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    Breezer Jetstream vs Airborne Goblin

    I have narrowed down my new 29er choices to these 2, the Breezer Jetstream Comp ($1099 on Nashbar.com), and the Airborne Goblin (2012 version, $1049).

    Airborne Bicycles. Goblin
    Breezer Jetstream Comp 29" Mountain Bike - Overweight Code G Restricted

    The Breezer is a bit lighter, I think, but the Goblin has a bit better fork. I feel a bit more comfortable buying from Airborne than Nashbar, but I love the idea of shedding a few pounds on the stock versions, plus I am still a bit iffy on how long the novelty of the Goblin paint scheme is gonna take to wear off.

    What do you all think?

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    Just looking at the package I'd go with the Goblin. Have read a lot of +'s here in the forum on the Goblin.
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    The New Goblin gets you a tapered steer tube and 38/24 tooth chainrings which is nice for a 29er. I know I'm sometimes begging for an easier gear with my 39/26 setup.

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    28+ for both. The "new" Goblin has 100mm tapered steerer 15mm thru axle Reba fork. A lot better front end and only needs a light wheel and tire. The Breezer has a shorter chain stay(438 vs 450). but the model isn't on their site although the Thunder appears to be equivalent.

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    Well now the Brrezer Jetstream Comp is available (size Med which is prob right for me at 5'11") on Nashbar for $950, plus shipping of $39 for total of $989. Seems like a good deal, all SLX drivetrain. Everyone still think the Goblin is the better deal, for $1050? I just can't get over that green- seems maybe a bit young for me at 42 y.o.

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    I would check. If the Goblin has a Reba fork, tapered head tube, and 15mm axle. It is definetly worth it. I went from a standard head tube 9mm quick release 26er. To a tapered, 15mm axle 29er. Even with the 29 inch wheels(same exact wheelset except bigger) the front end steers so much more precise.

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    Goblin 2013

    This is a sweet setup and an awesome deal for $1200


    6061 Hydroformed Aluminum Hardtail 29"



    Fork

    RockShox Reba RL 29 Dual Air w/Lock-Out, tapered steer, 100mm



    Headset

    Ahead Sealed Cartridge 1 1/8" to 1.5" tapered



    Brake Levers

    Avid Elixir 7



    Brakes

    Avid Elixir 7 Hydraulic Disc



    Rotors

    Avid 180mm front, 160mm rear



    Shifters

    SRAM X-7 2x10



    F Derailleur

    SRAM X-7 2x10



    R Derailleur

    SRAM X-7 2x10 Mid-Cage



    Cassette

    SRAM PG-1050 11-36T 10-Speed



    Chain

    SRAM Powerchain 1051



    Crank

    SRAM X-7 2x10, 38/24 rings



    Bottom Bracket

    SRAM XR GXP Sealed BB



    Pedals

    NONE



    Rims

    WTB SpeedDisc XC Alloy Double-Walled with eyelets



    Hubs

    KT HiFlange Sealed Bearing 32H



    Spokes

    Black 14g Stainless



    Tires

    GEAX AKA 2.2"



    Handlebar

    AIRBORNE Alloy Flat, 640mm width



    Stem

    AIRBORNE Alloy +/- 7 Degree Rise, size specific



    Saddle

    Selle San Marco Ponza Power



    Seat Post

    AIRBORNE Alloy 31.6mm Diameter, 350mm Length



    Extras

    Owner's Manual, Clear Coat, H20 Bottle Mounts

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    that is why i orderd a 2013 NEW GOBLIN !!!!! SEARCHING FOR MAYBE GREEN SPOKES OR WHITE SPOKES :d WILL ROCK !!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordohio View Post
    I would check. If the Goblin has a Reba fork, tapered head tube, and 15mm axle. It is definetly worth it. I went from a standard head tube 9mm quick release 26er. To a tapered, 15mm axle 29er. Even with the 29 inch wheels(same exact wheelset except bigger) the front end steers so much more precise.
    Where are you seeing the 15mm axle? I haven't seen it in the literature, and the photo seems to show a standard 9mm QR. Not a big deal to me, but figured it's worth clearing up for other people reading your post.

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    To clarify: The new Goblin does not have a 15mm axle. We just couldn't afford to get it on that bike at the pricepoint we are selling it at.
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    I looked at the same bikes you have and chose the Airborne Goblin. I am 53 and I like the color. But honestly the color is not important out on the trail, only in the photo ads. If you can swing it though I would recommend the 2013 Goblin for you. They took a good bike (the 2012) and made it better. I have since done several upgrades to my bike and I absolutely love it. The Reba fork is the best I have ridden and is super adjustable. Either way enjoy your new bike whatever it is and let us know how you did!

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