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    airborne sabre

    Thinking of an entry level bike for the wife. Just curious if anybody has had any experience with the airborne sabre? Thanks for any input in regards to quality and sizing.

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    has anyone experiences or any thoughts the sabre? im thinking about getting one for my brother

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    I talked a coworker into buying one, and I will be putting it together for her. I plan on trying it out first though!

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    cool, let me know how it goes, im planning to get one next week

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    Does anybody (BigDaddy) know what the stand over height is for the 15" Sabre, I'm thinking about getting one for my gf.
    I tried googling but, didnt have any luck.

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    We don't publish stand-over heights like a lot of other manufacturers as it isn't the most important component of fit. But, on the 15" Sabre it is around 29 inches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    We don't publish stand-over heights like a lot of other manufacturers as it isn't the most important component of fit. But, on the 15" Sabre it is around 29 inches.
    I had the same question a couple weeks back. I emailed Airborne and called support to make sure I got the size right. Both times, I was told the 15" Sabre has a stand-over height of 27 inches.

    Also, I realize stand-over is not the most important component of fit. But seeing as how Airborne is an internet-only company with no demo bikes or shops, it would certainly be easier if ALL measurements of the bikes were published.
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    Yeah my bad, for some reason I was thinking 17 and not 15. 27 is correct, sorry!
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    Thanks for the response, and stand over height isn't the deciding factor for me personally. But for my 4'11" and 26" inseam lady friend its kind of important. She rides one of my old bikes, with similar geometry to the Sabre because its comfortable to her while moving, but the top tube is an issues, when we come to stop, and start up again, or when she tries to get on and off the bike.

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    i just place a order for the sabre, i cant wait till it get here. Anybody know where the bikes are shipped from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizwikedcbr View Post
    i just place a order for the sabre, i cant wait till it get here. Anybody know where the bikes are shipped from?
    Thanks! We ship bikes out of our warehouse in Carson, CA (located near Long Beach). We normally ship bikes out within 2 working days of receipt of an order except during times of peak volume. Last week was a huge shipping week for us so we ran later than hoped on a few orders but this week we are fairly caught up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    Thanks! We ship bikes out of our warehouse in Carson, CA (located near Long Beach). We normally ship bikes out within 2 working days of receipt of an order except during times of peak volume. Last week was a huge shipping week for us so we ran later than hoped on a few orders but this week we are fairly caught up.

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    awesome, im also located in California, so it shouldn't it been that long to have the bike delivered to my home my home

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizwikedcbr View Post
    cool, let me know how it goes, im planning to get one next week
    Here is a write up on the Sabre from my short time with it, I am thinking it would be solid for my wife!
    Just Riding Along… Airborne Sabre build. « Bikes, Beer, and Birds… In No Particular Order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by backcountryeti View Post
    Here is a write up on the Sabre from my short time with it, I am thinking it would be solid for my wife!
    Just Riding Along… Airborne Sabre build. « Bikes, Beer, and Birds… In No Particular Order.
    awesome write up, how the weight of the bike? cant wait till i received my sabre
    Last edited by dizwikedcbr; 09-19-2012 at 08:37 AM.

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    purchased the sabre late monday night, it was shipped on tuesday and it was delivery on thursday night. planning to assemble the bike on friday

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizwikedcbr View Post
    purchased the sabre late monday night, it was shipped on tuesday and it was delivery on thursday night. planning to assemble the bike on friday
    Send pictures when you are done building!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizwikedcbr View Post
    awesome write up, how the weight of the bike? cant wait till i received my sabre
    I didn't weigh it, it's not lightweight by any means, but it's not unbearably heavy. It's probably spot on for an entry level hard tail.

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    when the box arrived, it didnt look beat up at all, it looks like it been handle nicely. However after working at UPS, ive seen how packages are handle but the bike was package really good where it cant be scratch or damage. The bike came about 85% assemble, had to install the handle bars, front wheel, seat post, stem, and little tuning the brakes and derailleurs.
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    Phat!!!

    Happy new bike day!!!

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    OP, did you end up getting this for your wife? my girlfriend is interested in mountain biking as well and I am considering getting this for her as an entry level bike. Nothing too technical, but she would be doing some beginner level trails without too many climbs.

    She's 5ft 2in (not too sure about her inseam), but I'm afraid the 15" frame could potentially be too big for her? She actually got on my 16" guardian and was able to ride it but had a little difficulty getting off unless she slanted my bike a little bit.

    Hopefully the 15" sabre could be a potential bike for her since Airborne has it back in stock now!

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    Standover heights need to be published.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizwikedcbr View Post
    when the box arrived, it didnt look beat up at all, it looks like it been handle nicely. However after working at UPS, ive seen how packages are handle but the bike was package really good where it cant be scratch or damage. The bike came about 85% assemble, had to install the handle bars, front wheel, seat post, stem, and little tuning the brakes and derailleurs.
    Nice bike, dizwikedcbr! What pedals did you go with?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruffix View Post
    Nice bike, dizwikedcbr! What pedals did you go with?
    i just had some spare diamondback alloy pedals on them, eventually im planning upgrade to better pedals

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    Does this bike come with double wall rims ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizwikedcbr View Post
    when the box arrived, it didnt look beat up at all, it looks like it been handle nicely. However after working at UPS, ive seen how packages are handle but the bike was package really good where it cant be scratch or damage. The bike came about 85% assemble, had to install the handle bars, front wheel, seat post, stem, and little tuning the brakes and derailleurs.
    Mind if I ask how heavy is the bike?

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