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    This little rubber piece was loose in my box. All I can think of is that it's supposed to go between the bars and the stem. Any ideas?

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    Got me. A little more in focus and sitting next to a quarter or a ruler for size reference would be helpful though.
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    looks like one of those cable bumpers that jagwire makes, you know...to keep the cable from rubbing the frame. At least, from the photo thats what it looks like to me.

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    *nevermind*
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    Sorry about the misinformation on the 08 Komodo chain guide size the other week, but I see you guys have straightened that out and obviously it's an ISCG05.

    I have to say that the recent activity on this thread has given me some ideas and got me interested in accelerating the re-build of my own Komodo. You see I borrowed a ton of parts from it to build up my Tracer VP. I've been slowly upgrading the Tracer so that I can shift some of the parts back to the Komodo and should be able to complete it next weekend, after my new Havoc wheelset arrives.

    In the new incarnation, the bike will be a 1x8 setup (sounds simple right?) with a new stylo crank and sram 8 speed cassette.
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    Noice fork!
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    Lovin the pike, the uturn is awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by geek81 View Post
    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.
    Very cool. Can't wait to see some action shots. My kid loves his. I put him in a full face, shin gaurds and compression shorts. Now he bombs down almost anything.



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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post


    This setup is lighter then the Blackspire Blackguard and IMO looks a bit less cobby. Cleaner look. Still loving the BBG outer bash too!
    Well...I've decided to go back to a granny. These new trails that I live near aren't necessarily all that "climby", but there are alot of little techy sections and short punchy techy/boulder climbs that really need the granny. I've walked them twice with my 1x9 setup. Never with the granny. I'll leave the 1998 Komodo set up as a 1x9 though.
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    Here are some pics of the build. Chain and pedals after I get a shifter cable from my LBS today. It'll be done eventually, but it's feeling pretty light right now. Those Havoc AM wheels weigh next to nothing. Not too sure about 24 spoke wheels, but we'll see how they hold up. Setup is going to be 1x8 with the stinger in there as a chainguide. I think I'm going to trail it from time to time so I'll likely be adding a front brake. Any thoughts on the build welcome.
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    Why is your damper on the left?

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    the image is flipped, hence what FUNN is backwards.

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    Ha, that's weird. The whole image is reversed
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    I didnt notice it was only flipped in one picture

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    Shot this quick video the day I got my Go Pro.

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    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/z1blU894B2I?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Nother video on my komodo, plus a crash I thought might entertain you guys

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    Anyone 5'8 or 5'9 that run a 14inch frame? Also do you recommend the 08 1.0 for $350 or the 2.0 for $499?? Thinking about ditching my Response Sport
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    Quote Originally Posted by dstaks View Post
    Anyone 5'8 or 5'9 that run a 14inch frame? Also do you recommend the 08 1.0 for $350 or the 2.0 for $499?? Thinking about ditching my Response Sport
    Yeah man, it is well worth the $499 for the '10 Jamis Komodo I just got. It is a sick ride fo sho. Of course i would never dismount my big steed though, but this bike is awesome by far bro. It is my new FR/DJ/street!

    As per size, nah man, you need to stick with the medium frames. I like a smaller frame to flick around, and I am 5'11 (used to be 6' a few years ago, so I guess when they say you shrink with age, I believe that now....LOL), and a medium fits that ticket.. I ride a 17 to 17.5" frame (medium), but the Komodo I just got is a medium (16.5") and it fits great for me. Any smaller, it would be too cramped and just not feel right per say. Just saying...

    Anyways, if you can get it in a medium frame, you would be better, but unless you like the feel of those little frames...LOL.

    Here is a stock pic of mine before I am pimping it out....



    The Bomber fork on the '10 Komodo is tip top bro!

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    Hey guys, I got a question for all you Komodo riders, though i am part of this elite group now per say...LOL.

    I have tried to get a hold of Jamis directly to find out what the top travel fork can be used on the '10 Jamia Komodo, but cannot get anyone contact me. Strange i must say....LOL.

    My question is.....What is the most travel that the Komodo can handle as per a fork?.

    I know it can not handle a 180mm or better fo sho, as that would be way too much fork for this bike and too much stress on the head tube and frame.

    Is it OK for a 150 to 160mm fork? I have seen Komodo's with 150's on them, and a couple with a 160mm travel fork. I have a 150mm and a spare 160mm travel fork to put on this new steed of mine. I do have love for the 100mm Bomber on it now, but I feel so weird trail riding with that fork. So, what is your recommendations for this frame.

    Thank you in advance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonsai-CP View Post
    Hey guys, I got a question for all you Komodo riders, though i am part of this elite group now per say...LOL.

    I have tried to get a hold of Jamis directly to find out what the top travel fork can be used on the '10 Jamia Komodo, but cannot get anyone contact me. Strange i must say....LOL.
    Jamis typically only likes dealing with dealers, but- go on googlemaps, type g joannou cycle and you will find their direct number. call them and ask them about the fork and see what they say/recommend.

    The newer komodo is designed around a 100mm fork for DJ, SS. the HA on it is 68, the older design was 67.5. If you threw a 160mm on the current design, your HA would be around 65.5 unsagged and with sag probably a touch over 66 (depending on how you set it up. Having said that...you "could" run a 160, but if you would have to find a fork with the lowest axle to crown for starters, run more sag 25-30%, and run more compression since your going to either be running it will less air or a softer coil. I say running alot of sag so you can keep your geo somewhat reasonable and trail-rideable. A set up like that could work out very well.
    Still call jamis though.
    If all else fails- find an old pike, newer sektor, or marz 44 micro ('11 or newer)

    make sense sorta?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman00 View Post
    make sense sorta?
    Makes a lot of sense, thanks bro!

    I do have a Nixxon fork with 145mm travel I would love to throw on it, and most likely would help the geo better with much less chance at stressing the frames.

    I guess i can always get a hold of our local dealer as well and see what they have to say as well.

    Thanks again, as that made great sense!

    I am soo stoked with having this bike, and can't wait to pimp it up some more...LOL

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    You're not going to hurt the frame unless you ride like an idiot. It will handle a160mm fork just fine. If you spend more time going downhill than pedaling, it will feel really good at 160. As stated...a Sektor would be alright, but the coolest fork for it would be the Argyle RCT 140mm. It's basically the new Pike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    You're not going to hurt the frame unless you ride like an idiot. It will handle a160mm fork just fine. If you spend more time going downhill than pedaling, it will feel really good at 160. As stated...a Sektor would be alright, but the coolest fork for it would be the Argyle RCT 140mm. It's basically the new Pike.
    Yeah, I kinda figured that, though still wanted to ask some of the Komodo clan...LOL. I have the 160mm Domain and the Lyric, along with the 145mm Nixon. The Nixon has been an awesome fork on my FR bike, so that why I though I would bring that one over on the Komodo if it would not take either one of my 160mm forks.

    I will be doing more DH and some hucking as well, but no real climbing. Heck, I live in flat FL....LOL. Though i do go out of state. Mainly it just going to be a FR bike anyways for around here or elswhere.

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    Is the Lyrik or Domain a U-Turn? My vote would be one of those two. If you don't like it, "all travel" it down to 140.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Is the Lyrik or Domain a U-Turn? My vote would be one of those two. If you don't like it, "all travel" it down to 140.
    No, either one are U-Turn. I am used to 150" to 203" travel forks anyways, and my big hit HT (IH Yakuza Gashira) has the Lyric on it right now. The 100mm travel fork on it now feels real odd for me....LOL

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    I'm really impressed with the Domain for the money. If the Lyrik feels the same and is lighter, cool...otherwise stick with the Domain. I had a Domain on my Komodo for a while and it felt great. IMO, coil trumps air if that helps sway the decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    I'm really impressed with the Domain for the money. If the Lyrik feels the same and is lighter, cool...otherwise stick with the Domain. I had a Domain on my Komodo for a while and it felt great. IMO, coil trumps air if that helps sway the decision.
    Yeah, I like the Domain 302 I have, though i also like the Lyrik as well, but my Domain is just sitting right now. Lyric is air and the Domain is coil with air assist.

    Thanks so much for your valuable input bro!

    BTW, what size tire do you run for your rear tire?

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    I usually run a 2.35" Kenda rear tire. I have run a 2.5" tire before, but as big as I am...I get a little bit of rub. (not a big deal, I guess) If you string up your wheels a little tighter so they don't flex, you could get away with 2.5's alright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfman00 View Post
    Jamis typically only likes dealing with dealers, but- go on googlemaps, type g joannou cycle and you will find their direct number. call them and ask them about the fork and see what they say/recommend.

    The newer komodo is designed around a 100mm fork for DJ, SS. the HA on it is 68, the older design was 67.5. If you threw a 160mm on the current design, your HA would be around 65.5 unsagged and with sag probably a touch over 66 (depending on how you set it up. Having said that...you "could" run a 160, but if you would have to find a fork with the lowest axle to crown for starters, run more sag 25-30%, and run more compression since your going to either be running it will less air or a softer coil. I say running alot of sag so you can keep your geo somewhat reasonable and trail-rideable. A set up like that could work out very well.
    Still call jamis though.
    If all else fails- find an old pike, newer sektor, or marz 44 micro ('11 or newer)

    make sense sorta?
    I've called Jamis before for info. They were pretty helpful. It's been a while, but here's my contact info for them:

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    I usually run a 2.35" Kenda rear tire. I have run a 2.5" tire before, but as big as I am...I get a little bit of rub. (not a big deal, I guess) If you string up your wheels a little tighter so they don't flex, you could get away with 2.5's alright.
    Thanks bro! I put a Maxxis Ardent 2.4 on the front and rear, but damn, the rear one looks so big compared to the front one. It fits, but just fits.

    Thanks for the contact number for Jamis, i will give them a shout tomorrow. I have been trying to get a hold of the one down in Miami, but unsuccessful though.

    Thanks again!

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    Well, I just heard from Jamis and they said that 140mm is the max for my bike without undue stress on the headtube and frame. He said the '04 to '07 frames were designed for 140mm plus forks.

    I am not going to debated them, but it's hard to see that only 20mm travel will really negatively effect the headtube and frame that much. I understand the headtube angle will change, but anymore stress to the frame for only 20mm is hard to understand sorta of....LOL

    Anyways, thanks guys for all your great input and feedback, it's all been awesome!

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    It's a canned "cover my butt" statement. $160 would be fine too...they are limited by the paperwork, not the design.



    Either way...I still think the Argyle RCT is the perfect Komodo fork. It's a tough DJ style fork, but it's 140mm.


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    Thanks chelboed! Yeah man, those Argyles are sweet forks by far. I know a few riders that have that one (140's that is), and they rave about them. The Argyle reminds me of my Totem I have on my big bike, and they remind me of the Lyric and Domain that I also have. Of course my wife is not going to let me spend another dollar on another fork for now anyways, so I guess the Komodo will either get the 145mm Nixon or the 160mm RS Domain 302. Mmmmm, decisions....LOL.

    Thanks again chelboed and yeah, I know what you mean about the "cover their butt" statement....

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    Well...as I said, you could always "all travel" the Lyrik or Domain down to 140mm. Just make a PVC "top-out" spacer and install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Well...as I said, you could always "all travel" the Lyrik or Domain down to 140mm. Just make a PVC "top-out" spacer and install.
    Very true....

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    OK, here is my new Komodo with a few upgrades and more to come (bigger fork, 1x9 set-up, white or purple pedals, and a few other minute changes).....



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    Daggum, buddy! I'm usually an anti-girl-color-bike kinda guy...but that looks HAWT!! The Odi rings really accent well. On a side note regarding all-traveling a 35mm fork...it looks freakin beastly and awesome!

    Here's my '05 with a Domain UT set at 115mm.
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    ^^^

    Thanks man! Everyone was saying the same thing, but after they saw it, their jaws dropped....LOL.

    I love purple (amethyst is my favorite stone), so i flew with this, and it is still not done yet.

    One thing for sure, that DJ fork (100mm) just is not hacking it for me, I need some front lift....LOL.

    BTW, like that steed of yours bro, that's sweeeet! I like that style frame better, but I am getting used to this style frame on mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Is that Holy Rollers i see on that rig of yours?

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    Holy wha? Aren't Holy Rollers made by maxxis?



    Edit: I'd steer clear of the white pedals. Mine on the Parker are looking pretty haggard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Holy wha? Aren't Holy Rollers made by maxxis?



    Edit: I'd steer clear of the white pedals. Mine on the Parker are looking pretty haggard.
    ^^^

    .....LOL! I meant to say K-Rads. I was thinking of my Holy Rollers...LOL. I see they look like Nevegals now, after looking a bit closer. My bad bro!!

    Thank for the heads up on the white pedals, as i have been debating that one. I think most white pedals are powder coated anyways and not anodized anyways.

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    Yeah, back then I was running 2.5 / 2.35 nev's. I also ran a 2.7 / 2.5 setup, but it was tight. I'm running a 2.35 Excavator F / 2.35 Nev rear now.
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    The purple looks really good on the new 'dj' style frame of the komodo.

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    Ordered the last 2010 Komodo 2 small frame from JensonUSA. Bike should be arriving on Tuesday. So excited! Can't wait to take it for a test run.

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    What's your build gonna be?

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    Here's my 08

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    Question for you guys...

    I bought a 2009 Jamis Komodo II in size 14. I'm 5'9" with a 30" inseam, and I originally built it up as a rigid street bike. It was great in that mode, but I decided to turn it into a slopestyle/gravity bike with a 120mm travel fork and a 1X8 set-up.

    Any of you riding a small frame at my height? I mostly ride XC and used to a low, stretched out riding position. The trails I ride require a lot of climbing to get to anything good... so do you just deal with the cramped climbs to enjoy the flickable small frame?

    I'm just hoping I didn't make too big of a mistake by going with a smaller frame. Here's how it looks like decked out in street mode. I decided if I'm going to ride street, I'm doing it on a 20" BMX.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Question for you guys...

    I bought a 2009 Jamis Komodo II in size 14. I'm 5'9" with a 30" inseam, and I originally built it up as a rigid street bike. It was great in that mode, but I decided to turn it into a slopestyle/gravity bike with a 120mm travel fork and a 1X8 set-up.

    Any of you riding a small frame at my height? I mostly ride XC and used to a low, stretched out riding position. The trails I ride require a lot of climbing to get to anything good... so do you just deal with the cramped climbs to enjoy the flickable small frame?

    I'm just hoping I didn't make too big of a mistake by going with a smaller frame. Here's how it looks like decked out in street mode. I decided if I'm going to ride street, I'm doing it on a 20" BMX.

    Very nice set-up indeed, but not sure if a small was a smart move for your size, but if that's what works for ya, then no worries. I am 5'10"/5'11" and fly with the medium frame, and it is awesome. I do have a 15.5 frame, but another brand, and it is kinda cramped fro me. I do like the large frame bikes, as they bulky and not very flickable. Ride it and see how it feels for you bro.

    Again, sweet build!

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    I am 5' 10" and ride the 16.5" frame. It still feels a bit small for the climbs but the descents are pretty sweet.

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