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    In the studio today.................
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    BDF, are you willing to devulge weight? What was a stock Goblin...27.8 lbs? I would suspect it's in the mid 24 lbs range.
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    Mmmmm...

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    Nice. I'm guessing it'll go for $2199 and be under 24lbs. Carbon cockpit, better wheels, and full XO has to be worth more than 4lbs.
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    Looks good...I was hoping for all the info today. Also was hoping for the HobGoblin XO info too. A man can dream...

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    The cat's outta the bag!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeKiller View Post
    BDF, are you willing to devulge weight? What was a stock Goblin...27.8 lbs? I would suspect it's in the mid 24 lbs range.
    Average weight for an 18" is 24.5lbs, but that's without converting it to tubeless. So if someone converts to tubeless with the kit that comes with the bike, it should be a bit less than that.

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    Very nice. Awesome component setup and the best looking Goblin yet. I love the color.

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    [QUOTE=BigDaddyFlyer;9845417]Yep, that's the XO. More info on that one later. I will say that it is WELL UNDER the $2500 pricepoint mentioned above..................[/QUOTE

    $2399.95... It's WELL UNDER the $2500 pricepoint.
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    [QUOTE=jlallak;10055906]
    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    Yep, that's the XO. More info on that one later. I will say that it is WELL UNDER the $2500 pricepoint mentioned above..................[/QUOTE

    $2399.95... It's WELL UNDER the $2500 pricepoint.
    Its under the price point, but I wouldn't say $100 is well under. Although in todays age of marking something down $1 to get under a set price point, I suppose $100 is well under. But eitherway, its a great price on a bike of that caliber.

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    Yeah, "well under" probably isn't so true now. "Under" is probably more appropriate.

    At the time I made that statement we had a pricepoint of around $50 less than where we've landed in mind, but we made a few small upgrades to the spec that necessitated the slightly higher than intended price.

    In the end its still a smoking great bike for the money and we are stoked on it.

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    Hey I'm not knocking your price point. It is $100.00. There's not a person on here , that if they saw a hundred dollar bill wouldn't stop to pick it up. Hell I'd stop and pick up a dollar if I saw it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlallak View Post
    Hey I'm not knocking your price point. It is $100.00. There's not a person on here , that if they saw a hundred dollar bill wouldn't stop to pick it up. Hell I'd stop and pick up a dollar if I saw it.
    Oh yeah, I understand you weren't. I just felt I owed an explanation to you guys. I like to keep folks in the loop. No worries~!

    I'd probably stop and pick up even a $20 by the way.
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    Gotta second the opinion that these two are easily the nicest looking Airbornes yet. Very nice!

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    I really thought the Hobgoblin would be the one I was lusting after, but right now it's the Goblin! Man, you just can't beat the setup you guys have here. It probably helps that I'm a hardtail fanatic. Great job! Looks sick!!!
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    Sorry to resurrect this older thread but I'm prohibited from starting a new thread per the 5 post rule.

    I ordered my Goblin XO last Saturday Feb. 15th. After reviewing several threads here I decided to change my order on Monday the 17th. I emailed customer support and received a quick response and changed my order from an 18" frame to a 16" frame. Thank you Eric.

    The bike arrived at my office on Thursday the 20th and I assembled it on Friday afternoon. All I really had to do was turn the stem around , attach the handle bars, insert the seat post and seat, install the front wheel and screw on the pedals. Both discs were centered between the pads and the fd was adjusted properly. The rd needed just a bit of adjustment. I also spent a few minutes checking the rest of the fasteners. The torx screws on the front disc were the only ones that needed to be snugged down. I'd like to put a torq wrench on all the fasteners but I haven' compiled all the specs yet.

    My son and grand children were visting from Boise this weekend so I haven't spent any time on the bike other than to make adjustments to the seat and controls. And the weather sucks.

    The white paint has a matte or dull finish to it, no gloss whatsoever. The only problem I forsee is finding something similiar looking for touchup paint.

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    Looks great! Can't wait to hear what you think after you get some ride time on it!

    Thanks!

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    New Goblin X0 Info?

    Seeg, any updates?

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    Well, sort of. I found a small ding in the paint on the downtube after I tore the protective cover off so I asked my wife to get me some white fingernail polish for a quick touchup. When I went to touchup the ding I noticed another repair right next to the the one I was working on. I asssume that repair was done at the factory. Not really a big deal and I'm sure there will be more in the future.

    I got my butt kicked by my grandchildren, twins age 11 and an 8 year old. They've lived with us for four years and I initially wanted to ride with them in town on some paved trails and then move up with them to some beginner dirt trails. I haven't been on a bike in 35 years and I thought hell how tough can it be? I thought I was going to go into cardiac arrest. "How come we're going so slow?" "Why are we stopped?" It gets better each ride but the weather has sucked so it's hard to get on the bike more than a couple of times a week. We switch to daylight saving time next week, I believe, so getting out after work should be easier.

    As far as the bike is concerned make sure you follow the bedding procedure for the pads. I didn't as the kids wanted to go "right now." I bedded them in after a couple of rides and got rid of the annoying squeak. I really don't have a current basis for comparison but the bike shifts smoothly. I think I need to use the small chain wheel in the front more frequently. The kids seem to power up hills and when I try it I usually find myself draped over the handlebars gasping for breath. That, of course, usually results in another round of derisive comments from the peanut gallery. My adult friends who ride tell me it gets better. I sure hope so as even my wife has told my friends she rides behind me "to pick up the pieces." Thank god she's an RN trained in advanced cardiac life support.

    I rode off road motorcyles for years so I'm familiar with frame geometry, front suspension, brakes etc. I may opt for a wider handle bar at some point but for right now I'm still trying to figure out seat and handle bar placement. Again, I have no reference point so it's trial and error. My initial take is that the bike seems high but lowering the seat doesn't really help and seems to make pedaling more difficult. It also seems twitchy but that may be more my inexperience than anything. Just like anything else I'm sure there is a learning curve here.

    The XO is certainly an attractive piece of machinery. It exudes quality, from the welds to the paint , to the application of the graphics, to the components. I know you can spend much more for a bike and it's probably much more bike than I need but I'm extremely satisfied with my purchase.

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    Re: New Goblin X0 Info?

    Congrats on the new bike!


    Does the bike come with instructions on how to bed in the brakes? Or did you use park tools website as a reference?

    I pick up my goblin today and definitely need to remember to do this.

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    New Goblin X0 Info?

    Seeg, that post made me laugh out loud a couple times! Thanks for the update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    Congrats on the new bike!


    Does the bike come with instructions on how to bed in the brakes? Or did you use park tools website as a reference?

    I pick up my goblin today and definitely need to remember to do this.
    Actually, I got the bed in procedure from the Avid web site. It also suggests that you "advance the pads" and sets forth the procedure to do that.

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    So who's got a 20" Goblin X0? Bike looks sweet. Out of curiosity, anyone know the weight of a 20" Goblin X0?
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    Quote Originally Posted by seeg View Post
    Sorry to resurrect this older thread but I'm prohibited from starting a new thread per the 5 post rule.

    I ordered my Goblin XO last Saturday Feb. 15th. After reviewing several threads here I decided to change my order on Monday the 17th. I emailed customer support and received a quick response and changed my order from an 18" frame to a 16" frame. Thank you Eric.

    The bike arrived at my office on Thursday the 20th and I assembled it on Friday afternoon. All I really had to do was turn the stem around , attach the handle bars, insert the seat post and seat, install the front wheel and screw on the pedals. Both discs were centered between the pads and the fd was adjusted properly. The rd needed just a bit of adjustment. I also spent a few minutes checking the rest of the fasteners. The torx screws on the front disc were the only ones that needed to be snugged down. I'd like to put a torq wrench on all the fasteners but I haven' compiled all the specs yet.

    My son and grand children were visting from Boise this weekend so I haven't spent any time on the bike other than to make adjustments to the seat and controls. And the weather sucks.

    The white paint has a matte or dull finish to it, no gloss whatsoever. The only problem I forsee is finding something similiar looking for touchup paint.

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    Can you let me know how tall are you? I seem to be in between size 16 and 18 at 5'8" with slightly less than 30" inseam.

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    Is that your measured inseam from crotch to floor? If so, then you would be on a 16 more than likely. You'll probably need a longer stem to completely dial it in after you get it.

    One of the guys here at the office is almost your exact size and the 16" Goblin is a better fit for him.

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