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    Any idea if Airborne is planning a 27.5 to their line up?

    I've been looking at their bikes and while I'm tempted to buy a Hobgoblin, I'm waiting to see what comes of the 650b roll outs that other companies look to be releasing. I'm new to the sport and currently have a 2001 Gary Fisher Tassajara and 2012 GT Karakoram 2.0 29er. While I like the GT , I ride it the most, I'm really looking for a FS bike. I ride in S Fl at Quiet Waters, on some sections of the trails there my back is taking a beating and I'm wondering if a FS would help with that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue426 View Post
    I've been looking at their bikes and while I'm tempted to buy a Hobgoblin, I'm waiting to see what comes of the 650b roll outs that other companies look to be releasing. I'm new to the sport and currently have a 2001 Gary Fisher Tassajara and 2012 GT Karakoram 2.0 29er. While I like the GT , I ride it the most, I'm really looking for a FS bike. I ride in S Fl at Quiet Waters, on some sections of the trails there my back is taking a beating and I'm wondering if a FS would help with that?
    According to this thread not in immediate future but never say never.... I'm waiting to see their AM offering before I pull the trigger on another bike.

    In Development?

    Fezzari, another direct to customer bike co, will be releasing a 650B bike if your only considering this wheel size.
    SOC13: Fezzari Custom Builds 650b, Straight to Your Door

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    Quote Originally Posted by betorac View Post
    According to this thread not in immediate future but never say never.... I'm waiting to see their AM offering before I pull the trigger on another bike.

    In Development?

    Fezzari, another direct to customer bike co, will be releasing a 650B bike if your only considering this wheel size.
    SOC13: Fezzari Custom Builds 650b, Straight to Your Door

    I don't think I'm necessarily tied into the wheel size per se. If anything I find myself drawn to Airborne as a company, and would like to buy my next bike from them as a result. I love the component mixes on their offerings and the feedback about them and their bikes is very positive. My GF seems a bit long in the cockpit and low to the ground compared to my GT, and yes I understand the differences in 26 and 29 wheel sets. The option of having a 26, 27.5 and 29 " wheeled bikes is what I find appealing to me from an owner's perspective.I'm actually fighting ordering a Hobgoblin now. I feel like both of my bikes are just a bit big for me , both are large frames, so while I certainly don't need another bike at this point I'd really like to get another one and I'd like to give my hard earned cash to Airborne for the next one I buy. A 650b just seems to be a natural size to me.

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