a hacksaw. Then used the saw to make the slit I lil bit longer. Works as good as stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradknob View Post
    I wrapped it in painters tape and used a hacksaw. Then used the saw to make the slit I lil bit longer. Works as good as stock
    I think I'll probly just dremel it

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    I cut down the seat tube about an inch more or less, and also cut quite a bit off the seat post to the saddle, saved some weight.

    I'll put pics up when I get my new outlaws and pike in the mail

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    Sweet, stock seatpost is heavy as hell. Lost about 1lb when I changed my seat and post.

    Also lost almost a lb when I swapped to the outlaws too

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradknob View Post
    Sweet, stock seatpost is heavy as hell. Lost about 1lb when I changed my seat and post.

    Also lost almost a lb when I swapped to the outlaws too
    Hot damn. As it is I'm gonna lose quite a bit of weight, new wheels, less post, no front brake or derraileur, only one front ring...

    might gain a bit with the pike though

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    Yea u will drop a few lbs for sure.

    Quick search on pike says it weight 2350 grams, which is Approx 5.1lbs. I weight the rst when i swapped and that mufuka weighs just at 7lbs. My dj1 fork is right at 2200grams. U will notice a difference for sure.

    Got my new crankset and pedals in too, will throw up some pics when I get it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradknob View Post
    Yea u will drop a few lbs for sure.

    Quick search on pike says it weight 2350 grams, which is Approx 5.1lbs. I weight the rst when i swapped and that mufuka weighs just at 7lbs. My dj1 fork is right at 2200grams. U will notice a difference for sure.

    Got my new crankset and pedals in too, will throw up some pics when I get it on.
    Sweet. I was thinking of converting to single speed, there's a guy on pinkbike running it that way

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    id be lying if i said i hadnt been thinking hard about running SS. been hitting the trails and staying in one gear to see how itd be. might look into seeing how difficult it would be to switch back and forth depending on where i go riding.

    as promised. new pics with new seat, post, pedals, and crank. having some chainline issues at the moment. should have it all cleared up tomorrow

    at one point bike was 37lbs, right now sits at 28.8






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    Looking good man. Are you gonna put any bash or guide on there?

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    Hi, does anyone knows waht kind of ISCG mount comes on the '09 KOMODO I?

    Is ti ISCG or ISCG05?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BARAvnzla View Post
    Hi, does anyone knows waht kind of ISCG mount comes on the '09 KOMODO I?

    Is ti ISCG or ISCG05?
    I thought it was ISCG, but I'm really unsure about that.

    My bike and outlaws are coming in tomorrow, along with a replacement hanger to fix the one I destroyed a while back.

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    Parts came in, wheels need a bit of truing and I need an axle for the fork but otherwise it's all good in the hood

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    its iscg 05 mounts

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    Just pick up an 08 Komodo for my kid. He is a tall 8yr old at 4' 8" tall and a 24" inseam. It's his first 26" bike. After two rides on borrowed bikes I figured it was time mostly because I found it for $350 from Jenson .

    Haa can't post pics until 10 posts...I'l be back...

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    I should have new wheels, fork, and chainguide on tuesday

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    He's pretty happy, I'd say.


    First trip out on this bike. His 2nd ride on a 26" bike. He's 8yrs old and is a huge Komodo fan.






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    Greatest Komodo post to date!

    Tell your boy that us grown-ups are jealous of his bike. I wish I would have had something so PIMP when I was his age.
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    Sick whip for a kid!

    Here's mine with the new upgrades

    Fork at 140mm


    Fork at 100-ish


    I gotta say, I like how it feels at 100mm, maybe just cuz it's a new feel.

    Sorry for the crappy quality, my phone was so low charged it couldn't use it's flash haha.

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    I think this frame/fork combo was made for each other.
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    I gotta admit I have had zero real ride time on it so far since I did this to myself

    Not a biking injury...

    but from the brief ride around the hood, it feels pretty darn great. Finally my wheel doesn't get slammed into the chainstays every time I hop a curb...

    I will say, the new axle had me confuzzled for a few minutes haha

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    Couple more pictures, one of non drive side, with a couple new stickers to add to the already retarded look I've got going on haha



    and one of the first sticker I ever put on it, when I first got it. Hard to see without the flash, but definitely my favorite



    Sort of an inside joke.....

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    i liked the chop seat tube look, so i went all the way!

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    So do you guys just stand up the whole time? I've got mine set up to pedal vs. the DJ setup y'all are rockin'.

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    Frenchie: Looks KILLER dude. I'll probly end up going that route eventually. Definitely look way more like a dj bike now. Is that a new guide/bash I see?

    Chelbo: I prefer to stand really. Never been much of the sit and spin variety

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    thanks! its an e13 i've had for a while. and i agree cant stand sitting down!!

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    I bought a truvativ guide that ended up not fitting the mounts. Was thinking of getting a blackspire stinger?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    So do you guys just stand up the whole time? I've got mine set up to pedal vs. the DJ setup y'all are rockin'.

    I keep mine up while getting up the mountain and slam it for the ride back down! Next upgrade will be an adjustable seat post.

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    LOL...I don't have a mountain. Just flat with punchy climbs. If I stand the whole time though....I feel like alot of my energy is absorbed in the LT fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    lol...i don't have a mountain. Just flat with punchy climbs. If i stand the whole time though....i feel like alot of my energy is absorbed in the lt fork.
    lt?

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    i think he meant long travel fork. i know what he means i.e. bouncebouncebounce with every pedal stroke haha

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    Yah...that was LT. Typing on my phone, LOL.

    When I slam my PIKE to 95mm, it's much easier to stand the whole time. I used to ride that way on my rigid SS komodo. But running a full 5" or 160mm with my Domain...I feel like I lose so much momentum with the pogo'ing. But that's when I'm riding XC/AM stuff. If I was just riding from drop to drop on FR trails...it'd be different.
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    I just bought a Komodo, it's arriving this Friday. I have a couple of questions for you Komodo Veterans. I'd like to run it 1x9. I was thinking of getting a larger ring up front 34, 35, or 36.

    Will I need to replace the chain with a longer one?

    I'll be ridding trail, skatepark, and hopefully some DJ too. Should I get a chainguide or will a N-gear Jump Stop work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clifton View Post
    I just bought a Komodo, it's arriving this Friday. I have a couple of questions for you Komodo Veterans. I'd like to run it 1x9. I was thinking of getting a larger ring up front 34, 35, or 36.

    Will I need to replace the chain with a longer one?

    I'll be ridding trail, skatepark, and hopefully some DJ too. Should I get a chainguide or will a N-gear Jump Stop work?
    You might need to add a link.

    And I doubt you will need a chain guide considering it's a hardtail, you could just leave the front derailleur on

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    Lunchbox,
    I have a Blackspire Stinger on my 7" DH/FR bike and it works great. I was dropping chain all over the place. The last time I rode at Snowshoe I didn't drop the chain once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Greatest Komodo post to date!

    Tell your boy that us grown-ups are jealous of his bike. I wish I would have had something so PIMP when I was his age.

    Thanks to everyone for the kind words.

    I've been thinking of upgrading my Kona to a Pike or Domain. In that case the Komodo would end up getting a Marzocchi MX pro 120mm. My kid only weighs about 75# now and the launch fork is way to stiff. I figure I would be able to dial in the air preasure on the MX pro and he would have a fork that would work with his weight. Anyone have thoughts on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clifton View Post
    I just bought a Komodo, it's arriving this Friday. I have a couple of questions for you Komodo Veterans. I'd like to run it 1x9. I was thinking of getting a larger ring up front 34, 35, or 36.

    Will I need to replace the chain with a longer one?

    I'll be ridding trail, skatepark, and hopefully some DJ too. Should I get a chainguide or will a N-gear Jump Stop work?
    My personal fav is a "chain sandwich". I bought a Blackspire Blackguard at the same time my friend bought a JumpStop. His chain still dropped 1/2 dz times.

    I'm going to try a new inner ring from BBG. It's cheaper and lighter than the Blackspire. It's a bit thinner, so there should be no clearance issues at all. It's the 64bcd BBG Superlight. I'll post pics when it gets here.


    I've got the Blackspire on my 1998 Komodo now and I still haven't dropped a chain.
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    Here's my first venture into 1x9 (non chainguide) with the Blackspire:



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    Here it is on my '05 Komodo:
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    Here's what the BBG looks like:





    IMO...if you're not doing DH/FR...you probably really don't need a guide. The chain sandwich has been the most effective setup for me. I did have a JumpStop and sold it as soon as I saw how spindly it was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clifton View Post
    Lunchbox,
    I have a Blackspire Stinger on my 7" DH/FR bike and it works great. I was dropping chain all over the place. The last time I rode at Snowshoe I didn't drop the chain once.
    Awesome, I think that'll be my next upgrade

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    Lunchbox, the Truvativ guide that you got...was it ISCG or ISCG05? I know that mfrench05 said the 2009 was iscg05. But my bike is 2008 like yours.

    I'm watching Chainlove for the Sunline V1 Travel guide. They had it for $30 a couple of weeks ago. I'm going to get it but I need to know which mount to purchase.

    Also you guys running 1x9 should I keep my stock 32t chainring or upgrade to a non-ramped one?

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    Clifton, if you have the 08 then you need ISCG old, not 05.
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    Really? Man I'm glad I asked.

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    my bike is an 08 its iscg 05, just checked the box my chain guide came in to make sure lol

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    Well......I've emailed Jamis and JensonUSA seeking an answer to this question. I'll post the results.

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    ^^^^^^^Awesome!

    I have an 08 and have been wondering myself. I drop a chain pretty much everytime I point it down hill and get into the chunky stuff. I'm going to run a blackspire stinger.

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    Here's the response from Jamis.

    Clifton,
    Thank you for your inquiry to JAMIS BICYCLES dated November 15, 2011 regarding your question about the 2008 Komodo Series. We would like to inform you that the 2008 and current Komodo Series uses the ISCG05 system which has a larger diameter bolt pattern than the traditional ISCG system. If you are looking to purchase a replacement crank/chain guide system for your Komodo we would suggest visiting any authorized dealer who will be happy to provide further assistance. They can also have a technician properly install the new system to ensure that it fits/operates properly. We wish you many great rides ahead while enjoying the fun exciting Komodo. If you have any other questions feel free to contact us again.


    Your very truly,
    JAMIS SUPPORT

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    For those considering the Stinger....it's on sale at Jenson for twenty three dollars.

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    Yup, that's where I'm going to order it from.

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    I'm back to a 1x9 on the '05 Komodo. My new trail network isn't quite as climby as my old local trails...and I was ready for a change. I'll try to get better pic's in the daytime. I went with a BBG bash and a BBG inner.

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    Daytime pic's of the new ChainSandwich:






    This setup is lighter then the Blackspire Blackguard and IMO looks a bit less cobby. Cleaner look. Still loving the BBG outer bash too!
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    i have a bbg bash too. soooo cheap, and is pretty strong. I did bend mine at the resort, but I was also riding that the resort so I should have swapped to a plastic. for AM use, its badass. That one looks like a avid G2 rotor...

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    Yeah, the BBG bash isn't as tough as I had hoped. I took the 1x9 out on its maiden voyage of 1x9'ing...since the last time it was a 1x9, LOL. I hit a rock that my front tire flipped up and it wedged the rock between my BBG and the ground. All 200+ lbs of me and my momentum bent the shiz outta that BBG. It was enough that it pinched the chain.

    I had my multi tool (with pliers) in my pack, thank God. I bent it back to perfectly straight with no problem at all and I was on my merry little way. Brought it home, pulled it, whacked it with a rubber mallet just to make myself feel better. (it was only like 2mm out of true) Now all is well. A little black Sharpie to fill in the silver parts, LOL.


    Yeah man it's a cool design though. Does look alot like a G2 rotor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn a View Post
    Just pick up an 08 Komodo for my kid. He is a tall 8yr old at 4' 8" tall and a 24" inseam. It's his first 26" bike. After two rides on borrowed bikes I figured it was time mostly because I found it for $350 from Jenson .

    Haa can't post pics until 10 posts...I'l be back...
    Awesome. I was contemplating getting one for my 8 yr old, who is 4'6". Thought it would be too big, but it looks like your son fits on it fine. I just ordered one from Jenson.

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