Page 12 of 25 FirstFirst ... 2 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 22 ... LastLast
Results 276 to 300 of 614
  1. #276
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    74
    Had mine out for a quick 1.5 mile trip to the park and back with my daughter for the first time this year. Nothing but paved trails, still don't have a rack for the car yet to take it to the state parks nearby.

    I may have to use the "old man with a bad back" card and invest in Thudbuster. I hit a smal curb and thought I had enough clearance over the seat, but it hit me and I felt a sharp jolt in my lower spine.

    I'd rather invest in a nice mid rise wider carbon handlebar and post in the modified Airbourn bikes thread, but I think I would be better off in spending my $ in something that will protect my health. At least until I get enough seat time and strengthen my core so I will be less prone to injury.
    Last edited by OilburnerDe; 03-10-2013 at 06:18 PM.

  2. #277
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    431

    Re: New Airborne Goblin

    Anyone know what size quick release seat post clamp I would need? And any ideas on a good one that doesn't cost a lot? What makes one $9 and another $27 in other words?

  3. #278
    Airborne Product Dude
    Reputation: BigDaddyFlyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    1,712
    34.9/35.0

    Both work.
    Airborne Dude.

  4. #279
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    295
    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    What makes one $9 and another $27 in other words?
    The more expensive ones tend to be all metal, they usually have a brass of aluminum pivot bushing. Cheaper ones have a plastic bushing that can break.

  5. #280
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    13
    All this hype on the goblin, maybe I missed it in the 12 pages of this thread, but How does it climb? Is there any frame flex under harsh pedaling?

  6. #281
    TXTony
    Guest
    Climbs great. No flex that I have experienced under any pedaling conditions.

  7. #282
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Zerort's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    292
    The frame is extremely rigid. Maybe too much. The only flex you will feel will come from your tires.
    2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 730
    2013 Pipedream Sirius R853 - 650b Belt Drive

  8. #283
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    13
    Thanks for the quick responses. Just so nervouse to buy a bike without ever getting to ride one to see if it "fits me"

  9. #284
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Zerort's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    292
    How tall and how much do you weigh? I'm 5' 9" 160 lbs and ride a 18" and it is damn near perfect. Remember, you can change it up with handlebars, stems, and posts if you have to.
    2013 Rocky Mountain Altitude 730
    2013 Pipedream Sirius R853 - 650b Belt Drive

  10. #285
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    13
    Iím 5'10" and 180lbs. Thatís the size I was looking at (when it comes in) I bought a hard rock for my first bike, and it turned out to be crap. From components to the frame flexing when I climbed hills, just crap. As I am new it will take some trial and error to get all the geometry right, and see what works regardless of what bike I go with. Thanks for the input.

  11. #286
    TXTony
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Tubulargoose View Post
    Iím 5'10" and 180lbs. Thatís the size I was looking at (when it comes in) I bought a hard rock for my first bike, and it turned out to be crap. From components to the frame flexing when I climbed hills, just crap. As I am new it will take some trial and error to get all the geometry right, and see what works regardless of what bike I go with. Thanks for the input.
    Med Frame(18). The bike likes to go fast. It is stable and rigid. With a few changes it starts to loose weight pretty quick. For the money it is a screaming deal. I would not worry to much about ordering it on line. A lot of us have and have been totally happy with our purchase. Great company and great customer service.

  12. #287
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    13
    ^thanks for all the help. I'm talked into the Goblin, and as a ripple effect my buddy looking for his first bike was going to get a Cannondale trail 6 but now is going to order the Gaurdian. Now we just have to get inline....

  13. #288
    mtbr member
    Reputation: KrazyKreitzer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    414

    New Airborne Goblin

    Same thing happened to me. Started researching and decided on a Goblin. Then my friend wanted to ride and he got a Guardian.

    BTW I'm 6'2" 240 and ride a 20" Goblin. It feels very solid.

  14. #289
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Posts
    1
    Just placed my order this morning after a week of researching other bikes, craigslist, talking with friend mechanics. Was initially looking at the Guardian but fell in love with the spec : price and look of the Goblin. Can't wait to get back on the trails after a couple years w/o a mt bike. I'm 5'11" w/ a 34" inseam and ordered the 20".
    - chase

  15. #290
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    74
    Congrats Chase, welcome to the club!
    I will be taking mine for it's first trip away from home. Going to the Pocono mtns in PA. Not doing anything worth noting, but now that I have a rack for the car, I can start to venture out and give myself and the bike a proper break in.

  16. #291
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    135
    I rode my Felt with the XCT fork though some new to me trails this weekend. I had fun, but I'm hoping the Goblin's fork soaks up the roots much better than what I have.

  17. #292
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    92
    Quote Originally Posted by Chase View Post
    Just placed my order this morning after a week of researching other bikes, craigslist, talking with friend mechanics. Was initially looking at the Guardian but fell in love with the spec : price and look of the Goblin. Can't wait to get back on the trails after a couple years w/o a mt bike. I'm 5'11" w/ a 34" inseam and ordered the 20".
    - chase
    SWEET!! I'm the same height with the same inseam and ride a 20" Goblin. It fits great and I rode the stock stem (105mm) for a long time, but eventually found that an 80mm stem really helped on longer rides.

    You'll love the bike!
    There's only one bigger sheep than manufacturer's - consumers! - AndrewTO

  18. #293
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    51
    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    Anyone know what size quick release seat post clamp I would need? And any ideas on a good one that doesn't cost a lot? What makes one $9 and another $27 in other words?
    Just bought this clamp in green and matches the frame nicely, I'll post pics soon.

    Azonic Q/R Seatpost Clamp | Azonic | Brand | www.PricePoint.com

  19. #294
    TXTony
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by jdhunt0 View Post
    I rode my Felt with the XCT fork though some new to me trails this weekend. I had fun, but I'm hoping the Goblin's fork soaks up the roots much better than what I have.
    The Reba fork that comes on the Goblin is one of the best forks for a XC 29er..you will see a huge difference

  20. #295
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Gouda Cheez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    704
    I've read through the last couple of pages and I am a bit confused... are the 20" Goblins expected to arrive in the next few weeks or are those ones already sold out and now we have to wait until mid-summer? Can anyone shed some light?

    Thanks!

  21. #296
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    431

    Re: New Airborne Goblin

    I believe they haven't sold all of the goblins arriving on the first shipment. They just said they had to make another order due to the pre ordering of the current shipment being so high/unexpected.

    I believe I read that with current demand, they were forecasted to run out of this shipment before summer, hence the "emergency order" of the second shipment.

    You should be good to order one from this current shipment but you can always e-mail them to be certain.

  22. #297
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Gouda Cheez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    704

    New Airborne Goblin

    Gotcha! Thanks for your help!

  23. #298
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    431

    Re: New Airborne Goblin

    Got my first flat today on the goblin and had the hardest time taking the the rear wheel off of all things (and putting it back on). I could not get the QR to slide out or back in the dropout. I've never had this issue on my old bike, which is why I was puzzled.

    Same process I've used multiple times (shift to smallest cog to get derailleur farthest away from dropout, undo QR and loosen, then the wheel usually drops out). It was so weird. I'm not overlooking anything am I? (I feel dumb for asking but I've never had trouble changing the tube in the rear before today).
    Last edited by trevor_b; 04-05-2013 at 08:21 PM.

  24. #299
    TXTony
    Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    Got my first flat today on the goblin and had the hardest time taking the the rear wheel off of all things (and putting it back on). I could not get the QR to slide out or back in the dropout. I've never had this issue on my old bike, which is why I was puzzled.

    Same process I've used multiple times (shift to smallest cog to get derailleur farthest away from dropout, undo QR and loosen, then the wheel usually drops out). It was so weird. I'm not overlooking anything am I? (I feel dumb for asking but I've never had trouble changing the tube in the rear before today).
    Paint build up on the rear drop outs. When they dip frames into paint to paint them they get buil up on the drop outs sone times. Had the same issue. Scrap the paint off inside the drop out. Solved the problem.

  25. #300
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    431

    Re: New Airborne Goblin

    That makes sense, I will try that out. Thanks.


    Another issue, there's a clicking noise coming from the RD as I pedal. If I put my fingers on the upper pulley I can feel it really well as the chain runs through. I looked for a stiff link but can't find one. Any ideas?

    I have a video of it, I will see if I can upload it.

Page 12 of 25 FirstFirst ... 2 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 22 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •