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    Re: New Airborne Goblin

    Here's a video (enjoy the wall color/curtains)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTOl...e_gdata_player

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    Here's a video (enjoy the wall color/curtains)

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    Video is private, so can't see it.

    Is it constant or only under load?

    Without seeing the video...Sounds like a typical chain jumping noise caused by an adjustment\alignment issue. Should be easy to resolve.

    Had a similar issue on my Goblin when I first got it, mine would jump under load. Simple RD adjustment and it was gone.

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    New Airborne Goblin

    Cage may be tweaked. Mine started clicking the other day after a crash. Haven't looked at it yet but I did look at the hanger and its straight.

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    Cab just post a photo of rear derailleur - I'm guessing the top jockey wheel might be too close to the cog...
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    Re: New Airborne Goblin

    When doing indexing I run out of clockwise rotation (at the barrel adjuster), what is this caused by? I undo the cable at the RD, have the barrel adjuster turned all the way in prior, then with the cable undone at the RD, I back the barrel adjuster out 2 full turns then reconnect the cable. Is this not the right way to start out with indexing? The limit screws and hanger appear to be fine.

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    The top jockey wheel isn't touching any part of the cassette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    When doing indexing I run out of clockwise rotation (at the barrel adjuster), what is this caused by? I undo the cable at the RD, have the barrel adjuster turned all the way in prior, then with the cable undone at the RD, I back the barrel adjuster out 2 full turns then reconnect the cable. Is this not the right way to start out with indexing? The limit screws and hanger appear to be fine.
    Clockwise?

    The barrel adjuster is to take up slack/make the cable tighter for adjusting either indexing or keeping it dialed as the housing compresses over time.

    If you're adjusting the shifts, you should use the barrel adjuster by dialing it counter-clockwise, (effectively loosening it) this puts more tension in the cable by compressing the housing. That's what's worked for me so far...

    (the reason you back it out two turns is just so have that extra adjustment IF needed, but you shouldn't be screwing it IN to the lever/housing. - hope that makes sense
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    When running through the gears (smallest to largest cog), it will want to jump up a cog that it shouldn't be on, this is fixed by turning the barrel adjuster in clockwise right? If it doesn't shift up to the next cog, that's when you would turn counter clockwise right?

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    That is correct - turning the adjuster CCW will lessen tension in the cable. What gear is it jumping from/to?

    I'm about to run cables on my bike right now, I'm going to pay extra close attention to what's going on....
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    It's jumping in the middle of the cassette, not exactly sure which one. But i also get that rubbing sound on some of the cogs( like it's rubbing on the next cog up). I will check in the morning.

    I thought CCW increased tension on the cable? I'm so confused lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    I thought CCW increased tension on the cable? I'm so confused lol.
    It does I should be in bed.... sorry!
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    Both my Guardian and the wife's Skyhawk were jumping a gear in the middle of the cassette.Turned out that it was because the cable was binding a bit because the housing from the seat stay to the derailleur was a bit too short.
    Also if you can find some one with a hanger alignment tool, it might help. I've fixed numerous shifting problems with mine. Even though the hanger looked straight, it wasn't. Also try check that your cassette is tight and torque it to spec.

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    I have a hanger alignment tool and aligned it last weekend, but I suppose I can check it again.

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    Does the goblin come with a pump to adjust the fork?

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    No. But I definitely suggest picking one up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    No. But I definitely suggest picking one up.
    Any pump you can suggest or are all they all the same?

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    Re: New Airborne Goblin

    Just check out the reviews from the online stores. I picked up a Topeak pump because it's not supposed to loose air when disconnecting the pump.

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    Re: New Airborne Goblin

    I have the sette air 2 from pricepoint and like it.

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    Re: New Airborne Goblin

    I've a Buzzy's Pollinator that I like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdhunt0 View Post
    Any pump you can suggest or are all they all the same?
    I bought a RockShox pump but they should all be of good quality. Just check the reviews.

    Also, from what I have read, forks don't lose air when disconnected. Instead, the tube on the pump fills with air when the pump is connected and what you hear is the tube losing pressure when you disconnect. Then next time you connect the pump (even if you connect it again immediately) the tube fills back up and that's why the reading you get is lower.

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    How do you install a bash guard on a 2x10 crank?

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    Call eric or Jeremy with airborne maybe thay have one on one of their bikes as most from what I remember fit different bikes! Jerry hazard may be able to help if you see him jumping around on the forums.

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    Hey all, first post here but definitely not the last. Just ordered my Goblin last night and pedals, tubes, lube, etc from pricepoint.com. Super excited. I haven't mountain biked for many years so I'm pretty much a n00b. We have an excellent trail system here that has multiple access points just a few blocks from my house. After trail running the last few years and developing some nagging injuries, I figured it's time for some lower impact activities. The plus side is I know the local trails pretty good and am looking forward to some riding time. Cheers!!

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    I am seriously thinking about getting the new Goblin after realizing that any other bike for $1200 is a notch below in specs and frame. I will need to call about the frame sizing which makes me nervous, though. My current bike now is a Medium Cannondale Jekyll from 2000 and I love the maneuverability of the smaller frame but always regret not getting a large since I feel cramped on long uphills. Unfortunately, all the shops around (Trek, Cannondale, Specialized) are putting me on their 19" 29er, which is smack in the middle of the 18 and 20" bikes. Decisions!!

    Anyone know of a good site/video on how to measure inseam, arms, etc? Do I measure as if going for a suit?

    Also, Airborne guy - do you know the weight penalty of going from a 18" to a 20"?

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    Re: New Airborne Goblin

    Competitive cyclist website has a fit calculator with videos on how to measure everything. Once you measure everything you can send the numbers to Jeremy or Eric and they can recommend a size for you. That's what I did and the 20" is very comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hord1080 View Post

    Also, Airborne guy - do you know the weight penalty of going from a 18" to a 20"?

    There isn't much weight difference between an 18" and 20". Maybe 1/4 to 1/2 lb at most. Essentially everything is the same other than 3 tubes on the frame that are slightly longer.

    Hope that helps,

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    Competitive cyclist website has a fit calculator with videos on how to measure everything. Once you measure everything you can send the numbers to Jeremy or Eric and they can recommend a size for you. That's what I did and the 20" is very comfortable.
    Thanks! I will do that tonight. I am officially 5'10" per the doctor but look taller, I am 6'+ with shoes on...I think it's the flat feet lol.

    I've been looking at the Specialized Carve Comp 29, Trek Cobia/Xcal, Cannondale SL 29er. All shops say 19"...anyone know which bike out there is comparable?

    Also, bigdaddy - do you know what the bottom bracket height is on the Goblin? It's not listed on the site, just curious.

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    Also if you have an Iphone I bought the fit my bike app which help me send jeremy and eric my sizes as we were thinking possibly a 19 and I ended up getting the 17 HobGob! Great app!

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    The BB on the Goblin is 12.25 inches high.

    If you are 5'10" my gut reaction is that an 18" is a better fit for the Goblin, but a lot depends on your measured inseam (crotch to floor), torso length, and arm length.

    Hope that helps!

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    I'm 5' 10" (most days) and I have the medium.
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    I'm sold to this bike, hope it doesn't change tomorrow... Is there a specific size of pedal that I need to buy? newbie here. Thanks.

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    You want 9/16 for the Goblin. You will love the bike. I've had mine all of 10 days and spent 3 hours in the saddle today and couldn't be more thrilled with it.

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    Oh, I'm 5'11 with a 32" inseam and the 18" Goblin is perfect.

    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalel_unico View Post
    I'm sold to this bike, hope it doesn't change tomorrow...
    Great!

    We have no plans to change the Goblin for at least the next 10-12 months. It's a storming spec for the price as is and we don't want to mess with a good thing.

    There is one small problem that I've hinted at lately but I probably should come on out and state it: Our sales are so good on the Goblin that all of the forecasting we have done in the past 6 months has to be thrown out the window, and we are in a bit of a predicament in terms of inventory management. The batch that we just made and brought into our warehouse 2 weeks ago is quickly running out, to the point I fear that we will be out of 18's in the next 2 weeks and probably the 16's/20's within the next 4 weeks after that. This order was supposed to have lasted thru July until the new replenishment order came in. Due to industry lead times on parts we probably can't speed up the replenishment order any faster.

    We don't want to be "that company" that always posts "Warning, We have limited qtys, Sizes will sell out very quickly" because it seems like such a cliche, but.......................unfortunately that's where we are at right now. We're working hard to remedy the situation by doubling and even tripleing up on quantities for future orders.

    Anyway, sorry for the long-winded comments!

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    Hi BDF Airborne Dude,

    I am very seriously considering the purchase of a Goblin for myself and Guardian for my wife and have a sizing question. This will be the first 29er for both of us. I would normally ride a 19" or similar in a 26" bike, and I have fairly short legs for how tall I am. I am 6'2" with a long torso, longish arms (35-36 sleeve length) and kind of short legs (32" inseam). Looking at the standover height, I'm thinking the 20" is the right one for me. Any thoughts? Also, my wife is 5'9" with pretty (and pretty) long legs. The 18" Guardian seems about right for her. Appreciate your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddblu View Post
    Hi BDF Airborne Dude,

    I am very seriously considering the purchase of a Goblin for myself and Guardian for my wife and have a sizing question. This will be the first 29er for both of us. I would normally ride a 19" or similar in a 26" bike, and I have fairly short legs for how tall I am. I am 6'2" with a long torso, longish arms (35-36 sleeve length) and kind of short legs (32" inseam). Looking at the standover height, I'm thinking the 20" is the right one for me. Any thoughts? Also, my wife is 5'9" with pretty (and pretty) long legs. The 18" Guardian seems about right for her. Appreciate your help.
    Hey there,

    The 20" should be a good fit for you. You may need to get a longer stem to dial it in once you get it, but try it with the stock stem first.

    You're wife is almost the same size as one of the women we ride with, and she rides an 18. It fits her perfectly. I think that's probably a good choice for your wife.

    Hope that helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    Hey there,

    The 20" should be a good fit for you. You may need to get a longer stem to dial it in once you get it, but try it with the stock stem first.

    You're wife is almost the same size as one of the women we ride with, and she rides an 18. It fits her perfectly. I think that's probably a good choice for your wife.

    Hope that helps!

    Jeremy

    Appreciate the insight. I will decide for sure and most likely purchase within the next 2 weeks. Thank you.

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    OKAY, so months ago..... I bought a Goblin, Assembled it, and then we got snow that lasted all winter. Who'd a thought. I am not a guy who get's excited easy so I was fine with having to wait a few months. Anyway, It went together well and tuning was easy once you understand the mechanics. I am mechanically inclined to the point where I know when to back away. The only issue I had was the derailleur hanger was slightly bent out of the box. I picked up a couple and all was well. I have to say that although I have not ridden much at all in the past 15 years I was back feeling comfortable in no time. I now have about 50+ hours of trail riding on it. Some a bit technical. I have had no problems with the bike whatsoever. To be honest, I try to beat the crap out of the thing when I can just because I know it can take it. You know the feeling, when you giggle because your amazed at what you just did. I am 5'9" with an inseam of 30". My decision had been made that I was getting a Goblin so I went to several bike shops (key to picking my size) and found myself comfortable with a frame between medium (18") and small (16"). I also compared bikes with similar geometry just to be certain. I sat on and rode several bikes and none of them matched the cost to quality ratio. I decided to go with the smaller frame size. My thought was that if I went too big it would be harder to adjust. Keep in mind I am no expert here but I will say that I am extremely comfortable on this thing. You know you've made the right decision when you can go riding and only think of your physical/experience limitations and not the bikes. I do not even think of the machine under me because it's so comfortable. The kids have seen me having so much fun they want "in" so with that said I believe in the product so much that once my daughter get's back from college I plan to grab 2 Guardians for the kids (I cant let them have a bike as good as mine! LOL).

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    Here's a pic with some new rubber on my Goblin. The trails are just starting to open up where I live and I'm hoping these HD's will do the trick for runnin in the slop. If not I may have to step it up and go for some Muddy Marry's. It didn't take more than a couple pedal strokes to realize the rolling resistance is a wee bit more than the Geax 2.2's

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    Okay, finally got my new goblin out on a real trail this weekend, and wow, what an awesome bike. I'm 5'8" with 30" inseam and the 16" frame fits great. First time I did not have back pains after riding MTB in 18 years!

    I did change out the bars to 720mm length and found the steering a little slow on a quick trial run through the twisties. Felt like I had to try and push the bike around tight corners. Tried out a 60mm stem, and now the bike is quick and nimble as my 26" bike ever was. Had no idea how much the stem length could affect handling. Especially love the 2x10 drivetrain. So much easier to react to quick terrain changes. Thanks for the awesome bike Airborne team!

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    set my goblin up today



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    set my goblin up today



    Nice

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    New Airborne Goblin

    I ordered and received a new Goblin 18" for my wife. I have been very impressed with the Airborne employees on this forum and frankly the part spec on the bike is excellent for the price. I ordered the bike and it was delivered to my door (Southern California) in about 48 hours. I missed the first delivery attempt and was shocked it arrived so quickly.

    The packaging carton was undamaged and everything looked good. The frame has one small ding on the down tube where the front wheel hub cap protector rubbed on the frame during shipping. It drives me nuts, but the wife does not care.

    I have a lot of experience with mountain bikes, so the assembly was not a problem. I did shorten the cables and adjust the derailleurs. For a more upright and comfortable seating position I also changed the handle bar and stem to an Easton 60mm and hi-rise bar. (I prefer a set up with a shorter stem and a longer top tube.) The wife also wants a new seat, so I have a Selle Italia Diva on order. Oh yeah and Saint platform pedals--yeah I know, what?

    I am very impressed with the bike. I have about $1500 invested, and it is a good value. The frame and components are top notch, the bike shifts smoothly and the brakes are terrific. The fork alone is a huge upgrade over a typical spec on other $1500 bikes. I am not too worried about the weight, but the bike feels and rides very solid. The wife is pleased and I am too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmw View Post
    set my goblin up today


    Looks sweet. You may want to shorten up the front cables a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleevem1 View Post
    Looks sweet. You may want to shorten up the front cables a bit.
    how do I do that? Im a noob. also, does the seat take some 'getting used to' or is just a really hard seat? i found it quite uncomfy on my first real ride today

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    these Goblins are really cool... seems like a good bike to get me into a 29er.

    I really wish I could afford a carbon framed bike... only time I rode a 29er is when I went to a Niner demo day and tried a SIR9 then an AIR9 carbon... the carbon felt so amazingly light and agile, I wish I could have a bike like that... but not at $5k.

    The Goblin seems well priced with good specs.

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    I have tried to give the saddle the benefit but after 3 hours on it yesterday I have decided it must go...I think saddles and other things that go to fit come down to personal preference..I have become a fan of Fizik saddles and will be putting one on the Goblin in the near future...

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    I've came to the same conclusion Tony. I'm in the process of looking for a new saddle. I gave the OEM SanMarco saddle, around 10 hours of seat time on easy single track. While it's the correct width, it's just not ergonomically suited for me.

    I rode 3 hours this morning on a Specialized Avatar. While better, my search will continue. My LBS is allowing me to run through their inventory to find one I like.

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    Took the new Goblin out today...this bike just wants to go fast...performs awesome on everything.. Love it
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    The two Goblins posted above look different. What gives? Lmw has a bend in his top tube. Either way they both look great and I love all the cool green accents!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jem7sk View Post
    The two Goblins posted above look different. What gives? Lmw has a bend in his top tube. Either way they both look great and I love all the cool green accents!
    Only the 16" frame has a bent top tube for more standover height for shorter riders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hord1080 View Post
    Only the 16" frame has a bent top tube for more standover height for shorter riders.

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    after a couple rides i think i may need to switch out the stem for something shorter. i'm 5'6 so my arms are pretty short, and my shoulders get pretty sore after riding and being hunched over trying to reach the bars, any recommendations? also, i've never had an air fork before, what is the red elastic thing on the fork for? i've just been riding it as it came out of the box

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    The red elastic ring is a travel/sag indicator. It helps you keep track of how much or far the fork moves--very useful for set ups and adjustments.

    JensonUSA or similar always has good deals on Easton close out stems. The 50 series is a decent price/ weight compromise and the parts are good quality. You can find 50 Series 60mm stems and hi-rise bars to set up the cock-pit to your liking. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmw View Post
    after a couple rides i think i may need to switch out the stem for something shorter. i'm 5'6 so my arms are pretty short, and my shoulders get pretty sore after riding and being hunched over trying to reach the bars, any recommendations? also, i've never had an air fork before, what is the red elastic thing on the fork for? i've just been riding it as it came out of the box
    You may not be getting the most out of your fork if you are not setting it up properly. There are lots of youtube how to videos on suspension setup. Also you will need a shock pump I bought this one from amazon and it has worked just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cnemie View Post
    The red elastic ring is a travel/sag indicator. It helps you keep track of how much or far the fork moves--very useful for set ups and adjustments.

    JensonUSA or similar always has good deals on Easton close out stems. The 50 series is a decent price/ weight compromise and the parts are good quality. You can find 50 Series 60mm stems and hi-rise bars to set up the cock-pit to your liking. Good luck.
    what size is the stock goblin stem? i cant find that info on their website

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    105 or 110 I can't remember. It's on their site.

    Edit- it's under the geometry tab on their site. Depends on frame size.

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    after some quick research, i am thinking this bar and stem combo

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    what do you guys think?

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    That is the exact spec I installed on my Wife's Goblin. A hi-rise EA50 Monkey Bar and 60 mm stem. It shortens the reach and provides a more upright seating position. Add some Peaty Lock on grips (Lizard Skins) to the order to make your life easier. They won't slip and they are easy to take on and off.

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    thanks for the information. i love the bike but these upgrades should help with my t-rex arms

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    My 16" came with a 90 mm stem. First few rides in tight switch backs were difficult because I felt like I had to push the bike around the turn. Switch to a 60 mm stem and a wider bar, and the bike totally transformed. Now I can right the tight twisty trails with ease. It' every bit as nimble as my old stumpjumper was now.

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    I've been drooling over this bike for the past month, and finally went ahead and purchased a 16 on Monday night/Tuesday morning. After a Heat win and drinking with some friends I started staring again at the freaking bike on the website and reviews. Then I read through Jeremy's explanation for the origin of the name Goblin and that made me buy one on the spot. I work with aircraft for a living so in my inebriated state you sold me at like 2 in the morning! Damn you Jeremy for making me spend more money!!!

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    Oh...but you won't regret it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tokomojo View Post
    Oh...but you won't regret it!
    I know...just being sarcastic. The bad part is I got my AWB# on Wednesday and now I'm being sent to Panama for a week. I'd rather be here and take my new bike out the same day!!! Not more work! I gotta win the lottery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick5587 View Post
    Damn you Jeremy for making me spend more money!!!
    LOLZ~!

    You're welcome....errr...I'm sorry???

    Either way enjoy the bike!

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    My new 16" Goblin! Couldn't be happier with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bor_MTB View Post
    My new 16" Goblin! Couldn't be happier with it.

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    can anyone tell me how to go about shortening the cable lengths?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lmw View Post
    can anyone tell me how to go about shortening the cable lengths?
    The shifting cables should be easy.. Although you might have to get new cables and cut and reuse the housings (I use my dremel for cutting housings). However, I am not sure of the exact details of the Hydraulic cables although I've seen some YouTube vids of it and it looks even easier than shift cables.

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    For the dérailleurs, Park Tool has good info on bike maintenance and repair including cable shortening and adjustments. http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help. You also need a good quality cable/housing cutting tool.

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    Can someone tell me what this is?

    Just got the bike...looks really good in person! Derailleurs need a little adjusting but other than that I'm good to go...except what is in this bag?

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    Two spare cable ends and the screws for the front and rear reflectors

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    Thank you...so the screws are useless. What are the cable ends for? Brake lines?

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    Shift cables... If you look at the ends on your derailluers now you will see them there. The spares are if you need to pull out the slack. I didn't need to do hat on mine

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    so they are crimps basically...got it. thanks man.

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    one question...I'm trying to figure out how to adjust the derailleurs, but for some reason they will not shift to the highest or lowest cog on the cassette...basically 8 gears are working and when I get close to either end I can hear rubbing with the front der cage. Fixing it is beyond me since I just started out a few months ago, but my question is, will someone that worked on thousands of race bikes in the 70's and 80's and no experience since then be able to fine tune my bike or should I just take it to a local LBS. I'd rather have a few beers with my dad's friend and learn from him but I know the tech has changed drastically since the last time he worked on bikes.

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    Take to to him and have him look. If nothing else you get to spend some time with him. You can also adjust the rear by taking the cable loose from the derailleur and adjusting the high and low limit screws making sure the derailleur doesn't go past the smallest or largest cogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    Take to to him and have him look. If nothing else you get to spend some time with him. You can also adjust the rear by taking the cable loose from the derailleur and adjusting the high and low limit screws making sure the derailleur doesn't go past the smallest or largest cogs.

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    Thanks...I tried this last night, but noticed that I can't shift to the lowest or highest cog on the cassette. Even if I manually move it to one of them it shifts the one next to it.

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    You'll need to turn both of these screws counterclockwise a bit. I'd suggest taking it on a test ride and shift it into the 2nd largest cog. Then stop and turn the L screw a quarter turn counterclockwise. Start riding again and see if it'll shift into that biggest cog. If not, stop and turn it out another quarter turn. Repeat until it'll shift then fine tune to make sure the derailleur pulley is in line with the biggest cog. Then repeat this process with the smallest cog and the H screw and that should solve your problem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 8iking VIIking View Post
    You'll need to turn both of these screws counterclockwise a bit. I'd suggest taking it on a test ride and shift it into the 2nd largest cog. Then stop and turn the L screw a quarter turn counterclockwise. Start riding again and see if it'll shift into that biggest cog. If not, stop and turn it out another quarter turn. Repeat until it'll shift then fine tune to make sure the derailleur pulley is in line with the biggest cog. Then repeat this process with the smallest cog and the H screw and that should solve your problem.


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    Thanks...trying this as soon as I get home.

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    Shift as far up or down as you can since they are both out. Then say if you are on the H side (smaller cogs, highest gear on the shifter) start loosening (Lefty Loosey) the H screw. YOu will be able to see the derailluer move under the cogs. Get it to where it looks in line with the smallest cog. Then test it by getting the rear wheel off the ground and spinning the cranks while shifting down and up (through the high gears). When you get it perfect work on the opposite side the same way. Then you might have to do some fine tuning with the barrel adjuster on the lever for any issues in between.

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    I had to do the same thing to my Goblin. It actually wasn't too bad out of the box, but I made it worse attempting to adjust it. Once I got the whole H-L thing straightened back out, experimenting with the barrel adjuster is what actually put the finishing touches on it and made it nice and smooth. You have received good advice above. I was winging it and started to get frustrated. If you do, just slow down a bit and take your time.

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    OK, messing around with both the H and L I was able to get it aligned with the smallest cog finally but now when I shift to the next the derailleur moves slightly but not enough to shift to the next one. After that it will shift down to all the others but again I can't get to the largest cog. I can though shift back to the smallest but again, that second one is skipped. What about the barrel adjuster? Any advice there? Let me know if this made sense.

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    Get the largest cog setup next using he L. L is for low gear side only (the largest cog, 1st gear) and H is for High Gear (smallest cog, 10th gear). Once you got those setup use the barrel adjuster to fine tune the middle gears. If your having the same problem with 9th once you do this you need to tighten it a click or two with the barrel adjuster.

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    I'm not sure if you have a barrel adjuster on your derailluer... Mine doesn't (Sram x4) but yours is different. If you can't get the low side with this your hanger might be bent

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    I just ordered a Goblin in 20" today, and im hoping and praying that there will be one left for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atomiclab View Post
    I just ordered a Goblin in 20" today, and im hoping and praying that there will be one left for me.
    Hope your good with rear derailleurs. Seems like everyone, including me, had to adjust theirs.
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    Im not a bike mechanic or anything, but I do work on my own bikes and my friends bikes. I have adjusted some derailleurs several times. it can definitely be a lengthy process and repetitive, especially in the beginning.

    you usually have to start from zero. meaning you may not be able to tweak your current adjustment into being right on.

    you may need to put it in the cog position of zero (or near zero) cable tension. for Shimano that is the small cog. Sram will be new for me, but fundamentals are the same.

    cable tension controls which cog you are in in conjunction with shifter position. Cable tension also controls the tendency of your chain wanting to jump (or not jump) to the next upper or lower cog. less tension moves to the zero position ( small cog on the shimanos) and more tension moves the derailleur away from "zero" position.

    you may have to get it in a decent adjustment first, then adjust the "High" "Low" limit screws just like KrazyKreitzer posted just up the thread.

    then fine tune the cable tension making the gears shifting better in tune as you turn the crank constantly and running up and down the gears.

    Watch videos on youtube. thats how I learned.

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    By following advice from the book "Bicycle Maintenance and Repair" I was able to get it pretty much working. The only gear I cannot shift to is the largest cog on the cassette. Basically it was a mixture of the H and L and also the barrel adjuster to fine tune it. The other problem was that the front derailleur also needed to be adjusted. I had to loosen it and re-align it in order to get rid of the rubbing. Needless to say it was a pain in the ass, but I have everything working smoothly except that last cog...the largest one, which I don't really use so I will ride tomorrow and I guess take it to an LBS sometime next week. Unless one of you can tell me what else to do...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerort View Post
    Hope your good with rear derailleurs. Seems like everyone, including me, had to adjust theirs.
    I'm sorry to hear about RD issues; we do our best to get them tuned correctly before they are packed.

    Not to minimize your problem, but not "everyone" has a problem with their RD out of the box. In fact, most folks don't have any issues. The thing about every foum (bikes, cars, cameras, etc) is that generally folks post when they have a problem, and when things go perfect out of the box there's nothing to post about. Based on the now large # of Goblins we've sold versus the feedback we get here and via email and phone, the issue rate is very low.

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    Huh? Are you saying that you unbox the bikes after they arrive from China, tune them up and then repackage them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybkr View Post
    Huh? Are you saying that you unbox the bikes after they arrive from China, tune them up and then repackage them?
    Nope, that's not what I said. We build, then partially disassemble and then pack them at the factory. Our warehouse is a shipping facility only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick5587 View Post
    By following advice from the book "Bicycle Maintenance and Repair" I was able to get it pretty much working. The only gear I cannot shift to is the largest cog on the cassette. Basically it was a mixture of the H and L and also the barrel adjuster to fine tune it. The other problem was that the front derailleur also needed to be adjusted. I had to loosen it and re-align it in order to get rid of the rubbing. Needless to say it was a pain in the ass, but I have everything working smoothly except that last cog...the largest one, which I don't really use so I will ride tomorrow and I guess take it to an LBS sometime next week. Unless one of you can tell me what else to do...
    Can you post a pic of your hanger inline with your frame so we can see if it is bent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    I'm sorry to hear about RD issues; we do our best to get them tuned correctly before they are packed.

    Not to minimize your problem, but not "everyone" has a problem with their RD out of the box. In fact, most folks don't have any issues. The thing about every foum (bikes, cars, cameras, etc) is that generally folks post when they have a problem, and when things go perfect out of the box there's nothing to post about. Based on the now large # of Goblins we've sold versus the feedback we get here and via email and phone, the issue rate is very low.

    Jeremy

    I can attest to this...my RD was perfectly dialed right out of the box with zero issues. My FD only needed minor cable adjustment...the high and low limits were set properly.

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    If your not sure how to do it take it to a local shop. It will take them 5 minutes to get r done for ya. Best to do that then to take it way out of adjustment. Its a great thing to know as the more you ride the more you'll have to make a little adjustment here or there. Hope you enjoy it! Peace

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    Dérailleur issues and other mechanical adjustments are just one of the caveats of buying a bicycle directly from the manufacture. There are tons of how to videos and online information for fine tuning the components. I listed the Park Tool site above, but there are several others. Additionally, REI and other stores offer weekend classes for bicycle repair.

    Ultimately, there is no shame in taking a new bike to the LBS. If a purchaser is not familiar with the fine tuning and technical adjustments of components a professional adjustment is the best way to get the most out of a new ride. Just my thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    Nope, that's not what I said. We build, then partially disassemble and then pack them at the factory. Our warehouse is a shipping facility only.

    Thanks,

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    I understand...that's the way it goes with some of our products we manufacture. We sell hundreds of a certain item and get three people with problems and they start saying what a bad product it is even though no one else is complaining when looking through my system. That's the way it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jem7sk View Post
    Can you post a pic of your hanger inline with your frame so we can see if it is bent?
    Here is a pic. Let me know what you think.
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    For example, my bike needed no adjustment when I got it. I was glad but have definitely learned to adjust brakes and shifters after swapping forks, wheels, and breaking my front shifter in what I'll refer to as a crash.

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