lets see some komodo's

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  • 10-12-2012
    chelboed
    Depends on the price. New, the frame listed for 3 bills. Since it's 2 years old and technically not new...I'd say it's worth 2 hundred. If it's the right size, it's a good platform to build on.

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  • 10-12-2012
    mullen119
    im getting it for 100 bucks since I worked there. I like that it has a slacker HTA then the new frames and thats with a 120mm fork. I would go longer(I want it slack) Its way over kill, but when I upgrade the Lyrik on my XAM I might toss it on the Komodo if I buy it (set at 130mm)
  • 10-12-2012
    chelboed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 7PointMe View Post
    New Komodo looks sweet and with the seat tube sizes I think you're happy right Chelboed? The bike is also now officially listed as AM on the website.

    I'm seeing a new top, down, and head-tube there and what look to be the burly seat stays from the '08 model year.

    Confession: My '08 has been stripped down and the parts are now riding around on my Giant STP. Per the recommendation of this thread I've kept the Komodo frame and maybe I'll find the time / $ to build it into a trail machine someday. Its trail duties were previously replaced by an Intense Tracer VP.

    I'm not happy with the lack of disc support boss on the non drive stays. The geometry is nice though. Tapered ht doesn't really matter to me. Seat tube size is irrelevant to me. It's a good frame with a grom build. I'd still like to test drive one.

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  • 10-12-2012
    chelboed
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mullen119 View Post
    im getting it for 100 bucks since I worked there. I like that it has a slacker HTA then the new frames and thats with a 120mm fork. I would go longer(I want it slack) Its way over kill, but when I upgrade the Lyrik on my XAM I might toss it on the Komodo if I buy it (set at 130mm)

    Dang man...100? What size? I'll buy it!

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  • 10-12-2012
    mullen119
    Its only a 16''. It felt pretty good even though its small though. I think with a 60mm stem It will feel perfect. I feel like I need something more trail friendly so it should be a good match(my XAM is full coil and 39lbs)

    After reading over this thread a while bike, I started looking for a 2007ish komodo, but at 100 bucks, I will settle for a 2011.
  • 10-12-2012
    chelboed
    I think it will fill the bill. The shorter stays will make tech riding fun. Depending on the trail, I've been having fun on my 34# Parker...just general trail riding and small drop tech stuff. Mix it up now and then.

    Move to the '98 rigid Komodo for a bit, then over to the 05.

    You can build that Komodo up cheap for an urban bike if it doesn't fill the bill for a straight up trail bike.

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  • 10-18-2012
    mullen119
    Picked up my Komodo frame today. Frame, headset, seat post and seat for 160 bucks. Now I need to plan my build
  • 10-28-2012
    mullen119


    Still need a chain. Will probably get it tomorrow. So far I have less than $350 bucks into the whole bike. Not too bad.
  • 11-04-2012
    Danielrg_usa
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    Just installed new wheels and tires. Shimano XT/Rhyno Lite wheels with Maxxis High Roller tires and Stan's NoTubes kit.

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  • 11-07-2012
    chelboed
    Bitter sweet



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  • 11-08-2012
    grndzro26
    Deleted

    I'm sorta new to the boards and i'm not too sure how my post ends up out of order
  • 11-08-2012
    grndzro26
    2nd try

    Picked up a 04 Komodo FX a while back, changed a few things to make it my own

  • 11-09-2012
    7PointMe
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    Bitter sweet



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    Chelboed - what's with the tear-down? New ride?

    -Mike
  • 11-10-2012
    chelboed
    The brown truck showed up yesterday.


    Dude! How can you not just LOVE raw?! What?! Pimp!



    The Evolution CTD alone is $310


    Creative cable routing bosses.


    I'm digging these outside/inside bosses too.









    Ready to build.



    Santa Cruz has been blowing out frames at their clearance store. The Heckler with Fox CTD is only $550
  • 11-17-2012
    chelboed
    Dang, my peeps! I know I've been a huge Komodo supporter over the years but just cause I tore down Old Faithful doesn't mean we have to lay this thread to rest. I'm not a turncoat...I'll be keeping my infamous and much-loved 2005 Komodo. May either do another hardtail build with it or possibly order a 500mm rigid fork for it.

    The Heckler has been on the very top of my want list since 2005. So far it's everything I have built it up to be.

    Back to the Komodo though. Post some pics!
  • 11-18-2012
    Oldripper
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    Just brought her home. Better pictures to come soon.
  • 11-18-2012
    Danielrg_usa
    Is that the 2013?

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  • 11-18-2012
    Oldripper
    Yep , it's the 2013 Ano Halo color, large frame. The bottom pic shows all the sweet dealer reflectors! lol!
  • 11-18-2012
    Danielrg_usa
    Let us know how it rides. I love my 2008. That being said I honestly think my next bike, unless something else catches my eyes, will be an NS Surge or similar. I want to try out a steel frame.

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  • 11-18-2012
    Oldripper
    i will, hopefully i get to ride it by Christmas. I blew my knee out at work and am rehabbing it now. There is nothing like being injured staring at a new bike I can't ride yet! AAAAAHHHHHH! I checked out some steel long travel hardtails. The Ragley Blue Pig looks great.
  • 11-19-2012
    mullen119
    Still need to upgrade the fork and brakes. Thinking about getting some riser bars too. Ridable now though.

  • 11-19-2012
    chelboed
    Somebody bought the brakes off my Parker, but I do have 3 different handlebars that I'm trying to get rid of.

    Syncros Bulk Hi Rise white
    Syncros Gain Low Rise Black
    Older Easton ea70 cut down a bit black

    All three are OS


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  • 11-19-2012
    mullen119
    I havent had a chance to test ride it yet. Im going to hit up Rays MTB on friday to see how it rides. If I decide I need them I will let you know.
  • 11-19-2012
    mullen119
    I have been running 1x9 setups on all my bikes for a few years now. I love it and have never felt the need for different front rings.

    My AM/DH bike uses 36tooth up front with 11-32 Cassette. My Komodo has a 32 front with 11-32 cassette. My wife uses the same set up as my Komodo on her Parker.

    I find the 32 front to be ok on XC trails. I could make a case for a 34 on but its not overly needed where I live. I use the 36 on my other bike because of high speed DH runs. I dont think I will ever switch back.

    heres an older pic of my other bike(upgraded a few things since then):
  • 11-20-2012
    chelboed
    I wouldn't mind going 1x10, but 1x9 has proven fine for many years.

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  • 12-03-2012
    Danielrg_usa
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    My recent conversion to SS!

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  • 12-03-2012
    chelboed
    Nice! I plan to do that too!

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  • 12-04-2012
    Danielrg_usa
    I used the Wheels Manufacturing singlespeed conversion kit and the Bachelor Gusset chain tensioner. I was going to use my Blackspire Stinger but it didn't provide enough tension and the roller wasn't aligned with my chainline.

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  • 12-05-2012
    Lowered-S-Dime
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rhyth View Post
    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



    awesome!!!!!! Im jelly
  • 12-05-2012
    Lowered-S-Dime
    Well now that i have my 10 random posts done and i can post a pic now here ya go..

    love it so far i have had it for about 2 months now and paid 300 bucks for it and it came with a Kona Shred frame also.
  • 09-17-2013
    chelboed
    Bump!

    Anyone else out there proud of their beefcake hardtail?


    Haven't been around any forums in a long time, but it saddens me to see this one die. My 2005 is still kicking...though a little different. I pulled the PIKE off it to put on the Heckler build. Decided to go with a Sektor and man I'm stoked on it. The PIKE was a little older, so the new-gen sektor was amazing in comparison. Smoother, stiffer, taller, and lighter by far.

    So the "good" parts cannabalized from the Komodo went to the Heckler so now my 2005 is balling a rigid fork and linear pulls, LOL!!



    I'm going to concentrate this winter on bringing her back up to spec's b/c I'm really missing how the Komodo handles when set up properly. Going to keep my eyes open for a 150mm fork and some disc brakes...everything else is still pretty decent.


    Keep 'em coming peeps!!
  • 10-04-2013
    chelboed
    Update!

    I was able to find a rigid gnarly fork with the proper A2C for the Komodo. The 2005 was designed around a 120-150mm fork. If you split the difference and subtract 30% sag it comes up to roughly 470mm axle to crown. I had planned on finding a suspension fork for it, but my last ride on the rigid was so fun and energized that I started looking for a tall rigid fork that was tough enough to hang with the frame.

    Originally, I had a Kona P2 on it, but it soon proved to be too weak for the job.



    I was going to try to find a suitable suspension fork, but this bike setup rigid is fun so I found an Identiti Rebate XL 465 axle to crown to bring it back up to the proper ride height.

    Lovin crap! This thing is fun!










    Now I gotta find a QR disc front wheel so I can have a front brake.
  • 10-06-2013
    chelboed
    Re: lets see some komodo's
    So I found a local guy with an XT disc Mavic wheel that he let me have for $20. Straight and true. Even tension. Awesome. My local bike shop hooked me up with a donated 160mm rotor for free.

    I got the Juicy's for $40 from another local.

    So I got the fork, headset,.brakes, front wheel, and rotor for $160 total.



    STOKE!

    Build list:

    Frame: 2005 Komodo
    Fork: Identiti Rebate XL Jump
    Headset: FSA Hammer
    Stem: Thomson x4 75x0'
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite layback
    Quick Release: Salsa Flip lock
    Saddle: WTB Rocket V Team ti
    Handlebars: Answer Pro Taper AM 720
    Grips: ODI Yeti with Peaty lock rings
    Brakes: Avid Juicy 3 160/160
    Crankset: Raceface Atlas AM, Diabolus VB
    Pedals: Crank Brothers Candy C
    Rings: Raceface Race Ring 32, e13 poly bash, Blackspire Blackguard inner guide ring
    Chain: SRAM pc971
    Cassette: SRAM pg990 11-34
    Rear wheel: Formula sealed cartridge, Alex sx44
    Front Wheel: XT 756 / Mavic x223
    Tires: Kenda Nevegal 2.36" DTC

    Cost to me: $320
    Weight: 28#

    Fun factor: immeasurable




  • 10-13-2013
    chelboed
    Re: lets see some komodo's
    Posted a Komodo fan page on Facebook.


    www.Facebook.com/jamiskomodo



    Right now, it's just got a pictoral history up, but feel free to post yours.
  • 10-16-2013
    MrBaker
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    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Danielrg_usa View Post
    My recent conversion to SS!

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    This is your frame now - it sat around in the garage awaiting a build for a couple months before I finally got around to building it last July.

    Attachment 839480

    Things have been changed since this picture was taken - KS i950 dropper post (remote), new tires, etc
    Parts list:
    Jamis Komodo 2008
    Cane Creek angleset .5
    X-fusion Velvet RL 140mm
    rear: White industries eccentric disc hub x sun ringle estate (33mm) with 20t WI freewheel
    front: Hope Pro 2 evo x mavic ex823
    old LX 5 bolt cranks
    Hope front brake, shimano SLX (fins) rear brake
    thomson 50mm stem, easton monkey lite DH 711mm carbon bars
    oury lock ons

    ~24-26lbs depending on the tires (currently some big DH mud tires)



    This bike can huck! Took me a minute to get used to riding a hardtail again after putting it together. My Heckler has been down for the past two months due to much needed repairs and so I've been riding this a lot. The frame geometry, especially with the 140mm fork and angleset installed, is quite fantastic. I love plowing and jumping the same slope style gaps on this bike now that I'm comfortable. There are a few things I don't like about my set-up, but that's mostly it being a SS (I've been riding it in DH territory in Oregon where things are really, really steep and I am really out of shape), but maybe a steel version of this might work out a little better too. Still, hard to argue when I got the frame for a cheap price and I happened to have most of the parts already from a previous build!
  • 10-19-2013
    chelboed
    Re: lets see some komodo's
    I got home from my ride on the rigid today and told my wife..."Wow, after a couple rides on the Heckler...that rigid is a rough ride." (obvious)

    So she said (mind you, my wife isn't even a biker)..."So what is that bike good for now anyways?"

    I 'bout pissed myself. She's totally right in the obvious sense, but I still love riding it and that's all that matters. Hard to explain to most of my friends, but rigid 26" is fun in a different way I guess. Though it's a smooth trail and rock ledge drop slayer...this one just happens to be extra unforgiving on baby-head chop.



  • 10-23-2013
    chelboed
    Re: lets see some komodo's
    My red ProTaper moved over to my heckler. I tried a syncros bulk 710x40mm, but I didn't like the width and sweep compared to the ProTaper.

    Got a killer deal on a new ProTaper...so I'm back in business.

    I've experimented with many bars. The EA70 was my bar of choice until the wide ProTaper.




  • 10-28-2013
    shwack10
    My first bike worth over $250. It's all stock. Might try out some dirt jumps next summer if I dont chicken out.
  • 11-01-2013
    chelboed
    Re: lets see some komodo's
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by shwack10 View Post
    My first bike worth over $250. It's all stock. Might try out some dirt jumps next summer if I dont chicken out.

    I saw this in the AMHT thread....I digg it, man. Great bike. Good long-term investment. My newest Komodo is 8 years old and no signs of weakness. The longer I own it, the harder I ride it. I now have a tall 465 axle-to-crown rigid steel DJ fork on it. (see above) Zero compliance with this fork. Its much harder on the frame than a suspension fork...but it doesn't slow me down or make me shy away from having fun on my bike. I'm that confident in it. I'm quite certain this 8 year old frame will outlast my body, hahaha.
  • 02-28-2014
    bad andy
    Hey Komodo lovers. I am about to undertake a project. My 2003 komodo is ready for some sprucing up. I'm going to strip it and get it powdercoated. Has anyone done this or a repaint? Any tips in dealing with the integrated headset cups or BB area?

    I'll post some progress pics when I get underway... add a little life to this thread ;)
  • 04-15-2014
    choey
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    Since I am so stoked about getting this today I figured I'll post it here too. My 2014 Komodo. It's a perfect starting bike for me and I hear there is all kinds of upgrades that can be done.

    Attachment 885931
  • 04-17-2014
    levar012586
    Nice and congrats on the new bike. Komodo's are great bikes since they're so versatile and durable. Enjoy! :thumbsup:
  • 04-17-2014
    bad andy
    Decided to rebuild and powdercoat my 03 Komodo as a gift to my wife. Will post pics in a few days
  • 04-21-2014
    rhyth
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    Yeah...my bike has changed a lot. A bit eccentric, I suppose. Hoping to travel across the country on it in a few months.

    Updated specs:

    Frame: Jamis Komodo II 16"
    Handlebars: Modolo Yuma
    Stem: Thomson Elite X4 100mm
    Headset: Cane Creek S-8
    Wheelset: Azonic Outlaw (Hope Pro 2 Evo front hub, Velocity ATB Rear Hub)
    Tires: Maxxis Holy Roller 2.4
    Fork: Surly 1x1 100mm
    Rear Derailleur: Shimano SLX M663 Shadow
    Cassette: Shimano SLX CS-HG81-10 11/36
    Chain: Shimano XT CN-HG94 Dyna Sys 10 Speed
    Crankset:Shimano SLX M770 Dyna-Sys/Race Face Single 38T w/ Hope bash ring
    K-EDGE Cross Chain Catcher
    Brakes: Avid BB7 (160r/185f)
    Brake Levers: Avid Speed Dial SL
    Shifters: Shimano XT SL-M770-10s Rapidfire (rear) Shifter
    Pedals: Azonic 420
    Seatpost: Thomson Elite Setback
    Saddle: Selle An-Atomica Titanico X

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rhyth View Post
    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

  • 11-27-2016
    chelboed
    The Heckler is officially dead!!
    I had my Heckler built up for a few years, but I never really settled in to it. Just never felt right. I'm back to my faithful and dare I say "perfect" 2005 Komodo.

    I pulled all the Pimp Juice out of my Heckler and injected it into my Komodo. Heckler on the chopping block and out the door.

    There's that magical reach and stack that just feels right...and 2005 was my year. Live the gussets and geometry.

    So I'm pulling the Identiti Rebate off and I got a 150mm Sektor, Cane Creek 110 headset, and QR15 cones for my Hope Pro 2 front hub.

  • 11-27-2016
    chelboed
    Here's the progression/digression of my 2005 Komodo. At times, I robbed parts from it to try out other dual suspension frames... But I've always come back to this frame.

    Number 4 was pretty perfect...that's where I'm headed with the new fork. Back to perfect.



    It began as Freeride hardtail with a Marzocchi 55 R fork, but the "R" cartridge sucked, so I found the Domain U-Turn. Loved it, but found myself riding more XC so I built it as a 25-26# with the Fox Float. Moved to some burly singletrack, the All Mountain PIKE build was essential. Enter the Heckler... Komodo takes a back seat and goes rigid... Fork takes a dump... Identiti Rebate build is where it's been for a while. Killer rigid AM build, but back to that perfect setup now.

    It's funny that it all began with this 2004 frame that I bought for $140. The stays flexed too much under hard braking, so Jamis sent me my 2005.

    Stoke!
  • 11-27-2016
    chelboed
    I have somewhat sat-out the last 3 years during the transition of plus bikes, but when I built my '05, the only thing I wanted more was to be able to run 3" tires that don't kill me. That wasn't possible back then, but the new generation Jamis Komodo looks to be just about everything I had ever wanted in a hardtail. My choice would likely be the 27.5+ but I'd really take either. Part of me says buy the 26+ just to show people that 26 is alive and well.

    Nice, nice job, Jamis. The Dragon Slayers look incredible, but that topic belongs in another thread.





    My only suggestion would be a Pro version that is all 130mm Fox 34 instead of devoting all the swank to the Reynolds lovers, but I understand the motives and respect the decision. Keep the Komodo alive, y'all!!

    That said... I'm saving up for one of these babies!!!!


    Post your new Komodo Plus bikes, peeps. They belong in here.