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    Bought the frame on Tuesday, delivered on Saturday and assembled that day with a bunch of parts I had sitting in the closet, hence the purple bits. The fork is sitting at 120mm, I'll lower it eventually after the fox gets a few more hours on it.

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    Bought the frame on Tuesday, delivered on Saturday and assembled that day with a bunch of parts I had sitting in the closet, hence the purple bits. The fork is sitting at 120mm, I'll lower it eventually after the fox gets a few more hours on it.
    That is a very nice build. Looks as awesome as any other goblin but with purple added.
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    Yeah, the purple seems to fit that pretty good. Might be something for airborne to think about for future products.
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    Modified - with MUD

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    Been riding this thing everywhere the last few months...zero issues...next mods are Saddle,Stem,Tires,

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    It's a terrible (indoor) picture but the red on my Reba fork clashed with the bike. So I changed it up a bit.

    Also new but not pictured is an FSA OS99 stem. It's really light!

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    Nice work!
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    I see some people have upgraded forks on their skyhawks. Do you guys think it is worth it to upgrade the fork on this bike, seeing as how inexpensive of a bike it is? I just ordered one, and was considering using the Suntour upgrade program. You can get their Raidon fork for $150. This will be my first mountain bike, and I just bought it to get my feet wet. I plan on buying a nice 29er down the road if all goes well. I'll probably keep the Skyhawk though as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinb501 View Post
    I see some people have upgraded forks on their skyhawks. Do you guys think it is worth it to upgrade the fork on this bike, seeing as how inexpensive of a bike it is? I just ordered one, and was considering using the Suntour upgrade program. You can get their Raidon fork for $150. This will be my first mountain bike, and I just bought it to get my feet wet. I plan on buying a nice 29er down the road if all goes well. I'll probably keep the Skyhawk though as well.
    It is pretty worth it. I've had to live with the fork for at least 65 miles of trail and it can be pretty bad on technical stuff or stuff with more than a little rocks or roots. So if you can spare the 150 to the upgrade program, do it.
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    Well racing seson has started here in Kansas took the Black Goblin out to do Natinol Mountain Baike Patrol for God's country Fat Tire Festival first day conditions for the Duratholon were nice temps in the 40's trail tread was hero dirtPost Your Modified Airborne Bikes-598724_521225511252969_885433140_n.jpg
    The second day things got changed up a bit overnight we got 7 inches of snow after preriding the course we shortend it up a bit the drifts were waste high in sections. in the end the race went on and it was a blast.
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    The Black Goblin got allot of attention both days with people being impressed with the build quality, weight and even a few got to take it for a quick spin.

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    My Taka with the basic, much needed, upgrades.
    - Easton Havoc bars
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    My Taka with the basic, much needed, upgrades.
    - Easton Havoc bars
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinb501 View Post
    I see some people have upgraded forks on their skyhawks. Do you guys think it is worth it to upgrade the fork on this bike, seeing as how inexpensive of a bike it is? I just ordered one, and was considering using the Suntour upgrade program. You can get their Raidon fork for $150. This will be my first mountain bike, and I just bought it to get my feet wet. I plan on buying a nice 29er down the road if all goes well. I'll probably keep the Skyhawk though as well.
    Going off of this, I'm thinking about getting the Skyhawk but for the trails around here, I would pretty much need to upgrade the fork right off the bat. Would it be better to just get the guardian instead or would that fork need a pretty quick upgrade as well?

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    It all is relative. I have the skyhawk which I just ordered the fork upgrade for (I've had it for 6 weeks) . With the guardian if you weigh more than 160 lbs. the fork will have some flex and should probably be upgraded. Also depends if you like 26" or 29" wheels. So it all depends what your looking for, either way you'll get a good product.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinb501 View Post
    I see some people have upgraded forks on their skyhawks. Do you guys think it is worth it to upgrade the fork on this bike, seeing as how inexpensive of a bike it is? I just ordered one, and was considering using the Suntour upgrade program. You can get their Raidon fork for $150. This will be my first mountain bike, and I just bought it to get my feet wet. I plan on buying a nice 29er down the road if all goes well. I'll probably keep the Skyhawk though as well.
    If it were a $500 bike would you ask the same question? $600? Because if from another company, a SRAM x4 with hydraulic discs would be in that range.

    If xc is THAT enjoyable for me, I will probably be upgrading my fork within a month or two. If I REALLY get into it, I'll upgrade bikes (goblin, maybe), put the XCM back on the skyhawk and sell the bike and fork separately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedinblue View Post
    If it were a $500 bike would you ask the same question? $600? Because if from another company, a SRAM x4 with hydraulic discs would be in that range.

    If xc is THAT enjoyable for me, I will probably be upgrading my fork within a month or two. If I REALLY get into it, I'll upgrade bikes (goblin, maybe), put the XCM back on the skyhawk and sell the bike and fork separately.

    Good point. I'm kind of in the same boat. If I really get into it I will probably buy a nice 29er in a couple months, and keep the Skyhawk as a spare. This is my first bike since I was a kid, but I was good on a bike back then and I race motocross so I think that experience will help me catch on quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinb501 View Post
    Good point. I'm kind of in the same boat. If I really get into it I will probably buy a nice 29er in a couple months, and keep the Skyhawk as a spare. This is my first bike since I was a kid, but I was good on a bike back then and I race motocross so I think that experience will help me catch on quick.
    You sound like me. I haven't been on a bike since I was 15 and got my first motorcycle and got into motocross. I had done BMX right before that. I wish I never had the desire for motorcycles and had stayed on the bicycle. When I get my Skyhawk.. If I love XC like I hope I am going to skip the Guardian and go straight to the Goblin or HobGoblin. They are shipping my new Skyhawk today after sending my damaged one back. I hope Fedex doesn't damage this one.

    Why don't you post a pic of yours? Is it more orange/bronze than you were expecting in person? I love the color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bleedinblue View Post
    If it were a $500 bike would you ask the same question? $600? Because if from another company, a SRAM x4 with hydraulic discs would be in that range.

    If xc is THAT enjoyable for me, I will probably be upgrading my fork within a month or two. If I REALLY get into it, I'll upgrade bikes (goblin, maybe), put the XCM back on the skyhawk and sell the bike and fork separately.
    Not everyone can afford upgrades like the goblin which is why the upgrade program is perfect. Put the components you want when you can afford them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jem7sk View Post
    You sound like me. I haven't been on a bike since I was 15 and got my first motorcycle and got into motocross. I had done BMX right before that. I wish I never had the desire for motorcycles and had stayed on the bicycle. When I get my Skyhawk.. If I love XC like I hope I am going to skip the Guardian and go straight to the Goblin or HobGoblin. They are shipping my new Skyhawk today after sending my damaged one back. I hope Fedex doesn't damage this one.

    Why don't you post a pic of yours? Is it more orange/bronze than you were expecting in person? I love the color.
    The color looked just as I expected, but I thought it looked a lot better in person. On the website I wasn't too pumped on it, but I really like it now that I have it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfb12 View Post
    Not everyone can afford upgrades like the goblin which is why the upgrade program is perfect. Put the components you want when you can afford them.
    I know, I got off topic. My whole point was the Skyhawk shouldn't be considered "not worth modding" because it's cheap, since it's up to par with bikes that cost nearly
    twice as much.

    I agree the skyhawk looks even better in person than in pictures. It's a great looking bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinb501 View Post
    The color looked just as I expected, but I thought it looked a lot better in person. On the website I wasn't too pumped on it, but I really like it now that I have it.
    Nice... I got white pedals for mine as well. That is one of the best pics I've seen to represent the color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyinb501 View Post
    The color looked just as I expected, but I thought it looked a lot better in person. On the website I wasn't too pumped on it, but I really like it now that I have it.
    That color is SWEET!

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    Aside from being modified with all the mud fresh form a ride here's how my Skyhawk sits:

    Race Face evolve bar and stem
    Superstar lock on grips
    Suntour Raidon fork

    Need to get some new pedals soon as I've bent the cage ones I threw on there, but debating whether to take the plunge and try clipless.

    Loving the bike so far, perfect to get me back in the saddle and my style of riding means its standing up to its beatings well.
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    Nice coxino... Just curious why you swapped the bars and stem and what difference it makes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jem7sk View Post
    Nice coxino... Just curious why you swapped the bars and stem and what difference it makes?
    The bars and stem were more personal preference than anything else. I already had them from a few bits I planned to build a bike with before pulling the trigger on the Skyhawk. I found the rise on the Skyhawk bars a little too much for me and the Race Face bars suit me much better. The wife likes a more upright ride so the original bars and stem are now being put to good use on her GT.

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    XX1 HobGoblin

    This XX1-equipped HobGoblin belongs to one of our employees here.
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    That looks like yours Jeremy

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    Sweet build. Dig those wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    This XX1-equipped HobGoblin belongs to one of our employees here.
    Oh man! Thats nice!

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    I'll ask again. How are the Vredestein tires?
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    As you can tell by the lack of dirt on the bike in the photo, it hasn't been ridden yet. So no feedback on those tires.

    On the Black Panther's that are on my bike, I haven't spent enough time on them to give good feedback. My initial impressions are that they are way narrower than claimed, as my 2.2's actually measure 1.95. Corey from Vredestein tells me that they are an error and that production will be wider, but mentally I can't get over the narrowness when I look down at the front wheel. I've had a few rides on them and they feel "OK", however to be fair our trail conditions haven't been great as things are still wet and are only now starting to dry out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zerort View Post
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    Do you have a list of the modified components to bring it down to 25.2 lbs?

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    The stans crest wheels are probably the main contributor to the weight loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sungchang View Post
    Do you have a list of the modified components to bring it down to 25.2 lbs?
    As stated above, Stans Crest ZTR, Maxxis Ikon rear, Schwalbe RaRa front, along with niner carbon bar, stem and post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    As you can tell by the lack of dirt on the bike in the photo, it hasn't been ridden yet. So no feedback on those tires.

    On the Black Panther's that are on my bike, I haven't spent enough time on them to give good feedback. My initial impressions are that they are way narrower than claimed, as my 2.2's actually measure 1.95. Corey from Vredestein tells me that they are an error and that production will be wider, but mentally I can't get over the narrowness when I look down at the front wheel. I've had a few rides on them and they feel "OK", however to be fair our trail conditions haven't been great as things are still wet and are only now starting to dry out.

    Thanks,

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    Interesting to hear about the width????? I don't think I could handle that amount of variation. But maybe like you said, it was a "early" production flaw.

    Keep us posted on the ride and grip after you get some miles on them.

    Thanks for the review though!
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    This isn't really relevant but I need somewhere to vent...

    I just modified my Zeppelin Elite by sending the rear derailleur into the spokes.

    This is a kind of long story but, I had a lot of leftover parts from another bike that I sold (wheels, fork, cassette, tires), so I decided to buy a carbon frame and build it up. I got my chain tool before I got any of the parts so I decided to practice on it with my Zeppelin Elite. Unfortunately I took out a few chains too many and couldn't put them back in because I didn't know I wasn't supposed to completely remove the pins.

    I tried spinning it in the largest gears on a workstand and it seemed fine so I went for a ride. Came up to a big hill and shifted into first while I was in the biggest ring, and the derailleur hanger snaps immediately, sending the rear derailleur into the spokes.

    I hope I won't have to buy a new rear derailleur, but I already bought a new chain and derailleur hanger. Overall, I guess this isn't that bad but I'm really bummed since I won't have a bike to ride for a week because I just injured my Zeppelin and my other bike isn't built yet (just have the cables left to do) and I didn't want to spend more money on bikes after just dropping almost $600 on new frame and parts.

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    New Goblin

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    Quote Originally Posted by betorac View Post
    Just getting started:

    WTB Speed V Comp
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    680mm bars
    60mm stem
    lizard skin grips
    saguaro rear tire
    serfas brake pads
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    Orange Hobgoblin on the trails of Albuquerque...

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexzhu1 View Post
    This isn't really relevant but I need somewhere to vent...

    I just modified my Zeppelin Elite by sending the rear derailleur into the spokes.

    This is a kind of long story but, I had a lot of leftover parts from another bike that I sold (wheels, fork, cassette, tires), so I decided to buy a carbon frame and build it up. I got my chain tool before I got any of the parts so I decided to practice on it with my Zeppelin Elite. Unfortunately I took out a few chains too many and couldn't put them back in because I didn't know I wasn't supposed to completely remove the pins.

    I tried spinning it in the largest gears on a workstand and it seemed fine so I went for a ride. Came up to a big hill and shifted into first while I was in the biggest ring, and the derailleur hanger snaps immediately, sending the rear derailleur into the spokes.

    I hope I won't have to buy a new rear derailleur, but I already bought a new chain and derailleur hanger. Overall, I guess this isn't that bad but I'm really bummed since I won't have a bike to ride for a week because I just injured my Zeppelin and my other bike isn't built yet (just have the cables left to do) and I didn't want to spend more money on bikes after just dropping almost $600 on new frame and parts.
    That sucks, sorry to hear that.

    Mind if I ask..................why were you removing links from the Zepp chain? If it was the stock chain it the chain was long enough to allow for full suspension compression while in the big/big combo. If the chain is shortened and the suspension compresses while in larger gears, the RD runs out of take-up slack and gets ripped off, which is exactly what happened in your situation.

    When you put a new chain on, let all of the air out of the rear shock, compress the suspension, shift into big/big, and route the chain. You want the RD to be in about a 45 degree angle to the ground. Then cut the chain to that length. Hope that makes sense!

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    Great build, Jerry! Looks sick!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    That sucks, sorry to hear that.

    Mind if I ask..................why were you removing links from the Zepp chain? If it was the stock chain it the chain was long enough to allow for full suspension compression while in the big/big combo. If the chain is shortened and the suspension compresses while in larger gears, the RD runs out of take-up slack and gets ripped off, which is exactly what happened in your situation.

    When you put a new chain on, let all of the air out of the rear shock, compress the suspension, shift into big/big, and route the chain. You want the RD to be in about a 45 degree angle to the ground. Then cut the chain to that length. Hope that makes sense!

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    I removed the big (44T) ring in front so it's 22/32. I thought I would remove a few links since I didn't need as many now, and that way I could practice with the chain tool before my other parts (for other bike) came in--I was a little antsy to start wrenching on bikes.

    I removed more links than I intended to and couldn't put them back on easily because I accidentally pushed the pins all the way off. It seemed fine on the workstand but that of course didn't take into account pedaling forces and suspension chain growth.

    Can you guys ship the hanger I ordered last night?

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexzhu1 View Post
    I removed the big (44T) ring in front so it's 22/32. I thought I would remove a few links since I didn't need as many now, and that way I could practice with the chain tool before my other parts (for other bike) came in--I was a little antsy to start wrenching on bikes.

    I removed more links than I intended to and couldn't put them back on easily because I accidentally pushed the pins all the way off. It seemed fine on the workstand but that of course didn't take into account pedaling forces and suspension chain growth.

    Can you guys ship the hanger I ordered last night?
    OK.

    It should ship out either today or tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhazard View Post
    This has fast become my favorite rig.

    Guardian - sort of upgraded or "Goblinized":

    X7 drivetrain
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    Hope skewer up front, stock skewer rear
    Reba Fork
    Love the Tektro brakes, kept 'em
    Swapped seatpost out to a silver Uno for 'bling factor'
    Spank 777 bars, cut to about 720mm
    Sunline V1 Stem - 50mm, blue body, silver faceplate
    Lizard Skins Peaty Grips, red & blue collars
    Blue ano QR seatpost clamp will have to do until I get a dropper
    Deity Decoy flats. LOVE these pedals.

    I was running a pair Kenda Nevegal 2.3s, but for the most of the trails I'm riding, they're a bit overkill and the rolling resistance was a bummer. Put the SB8s back on, and even though they can slide out when really pushed, they roll so fast it's hard to not to run 'em.

    Not much else I'll change on this ride. If I find the time, I'll lace some silver velocity blunts or P35's in there, really only for aesthetics. I'm weighing in at just about 28lbs, and I'm not really a weight conscious rider, so it's awesome. Last thing I'll ad will be (eventually) a 130mm or 140mm fork just to get a more aggressive AM sort of ride. But if that never happens, I'm still content - nice job Airborne!







    First off, nice ride! I enjoy coming on here and seeing what people have done to their rigs to make them one of a kind.

    I have a question about those Tektro brakes. How long are those brake pads lasting, and what sort of pads are you replacing them with? Are there any aftermarket pads out there that are much better than stock?

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    As for pad replacement, I'll have to defer to BDF. I've not worn mine yet to warrant replacement (on my Guardian or Wingman)....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhazard View Post
    Thanks, most fun hard tail I've ridden.

    As for pad replacement, I'll have to defer to BDF. I've not worn mine yet to warrant replacement (on my Guardian or Wingman)....
    Thanks, that is good to hear! The Guardian is my first bike with hydraulic brakes and I can't get enough of them. I am in awe of the control and confidence those brakes give me.

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    My skyhawk is getting there even though it was there since I have had it.

    I have changed or added:
    -WTB pure V seat
    - Specialized the captain 2.0 tires
    - lizard skin chainstay protector
    And last but not least the best of all
    - SR suntour Raidon RL fork

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfb12 View Post
    My skyhawk is getting there even though it was there since I have had it.

    I have changed or added:
    -WTB pure V seat
    - Specialized the captain 2.0 tires
    - lizard skin chainstay protector
    And last but not least the best of all
    - SR suntour Raidon RL fork

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    Looks great, the Raidon fork makes a massive difference doesn't it. I'm now on a wife enforced spending freeze so won't be changing anything else on mine for a while unless it breaks. She has agreed to let me give clipless pedals a go though if I can find a used set cheap enough.

    What's next on your list to upgrade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfb12 View Post
    My skyhawk is getting there even though it was there since I have had it.

    I have changed or added:
    -WTB pure V seat
    - Specialized the captain 2.0 tires
    - lizard skin chainstay protector
    And last but not least the best of all
    - SR suntour Raidon RL fork

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    Nice sfb12! How much did that new fork cost and how hard was it to install? How long do we have to upgrade at the discounted price? Did the chain stay protector make it silent?

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    Quote Originally Posted by coxinio View Post
    Looks great, the Raidon fork makes a massive difference doesn't it. I'm now on a wife enforced spending freeze so won't be changing anything else on mine for a while unless it breaks. She has agreed to let me give clipless pedals a go though if I can find a used set cheap enough.

    What's next on your list to upgrade?
    I planned on ordering odi rogue grips tonight but after that a pedal replacement is in place. After that I do not believe I will be buying anything unless it breaks either


    EDIT: Just ordered the ODI Rogue grips and DMR V8 pedals. Most of what i've done is all comfort/ parts that will make all the difference to the rider and thats what I feel most needed to be done.
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    Nice sfb12! How much did that new fork cost and how hard was it to install? How long do we have to upgrade at the discounted price? Did the chain stay protector make it silent?
    I had the shop install the fork as I haven't had the time too but with shipping and install it was 190 ish. No idea how long the upgrade program will last that's why I took advantage of it while I could. And yes the chain stay protector makes it much quieter but not silent.
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    I got them on sale at Performance Bikes...they where on sale for 299
    Tony, I am bumping this post from a while back. Are your wheels the experts or comps? Performance has the comps on sale for $299, no experts.

    Do you remember how much weight difference there was between the stock wheel set and the black flags? I am not overly concerned with weight but it would be nice to lose some lbs when paying that much for a wheel set (even though it's on the low end of the wheel set price spectrum).

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    Tony, I am bumping this post from a while back. Are your wheels the experts or comps? Performance has the comps on sale for $299, no experts.

    Do you remember how much weight difference there was between the stock wheel set and the black flags? I am not overly concerned with weight but it would be nice to lose some lbs when paying that much for a wheel set (even though it's on the low end of the wheel set price spectrum).
    I got the comps. I never weighed them but there is a noteable weight differance. Those Geax tires are heavy so I may swap those out down the road. You will notice a huge differance even with the comps. I stuck to the comps as the Goblin I use mainly for xc stuff so I do not huck it or do stuff on it like my 6 inch bike. They are great wheels and a great upgrade over the stock ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    Tony, I am bumping this post from a while back. Are your wheels the experts or comps? Performance has the comps on sale for $299, no experts.

    Do you remember how much weight difference there was between the stock wheel set and the black flags? I am not overly concerned with weight but it would be nice to lose some lbs when paying that much for a wheel set (even though it's on the low end of the wheel set price spectrum).
    I think I remember reading somewhere that stock wheels on goblin were about 2400g vs. Black Flag Comp is 1970g (even though performance bikes has listed for 18 something for it). The weight of BF is listed if you go to Sun Ringle site.

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    New wheels...

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    Put some new wheels on my wife's Skyhawk that I had hanging out in my garage. Nothing too fancy, Deore hubs and Mavic rims.

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    Put some new wheels on my wife's Skyhawk that I had hanging out in my garage. Nothing too fancy, Deore hubs and Mavic rims.
    Still are nice wheels, i'd take deore hubs over quando's anytime. Nice wheel build
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    I know... I know... Icould have got the guardian by now or almost been to a goblin for the money I've spent, but I don't care its been a blast upgrading it.

    Suntour Epicon fork (thing is sweet $210 from Amazon via Tawain)
    Race face Carbon sl next bars (CList for $40)
    Sette edge stem
    Oury grips.
    Easton Havoc seatpost
    WTB laser V
    Wellgo b103 pedals
    and currently sporting Michelin country rocks for neighborhood riding, which I switch out for the trails.

    I haven't weighed it but it feels significantly lighter, and I'm loving it.

    Saving up for a Hobgoblin now!

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    You have done the best job i've seen yet upgrading it spec wise. How is that epicon fork?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sfb12 View Post
    You have done the best job i've seen yet upgrading it spec wise. How is that epicon fork?
    Thanks a lot.
    I understand it didn't make a lot of financial sense, but I've had a lot of fun doing it (and riding it), and that's what its about in the end right?

    Unfortunately I have no base for comparison other than the XCM. This is my first real bike, but to me it seems incredible.
    The weight difference was shocking and dramatically changed the way the front end handles. It feels like it just floats over the roots instead of bouncing over them. I haven't even experimented with the rebound yet. Hopefully this weekend.
    Pure speculation, but I wouldn't be surprised, if in a blind test, it was right up there with forks costing twice as much.

    Hey, the same could probably be said for all the Airborne bikes too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kope007 View Post


    I know... I know... Icould have got the guardian by now or almost been to a goblin for the money I've spent, but I don't care its been a blast upgrading it.

    Suntour Epicon fork (thing is sweet $210 from Amazon via Tawain)
    Race face Carbon sl next bars (CList for $40)
    Sette edge stem
    Oury grips.
    Easton Havoc seatpost
    WTB laser V
    Wellgo b103 pedals
    and currently sporting Michelin country rocks for neighborhood riding, which I switch out for the trails.

    I haven't weighed it but it feels significantly lighter, and I'm loving it.

    Saving up for a Hobgoblin now!
    Looks good! If you are enjoying the bike that is all that matters. The frames on these bikes are top shelf. I think they are well worth upgrading.

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    And how do you like that WTB saddle? I am looking into one of those myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDocTx View Post
    And how do you like that WTB saddle? I am looking into one of those myself.
    Thanks.
    Just put it on Sunday and only was able to go to the end of the street and back. It felt great and I think I'm going to like it but have to get some dirt time before I can say for sure. I felt like I needed a deeper groove as I was getting pretty numb on longer rides. There's probably less expensive options, but I figured the saddle was not the place to go cheap. Pricepoint was much cheaper than everyone else.

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    Last one of my bike for now , I promise. This Is with everything that has been done and probably all that will be until stuff breaks.

    All that's been added since last post was :

    DMR V8 pedals
    ODI rogue grips

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    Had some goodies show up today! Love it when the UPS man stops by! (Unless its something my 'ol lady ordered)

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    After putting the first 60 miles on her I decided to make some minor modifications.

    Crank Bros. Iodine 3 bars. I liked the riding position of the stock straight bar, it was a blast on the tight twisty trails. However, after 10 miles or so I was having issues with my lower back. Hoping riser bars might help with that by giving me a more upright riding position. These are 680mm, so I can cut them back to 640 if I need to. I am also considering a shorter stem, but I'll take her out on a few rides and see how it feels.

    WTB Pure V Pro Saddle. This saddle is awesome. It is not bulky and heavy and its like sitting in Grandma's Cadillac. The Selle San Marco stock seat just wasn't for me. I figured out real quick that pleather enemas are less than desirable.

    Peaty grips are on the way. They seem to come highly recommended around here, so I thought I would give them a try. I think they will look sick on those new bars.

    Shimano MX-80 Saint pedals. Love these. Not the lightest out there, but smooth and really hold me in place. They look great as well.

    When it first arrived I thought I may need to swap out the tires. After putting some miles on it, the SB8's have won me over. Those things just roll! So far the grip has been way better than expected. I often road my bike several miles down to some ATV trails so I hate to give up that low resistance. It does get muddy around here (Houston) and that could be an issue, but we'll see.

    No complaints with the drivetrain. After some minor adjustments it has ran like clockwork.

    Brakes, love em. One of my favorite things about this bike!

    I am a 200 lb guy and the forks have been fine. I know there are people out there saying that 170 lb is the limit, but they have been doing a good job for me. I have bottomed them out, but it was going off of a 2 foot drop. The trails I have been riding are fairly quick with lots of roots and the forks have been eating it up. I'll ride these until they wear out or break, then upgrade.

    I don't have plans to upgrade much in the immediate future. From here on out it will be upgrade as it wears out or breaks. I am really happy with the bike as an overall package, and it is a looker as well. You just can't beat it for the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDocTx View Post
    Had some goodies show up today! Love it when the UPS man stops by! (Unless its something my 'ol lady ordered)

    WTB Pure V Pro Saddle. This saddle is awesome. It is not bulky and heavy and its like sitting in Grandma's Cadillac. The Selle San Marco stock seat just wasn't for me. I figured out real quick that pleather enemas are less than desirable.

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    Nice saddle, is that the Comp or the Pro model?

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    Disregard apparently I can't read lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by WineDine29er View Post
    Disregard apparently I can't read lol
    Dude, the way WTB names those saddles is confusing as hell. I had to triple check when I was ordering it, so don't feel bad.

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    Stan's Arch EX
    Ardent (f), Crossmark (r) tubeless
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    Eggbeaters
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    XT front skewer, Halo rear skewer
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    Thomson seat post clamp
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    Looks good!

    How much did those arch ex's cost you if you don't mind me asking?

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    XT front skewer, Halo rear skewer
    ESi Chunky
    Specialized phenom saddle
    Thomson seat post clamp
    carbon headset spacers
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    Nice! The green goblin looks sweet! Any idea how much she weighs after those upgrades?

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    Nice... The green Goblin and the Guardian are the two best looking Airborne bikes to me. Wish they still came in green

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    Great looking bikes. Love those 2 set ups!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    Looks good!

    How much did those arch ex's cost you if you don't mind me asking?
    I got them from Jenson before the price increase. I think I paid $510 for them.

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDocTx View Post
    Nice! The green goblin looks sweet! Any idea how much she weighs after those upgrades?
    24.7 which I think is just shy of 4 pounds lighter than when it came out of the box (18"). Wheels, hubs, tubeless was 2 pounds by themselves.

    @Jem7sk Love the green too. It's the white that I found a bit garish.

    Thanks, folks. The bike has been great for me. The 2x10 and Reba, which to me were the biggest draws, have proven themselves great. It would have been a mistake to have accepted less from a better known brand. You guys already knew that though :P

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    Your green Goblin looks good Big Takeover! I agree with you about the white parts. They just don't do anything for me on the green bike.

    Here's the latest pic of my green Goblin:

    -Black Flag Pro wheels
    -Reba fork with 100 mm travel and 20 mm Maxle
    -FSA OS-99 stem
    -FSA SL-K carbon bars
    -ESI Chunky grips

    The stock seat and post are next to go.

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    Upated Hobgoblin... Almost have it where I want it.



    15.5 inch Hobgoblin frame set, with most of the parts from a standard Hobgoblin transferred over.

    I have committed to the 1x10 set up. It was very hard at first, now it's only moderately hard.

    32t E*Thirteen Chainring
    HT pedals - similar to the Deity Compounds (same body, longer pins)
    Generic QR seatpost clamp. (Green one on the way)
    SE Racing BMX saddle
    Marzochhi 44 Micro TI TST fork
    Alex DP20 front wheel/hub - 15mm thru axle

    DMR Swarm Stem, 50mm length, 31.8 bar diameter. I dig the inverted stem because it helps keeps the bars lower. The Marz for raises the front end a bit, so the stem along with the shorter head tube on the 15 inch frame keep the bars close to where I'm used to.



    Deity D30 bars. Favorite, most comfy bars. Uncut width.
    Sette lock-on grips, brown. Matches seat.



    MRP 1X Chainguide. A must for 1x10, IMO. Unless you're running the SRAM XX I guess. I've heard several people say the chain still comes off in the extreme rough even with the Clutches...

    "Ging" chain tensioner. I had this before the MRP guide, and in all likely hood, I could probably do without it. I'll remove it when I obtain a clutch derailleur.



    Kenda Nevegals, 2.2. Rolls slower than the Geax, but better traction in the local terrain.



    I got overzealous and removed one too many links from the chain, but that's on the replacement list anyhow. This will be my enduro race-rig setup for the Big Mountain Enduro race at Angelfire/Taos next month (assuming I don't smash my ribs again in the mean time). Had a couple shakedown rides on it and its performing great. It looks a lot burlier than most of the trails it rides on, btw
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    The color scheme is sick!!!!! love the mixed greens! Airborne Agent Orange!!!!!

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    Dang Jerry.. that looks great! Wonder if the green will look good on my orange-ish SkyHawk? You've done a great job with that one!

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    Looks good Jerry. Orange and green makes for a proper Hobgoblin, Marvel style.

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    I'd go with purple anodized stuff , that's just me of course! thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    Your green Goblin looks good Big Takeover! I agree with you about the white parts. They just don't do anything for me on the green bike.

    Here's the latest pic of my green Goblin:

    -Black Flag Pro wheels
    -Reba fork with 100 mm travel and 20 mm Maxle
    -FSA OS-99 stem
    -FSA SL-K carbon bars
    -ESI Chunky grips

    The stock seat and post are next to go.

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    If the white bits were missing that bike would be in full camo mode! I really dig the green on the original Goblin. Hopefully it will be offered again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhazard View Post
    Upated Hobgoblin... Almost have it where I want it.



    15.5 inch Hobgoblin frame set, with most of the parts from a standard Hobgoblin transferred over.

    I have committed to the 1x10 set up. It was very hard at first, now it's only moderately hard.

    32t E*Thirteen Chainring
    HT pedals - similar to the Deity Compounds (same body, longer pins)
    Generic QR seatpost clamp. (Green one on the way)
    SE Racing BMX saddle
    Marzochhi 44 Micro TI TST fork
    Alex DP20 front wheel/hub - 15mm thru axle

    DMR Swarm Stem, 50mm length, 31.8 bar diameter. I dig the inverted stem because it helps keeps the bars lower. The Marz for raises the front end a bit, so the stem along with the shorter head tube on the 15 inch frame keep the bars close to where I'm used to.



    Deity D30 bars. Favorite, most comfy bars. Uncut width.
    Sette lock-on grips, brown. Matches seat.



    MRP 1X Chainguide. A must for 1x10, IMO. Unless you're running the SRAM XX I guess. I've heard several people say the chain still comes off in the extreme rough even with the Clutches...

    "Ging" chain tensioner. I had this before the MRP guide, and in all likely hood, I could probably do without it. I'll remove it when I obtain a clutch derailleur.



    Kenda Nevegals, 2.2. Rolls slower than the Geax, but better traction in the local terrain.



    I got overzealous and removed one too many links from the chain, but that's on the replacement list anyhow. This will be my enduro race-rig setup for the Big Mountain Enduro race at Angelfire/Taos next month (assuming I don't smash my ribs again in the mean time). Had a couple shakedown rides on it and its performing great. It looks a lot burlier than most of the trails it rides on, btw
    Looking good! I would have never put green on that orange frame in a million years, but it works really well!
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    I love my 1x9 setup, so in no way is this a critical comment...but I'm wondering why you went with the 1x10 instead of the 2x10.

    Great setup, btw!
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    Thanks it's a bit garish even for me, but the orange... just had to try!
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    Thanks Nathan.

    I'd been contemplating it for a while, ever since I rode Moab with a fellow Flight Crew member with that set up. Peer pressure also plays a part. Most of the riders I ride with use a 1X set up, and clean everything I did in my granny - which I used for super steep climbs and that's about it.

    The idea of a cleaner set up, and cleaner riding is appealing. Less shifting, less adjusting. And, in the 32/36 gear, I actually clean some lines a bit easier and smoother now.

    Few years back I did a season on a rigid single speed - everything from Durango High Country rides to Fruita and Moab, so I know I can push the gear, just have to condition myself for it. Now I'm just starting to get used to it, and its less brutal on my knees than single speed - I think its going to stick.
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    I'd go with purple anodized stuff , that's just me of course! thanks!
    That is exactly what I was thinking too!

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    cant think of a better way to start a weekend than riding a trail you built on the Black Goblin.

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    alright guys.. question as far as modding goes. I'm currently in the market for a new bike. However, over the past coupe of months I've found myself enjoying the descents/berms/drops a heck of a lot more than I thought I would. I have been eyeing the goblin for quite some time, but I'm worried it wont hold up and excel in the situations that I like. I've been looking a lot into the all mountain HT style bikes(Trek stache, Kona Honzo, Yelli Screamy, DB Mason etc.) I like the idea of a longerish fork (120-140mm) to help going down.. I know the goblin is a XC style bike, but would it be a bad idea to take it up a notch and add a 120?(I know airborne won't comment on that one haha) I like having fun on bikes, don't care too much about time/strava/weight and all of that. I really really want to pick up a goblin, but Im just afraid it won't hold up with the type of riding I want to do(I would call it a XC/all mountain combo with downhill/berms, moderate jumping, etc.) What do you experts say? Just pull the trigger and put a longer bar/shorter stem and longer fork or just keep looking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necrodomis View Post
    alright guys.. question as far as modding goes. I'm currently in the market for a new bike. However, over the past coupe of months I've found myself enjoying the descents/berms/drops a heck of a lot more than I thought I would. I have been eyeing the goblin for quite some time, but I'm worried it wont hold up and excel in the situations that I like. I've been looking a lot into the all mountain HT style bikes(Trek stache, Kona Honzo, Yelli Screamy, DB Mason etc.) I like the idea of a longerish fork (120-140mm) to help going down.. I know the goblin is a XC style bike, but would it be a bad idea to take it up a notch and add a 120?(I know airborne won't comment on that one haha) I like having fun on bikes, don't care too much about time/strava/weight and all of that. I really really want to pick up a goblin, but Im just afraid it won't hold up with the type of riding I want to do(I would call it a XC/all mountain combo with downhill/berms, moderate jumping, etc.) What do you experts say? Just pull the trigger and put a longer bar/shorter stem and longer fork or just keep looking?
    If you are wanting to do that type of riding(all mountain) vs XC get a bike designed for that purpose...putting a longer travel fork will just change the geo of the Goblin while it adds more travel it is still a bike designed for XC style riding..I would wait and see what the dudes at Airborne come out as far as AM rig...not saying it can not be done as far as mod-n out the Goblin...there are some dudes that can jump anything..anywhere..the longer travel fork will change the way the bike handles...it will for sure effects the way it climbs...unless you get a adjustable fork..it may add stress to the HT area...Airborne is not the only company that advises against longer forks on their bikes that are designed around a certain travel fork...plus in the end you are going to have more fun on a bike designed for that kind of riding..it will perform better..I love my Goblin and it excels at the stuff it was intended to do ...when the itch hits me to huck and bomb though stuff I grab my AM rig..

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    Upated Hobgoblin... Almost have it where I want it.



    15.5 inch Hobgoblin frame set, with most of the parts from a standard Hobgoblin transferred over.

    I have committed to the 1x10 set up. It was very hard at first, now it's only moderately hard.

    32t E*Thirteen Chainring
    HT pedals - similar to the Deity Compounds (same body, longer pins)
    Generic QR seatpost clamp. (Green one on the way)
    SE Racing BMX saddle
    Marzochhi 44 Micro TI TST fork
    Alex DP20 front wheel/hub - 15mm thru axle

    DMR Swarm Stem, 50mm length, 31.8 bar diameter. I dig the inverted stem because it helps keeps the bars lower. The Marz for raises the front end a bit, so the stem along with the shorter head tube on the 15 inch frame keep the bars close to where I'm used to.



    Deity D30 bars. Favorite, most comfy bars. Uncut width.
    Sette lock-on grips, brown. Matches seat.



    MRP 1X Chainguide. A must for 1x10, IMO. Unless you're running the SRAM XX I guess. I've heard several people say the chain still comes off in the extreme rough even with the Clutches...

    "Ging" chain tensioner. I had this before the MRP guide, and in all likely hood, I could probably do without it. I'll remove it when I obtain a clutch derailleur.



    Kenda Nevegals, 2.2. Rolls slower than the Geax, but better traction in the local terrain.



    I got overzealous and removed one too many links from the chain, but that's on the replacement list anyhow. This will be my enduro race-rig setup for the Big Mountain Enduro race at Angelfire/Taos next month (assuming I don't smash my ribs again in the mean time). Had a couple shakedown rides on it and its performing great. It looks a lot burlier than most of the trails it rides on, btw
    That awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necrodomis View Post
    alright guys.. question as far as modding goes. I'm currently in the market for a new bike. However, over the past coupe of months I've found myself enjoying the descents/berms/drops a heck of a lot more than I thought I would. I have been eyeing the goblin for quite some time, but I'm worried it wont hold up and excel in the situations that I like. I've been looking a lot into the all mountain HT style bikes(Trek stache, Kona Honzo, Yelli Screamy, DB Mason etc.) I like the idea of a longerish fork (120-140mm) to help going down..
    Hmmmmm.

    I don't want to give too much away, but in September we will be selling something that is "stache-like".

    I would suggest for your type of riding to get a true trail/AM HT like the Stache or Mason. Putting a shorter stem, wider bars, and longer-travel fork on an XC rig really won't give you the same ride or feel as one of these bikes that are made for that purpose.

    Hope that helps!

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    Still pretty stock so far, just a new bar, stem and grips. Next is to shorten the cables and get rid of that butt hatchet seat! I also plan on getting new wheels and converting to 1x10 sometime in the future


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    Jerry: WOW....that is one sexy hobgoblin! How did you go about the 1x10 conversion? Ive seen some write ups online but most seem to be coming from a 3 ring chainring

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    Agree with Jeremy; go with the right tool for the job. A 120/140 fork won't slack the Goblin anywhere even close to the geo found on a Mason or Honzo. You'll end up raising the BB, bar height will increase - you basically change the over all feel of the frame, and not necessarily in a great way. A shorter stem will keep you more upright, but coupled with the longer fork, it could have adverse effects on steering. I'd say hang on an see what Airborne releases around September if you can wait...

    8iking VIIking: Thanks!

    The 1X set up was easy-peazy. Removed front derailleur, added a 32T dedicated Single Speed ring (no shifting ramps really makes a difference), and a top guide like the MRP 1X and you're pretty much golden. I'd take a link out of the chain too, but not really necessary (it helps with chain tension). If you want to get real fancy, a clutch (type II) rear derailleur is a great option as it helps keep tension on the chain through rougher trails.
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    Goblin owners (possibly on other bikes too): have any of you lost those little black clips that hold the brake lines to the underside of the top tube? I lost one of them and was wondering where I could get some or what other options there were to hold the brake lines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    Goblin owners (possibly on other bikes too): have any of you lost those little black clips that hold the brake lines to the underside of the top tube? I lost one of them and was wondering where I could get some or what other options there were to hold the brake lines?
    Black Zip Ties.

    That's what I use on my own personal bike builds.

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    Goblin owners (possibly on other bikes too): have any of you lost those little black clips that hold the brake lines to the underside of the top tube? I lost one of them and was wondering where I could get some or what other options there were to hold the brake lines?
    http://www.jensonusa.com/Cable-

    Never lost one but thinking a LBS should have some or somewhere like Jenson where you can order one..or like JH..zip ties..cheap and work great

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    oh geesh, way to tease me, Jeremy! Thanks for the advice, guys. I figured that it wouldn't be my best option but I would prefer support Airborne and get one heck of a deal on the goblin. I guess I'll have to see if I can hold out for the new offering or if I can find a good deal somewhere else

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    how do you shorten the cable lengths?

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