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    Airborne Pathogen

    So I'm sitting here eating Chinese food and looking at the latest edition of Mountain Bike Action magazine.

    Opposite page 42 is a great shot of the Pathogen. BTW: Caroline Buchanan also looks smoking.

    According to the ad framesets "coming soon".

    BDF: Any timeframe. Also not wishing to infringe on copyrights etc. I opted to not take a pic of the ad. Could you post a couple of shots?

    Lastly any chance of us Airborne owners purchasing items like Caroline is wearing?

    I'm thinking they are limited production but thought I'd ask.

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    Good question... I love the look of that bike from what I've seen. Going to have to move somewhere where I can ride downhill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drjay9051 View Post
    So I'm sitting here eating Chinese food and looking at the latest edition of Mountain Bike Action magazine.

    Opposite page 42 is a great shot of the Pathogen. BTW: Caroline Buchanan also looks smoking.

    According to the ad framesets "coming soon".

    BDF: Any timeframe. Also not wishing to infringe on copyrights etc. I opted to not take a pic of the ad. Could you post a couple of shots?

    Lastly any chance of us Airborne owners purchasing items like Caroline is wearing?

    I'm thinking they are limited production but thought I'd ask.
    Thanks! The kit Caroline is wearing was custom made for her by a company called "Vie 13". They made a few kits for our sponsored riders and our employees. They aren't for public consumption unfortunately.

    Our graphics department has new jersey designs on their list of things to do but have been too busy with bike stuff and web stuff to get to them. Hopefully we'll have some at some point this year.

    I'll ask for a jpg of the ad and post it up here when I get it, thanks~

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    Oh, and timeframe-wise it will probably be late August to early September when the frames are in the warehouse and available to sell.

    We are doing something different with the framesets than other companies do: they will come with the Vector HLR shock from X-Fusion, and along with the shock the customer gets three different springrates so that they can fine tune the ride based on weight/terrain/riding style.

    We'll be releasing pricing info soon~!

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    Sweet!!!

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    One sweet looking bike:
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    Quote Originally Posted by drjay9051 View Post
    So I'm sitting here eating Chinese food and looking at the latest edition of Mountain Bike Action magazine.

    Opposite page 42 is a great shot of the Pathogen. BTW: Caroline Buchanan also looks smoking.

    According to the ad framesets "coming soon".

    BDF: Any timeframe. Also not wishing to infringe on copyrights etc. I opted to not take a pic of the ad. Could you post a couple of shots?

    Lastly any chance of us Airborne owners purchasing items like Caroline is wearing?

    I'm thinking they are limited production but thought I'd ask.
    Here's a copy of the ad~
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Airborne Pathogen-decline_pathogen_spring13.jpg  

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    It looks just like a Transition TR 450 to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by potterymouth View Post
    It looks just like a Transition TR 450 to me
    Yes. And a one carat cubic zirconium looks "just like" a one caret D flawless diamond but they are quite different.

    You can only have so many "looks" to a frame. Maybe the geometry is similar as well but I could not find specs on the Pathogen.

    Anyway, they are different bikes when you install groupset etc.

    I do agree they look similar.

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    That bike just makes me drool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by potterymouth View Post
    It looks just like a Transition TR 450 to me
    You should look closer, there are many differences.
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    Another shot from yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrbib21 View Post
    That bike just makes me drool.
    Odd, it's Caroline that makes me drool.

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    Come on dude she is barely 20. Didn't you say you were pushing 60??? Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursejk View Post
    Come on dude she is barely 20. Didn't you say you were pushing 60??? Lol.
    I believe she is closer to 24. Yes I'm 60 in Feb. but going on 35 !!

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    OK. So you could just about be her granddad! 60 is 60 not even close to 30. Come on dude, look for someone closer to you at least late 40s to 50!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursejk View Post
    OK. So you could just about be her granddad! 60 is 60 not even close to 30. Come on dude, look for someone closer to you at least late 40s to 50!
    I do not discriminate based on age!

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    Yes, I see that. lol. You just might have better luck with someone you own age!! Just a thought.

    We are way off the subject. Let's leave the young girl alone. You are scaring me and probably the Airborne guys.

    The bike is bada$$. Looks like they have a great eisee to promote it. I have to agree with hrbib21.

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    i've been watching this "replacement" for the taka for some time. Wished I picked up a Taka since I live close to Mountain Creek bike park. They were actually just there but did not know about it, wished Airborne let us know on FB (I've been a fan on FB but didn't see anything until afterwards).

    But it is odd because looks like 3 different colors, will there be options? Is on the frameset, one complete base bike, one XO-like model (like Goblin has 3 colors?).

    And what about the Toxin? Different bike?

    I need to know!!!

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    We posted that we were going to Mountain Creek before we went!!

    The Toxin is a 7inch bike and is different......

    That's all for now.


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    Will the toxin be avaliable as a frame only? Any spec sheets out yet?

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    I also saw that ad and instantly dug it!!! It does remind me of the Transition TR frame, overall a badass looking frame to be sure...Can this frame be run with a single crown fork? May be selling my beloved Yeti AS-X in order to try something new for next year. I will be watching for updates and specs.

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    Very curious now about the Pathogen.

    Airborne Pathogen Prototype - Pit Bits, US National Championships Angel Fire, NM - Mountain Biking Pictures - Vital MTB

    Price under 2K? Is there a spec/build kit sheet floating around? I want to see more about this bike as it looks very promising for the price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrniceguy42 View Post
    Very curious now about the Pathogen.

    Airborne Pathogen Prototype - Pit Bits, US National Championships Angel Fire, NM - Mountain Biking Pictures - Vital MTB

    Price under 2K? Is there a spec/build kit sheet floating around? I want to see more about this bike as it looks very promising for the price.
    That's a mis-quote. The FRAMESET is under $2K.

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