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    Airborne Spectre (My new bike)

    Getting back into riding for the first time in a long time. I have done some research and have decided on the following. While the bike is not a great name or popular name the components seemed to be better than many other lower end bikes on the marked.

    I got it from Sun and Ski which also provides free tune ups for the life of the bike which I thought was useful and helpful.

    A list of the components:

    •Frame: 6061 Aluminum Hardtail MTB
    •Fork: Rock Shox Dart 2 Disc Specific 100mm Travel
    •Rear Shock: N/A
    •Headset: Ahead 1 1/8"
    •Brake Levers: Tektro Auriga Comp
    •Brakes: Tektro Auriga Comp Hydraulic Disc
    •Rotors: Tektro 160mm Rotor
    •Shifters: SRAM X-5 Trigger 9-Speed
    •F Derailleur: Shimano FD-M412
    •R Derailleur: SRAM X-7
    •Cassette: SRAM PG-950 11x34 9-Speed
    •Chain: KMC X-9
    •Crank: FSA Alpha Drive 22/32/44t
    •Bottom Bracket: FSA Power Drive
    •Pedals: NONE
    •Rims: Alex DP17 Double Wall 32h Disk Specific PV
    •Hubs: 32h Alloy QR Disc Specific
    •Spokes: Black 14g Stainless
    •Tires: KENDA 26 x 2.1" Front/Rear Specific
    •Handlebar: Kalloy Alloy 31.8mm Dia., 640mm Wide, Mid-Rise
    •Stem: Kalloy Alloy 31.8 Clamp Dial, +/- 7 Degree Rise
    •Saddle: WTB Speed V Saddle
    •Seat Post: Kalloy Alloy 30mm Dial, 350mm Length

    A comparable Specialized would have been $460 and the component list didn't include Rock Shox fork, etc......

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    Oh, the price was marked down from a list of $760 to $399. I thought it was a good bargain for a pretty well equipped bike to get me back in the saddle.....

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    Pictures????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elmar66 View Post
    Getting back into riding for the first time in a long time. I have done some research and have decided on the following. While the bike is not a great name or popular name the components seemed to be better than many other lower end bikes on the marked.

    I got it from Sun and Ski which also provides free tune ups for the life of the bike which I thought was useful and helpful.

    A list of the components:

    •Frame: 6061 Aluminum Hardtail MTB
    •Fork: Rock Shox Dart 2 Disc Specific 100mm Travel
    •Rear Shock: N/A
    •Headset: Ahead 1 1/8"
    •Brake Levers: Tektro Auriga Comp
    •Brakes: Tektro Auriga Comp Hydraulic Disc
    •Rotors: Tektro 160mm Rotor
    •Shifters: SRAM X-5 Trigger 9-Speed
    •F Derailleur: Shimano FD-M412
    •R Derailleur: SRAM X-7
    •Cassette: SRAM PG-950 11x34 9-Speed
    •Chain: KMC X-9
    •Crank: FSA Alpha Drive 22/32/44t
    •Bottom Bracket: FSA Power Drive
    •Pedals: NONE
    •Rims: Alex DP17 Double Wall 32h Disk Specific PV
    •Hubs: 32h Alloy QR Disc Specific
    •Spokes: Black 14g Stainless
    •Tires: KENDA 26 x 2.1" Front/Rear Specific
    •Handlebar: Kalloy Alloy 31.8mm Dia., 640mm Wide, Mid-Rise
    •Stem: Kalloy Alloy 31.8 Clamp Dial, +/- 7 Degree Rise
    •Saddle: WTB Speed V Saddle
    •Seat Post: Kalloy Alloy 30mm Dial, 350mm Length

    A comparable Specialized would have been $460 and the component list didn't include Rock Shox fork, etc......
    Nice pick-up, enjoy it and post some pic's.
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    Need to pick it up from the store....need to have it tuned up and handlebar risers added. I am 6'2" so riding hunched over is no fun for me!

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    cool i am looking at the airborne bikes too. seems like a good bike

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    Im pretty impressed with everything I have read and seen from Airborne. I particularly like their Goblin 29er. For under $1200 it seems like a pretty nice setup, and you cant beat the green!
    People ask me all the time "who beat you up"? I tell them "a tree". They just look at me funny....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pattongb View Post
    Im pretty impressed with everything I have read and seen from Airborne. I particularly like their Goblin 29er. For under $1200 it seems like a pretty nice setup, and you cant beat the green!
    +1 People looking to get into MTBing should look at this company first if they don't have a lot of money to spend as they offer a lot of bikes for a good bang for your buck.
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    Absolutely right- Now that Ibex and Woodstock are gone, Airborne is one of few factory direct bike brands going. Nice specs for the price point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimTwisted View Post
    Absolutely right- Now that Ibex and Woodstock are gone, Airborne is one of few factory direct bike brands going. Nice specs for the price point.
    Absolutely nice specs for price point, definitely worth a look. But to me no better (or worse) than Bikesdirect, Fezzari, Sette, Access, Nashbar, BAMF etc. There is a VERY LARGE crowd of alternatives to the LBS brands. The "factory direct" thing is pure advertising though, also used by Bikesdirect. The bikes are made in the same factories in Taiwan/China as every other bike on the planet, then shipped to a warehouse in the US, then to your door. Only difference from the big brands is it doesn't go to a dealer for assembly/display and the neccesary markup for those services.
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    Screw the search function... you're new, ask the question(s). If anyone gets thier undies in a bunch it's thier problem.

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    Glad you like your Spectre....I love my Goblin

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