Jamis Komodo x.0 XC Hardtail

4.42/5 (24 Reviews)
Weight : 33.75 lbs MSRP : $779.95


Product Description

The Komodo’s triple-gauge, double gusseted aluminum chassis and Manitou Stance Flow fork with Hex-Lock thru-axle say it all—this is a big-hit hardtail that, in the right hands, can match a long-travel dual-suspender blow for blow. This is super-duty stuff, from the 120-150mm adjustable-travel fork to the 8” rotors and Hayes HFX-9 hydraulic calipers. TruVativ’s bomber Hussefelt bar, crank and Howitzer ISIS bottom bracket will hold up under hard landings, backed by the anti-taco protection of WTB’s Dual Duty FreeRide disc rims and the added cushion of 2.35” Maxxis HansVenture tires. This is all about sticking the big landing and coming back for more.


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by taylor sanderson a Weekend Warrior from adelaide, Aust.

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2011

Strengths:    nice solid frame, very strong build. the manitou stances are a good fork but i need to get them serviced soon. excellent brakes aswell.

Weaknesses:    derailleur- got a bit slack after a while

Bottom Line:   
excellent bike to ride, highly recommended. would buy it again if i had the chance. get one, you won't be dissapointed!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $600.00

Purchased At:   from friend

Bike Setup:   stock at the moment apart from tyres. hoping to upgrade everything soon though.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by matjaks a Weekend Warrior from ferndale, mi usofa

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2009

Strengths:    burley frame it's bombproof, good geometry, wheels have held there own.

Weaknesses:    components, stock truvativ cranks is junk, keeps coming loose. brakes are a pain, front derailer broke in the first few months.

Bottom Line:   
It's a great bike for the money as long as your willing to replace the components just like any stock bike for the same price. anybody like me thats going from bmx to mountain I would recommend this bike you. it's a 26" bmx bike it's great other than replacing parts

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Favorite Trail:   myhandbuiltwoods

Duration Product Used:   More than 3 years

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   craigslist

Similar Products Used:   kona scrap

Bike Setup:   komodo 2.0 mostly stock, race face atlas fr crank, holy rollers, soon to be new hays strokers. race face chainring, e13

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ryan a Downhiller from mi

Date Reviewed: July 17, 2008

Strengths:    the bset it has no flaws i love it

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
the best bike i have evr seen

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   ebay


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by spokenipple a Weekend Warrior from Oklahoma City

Date Reviewed: December 22, 2007

Strengths:    Bombproof frame construction, strong but not too heavy, great geometry

Weaknesses:    Placement of braze-ons, wimpy derailleur hanger, rear tire clearance could be a little bigger

Bottom Line:   
This is a review for the frame only....purchased an '06 frame at Jenson for cheap and turned it into an urban drop machine....great purchase! I don't have much bad to say about this frame. It's been horribly abused on at least 60 urban rides with lots of drops to flat in the 4' to 6' range and a few gnar crashes. I don't know why it's in the xc section....this frame is designed and built to be a freeride hardtail and it does well for that on both trails and street. The '08 model is spec'd with a 1.5" headtube...further proof of what it's made for.

I ran this frame with a Chris King headset for a little while, but switched to an FSA Pig because of the extended steel cups....seemed like a good idea for the abuse I'm giving it. I don't think the frame flinches at all from big drops and side loads. I've had lots of stair gaps, dock drops, and launching from walls. Some weren't pretty, but the frame has no cracks and still spec's true at the headtube openings. It'd be nice if they made this frame with horizontal dropouts and 12/14mm compatibility.

I'm running a 100mm fork on it, because I liked the way it felt better for handling....steepened the 67° head angle to 68°. It rides very nicely on the trails. I just swap seatposts to a longer one so that I can have better pedalling efficiency. It's spec'd for a 130mm fork, and rides nicely that way. I rode a friend's Komodo with a 150mm fork and it'll shred the rocks with it.

You may need to craft a cable ferrule for the rear derailleur because they put the braze-on too close to the reinforcing strut on the rear triangle. Cable routing isn't idel because they put the top tube braze-ons on top of the tube, and they're a bit too close to the seat/head tubes, but it's not a big deal and doesn't seem to affect function. The v-brake tabs get in the way of putting the rear wheel in the frame when a 2.3 or larger tire is used and inflated, and if your wheel isn't true, you'll rub the yoke a bit. I'm going to grind those tabs off soon.

Great frame....no reservations about recommending it to anyone wanting a durable frame that can just about do it all. Built up with the right parts, I wouldn't hesitate to race it. Built up with the right parts, it'll handle anything you can throw at it.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   Frames from GT, Azonic, Specialized, and Trek

Bike Setup:   Set up for urban abuse...Halo wheels, Funn stem/post, FireEye bars, Funn bb, Hussefelt cranks, Pig headset, BB7 brakes, Maxxis Holy Roller 2.2F/2.4R

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ryan bracy a Weekend Warrior from ny

Date Reviewed: September 29, 2007

Strengths:    great braking power and handles jumps and drops well.

Weaknesses:    paint sucks. manitou stickers came off. tires have bad traction in sand and wet conditions. I've bent the handlebars. and the fork attracts lots of dirt and it doesn't come off.

Bottom Line:   
I'd buy it again its an awesome bike and i've taken it off tons of jumps, drops, stairs, w/e you can think of. Buy this bike for the streets and the mountain, it looks sweet! Its hard to pedal, not an xc bike.

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Favorite Trail:   whiteface ny

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   jenson

Similar Products Used:   jamis dakar, big hit 3, stp, session 77.

Bike Setup:   wtb dual duties, wtb seat/seatpost, handlebars, stem, crank

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Josh a Weekend Warrior from New Jersey

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2007

Strengths:    kenda tires

Weaknesses:    weak welds, derailer, seat, tektro disc brakes, pedals, cranks, and rst lauch t7, yeah basically everthing...

Bottom Line:   
took it off a pretty small jump and the derailer hanger snapped just from impact of the landing (didnt hit anything), brakes constantly rub cause there impossible to adjust (and i know bikes quite well), the seat snapped 3 times cause its made of plastic (and im only 150 lbs) and the fork has no spring or adjustablity (plus it leaks fluid and turned my stanchions black!) if your looking for a starting dirtjump bike, look elsewere its worth the extra couple o bucks for a kona or specialized...seriously!

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Favorite Trail:   Rampo Reserve

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   Geared to Go

Similar Products Used:   07 Kona Scrap/Shred

Bike Setup:   07 Scrap stock for now

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Mark Charlton from miton ont canada

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2006

Strengths:    the komodo is a good bike to ride. I love the nices frame

Weaknesses:    The crank is grager i have to bye a new bottom brake because my broke

Bottom Line:   
this bike is grabge i will never by this bike again !!!!!

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $700.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Monsoon a Weekend Warrior from Branford, CT

Date Reviewed: October 13, 2006

Strengths:    Looks great, very predictable, can handle anything from 6ft drops, 10 stairs, DHing, XCing anything

Weaknesses:    components! In less than a year i've has 2 seatposts, 2 seats, cranks, BB, pedals, many tires but whatever i dont expect anything less.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent bike despite the components. If you want to build up a HT frame, go with the Komodo! Great bike for anyone who doesn't have much $$$

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Favorite Trail:   Killington, VT

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $650.00

Purchased At:   Bullydog Bikes

Similar Products Used:   GT Backwoods, Kona Blast, Giant Iguana, Trek, Specialized...

Bike Setup:   06 Komodo w/ Truvative Cranks, Maxxis Minion tires, Truvative seatpost, WTB seat

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rome a Cross Country Rider from Arlington, WA, USA

Date Reviewed: July 15, 2006

Strengths:    Lightweight, fast handling.

Weaknesses:    Flat black paint rubbed off from cable housing rub on headtube. Could have more tire clearance between the chainstays.

Bottom Line:   
This bike rocks. It handles tight singletrack, mild drops, and is light enough to ride uphill. My only problem is that I sometimes forget to release the ETA when heading downhill. Certainly my favorite hardtail ever.

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Favorite Trail:   Whoopsie Woodle

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $90.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   2005 Access Aluminum, 2003 Access Aluminum

Bike Setup:   2003 Marzocchi Z1FR w/ETA, Cane Creek S2 headset, Weyless shorty stem, Carbon fiber handlebar, SRAM Rocket gripshifters, ODI Ruffian lock-on grips, Dean Ti seatpost with Fprte Fusion saddle, FSA Alpha drive ISIS crank (22/32) with bashring, XT derailleurs, Supergo Launch FR wheelset with SRAM cassette, Kenda Kinetics Stick-E 2.3 tires, Avid BBDB cable disc brakes with 203mm rotors, Shimanjo PD-M545 clipless pedals.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rossi a Weekend Warrior from Pasadena Ca.

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2006

Strengths:    great color, great geometry, great welds, very stiff

Weaknesses:    crooked label

Bottom Line:   
This bike is awesome my favorite build so far. I ride down hill every weekend and blow past guys on their full sussers. I use mine for everything freeride, downhill, dirt jump and street. if you're looking for a great platform to build on this is the frame. At 5'9" 160 the 14in frame is perfect.

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Favorite Trail:   Mt Wilson 12mi downhill

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $127.00

Purchased At:   jensen

Similar Products Used:   rock hopper

Bike Setup:   I love my setup, 14in frame, Easton Vice neck, Kona jump bars, WTB freeride seat, Hussefelt cranks, MRP Sytem3 chainguide, Maxxis High Rollers, Mavic X221 wheels, Hayes Mechanical Disc Brakes, Shimano Deore rear derailer

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James a Weekend Warrior from Gainesville, Fl

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2005

Weaknesses:    This is an update of sorts. I have noticed that one problem that I have run into with this frame is that I'm getting a lot of tire rub because of the lack of wheel clearance in the back. I am running the stock 2.3" Scorpions and even at different psi's Im still getting a decent buzz in corners etc..

Bottom Line:   
Still a great bike!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Jenson


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James a Weekend Warrior from Gainesville, Fl

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2005

Strengths:    I feel like this is a really great all-around frame. It is strong as hell and you wont believe how light it is. The geometry lends well to XC, all-mountain, pretty much most types of mountain biking. I have set it up as a bike that will do everything and it is just that.

Weaknesses:    I guess the reason for the deal on Jenson is that the "FX" part of the label is crooked. You cant even notice unless someone points it out to you. I'm glad it is b/c I got a great deal.

Bottom Line:   
Great deal if you can still find the frames they were going for $109 the last time I checked. If you want to build your own bike and want a one that will do everthing on a college budget buy the Komodo. I started trying to build it cheap but you know how that goes... Money worth spent.

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Favorite Trail:   Santos

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $145.00

Purchased At:   Jenson (frame)

Bike Setup:   I did a full buildup on this frame like most here. Reba SL fork, Holzfeller crank, XT/LX drivetrain, Hayes MX-2s'. Still tweaking it but Im learning alot from my first build. There are such great deals online you just wait to get a deal on something.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by PT a Cross Country Rider from AZ

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2005

Strengths:    Exellent geometry. Great strength / weight ratio. Funr to ride!

Much better for our area than the $1200 Stumpjumper!


Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Super sweet hardtail! I built this for my wife - her first REAL bike. Amazing it's held up to the punishment of following me around on a 6x6 full susp! At Brian Head last summer, everyone we saw was AMAZED to see a hardtail on the 5 to 15 mile downhills!

Bottom line - I'm building one for myself right now!

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   new frame - built from parts around house

Similar Products Used:   several

Bike Setup:   2002 Komodo frame, 104mm Marz MX Pro ETA fork, SRAM x.9 drivetrain w/ triggers, Avid BB7 6" brakes, Rock Shock susp. seatpost, Mavic 321 rims w Real hubs, Titec bar, ODI lock-on grips...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sean a Cross Country Rider from Syracuse, NY USA

Date Reviewed: July 1, 2005

Strengths:    Review is just for the frame. Strong welds, I like the matte black finish (just like my old GT aggressor). Stands up to 2' drops under a heavy rider (6'2", 225#)

Weaknesses:    Figured out why the frame was so inexpensive; the decals on the frame were a little off, not enough for the casual onlooker to notice as you blow past them, but if you're looking for it, you'll find it. Matte finish shows fingerprints and grease marks easily if you care about that crap-I don't.

Bottom Line:   
This is a great frame for the price. On my first ride with it I placed 4th on a local race (up a few spots from last time). It's rigid and has great all-around geometry. Cable routings along the top tube (as opposed to running along the downtube) keeps mud and trail grime out of the cable housings. I believe that this frame will last me for many years and many miles. If you're looking for a new frame for little $$$, but don't want to sacrifice weight and quality, then look no further.

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Favorite Trail:   Shindaigin Hollow

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $145.00

Purchased At:   JensonUSA.com

Similar Products Used:   '04 Jamis Durango SX (17" as opposed to my new Komodo 19")
'98 GT Aggressor 21"


Bike Setup:   Swapped parts from my Durango, so Hayes MX-2 mechanicals w/ Avid levers, WTB Speed V Comp Saddle, Ritchey long-necked stem, Deore derailleurs, soon-to-be installed Noleen Mega Air fork, Kenda Kinetic 2.1s (actually 1.95s) with Alexrims TD-17 up front and a mavic 238 on the rear

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by alex bad ass a Downhiller from harrisonburg

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2005

Strengths:    very solid bike. it can handle any thing you put out. takes drops like nothing, very good components

Weaknesses:    havnt found any yet

Bottom Line:   
the best hard tail out there, very solid bike great for urban assult takes drops very nice, great handling, rides great on the trails and urban. highly recomand this bike.

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Favorite Trail:   massanutten mountain

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   jamis

Similar Products Used:   cannondale.

Bike Setup:   all stock for 2005 komodo fx 1

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