Jamis Komodo Freeride Hardtail

4/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $349.00


Product Description

The Komodo was builtTo bravely go where few hardtailshave gone before: underThe buns of Jamis sponsored Jordie Lunn. WithJordie’s input, Jamis designedThe Komodo with slightly steeper geo, a1.5” headTube for optimal frontal strength, welded on a XAMTopTubefor lowered standover and increased lateral stiffness, pumped upTheseatTube diameterToTake a 31.6 post for a firmer pedaling platform,andTweakedThe rearTriangle so you could stuff 2.4”Tires inThere. Step out ofThe ordinary. Du


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Reviews 1 - 13 (13 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by pnelson112

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2013

Strengths:    Review for the 2013 MSRP $750. This thing SHREDS! It does not matter if I am jumping off a park bench or doing some XC riding it can keep up! Short chain stay gives you a lot of control but also keeps the bike from climbing as well. But who cares I got it to jump not ride XC!

Weaknesses:    Fork is more or less for looks. Works on and off but for the price of the bike its easily upgrade-able.

Bottom Line:   
Worth the money! Set it and ride like the wind. Fun bike!

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joe .N a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: December 15, 2012

Strengths:    Super strong frame, light wight

Weaknesses:    None review only for the frame

Bottom Line:   
My LBS got me the 09 Komodo II frame back in July from Jamis it was NOS and had never been built up. I was wanting a do all hardtail that could be rode hard and not break.. I had Cannondale hardtails and the frames would break after several broke frames thats why I got and built up the Komodo. What a KICKASS FRAME !! to build up. The frame has a high BB hight using a bash guard you have 11" clearance and for a high front climbs very well and is a killer frame for trail riding. Were it really shines is going down hill it just rails and handles super well. Running a long travel fork make this frame a blast to ride and you can ride it were most hardtail frames could not go. This frame needs to be rode with a short stem.

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Favorite Trail:   Brown County State Park Trails

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Cannondale hardtails

Bike Setup:   Marzocchi 44 120mm travel,700 mm wide holzfeffer bars with a salsa 70 mm 15 deg rise stem, hussefelt crank with bash guard and howitzer BB, shimano deore lx shifters and slx gs derailler,hayes stroker ryde with 180 and 160 rotors,mavic en 321 disc rims and XT hubs, continental 2.4 X-king tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by maxxdout a Downhiller from Stroudsburg

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2011

Strengths:    Great price, great components, heavy duty, sleek design, complete awesomeness. I've heard numerous complaints about the fork but it's been completely fine for the past month. The preload adjustment is super easy and the fork is smooth as butter.

Weaknesses:    The crank seems to have a very slight wobble but it doesn't seem to effect the performance. The bike is otherwise solid.

Bottom Line:   
For $350, this is the best fr/dirt jumper around. It's a heavy duty bike with awesome components and good looks.

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Favorite Trail:   The Maze

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   JensenUSA

Bike Setup:   Completely stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by marianakash a Downhiller from mississauga, ontario, canada

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2011

Strengths:    crazy strong frame, nice geometry for downhill too

Weaknesses:    forks could use a upgrade, thinking of fox 32s, Frame a little heavy

Bottom Line:   
Good bike, i got it for only 200 cash used, i ss'ed it, drop some weight. Great entry level freeride/dh/dj bike for under 1000 new. Upgrade stock forks.

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Favorite Trail:   none a.t.m

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Buddie

Similar Products Used:   khs dj 200, stp 2, p2 and a few more

Bike Setup:   hayes hfx 9, 203mm front and rear. Ss

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JSBehun a Weekend Warrior from PA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 4, 2011

Strengths:    very strong frame

unique geometry which is surprisingly comfortable on long rides

sharp looks


Weaknesses:    questionable components

mechanical disc brakes


Bottom Line:   
The komodo is a very cheap bike for what you get. The parts aren't so great but i like it that way because i intend to upgrade it extensively. I've only had minor issues with the bike that were basically my own fault, all of which you could solve with a hex wrench. I recommend this bike to anyone who enjoys riding hard and upgrading their bikes, also to anyone who is just looking for a knock around bike or beginner's bike.

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Favorite Trail:   PMPA Carved Out

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   fitness central

Similar Products Used:   this is my first free ride hard tail ... and i love it!

Bike Setup:   stock for now

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MrKomodo a Downhiller from Marlboro New York

Date Reviewed: June 9, 2011

Strengths:    Fork, Shifters, Frame , Bars, Rims

Weaknesses:    Brakes,Grips (minior), Pedals sorta.

Bottom Line:   
Sick Bike. amazing but it needs some minor componets change and geometry is wierd for Dirt Jumps. but besides that its an AMAZING BIKE A+++++++++

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Favorite Trail:   Cronomer "Yard Sale"

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $399.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Bananas

Similar Products Used:   2006 Kona Scrap? sorta.

Bike Setup:   2008 Jamis Komodo 1.0

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by cafam1 a Weekend Warrior from staten Island, NY

Date Reviewed: April 21, 2011

Strengths:    geometry, can handle a 6" travel fork.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Purchased the frame for 80$ on ebay and could not be happier. I rounded up all my spare parts and created a no frills all mountain ride. This is a 2005 1.0 with the braces on the seat and chainstays. The bike is just fun to ride, especially with a long travel fork and large volume tires. I had a 90 mm stem with a 5 degree rise and the bike just did not feel right. I then put a sycros 70 mm stem with an 8 degree rise and wider bars and the bike feels perfect. Climbing is surprisingly well considering how high the front end sits off the ground. The front wheel never wanders. Jumping with this bike is where it shines, just point and shoot. I'm speaking just for the frame I don't know what parts it was equiped with from the factory and we all know subpar components can kill a good ride. I would definitety consider this frame for anyone who wants a hardtail do all bike.

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Favorite Trail:   all

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $80.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   Kona chute,Kona 5.0, K2 brass monkey,

Bike Setup:   xt 2by9 fsa bashring, Avid 185 mm bb disc, Marzocchi all mountain 1, mavic 519 chris king hubs. kenda 2.35 nvgl.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Steven a Weekend Warrior from American Fork, Utah, US

Date Reviewed: March 8, 2011

Strengths:    I love the DJ ones. I have not bottomed out once. the frame is great. Ive had no problems doing drop offs or big jumps. it's got about a 40 pound frame so its heavy for a hardtail but Its worth the weight for the durability you get

Weaknesses:    Its really heavy and hard to go up hill

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a great bike to beat up. I do downhill with it and then I go and jump it. It's pretty much good for any thing but X country. For the price, you get a great deal

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Favorite Trail:   Any where

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Bananas

Similar Products Used:   GT Ruckes

Bike Setup:   Dirt Jumper

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lunchbox362 a Downhiller from El Paso, Texas

Date Reviewed: November 25, 2010

Strengths:    The frame is really strong, it won't break on you. The geometry works for big bike DJ's and more freeride-ish stuff. If you build it up light it can also be a great all mountain bike. It just depends on components. The chainstay is short enough to really toss the bike around in the air too, it's super easy to do whips and the like.

Weaknesses:    The only weaknesses of the bike is the derailleurs which just aren't very strong or great overall, the brakes which rub no matter what unless you back them off to where they don't even touch the disks, and the fork which has 5 inches of travel but feels like it has 2. Those are really the only bad spots on this entire bike.

Even then, it's not as though those parts don't work, because they do and they hold up for a while, they just don't perform at a level most people expect. But they're just a few components, and they're easily replaced. Since I nabbed this frame at $440, it doesn't really bother me at all.


Bottom Line:   
Awesome frame, if only the components were a tiny bit better.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $440.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Bananas

Similar Products Used:   Specialized P-Frame All Mountain

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by alexshirley a Downhiller from hurricane, utah, united states

Date Reviewed: November 22, 2010

Strengths:    very strong, beefy frame, looks amazing in person

Weaknesses:    snapped the front derailer on the first day I rode it, the preload adjustors on the forks barely work.

Bottom Line:   
Very strong and burly bike. Great for freeride and light downhill trails. Great for normal trail and singletrack riding. It's decent for dirt jumping and street but not that good. I'd recommend replacing the derailer and the forks but other than that It's a great bike out of the box. So if you like freeriding, trail riding, and downhill trails but you can't afford a full suspension this is a great bike to get.

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Favorite Trail:   grafton, utah

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   jensonusa.com

Similar Products Used:   black market three57 (kinda similar?)

Bike Setup:   2009 jamis komodo 1. Single chainring up front and new lizard skinz grips.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jeabus McSpear a Downhiller from Melbourne

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2008

Strengths:    Strong frame, can take a hit (or alot of hits for that matter),

Weaknesses:    Brakes are crap, and my suspensions stuffed. Broke the cranks on the first day and screwed my derailluer.

Bottom Line:   
Is a pretty good bike for the price. Don't let some of the stuff in the weaknesses bit put you off, it's probably just my fault but.... If you want something better go for a scott voltage

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Favorite Trail:   My own one

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Melbourne Bikes

Similar Products Used:   zip

Bike Setup:   everything that came with it

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by elliott hislop a Downhiller from tauranga

Date Reviewed: April 15, 2008

Strengths:    dirt jumper 1,s they are super strong the best thing on the bike.hayes stroker rydes are also very good and easy to ajust.

Weaknesses:    the rims are crap. I bent the back one on the first day riding the bike going off a small drop.It has Shimano deore wich skips all the time and bangs against the frame.

Bottom Line:   
If id known what this bike was like i wouldnt have got it.
This is not a very good mountain bike.

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Favorite Trail:   jumps track in rotorua

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1330.00

Similar Products Used:   I would recommend a giant STP1.It is alot better bike with good all round components and around the same price.

Bike Setup:   Dirt Jumper 1
Hayes Stroker Ryde
Shimano Deore
Weinmann Rims
MAxxis larsons

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Keith Allonardo a Cross Country Rider from Vineland, NJ

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2008

Strengths:    Very Burly but not too heavy. Pedals really good. Did some drops to 3' so far and it isnt skipping a beat under my 250lbs.

Weaknesses:    Climbing is not the best for this bike but thats not what it was made for.

Bottom Line:   
I wanted a bike that could take a beating and still work the trails well. So far this bike fits the bill for me. Well made and super burly. Great for freeride/Park and light downhill. Any DH if you like hardtails.

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Favorite Trail:   My own spots

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   Tuckahoe Bike Shop NJ

Similar Products Used:   Specialized P Bike.

Bike Setup:   Sm. 14" Diobolus Stem, Spank Lounge Bars, Race Face Diobolus cranks, DMRV8 pedals. E13 DRS chanine guide.

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