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    Introducing the new Goblin Evolution Trail 29er

    We are pleased to announce the coming of the new Goblin Evolution Trail 29er.

    Based around an all new trail version of the Goblin frame with the following differences from a normal Goblin frame:

    Frame optimized for 120mm travel fork

    Larger diameter top-tube, downtube, chainstays, and seatstays

    Contoured "Round-to-Square" seat-tube with direct FD mount

    Pressfit GXP BB shell

    Clearance for 2.5inch tires

    142x12mm rear Maxle

    69 degree HT with 435mm chainstays and 12.5inch BB height

    All of the above changes make the Goblin Evolution better suited and dialed in for trail use. When it comes to spec, we've included parts that we knew would make an awesome trail Goblin: 120mm RockShox Revelation fork with 15mm Maxle and lock-out, Hayes Prime Comp hydraulic brakes, X7 2x10 drive train with an X9 Type 2 RD, Sun-Ringle Charger Comp tubeless-ready wheelset with custom matching decals, Maxxis Ardent 2.4 folding bead tires, and a Truvative Stylo T-30 cockpit.

    $1599.95. Available the first week in February, just in time for Spring.

    For more info, check it out at Airborne Bicycles. Goblin Evolution.

    Thanks!

    Jeremy
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    Nice work Airborne folk, this looks like a trail crushing bike! Hope to get a chance on one next season.

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    Introducing the new Goblin Evolution Trail 29er

    Any ideas on weight??

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    That is a slick bike!

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    Blue? NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

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    I like that color....thought I was getting an early Xmas present. Not out til feb..nicely spec'ed

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkidd_39 View Post
    Any ideas on weight??
    From their site: 27.4lbs with tubes.

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    Black and blue, yall should have named it "The Bruiser".

    J/K looks awesome, and I'm sure it rides even better.

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    Jeremy, when does the hobgoblin evo come out? ?

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    Re: Introducing the new Goblin Evolution Trail 29er

    Wow. Me want!


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    Looks nice.

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    Great looking bike!

    I was looking at getting a trail hardtail next summer... this adds a front runner.
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    Introducing the new Goblin Evolution Trail 29er

    It's very nice. It's a great bike to compare to the niner ROS and the original Canfield Yelli Screamy.

    If not for my yelli I'd be looking at getting this.

    Carbon bars, seatpost and tubeless should get you down to 25lbs. SS it to 22-23lbs

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    good looking bike! i was in the process of ordering a regular goblin until i saw the evo i think i will be ordering the evo instead!

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    Killer. Dang, love the angles and set up. Winner winner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkidd_39 View Post
    It's very nice. It's a great bike to compare to the niner ROS and the original Canfield Yelli Screamy.

    If not for my yelli I'd be looking at getting this.

    Carbon bars, seatpost and tubeless should get you down to 25lbs. SS it to 22-23lbs

    Pretty much exactly. I was looking at building up a Nimble9, buying a Taro (I can get the 13's at sub $1000, hard to beat,) or an older 26" wheel trail bike... but Airborne has been good to me, so I may just splurge instead.
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    Will you guys be selling a evolution frame only eventually?

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    Introducing the new Goblin Evolution Trail 29er

    Quote Originally Posted by skyphix View Post
    Pretty much exactly. I was looking at building up a Nimble9, buying a Taro (I can get the 13's at sub $1000, hard to beat,) or an older 26" wheel trail bike... but Airborne has been good to me, so I may just splurge instead.
    You couldn't buy the components for 1599 to complete a N9 so yeah. It's a deal. One of the guys I ride with is considering this bike just to tear it down and build the yelli frame on the wall.

    Then sell the frame.

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    Everything looked great until...

    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    Pressfit GXP BB shell
    Please tell me this is a misprint and that Airborne didn't get duped into the press fit BB fad.

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    Well its no cross bike but that thing is hot. I know a couple of guys who might be interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flip D View Post
    Everything looked great until...



    Please tell me this is a misprint and that Airborne didn't get duped into the press fit BB fad.
    Had zero issues between 3 different Hobgoblin set ups; one ridden in a normal xc fashion, the other two were put through the ringer (but well cared for). Zero issues.

    (and to somewhat fair, I'm pretty close to being a curmudgeon in a lot of ways. I dislike new standards, or rather the lack of adherence to standards over the past few years across the board.)
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    We've had zero durability/maintenance issues with pressfitGXP BB's. The wider BB shell is also part of what enabled us to make room for more rear tire clearance.

    Jeremy
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    I was this close to pulling the trigger on a Goblin XO, but was still hesitating. This thing is so sexy, though. As soon as I get the email back on what size I should get, I'm going to order one.

    On question: will this bike come with the stock Revelation RL with the Dual Position Air feature? I know companies sometimes get special OEM versions that aren't exactly the same. We have some long climbs here, and I think this would be a great thing.
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    Dang it, now I'm running a coolness deficit for sure.

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    thought this bike/thread would see a ton more action and chatter around it...whats everyone's thought on this thing from a pricing standpoint?

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    With shipping costs it's pretty close to the Trek Stach, but the fork, brakes, bar/stem, and maybe the wheelset are all big upgrades. I'd say that makes it a pretty good value. Except for the part where you have to wait until February.
    Dang it, now I'm running a coolness deficit for sure.

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