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All our frames and forks are tested continually to meet or exceed (in some cases, well exceed) EN standards 14764, 14765, 14766 and 14781 as well as the new ISO 4210 standards. We conduct these tests at our frame manufacturing facilities, but we also use EN accredited testing laboratories such as Intertek and SGS to verify the results of our own tests. If these tests aren’t telling us everything we want to know about our bikes, we increase the loads and cycles, or we determine another way to test. Where current hydraulic testing machines, jigs and hardware aren’t up to the task of emulating some of the forces and impacts our bikes might be subject to, we’ve designed our own.
We relentlessly cycle test for fatigue from pedaling and torsional forces on every single frame size, with deflection tests for stiffness at every point of the frame. Brutal impact tests with massive weights dropped on fixed frames or forks are performed. Then reversed, with weights attached to the frame, the frame hoisted to a given height depending upon product type, then released.
This destructive testing is enormously instructive and important. And it is in continual process. But it’s our ongoing non-destructive testing of frames and forks fresh off the factory floor that’s just as vital.
For our carbon fiber frames, EVERY frame is weighed to make sure it’s neither resin rich nor resin deficient. We also measure the stiffness of each frame in 6 critical areas as a check on lay-up production. Each deflection test must fall within 5% of the standards our machine and field-testing have established. This weighing and stiffness deflection testing guarantees every single frame we produce meets all Jamis manufacturing protocol and will
deliver the ride qualities we defined and demand.
The Komodo frame is 100% designed for 27.5” wheels and trail riding with Kinesis aluminum tubing, oversized rear stays with a 12 x 142 thru-axle hub and a tapered head tube to serve up strength and stiffness for better handling and steering.
Riding fast with control requires steering precision, which starts with the front of the bike. Stiffening this area results in less wheel deflection, more wheel control. A full 1.5” head tube and steerer would achieve this, but would add unnecessary weight and bulk, and limit stem choices. But a tapered 1 1/8” to 1.5” head tube serves up a significant increase in rough terrain tracking and stability without much of a weight penalty compared to standard 1 1/8” systems.
The Komodo’s rear wheel tucks in with short 425mm chainstays. With a 12 x 142 rear hub, you’ve got a stiff and responsive rear end.
Securing the rear wheel to the frame by threading it into the rear dropouts is not only safer, it’s stiffer. Increasing the rear axle diameter from 10mm to 12mm makes it only stiffer still. The rear wheel tracks directly in line with the frame, for more precise handling, so you can go faster with more confidence. The 142mm hub dropouts provide a self-centering feature for the rear wheel for faster, easier installation.
15mm thru-axle QR’s offer all the benefits of the 20mm thru-axle design (stiffness!) + the benefits of the standard 9mm QR system (quick wheel removal!) without any of the down sides. The weight of the 15mm system is similar to the classic 9mm system (thanks to the lightweight alloy axle & reduction in fork leg weight) , but it is nearly as stiff as a 20mm axle. The increase in stiffness improves steering & handling significantly. It also puts less stress on the fork’s internals, improving fork durability and performance.
UPGRADES FROM KOMODO COMP
• Fox 32 Performance Series fork
• WTB ST i23 TCS tubeless rims
• Shimano SLX/Deore 2x10-speed drivetrain
• KS eTen dropper seatpost
• Shimano M506 brakeset
TOP FIVE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
The FOX FLOAT suspension fork features rebound adjust and 3-position
damping for unprecedented performance in all types of terrain. It's intuitive
to use and can be activated while riding.
WTB ST i23 TCS rims feature a UST tubeless profile, I-Beam construction
and straight spoke-nipple interface for strength and rigidity.
Shimano Deore brakes feature Servo Wave levers that provide quick pad
travel so that less lever movement is needed to bring the pads in contact
with the rotor. More of the lever stroke is used to improve controllability
and increase braking power.
KS Suspension's eTen dropper seatpost is a revelation in value priced
performance. Based on an air spring, hydraulically locked cartridge system,
the eTen has features that surpass rival posts at twice the price.
Ritchey's Trail series stem and bars are specifically designed for today's
trail bikes and pack a dramatic increase in stiffness and strength over
|Frame||Triple-butted 6061 air-formed (SPF) aluminum, 1.5 - 1 1/8" tapered head tube, post mount disc brakes & 12x142mm drop-out, ISCG05, dropper post routing, replaceable derailleur hanger|
|Fork||Fox 32 Float Performance Series 27.5" w/3-position compression & lock-out,15mm axle, air spring compression, rebound adjust, tapered alloy steerer, 120mm travel|
|Headset||FSA Orbit 1.5 Zero-Stack internal cup, for tapered head tube, 8mm cone spacer|
|Wheels||WTB ST i23 TCS 27.5" tubeless rims, Formula sealed bearing centerlock disc hubs, stainless spokes|
|Tires||Vittoria Barzo, 27.5 x 2.25", folding|
|Derailleurs||Shimano SLX Shadow rear and Deore front|
|Shift levers||Shimano SLX, 2x10-speed|
|Chain||Shimano HG54, 10-speed|
|Cassette||Shaimano HG50, 10-speed, 11-36T|
|Crankset||Shimano M627, 38/24T, 170mm (15"), 175mm (17-21")|
|BB Set||Shimano External|
|Brakeset||Shimano Deore M506 hydraulic disc, 180mm front & 160mm rear RT54 centerlock rotors|
|Handlebar||Ritchey Trail, 710mm x 20mm rise|
|Stem||Ritchey Trail, 70mm (15”), 80mm (17”), 90mm (19"), 100mm (21”)|
|Seat Post||KS eTen,100mm travel, handlebar remote, 385mm x 31.6|
|Saddle||WTB Volt Comp|
|Sizes||15”, 17”, 19”, 21”|
|SIZE||TOP EFFECTIVE||HEAD ANGLE||SEAT ANGLE||CHAIN STAY||WHEEL BASE||BB DROP||HEAD TUBE||STANDOVER||STACK||REACH|
|15||22.2 / 565||68˚||73˚||16.7 / 425||42.3 / 1075||1.5 / 39||3.9 / 100||29.0 / 738||23.3 / 591||15.1 / 384|
|17||23.0 / 585||68˚||73˚||16.7 / 425||43.2 / 1096||1.5 / 39||3.9 / 100||30.0 / 762||23.3 / 591||15.9 / 404|
|19||23.8 / 605||68˚||73˚||16.7 / 425||44.0 / 1118||1.5 / 39||4.7 / 120||31.0 / 787||24.0 / 609||16.5 / 419|
|21||24.4 / 620||68˚||73˚||16.7 / 425||44.7 / 1134||1.5 / 39||5.1 / 130||32.0 / 813||24.4 / 619||17.0 / 431|
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