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    Pretty much describes my riding as well, and where I lack confidence in them are the surfaces you struggle with (wet, mostly.) I agree though that as long as the pressures are kept in check (below 35psi) they are awesome in loose over hardpack stuff. We have some wood chips on our trails and I find that they grip there better than the more aggressive tires on my 26er. Thanks for your response.

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    I'm about 190 all geared up and ran 30 psi front, 32 rear with tubes. Seemed like that was the sweet spot for me. I haven't had a real test ride tubeless but gonna start out at 28/30

    Yeah unfortunately they're awful in the mud, but that's to be expected from a tire with knobs so closely spaced. I think I'm gonna get a set of maxxis beavers for when I HAVE to ride in the mud

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    Is this considered a modification?

    My friend had an incident with a tree.

    All things considered he's doing pretty good.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 8iking VIIking View Post
    I'm about 190 all geared up and ran 30 psi front, 32 rear with tubes. Seemed like that was the sweet spot for me. I haven't had a real test ride tubeless but gonna start out at 28/30

    Yeah unfortunately they're awful in the mud, but that's to be expected from a tire with knobs so closely spaced. I think I'm gonna get a set of maxxis beavers for when I HAVE to ride in the mud

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    Im about 245 geared and run them 32 front 35 rear... ish. I was down at 28-32 and was fine on trail but wound up pinch flatting when I misjumped onto a curb and hit the rear wheel. Figured if it can happen while I'm goofing around in the city then it can happen on trail and went up a few psi. I'm not tubeless yet but will be once I get a second wheelset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    Is this considered a modification?

    My friend had an incident with a tree.

    All things considered he's doing pretty good.

    Where did your buddy get that short wheelbase guardian from? I can't find that version on the website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedz0r View Post
    Where did your buddy get that short wheelbase guardian from? I can't find that version on the website.
    It's pretty much a custom job. It doesn't handle as well as one would think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyphix View Post
    Im about 245 geared and run them 32 front 35 rear... ish. I was down at 28-32 and was fine on trail but wound up pinch flatting when I misjumped onto a curb and hit the rear wheel. Figured if it can happen while I'm goofing around in the city then it can happen on trail and went up a few psi. I'm not tubeless yet but will be once I get a second wheelset.
    Well I just got back from my first "real" test ride and I gotta say....I think tubeless lives up to the hype. I was a holdout for a long time but the low pressure really does significantly take the edge off some of those square edged rocks and small roots and improves traction. I started out at 28f/30r then went to 26/28 and that seems to be perfect. There were a few times I really pushed it around corners, nearly certain I would wash out or at least break loose, but the traction was rock solid. I'm a believer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    It's pretty much a custom job. It doesn't handle as well as one would think.

    It's the "new" 29er geometry that's all the rage this week. Thank GOD that is the in thing right now so that people are less focused on getting 10inch long chainstays.

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    Do you tubeless (our even non tubeless) people use a digital pressure gauge for checking psi? What do you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    Do you tubeless (our even non tubeless) people use a digital pressure gauge for checking psi? What do you use?
    I use a dial-type gauge that I got at a bike shop a few years ago, I think its a zefal brand. Not sure if its a good brand but its been pretty consistent with other gauges I've used

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    Is this considered a modification?

    My friend had an incident with a tree.

    All things considered he's doing pretty good.

    Holy Crap! That must have been a ride!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    Is this considered a modification?

    My friend had an incident with a tree.

    All things considered he's doing pretty good.

    Based on the trees in the background, was that the Abracadabra Trail at JB?

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    Baby got new shoes! Maxxis Ignitor 2.1 in the rear, Ardent 2.25 up front. Really happy with this setup so far. The pine straw covered trails down here were giving the SB8's fits in the corners. The Ardent is able to find the trail under the leaves and straw, and what an improvement! I was concerned that this setup would be slow rolling....not the case. It rolls nearly as fast as the SB8's with much more cornering grip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    Based on the trees in the background, was that the Abracadabra Trail at JB?

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    You must know those two trees fairly well. You are correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    You must know those two trees fairly well. You are correct.
    Scary, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    Scary, huh?

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    Murdered the wheels and tires, except for the G which received a green treatment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8iking VIIking View Post
    Finally got it right where I want it!

    -Stan's arch ex/hope pro 2 evo wheels
    -race face narrow wide chainring, set up 1x10
    -race face evolve bars
    -easton ea90 stem
    -esi chunky grips
    -wtb volt saddle
    -sram team bb
    -on my second set of aka's (the folding bead version this time), set up tubeless. Love these tires!
    Good looking bike. Very similar to what I have planned for mine. Any idea on current weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdhunt0 View Post
    Good looking bike. Very similar to what I have planned for mine. Any idea on current weight?
    Not a clue, but I must have lost at least 3 lbs from stock between the wheels, tires, stem, bars and 1x10 conversion

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    Finally washed off 2 months of dirt and dust from my HobGoblin, forgot it was blue underneath so i decided to take some backyard pics with something better than a camera phone.







    Parts List:
    • Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs laced to Stan's Flow EX hoops
    • RaceFace Turbine Alu 725mm Bars
    • Truvativ Holzfeller 60mm Stem
    • ODI Troy Lee Designs Lock-On Grips
    • Diety Decoy Pedals
    • Easton EC70 Carbon Seatpost
    • Niner YAWYD Stem Cap
    • Selle San Marco Ponza Power ((Black) from fiancee's Goblin)
    • Maxxis Ardent 2.4 (front) Tubeless at 28psi
    • Continental Race Kings 2.2 (rear) Tubeless at 26psi

    Next up is new brakes, been having my rear brake loose pressure when sitting for a while, take me tilting the bike on the front wheel and pumping the brake to get feeling back. I think I could use a serious bleed.

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    Hobgob xo

    Post Your Modified Airborne Bikes-img_5569.jpgPost Your Modified Airborne Bikes-img_5570.jpgNot any crazy upgrades just some Ergon grips and new fizik Gobi seat! Oh and front tire I won is a CST Ouster. Will probably put an Ardent on the front this one is real grippy and I tad slow. Came at a good time as I cut one of the stock ikons. With the grips and new seat I can ride all day! Very comfy!

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    Is that a Warsteiner bottle cap?

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    Post Your Modified Airborne Bikes-shore-trail-bike.jpg

    The Guardian taking a break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedz0r View Post
    Finally washed off 2 months of dirt and dust from my HobGoblin, forgot it was blue underneath so i decided to take some backyard pics with something better than a camera phone.







    Parts List:
    • Hope Pro 2 Evo hubs laced to Stan's Flow EX hoops
    • RaceFace Turbine Alu 725mm Bars
    • Truvativ Holzfeller 60mm Stem
    • ODI Troy Lee Designs Lock-On Grips
    • Diety Decoy Pedals
    • Easton EC70 Carbon Seatpost
    • Niner YAWYD Stem Cap
    • Selle San Marco Ponza Power ((Black) from fiancee's Goblin)
    • Maxxis Ardent 2.4 (front) Tubeless at 28psi
    • Continental Race Kings 2.2 (rear) Tubeless at 26psi

    Next up is new brakes, been having my rear brake loose pressure when sitting for a while, take me tilting the bike on the front wheel and pumping the brake to get feeling back. I think I could use a serious bleed.
    How's the clearance on that front wheel?

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    How's the clearance on that front wheel?
    Hard to tell from the pics but the ardent on the flow fits with tons of room. No issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    Murdered the wheels and tires, except for the G which received a green treatment!

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    How'd you go about doing that with the tires? Looks pretty slick!

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    Got bored after playing golf today and snapped some photos of the Guardian.Post Your Modified Airborne Bikes-g2.0.jpgPost Your Modified Airborne Bikes-g2.0-5.jpgPost Your Modified Airborne Bikes-g2.0-6.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by strfyeing View Post
    How's the clearance on that front wheel?
    Havent had any problems! its a 2.5. real grippy!

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    awesome looking bike!!

    what crank is that?

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    Cranks are Race Face Evolve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8iking VIIking View Post
    How'd you go about doing that with the tires? Looks pretty slick!

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    Thanks 8iking VIIking! I just used a five dollar can of Plasti-Dip spray matte black. Taped off the wheel and covered the "G" with tape and gave it two light coats of the Plasti. All I did then was to wait for the cure time, then took a green highlighter and hit the "G" to make it glow. Turned out nice and holding up very well with the 20 miles on it so far. It will get a great debut at my first race this coming weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    Thanks 8iking VIIking! I just used a five dollar can of Plasti-Dip spray matte black. Taped off the wheel and covered the "G" with tape and gave it two light coats of the Plasti. All I did then was to wait for the cure time, then took a green highlighter and hit the "G" to make it glow. Turned out nice and holding up very well with the 20 miles on it so far. It will get a great debut at my first race this coming weekend!
    What a great use for Plastidip. I use it on my car/cars frequently (and other household projects) but never thought about it for a flexible application. Thanks for the idea, looks great!

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    I feel like I can finally post a photo in this thread. Added a Raceface Turbine 3/4 725mm bar, SRAM X7 Rear der., 90mm EA30 Stem (revised version, not the recalled version), and Salsa quickrelease seatpost to my Seeker. I got the stem for under $10 and will probably go with something stiffer and move this to my road bike but it was a cheap way to find out if I like the 90mm length, and I do. Any shorter and I'd feel cramped. Next will probably be a WTB Speed V (or a Brooks) saddle and Ardent 2.4/Ignitor 2.1 tire combo. My Der. hanger is pretty wonky and sort of fragile now so I ordered a Wheels Mfg hanger and will throw it on. Its a week or two before my next trail ride so no rush there and I have the spare the Airborne sent me with the bike if something comes up.


    The bars and clamp match color perfectly.


    The Orange decal is a little bit more "faded" looking compared to the anodized orange, but close enough.


    The orange gets deeper in the sun and makes the difference a little more drastic than it normally is.

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    Skyphix, you have a NICE ride sir! Looks great!

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    Thanks Chicken! I'm hoping to hit some more famous semi-local trails after this weekend to test out the wider bars. It will be nice to more easily drop the seat height. I think it will help my lacking confidence to know that I can bail without getting hung up on the seat but still raise it back up for the long dirt road climbs I like to do without using tools. Not quite a dropper post (can't justify the money) but better than having to use a tool to change seat height. I'm also really liking the bars. I tend to like my bikes to be brighter colors so the Seeker was a departure from my norm but the orange bars help.

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    Post Your Modified Airborne Bikes-2013-10-1210.16.59.jpgPost Your Modified Airborne Bikes-2013-10-1210.18.40.jpgPost Your Modified Airborne Bikes-2013-10-1210.16.06.jpg


    here's mine. its got a rock shox xc32 solo-air fork, uno +17 degree riser stem and titec el norte 1.5" riser bars. the riser makes the bars look a little funny but its damn comfy to ride for long distances.

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    Looks great to me.

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    "Orange" you glad you got a Seeker?!

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    Here's a shot from this weekend of my HobGoblin build. Currently trying out some new tires and a Manitou Tower Pro fork.

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    Next spring ....

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    Jeremy, how does that fork compare to the Reba?

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    And why do you run the fork backwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    Jeremy, how does that fork compare to the Reba?
    Initial thoughts are I like it a lot. Need to get more ride time on it for a final call though. The 15mm thru-axle on it is interesting, a little easier to use than the Maxle that was on my Reba.
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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    And why do you run the fork backwards?
    LOL, it looks that way but the Manitou forks have the arch in the rear instead of the front. Takes a little getting used to in terms of looks.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    And why do you run the fork backwards?
    That was my initial thought too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    Is this considered a modification?

    My friend had an incident with a tree.

    All things considered he's doing pretty good.

    We had Kyle's friend (Mark) bring his Guardian to us to check it over after his crash to ensure the frame was OK and not also damaged. He brought it in yesterday.

    We expected to find a wallowed out or cracked HT and a cracked/buckled DT. Surprisingly enough, the frame was in perfect shape. Even the headset bearings were OK. Guardians are TOUGH!

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    I'm surprised there wasn't any damage to the frame. Really says a lot about the quality of Airborne bikes!

    And, once again, awesome customer service from the Airborne crew! You really stepped up and helped Mark out with his rock solid (rocks are harder than trees, right) Guardian!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    LOL, it looks that way but the Manitou forks have the arch in the rear instead of the front. Takes a little getting used to in terms of looks.........

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    Gotcha - I had to do a double take though initially.

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    I had to get my baby a new pair of shoes - Origin 8 Ultralight platforms at 273G. They are just under one inch narrower than the generics I am taking off the bike, but a heck of a lot lighter with larger pins. The grip is absolutely fantastic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by s0ul_chicken View Post
    I had to get my baby a new pair of shoes - Origin 8 Ultralight platforms at 273G. They are just under one inch narrower than the generics I am taking off the bike, but a heck of a lot lighter with larger pins. The grip is absolutely fantastic!

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    How do you put those on the cranks? Not with a pedal wrench I presume.

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    They take a 6mm allen from the end of the axle that sticks through the crank. I also have these on one of my bikes, they are grippy and light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnPar5 View Post
    How do you put those on the cranks? Not with a pedal wrench I presume.
    Yep, 6mm allen wrench from the inside. Awesome pedals!

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    Likely a huge Allen through the crank from the back.

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    Nobby nic front and back. Raceface single speed cranks (tires and cranks installed last week). Manitou minute expert (installed last year)

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    Anyone running 2.3 tires on a new Goblin?

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    Which tire are you looking at? I run a 2.25 ardent in the rear with plenty of room.

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    They fit. I've got 2.3 WTB Wolverine's on my silver Goblin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    Which tire are you looking at? I run a 2.25 ardent in the rear with plenty of room.
    I'm not real sure. Was thinking about the 2.35 Ikon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhazard View Post

    The Taka:





    Stock Taka Frame - paint stripped to raw aluminum, no clear coat.
    SHE LIVES!!!





    After me cracking my frame and JHazard getting a new one. He gifted me his old one. A really cool thing of him to do an I cant thank him enough for it.


    The frame is a Big Bad Burly Airborne Taka. This frame has seen some serious use by Mr Hazard and its still going strong. Airborne makes frames that are built to LAST!
    1. 1.5 Headtube
    2. 83mm BB
    3. 150mm rear axel
    4. 8" travel
    5. 66 HA
    6. single piviot goodness



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    I needed a new BB for the frame. The theme was Bomb proof so i went with the howitzer.

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    So for the drive train I got a Wolf tooth narrow wide 30tooth chain ring. Out back I'm running a 11-34 cassette on a saint 9 speed derailleur. Since I have the narrow wide chain guard i decided to only use the top half of the chain guide. The DMR viral chain guide has separate pieces so if need be ill throw the bottom on


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    For brakes i got saint and zee. very happy with them. I love the mineral oil. I'm a messy dude and still learning how to bleed so the corrosive fluid normally used is a headache I'm happy to do without. Also my old pads were a "little" worn out

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    The fork is a rock shox totem 180mm travel 40mm stanchions. best fork ever

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    All in All the bike came out looking real good. The rear wheel is an Azonic outlaw front is a spank stiffy 40 on a hope hub both tires are continental Der Kaiser 2.5s. Handel bars Easton havoc carbons with Northshore grips and a truvative 50mm stem...


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    Action shots On the way

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    Got the RF 30t on and love it so far. It's a little noisy abs can't figure out if its the tooth profile or the chain line (it makes noise on the the cogs).

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    Its the chainring itself trevor - since the wide section engages the chain more, you get a bit of noise from the mesh. I did another ride today on the race course and improved my mph to 34.6 on that 30T - I think she is a keeper.

    The bike looks great trevor!!

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    Not so much a bike mod but an attitude mod!

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    Not sure if this counts as a mod, but my taint sure does! OUCH!


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    Ouch! Looks like a great excuse for your next upgrade.

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    Quick Silver Goblin upgrades

    So far all the upgrades to my QS Goblin:
    Race Face 30T chainring running 1x10
    Race Face 70mm stem
    Clean Sweep rotors in lime green
    FSA Headset
    Origin8 Proform UL pedals
    Crank Bros. Cobalt 3 XC riser bars
    Crank Bros. Cobalt 2 400mm
    Murdered wheels and tires - except for the Green G!!
    Seat TBD - the Titanium seat I put on there is JUNK - very uncomfortable

    Onto all of the pictures!!



















    And now it is time to point her downhill and RIDE!! Have a great day everyone!



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    What makes your seatpost uncomfortable?

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    Looking great Chicken! Hoping to be able to post a similar recap in the next few weeks.
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    Bike looks great Soul man! What is the width of the bars? How do you find them?

    Saddle wise I'd recommend adding the charge spoon to your shortlist.

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    You need some of the green FSA plastic headset spacers!

    Bike looks great~

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdhunt0 View Post
    What makes your seatpost uncomfortable?
    Either I am too used to the San Marco (which is almost identical to the stock seat on my Giant), or there is too much padding on that Ti seat. Either way, it didn't "sit" right.

    Quote Originally Posted by skyphix View Post
    Looking great Chicken! Hoping to be able to post a similar recap in the next few weeks.
    Thanks sky! I appreciate that!

    Quote Originally Posted by coxinio View Post
    Bike looks great Soul man! What is the width of the bars? How do you find them?
    Saddle wise I'd recommend adding the charge spoon to your shortlist.
    The width of the bars is 700mm, and I found them on theclymb.com - which is like an outlet for leftover stock. They don't carry a whole bunch of stuff, but it does rotate. My wife actually showed me the site, but I do search quite extensively on all the big box sites like JensonUSA and so on. I am a component sale junkie!
    I will look into that saddle you suggested - thank you!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    You need some of the green FSA plastic headset spacers!

    Bike looks great~

    Jeremy
    Ooooh! Now that is a great idea!! I need some new bar ends as well, the stock ones for the airborne bar do not fit.
    Thanks Jeremy!

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    The saddle I use on all of my personal bikes is the Selle Italia Flite Ti. I know everyone is different but I prefer the narrow shape and longer profile.

    Jeremy
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    That is a nice saddle, Jeremy - I have that one on my radar now. I also found a ten pack of those FSA poly spacers, and forwarded that to the Mrs. for a nice stocking stuffer.

    For the bar ends, I think I might have to splurge a bit and go with some custom caps from PurelyCustom. I think it would be pretty friggin cool to go with the "A" Airborne logo laser etched into the bar ends. They also do custom headset caps as well! Heck, I might as well come up with some kind of logo for a cap while I am at it.

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    Latest Mods

    Added new skewers, seatpost clamp, saddle bag, and put original seat back. Thinkong about some tires with more knobbiness, any suggetsions?
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    Really like the new decals on that silver frame. I got mine over the summer but it had the same setup as my original black frame.

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    This is my ride

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    Mike in minn.... where you at in mn?? Assuming minn means Minnesota...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8iking VIIking View Post
    Mike in minn.... where you at in mn?? Assuming minn means Minnesota...
    Up north in the Brainerd area. The Cuyuna trail system is where I ride most often.

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    Re: Post Your Modified Airborne Bikes

    Nice! I'm in grand rapids. I've been down to cuyuna a couple times this past summer, pretty sweet trail system ya got down there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8iking VIIking View Post
    Nice! I'm in grand rapids. I've been down to cuyuna a couple times this past summer, pretty sweet trail system ya got down there!
    Maybe I'll see you there sometime then. While Airborne is selling quite a few bikes, if I see another one there, it will be a first....and it will probably be you. You can just yell a 'howdy' while you're passing my sweating, gasping carcase.

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    Great looking bike Mike! Welcome to the family!


    Quote Originally Posted by Greenkeep View Post
    Really like the new decals on that silver frame. I got mine over the summer but it had the same setup as my original black frame.
    I used three stickers from a sticker sheet, mine came just like yours. One on the top tube, a nice big one above the BB, and the seat tube to cover scratches where the FD was mounted.

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    Re: Post Your Modified Airborne Bikes

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeinMinn View Post
    Maybe I'll see you there sometime then. While Airborne is selling quite a few bikes, if I see another one there, it will be a first....and it will probably be you. You can just yell a 'howdy' while you're passing my sweating, gasping carcase.
    Will do!

    I also haven't seen any other airbornes in mn. I ride in Duluth/superior a lot and I think there's a lot of "die for their lbs" types there. I saw a guy with a specialized "s" tatt on his calf once....wow. Oh well I like being unique and not having a big 3 bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeinMinn View Post
    This is my ride
    Nice looking rig!

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    Mike, is that the standard fork? Looks mighty leggy from the picture. What kind of pedals are you riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BodyLinksystems View Post
    Nice looking rig!
    Thanks. I've had the bike for over a year now. A few mods:

    HSX rotors + organics
    Black Flag Pro wheelset
    S-Works Renegade 1.95 tubeless in back
    S-Works Fasttrack 2.20 tubeless in front
    ODI Ruffian lock on grips
    MG-1 Pedals
    1x10 (still trialing it but I'm sure enjoying the 24.5lb bike weight)

    Plus several scratches, scrapes, and a broken axle on the bike and a big grin on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akaHector View Post
    Mike, is that the standard fork? Looks mighty leggy from the picture. What kind of pedals are you riding?
    That is the stock Reba RL.
    The pedals are Wellgo MG-1

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    Re: Post Your Modified Airborne Bikes

    Are you running a 30t ring for your 1x10? How do you like it for the cuyuna terrain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8iking VIIking View Post
    Are you running a 30t ring for your 1x10? How do you like it for the cuyuna terrain?
    My trial "1x10" setup is the stock inner ring. By next Spring, I'm planning on a 30T narrow/wide and an X9 type 2 RD. Surprisingly, even just the stock 24T ring hasn't caused my chain to come off yet, but I haven't taken it on any crazy lumpy stuff either. I believe it when others have said that it's just a matter of time...

    This trial was mainly about weight. I wanted to see if the bike would really lose a pound by taking this route. I also wanted to verify my suspicion that I wouldn't miss the 38T. So far, I like it. But next spring's riding will provide more certainty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdhunt0 View Post
    I'm not real sure. Was thinking about the 2.35 Ikon.
    I was looking at the same tires, did you try them yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clever Handle View Post
    I was looking at the same tires, did you try them yet?
    Not yet. Waiting on Santa to deliver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdhunt0 View Post
    Not yet. Waiting on Santa to deliver.
    What rims will you be running them on? I'm running arch ex and am curious about how it would work with a 2.35 tire. Anyone else have experience with stans arch/crest and wide tires?

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    Hi! Here's my Goblin at Glory Hole Recreation Area at New Melones Reservoir in Angels Camp, CA on April 27th, 2013.

    Mods: Mavic Crossmax ST 29er wheels w/ Continental X-King 2.2 rear and Mountain King 2.2 front set-up tubeless. I've since went Mountain King both front and rear and I love this wheel and tire setup. Other changes include a Bontrager Affinity R saddle and Thomson Elite setback post with Thomson collar. The bike's around 26-1/2 pounds.

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    Very nice! Looks great perturbo!

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    Finally made a chainstay protector out of an old tire tube and a few zipties....still loving my guardian!!

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    Finally made a chainstay protector out of an old tire tube and a few zipties....still loving my guardian!!
    Ingenious idea! I use gorilla tape for mine...cheap and effective

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    Finally made a chainstay protector out of an old tire tube and a few zipties....still loving my guardian!!
    This is basically what I did for my bikes... Split an old road tube and wrapped two sections around it, then did a nice electrical tape wrap over the whole thing rather than zip ties. Works awesome.


    As a side note, I really like your handlebar setup. The gold and red works really well.
    Eric

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    thanks its a raceface turbine bar and odi grips. ive been looking at shortening up the stem, and keeping with the red and gold theme with a red raceface atlas stem maybe 65mm

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    I also like the Gold and Red combo , and I am certainly NOT a 49ers fan!

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    Anyone upgrade the headset on a Guardian 2.0?
    Does Race Face have one that will fit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BodyLinksystems View Post
    I also like the Gold and Red combo , and I am certainly NOT a 49ers fan!
    ha agreed most certainly not a 49ers fans at all just getting gawdy as i get older so gold goes on everything!

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    Hey, not a 9ers fan either but my backup bike is red gold and black... It just works!

    How do you like the turbine bars? I run orange turbines with a 90mm stem on my seeker and really enjoy them. Can't go much shorter with the stem but I'm thinking the next bike will be designed for long top tube/short stem. Nice bike!
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