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Hey, I finally got my '07 komodo done last week, its been a slow build. Its built for AM riding mostly. I will get some pics up in the next day or so.

But, I know lots of you have em, post em up! Also, if you have a chain guide...definitely post that up haha.

Lets see em!
 

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Alright, wolfman...but where's yours?
Here's the progression / digression / sidegression of mine:

It all started out as a 2004 Komodo Team frame with parts carried over from my XLT:


That frame didn't work out b/c the rear tri was too flexy, so they warrantied it out for a 2005 frame.

I first built it up as a 31lb FRHT:


I had issues with the 55r, so I got a Domain 318 and dropped down a tire size:


I found myself doing more aggressive XC/trail riding than Freeride...so I dropped it down to 26lbs with a little lighter build:


I'd like to build a 2008>newer FRHT version...they have ISCG.

Okay...here's my 1998 Komodo. I got the frame off ebay for $6. It's set up as a rigid SS XC rig. Pretty dang fast:
 

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I like your '05. I need to weigh mine and see what its at.

I will go take a photo of it now actually, since im bored.
 

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Here's my 2005 Komodo got the Frame for $60 and built the rest up from scratch

2006 Marzocchi AMSL 130mm of travel
2008 RaceFace Evovle Cranks, Bar, Stem, & Post
BB7's 185 in front 160 in rear
2008 X-9 Triggers and Rear derailleur X-7 Front
Mavic Xm 819s on Dt Swiss Rear & Specialized Stout Front
WTB Rocket V saddle
ODI Rogue grips
Mavic Holy Rollers for commuting, DJ, & DS
Panaracer Cinder Rear and Fire Freeride Front for Single track
Atomlab Trailpimps for Commuting & DJ
Shimano 520's for everthing else

Next Upgrade is a Pike 454 slider and Xt 20mm hopefully soon.
 

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i notice we all are using odi rogues. They are the most comfortable grips i have ever used.

got a guestion for ya- is it just me or is a 2.35 kinetics look more like a 2.1? Also, any of you used a 2.6 in the front with a 2.35 in the rear?
 

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I don't like ODI Rogue's. I have the new Peaty's on my '05 now. Moved the Yeti's over to the SS. The Rogue's are just not my style.
 

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wolfman00 said:
I like your '05. I need to weigh mine and see what its at.

I will go take a photo of it now actually, since im bored.
Thx BTW.

I'm beginning to think the Float was a mistake. I love it and it serves as a fantastic trail bike fork. I just have this hankerin' to go huckin' now and then. I probably wouldn't go crazy anyhoo b/c I'd hate to jack up my freakin' $500 wheelset and Hone crankset doing things that they weren't made for.

What I really need to do is get me a 16.5" built up with a DJ or FR build with a stout set of wheels, cranks, and fork so I can go downtown and have me some fun when the trail is too sloppy!
 

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no current pictures-

I have an '04 with-

marzocchi all mountain sl fork (2006)
azonic outlaws
holy rollers/swamp things
deore crankset with 24/36t and e13 dual ring guide
wtb laser v in camo
x5 shifters and derailleurs
203/160mm juicy 5s
magnesium flat pedals

It works well for trail riding and for screwing around downtown- great bike
 

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no current pictures-

I have an '04 with-

marzocchi all mountain sl fork (2006)
azonic outlaws
holy rollers/swamp things
deore crankset with 24/36t and e13 dual ring guide
wtb laser v in camo
x5 shifters and derailleurs
203/160mm juicy 5s
magnesium flat pedals

It works well for trail riding and for screwing around downtown- great bike
Are you sure it's an '04? Does it look like this:

Or this:




Reason I ask is b/c your build is more of a FR/AM build. If you have the 2004...then you've got a "trail bike" frame sorta overbuilt or built heavy. Oddly...I've got the 2005 Freeride Hardtail frame but under built it (light). Almost just swap your frame for mine and the bikes would be built proper:D
 

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yeah, mine is the 1st one but in grey

it is "overbuilt" but that's 'cause I got the frame for $50 and could care less how "fast" it is. I wanted a bike my friend's could keep up with me on when I rode with them... heh (actually, seriously)

I also really wanted an 'indestructable' bike that I could ride cross country trails on (so I do like this geometry)

-Drew
 

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I also really wanted an 'indestructable' bike that I could ride cross country trails on (so I do like this geometry)

-Drew
I feel ya there, Drew. I have broken a few frames, tacoed a few wheels, broken cranksets, pedal spindles, saddle rails...at 200lbs, I can't skimp in the area of durability and I can't afford to buy new components all the time. I've gotten to the point where I pretty much use "All Mountain" componentry for plain ol trail riding. It may be 26-27lbs, but I don't have to worry about destroying it and not having a bike to ride.:thumbsup:
 

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I feel ya there, Drew. I have broken a few frames, tacoed a few wheels, broken cranksets, pedal spindles, saddle rails...at 200lbs, I can't skimp in the area of durability and I can't afford to buy new components all the time. I've gotten to the point where I pretty much use "All Mountain" componentry for plain ol trail riding. It may be 26-27lbs, but I don't have to worry about destroying it and not having a bike to ride.:thumbsup:

yeah, def. true. Even more true when the only reason you have that bike is for screwing around. I have a mamasita with a very light build and a monocog 29er as well.
 

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yeah, def. true. Even more true when the only reason you have that bike is for screwing around. I have a mamasita with a very light build and a monocog 29er as well.
ThuperThweet!

I'm working on a RM Flow DJ right now. I got a great deal on the frame from a dude...and I picked up a Saint crankset for $26:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 

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Here's My Freeride / All Mountain 08 Komodo 1. Excuse the poor quality of the cellphone pic, but I'll post some better pics soon.

Upgrades include:

Funn Fatboy bar
Juicy 5s
ESI Racers Edge grips
Crank Bros 5050xx pedals
Alienation Pivotal saddle and seatpost
Sun Doubletracks (heavy, but I got a good deal so I'll ride them until I can afford something lighter/cheaper. Can't say I'll ride them til they break, b/c these wheels are tanks)

Best Upgrade: Push'd 426 Pike (You can see the humble fork it replaced in the background)
 

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I didn't posted mine yet, because it's 100% original, not realy exiting.
A great bike anyway, I think I'll start to upgrade with the brakes one day they'll fall apart.
I use my Komodo as an Freeride / Allmountain bike, and used to old canti brakes, the mecanical disk brakes of the komodo aren't that bad either.



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