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    Can you resend? I don't see it, maybe it went into my spam-filter.........
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    Re: New Airborne Goblin

    I'm curious about peoples experience with tubless set ups on the stock WTB rims as well. Any one use just Gorilla tape, and if so, one or two wraps of tape? Any burps?

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    Re: New Airborne Goblin

    There was a guy on here that said he had no issues setting up the stock wheel set and tires tubeless. I can't remember what he used. It was a post within the airborne forum, but can't remember what thread.

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    Re: New Airborne Goblin

    Here's the guy.

    http://forums.mtbr.com/airborne/post-your-modified-airborne-bikes-811688-post9777422.html

    Hopefully that url works. I'm posting on my phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    Here's the guy.

    Post Your Modified Airborne Bikes - Page 4

    Hopefully that url works. I'm posting on my phone.
    appreciate it Trevor
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    OK guys, about 6 folks have asked me today so I'm going to turn on the 16 and 18 inch Goblins for pre-order. They should be able to be ordered in the next hour or so. This is probably a good idea as I am fearful that these might sell out fast again even though we are making double the amount we made before, and I don't want to see you guys that have been waiting miss out.

    A couple of things:

    We can't control all of the factors involved here like mother nature (affects how long it takes the ship to get to port), dock workers (pray for no strike), and customs (sometimes is quick and sometimes is slow). Our best-guess is the first week of April for arrival, and shipping shortly after that to customers. I'm pinning that as worst-case; hopefully they will be in sooner.

    Please be understanding with us if you place an order for one to get in line and it takes a few days longer than expected. We are going to do everything we can to get you your bike as quick as possible!

    It is a good feeling to be at the point where sales are so good we are blowing thru stock quicker than expected: we never thought we would be at this point 2 years ago.

    Thanks so much to all!

    Jeremy
    OK, as of yesterday we are also out of 20" Goblins. We got orders for the last couple that we had in stock. I've went ahead and allowed out of stock orders for that size also so that they can be pre-ordered. All we have left at the moment are 22's.

    Based on the number of folks in the last few days who pre-ordered their 16's and 18's, I am greatly concerned that we aren't producing enough Goblins to avoid running out again really soon after they arrive.

    We forecasted this order back in October (it takes that long to get parts) and thought we were ordering plenty enough to last us thru the whole upcoming summer (we ordered a lot at that time, with the fear that it was way too many). Little did we know the rate of sale is now exponential compared to our best-guess....

    At the current rate of sale, plus all of the pre-orders.......there is a good chance that we will run out of Goblins again sometime mid-to-late spring.

    I'm working on another (even larger) order right now but the soonest we will have it at this point is mid-summer based on parts lead times.

    So my point is, and not to sound like a typical salesperson (because I'm not a sales guy ), if you are thinking about one, get in line now.

    Not complaining, as most companies wish they had this problem. I just feel bad when I have to tell folks that we are out of something!

    Thanks again for all of the support!

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    The problem you have is that this bike is AWESOME - lol.

    Glad I bought mine when I did.
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    Hmm..(lightbulb)

    For Sale:
    New Airborne Black Goblin 18" (this one came with the 2012 Reba Dual air fork, these are no longer being made folks.)
    This bike is still not even broken in yet. Less than 20 miles on it. Showroom condition, still smells new.
    Only $1599. Sure you could buy it cheaper from the factory, but you would have to wait.. who knows how long. This bike is the real deal, don't stand in line and suffer the agony of waiting...get this one today. Hurry, with the demand for these bikes skyrocketing, don't miss out this one wont last!....

    Hello Airborne, I would like to order a new HobGobln XO. I have $1600 to put down and I would like to use paypal for the rest....

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    Jeremy, any change on when you expect those that were preordered to arrive? Been sitting next to my mailbox since this last Wednesday.

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    Nope, no changes. They are being made over the course of the next couple of days and then they will be on the water.

    Thankfully this time of year there aren't too many typhoons in the Pacific so that shouldn't delay things. The only wildcards in the mix are dock workers and customers workers. Provided those two groups do their jobs in a timely manner we will have the bikes *slightly* earlier than expected...

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    err.......I mean "customs" workers.............

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    I've been thinking about getting a new bike for the spring and passing my Felt Nine 80 on to my wife. I an VERY tempted to pull the trigger on a Goblin today. Is there an updated time frame on when the 18" frames might start shipping?

    Sorry, didn't see the reply two posts up.

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    Hey jd,

    No worries. Yep that's our best-guess and should be pretty spot on barring any sort of delay by union dockworkers or customs folks.

    Let me know if you need any additional info from us, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    Hey jd,

    No worries. Yep that's our best-guess and should be pretty spot on barring any sort of delay by union dockworkers or customs folks.

    Let me know if you need any additional info from us, thanks!

    Jeremy
    Thanks. I just sent in the order. I'm hoping a 18" is the right size.

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    Thanks, just saw it come thru!

    Is that the size you are riding now on the Felt Nine80? If so the ETT on the 18" Felt is within 2mm of the 18" Goblin ETT so you should be good.

    If you are in doubt, shoot us an email with your measurements and we can verify them for you.

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    Thanks, just saw it come thru!

    Is that the size you are riding now on the Felt Nine80? If so the ETT on the 18" Felt is within 2mm of the 18" Goblin ETT so you should be good.

    If you are in doubt, shoot us an email with your measurements and we can verify them for you.

    Thanks again!

    Jeremy
    My Felt is a 16" I went back and forth between it and the 18" and ended up getting the 16" due to more stand over clearance since it was my first bike. After spending some time on trails, I sometimes thought it was a little cramped. I'm about 5'-10"

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    At 5'10", provided that you have average proportions the 16" is definitely too small for you. I would put you squarely on an 18" unless you have something going on like an unusually short inseam for your height or some other restrictive issue.

    I just shot you an email. Feel free to hit me up if you have any questions, I'd be happy to talk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    OK, as of yesterday we are also out of 20" Goblins.

    I'm working on another (even larger) order right now but the soonest we will have it at this point is mid-summer based on parts lead times.

    Jeremy
    Bummer. Was hoping to snag a 20" frame. How confident are you on the mid-summer timeframe?

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    This first order that has the 16's and 18's on it also has 20's so if you want one you can order one and it will be here with them in early April.

    Once that batch runs out, the next run will come in mid-summer. We don't have a date for that batch yet as we are working on the fulfillment order right now.

    Hope that makes sense!

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    According to the FedEx tracking site, I missed the delivery . I thought that if the package required a signature they would deliver after close of business (for a home delivery), I guess not. I guess if it doesn't make sense logistically it doesn't matter either way. I might just have them hold the bike at a FedEx store if possible.

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    When that happens to me I usually go there and pick it up.

    I've also had them change the address on it but tht may have been UPS.


    I would give FedEx a call, they have always been helpful and worked thigs out with me.

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    Re: New Airborne Goblin

    I scheduled a pick up today.

    Random question for Jeremy (or anyone that knows). Where did you guys get/come up with the name goblin? From the creature or elsewhere? Just curious.

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    Good question.............and I'm happy to share some inside info on that one.

    For the most part our bike names are aviation-themed. This one is no different. It's named after the McDonnell Xf85 Goblin. The Xf85 was intended to be deployed from the bomb bay of the giant Convair B-36 bomber as a parasite fighter. The XF-85's intended role was to defend bombers from hostile interceptors, a need demonstrated during World War II. Its a fat, fast one-man aircraft, and we thought the name would fit perfectly for a 29er. There is an Xf85 at the National Air and Space Museum that is located just up the road from our offices.

    The green color of the first-gen Goblins was a happy accident. We thought we were going to work green somehow into the graphics, since it fit so well with the word "Goblin". What cemented the green color of the bike was one day I was out on a road ride and I happened by a Chevrolet dealer in our area. They had one of the new Camaros in green sitting up on one of those elevated platforms. The green just blew me away at how it stood out and shined in the sun. I knew right then what color we were using.

    Hope that helps!
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    Thanks for sharing, Jeremy. I just read the wiki on it. That's a cool background story on how the name came to be.

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    Really enjoying the goblin!

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