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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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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):
 

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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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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
 

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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.
 

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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!!
 

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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.
 

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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




 

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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.

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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!
 

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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.



 

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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.




 

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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.
 

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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 ;)
 
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