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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.
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    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.
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    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

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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.
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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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    Maxxis Minion DHR and High Roller 2.5's

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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
    Quote Originally Posted by 7PointMe
    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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    Bomber.

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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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    (thumbsup)

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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
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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.
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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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