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    Griffin

    Getting the thread ready for Thursday!

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    Very excited for this announcement. Hard to tell if it is the 650b Enduro bike or something else. Like a carbon bike maybe? Looking forward to Thursday!

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    Does my Evo need a companion already? I've only had it for 60 miles of riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VCaddy View Post
    Does my Evo need a companion already? I've only had it for 60 miles of riding.
    That's what I was thinking...

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    Going to be fun.

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    So its a 650b...650b+ hardtail. Interesting. This is probably going to be a fun bike but I'll wait to see the 650b enduro later in the year.

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    I think the Griffin looks sweet. So it is a 650b+ size. I wonder how wide those tires are and the overall weight. Might have to put the Goblin up for sale.

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    So it is going to come with the new SRAM GX drivetrain and that is cool. Looks like Vee Rubber Trax Fatty tires too. Great paint scheme. Griffin-griffin.jpg

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    No front derailleur.... I'm liking it more and more.

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    Do not know the price or complete spec but I would ride this. I just don't have the money for this and a full squish. Hardtails are a lot of fun to ride. The Griffin looks great though.

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    The more I look, the more I'm interested. I'm pleasantly surprised. Nice job Airborne.

    Reminds of the Raleigh Tokul, a little.

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    So what's the price.

    This has the new low cost GX drivetrain. Manitou Magnum fork I'm not familiar with, but I see it compared against entry level against Suntour.

    Is this a Guardian replacement at the 600-700 level?

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    Looks good.
    Please Note: I no longer work for Airborne as of 12/5/2014. If you have an Airborne question please contact them directly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Menel View Post
    So what's the price.

    This has the new low cost GX drivetrain. Manitou Magnum fork I'm not familiar with, but I see it compared against entry level against Suntour.

    Is this a Guardian replacement at the 600-700 level?
    I don't think it's the same Manitou Magnum. The original was a coil shock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Westorbust View Post
    I don't think it's same Manitou Magnum. The original was a coil shock.
    Agreed. Manitou is supposed to release a new M+ fork at Sea Otter. This probably just coincides with the Airborne release of the 27.5+ bike.

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    So what category is this bike going into? XC, Trail, Fun/Pump Track/DJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMO8853 View Post
    So what category is this bike going into? XC, Trail, Fun/Pump Track/DJ
    It looks "trail" oriented with added fatty tires.

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    "Today we're proud to announce a brand new model! We welcome the "Griffin" to the Airborne family. With a brand new tire size of 650+, the Griffin ready for fun, anywhere, year round. We're spec'ing this busty beaut with SRAM GX1 drivetrain, Manitou's brand new 650+ fork, Sun Wheelset, Hayes brakes, and Vee tires- the Griffin is ready for fun. With a retail price of $1,999 these will be available June! More info coming soon to Airbornebicycles.com"

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    That's priced a good bit higher then I was expecting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMO8853 View Post
    That's priced a good bit higher then I was expecting.
    Agreed.

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    Unless they go up on all their prices across the board, I'm not sure how they'll justify $2K for this bike. I could never spend that much on a hardtail. $2K can get you a very nice full suspension in the used market.

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    Just going off the way all their old line up was spec'd vs priced, I was really hoping this was the enduro being released.

    Welllllll crap. More than a little disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt n Dust View Post
    ... With a retail price of $1,999 these will be available June! More info coming soon to Airbornebicycles.com"
    Well, count me out.

    Way too expensive considering their other offerings.

    Sub $1500 I might consider it, but not at that price.

    EDIT, scratch that, I forgot the Evo is priced a shade under $1300. What are they thinking?

    It's an aluminum frame hard tail with fatty tires. Kind of cool, but not $2k cool for me.

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