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    Where did you ride your Airborne today?

    I rode around some canal trails and had some urban fun.



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    Cool pic

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    Thanks!

    Riding is perfect right now. Trails are tacky, roots are dry, leaves hide the stuff that looks sketchy but isn't so confidence stays up. Able to clear lots of stuff I couldn't over the summer. No trail photos but here is my bike with a buddies Niner post ride.

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    Awesome! How are you liking your Pathogen?
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    I am smitten.

    But only had two runs today - one run down our dh shuttle trail, and then one long 9-10 mile downhill trail. Overall I love it, and usually with any bike I can find nits to pick. Not so far here.


    It seems to do everything just right so far. Didn't get to really pin it today, but I got a feel for its capabilities, and it was super stable at the speeds I was able to push it to.

    Was able to push it hard through some chunky rock gardens - it seriously inspired some confidence when I was a little wishy-washy about pushing it too far.

    So far, it makes me look like a better rider, lol.
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    That's awesome. Never a bad thing when a bike makes you feel so confident that you can actually be better at your sport.
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    Skills practice at the canal path today. Drop offs and stairs were the name of the game.
    Sorry for the grey/blue photos, all I had was my phone and the lighting was less cooperative than last time.





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    What are everyones weekend plans? Fall riding is excellent in the northeast right now - the rain we got should moisten the trails enough so they aren't as dusty.

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    Hoping to ride some trails if they dry out after the rain we've had in central Texas. I just put a RF 30t on my goblin so I am looking forward to trying that out.

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    Right now the trails are wet in the area around Airborne World HQ so I'll probably end up doing a long road ride both days this weekend.........unless they dry out. We also had a lot of bad windstorms last nite so there's probably a lot of deadfall out there on the trails on top of the mud.

    Friday last week early in the morning I had my first sub-freezing ride of the season out at MoMBA metropark. 27F degrees when I started at 8:00am.........brrrrrr!

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    We got the rain last night (and some this morning) and the wind today... hoping it doesn't impact my weekend riding but you never know. This will probably be my last weekend until after hunting season (or I get a deer) so I'd like to get out somewhere, somehow. Our trails were extremely dry before this rain and most of where I ride tends to be dryer anyway so hopefully it works out.

    Sweet black Goblin there, Jeremy. Last weekend when we went out it was 30! Been riding a lot in the cold so far. Love it!

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    The weather here finally cleared up with some fresh snow in the mountains. Three days of riding ahead starting after work - I will try and get a 7 mile ride in tonight around Rigor. The guys want to ride the 15 mile Road Apple Rally course tomorrow to see if they have the wind to do it without stopping. I have already placed my bet...
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    There you go posting pics of that sweet prototype frame again Jeremy. Is that pretty miserable riding in that cold of weather? I ride in 40s and 50s and that's rough lol.

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    shhhhhh!

    I used to have a cycling coach that had a saying: "There is no such thing as bad weather; only bad clothing and equipment."

    Its not bad if you dress for it properly. I ride all winter long, with a threshhold of about 10 degrees F. For me the first few cold rides are the worst as I get acclimated to riding in the cold again, but once I get a few in its not bad at all and I actually enjoy it. I'll be able to ride my 29ers here until around Xmas, then after that I generally switch to my fatbike until late February as we have snow here most of the time or if there isn't snow the ground is a weird mix of frozen oatmeal or slime.

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    Riding today was beautiful. Hit up a well built free MTB park in VT for the first time. Its only 40 minutes from my door... I'll be going back more often now.



    There are bridges everywhere, of all different, unique builds. This one was way different though. All the way on the back side of the hill.



    Unfortunately my glove photo bombed it. That's a suspension bridge... Wobbly and everything. Very trippy to ride over.

    Gotta say, the seeker performed flawlessly over rocks, roots, in bermed downhill trails, and at 30mph over loose babyhead filled carriage roads. Tested out a new front tire and totally changed the demeanor of the bike.
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    ...Airbuquerque! (Pathogen shredding it!)

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    Looks Awesome Jerry!

    I got a little air bombing down a fire road but not quite like that.

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    I ended up doing a 50mile road ride on Saturday with 25-30mph winds and at 45 degrees. Sucked but now I am mentally tougher for it.

    Sunday I road at JBSP and put in 23 miles offroad on my black hardtail. Trails are almost completely covered with leaves, so it makes things interesting with hidden roots and walnuts under them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    I ended up doing a 50mile road ride on Saturday with 25-30mph winds and at 45 degrees. Sucked but now I am mentally tougher for it.

    Sunday I road at JBSP and put in 23 miles offroad on my black hardtail. Trails are almost completely covered with leaves, so it makes things interesting with hidden roots and walnuts under them.
    My road bike fought me hard on an attempted tour in early October so we are currently separated. It won't end up in divorce but she needs to change some stuff or will have to pack her bags and go. Mentally tougher is one of the benefits of those miserable rides, though.

    And the hidden roots/rocks/walnuts/apples (in my case) make things very interesting! Especially when the sun is in your eyes and glaring off said wet-leaves, on a trail you've never ridden before. Good stuff.

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    Did my first nite ride of this season last nite at JBSP. The trail was completely covered in leaves, which wasn't so bad while there was still a bit of twilight (like when this photo was taken), but once it got dark, whew! Difficult even with a good light system. But still great fun. Temps were in the 50's and perfect for a night ride.......

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    Sounds like fun, great photo!

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    Where did you ride your Airborne today?

    That's a lot of bike for that trail, Jeremy.

    Isn't it fun though? I know I really enjoyed the HobGoblin at JBSP.

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    Nowhere!!! My seeker arrived last Thursday. Left for Las Vegas 15 minutes after it's arrival. Got home and put it together yesterday. It's a beautiful machine, but the rear derailleur hanger was severely bent from shipping. I don't have an alignment tool so I have to take it to the LBS and get it straightened and adjusted unless anyone has a DIY suggestion. Btw, I didn't win enough in Vegas for any upgrades while I'm there. Ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by okieff2218 View Post
    Nowhere!!! My seeker arrived last Thursday. Left for Las Vegas 15 minutes after it's arrival. Got home and put it together yesterday. It's a beautiful machine, but the rear derailleur hanger was severely bent from shipping. I don't have an alignment tool so I have to take it to the LBS and get it straightened and adjusted unless anyone has a DIY suggestion. Btw, I didn't win enough in Vegas for any upgrades while I'm there. Ha!
    Email Eric at support@airbornebicycles.com with your order# and problem, and he'll get a new RD hanger out to you ASAP.

    Sorry for the trouble,

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    Jeremy,

    Which hanger on site fits the Seeker? I'd like to order one for a spare.

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    Where did you ride your Airborne today?

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    Jeremy,

    Which hanger on site fits the Seeker? I'd like to order one for a spare.

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    It's the same as the Goblin.

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    Well, no photos today. I rode... Right off my bike, several times. Tried some very technical stuff today (locally this place is known as the place where the beginner trails are intermediate-advanced everywhere else) and decided I much prefer berms and buff single track to rock crawling. Ended up spending more time off the bike than on it, and pushing it back out the car.

    Saved the day with a ride at the bike park mentioned in my last photo post above... Discovering new trails, conquering the ones labeled "difficult," and finding new ways to link trails together to get the most enjoyment.


    The day started out rough but ended up awesome. And of course, the Seeker is hardly any worse for wear. The same cannot be said for my right knee and shin, though.
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    Seeker ride pics

    Well I still haven't gotten my hanger, but I rode Draper here in OKC today anyway. Shifting sucked due to the bent hanger, but it was still great getting it out there in the dirt. Eric said he send one out today so I'm sure he did. Here are some pics. That is one beauty of a bike. I think it's even better than the Goblin. Where did you ride your Airborne today?-image.jpg

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    Sorry...uploading these from a phone!

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    Last one!

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    First post on MTBR! I rode at Kanawha State Forest in Charleston, WV today on my 2005 Kona Kikapu.

    I came home from my ride and pulled the trigger on the Airborne Goblin! I've been staring at it online for a few weeks now and really wanted a new HT 29er. What a great deal for the specs. I've been riding a buddies 29er and love how they climb and go over anything.

    Now, I will just wait by the door for the next week or so. Haha

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    Congratulations, both of you! That OK riding looks interesting... dry and tacky compared to our wet fall trails.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    It's the same as the Goblin.
    Confirmed.

    We have it on our website and also derailleurhanger.com has them, it's #94 I believe on their website in the Airborne section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okieff2218 View Post
    Well I still haven't gotten my hanger, but I rode Draper here in OKC today anyway. Shifting sucked due to the bent hanger, but it was still great getting it out there in the dirt. Eric said he send one out today so I'm sure he did. Here are some pics. That is one beauty of a bike. I think it's even better than the Goblin. Click image for larger version. 

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    Cool! Yeah it should be there soon!

    Just be careful riding with a bent RD hanger. If its bent inward the RD may go past the largest cog in the back and send the chain inbetween the spokes and the cassette, which is a bi@tch to get undone if it happens on the trail. If its badly bent it could even put the RD into the spokes, which is something I would label as "catastrophic".

    Thanks!

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    Thanks Jeremy. I didn't ride hard at all. Just took it easy and enjoyed our last nice day for awhile. We went from about 80 degrees yesterday to 31 with a wind chill of 19 this morning.

    Btw, I noticed when I was done yesterday that I had some oil showing around the seals on my fork. Is that normal or should I be concerned? Already emailed Eric about it but in the meantime, what's your take?

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    I think that's normal for a break in period. My Reba did the same thing early on but now 700+ miles later all is well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor_b View Post
    I think that's normal for a break in period. My Reba did the same thing early on but now 700+ miles later all is well.
    Same, I noticed it on my initial couple of rides and then as I used more travel it stopped.
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    Too cold to ride. Having some quality time in front of the tv. Where did you ride your Airborne today?-image.jpg

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    Where did you ride your Airborne today?

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    I did our usual lunch road ride today in 27F degrees with a windchill of 14F degrees.

    Rode my Airborne Delta CX bike since its the bike I switch to on the road this time of year due to the larger tires and all-weather braking capabilities.

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    Re: Where did you ride your Airborne today?

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    Rode my Airborne Delta CX bike since its the bike I switch to on the road this time of year due to the larger tires and all-weather braking capabilities.

    Jeremy
    Now you're just showing off Just waiting for a other CX bike to appear from you guys.

    Sounds great everyone. Its cold here today but I'm still limping along from last weekend, otherwise I'd be out doing some urban riding.
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    I rode my black Goblin at a place called Shaeffer Farms in MD on Monday:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0a9dun04vg...n%20Biking.mp4

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    I decided to start riding at lunch since after work is no longer an option, so I took a lap around Rigor Mortis. Here is the Garmin info on the loop itself (I did not use today's since I stopped and took some pretty crappy pics) - lost my camera mojo today. Nice day, 61 and slightly overcast. Tomorrow's lunch forecast is 63 nice and sunny with a chance of no bent derailleur hangers....


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    I did 23 miles of mostly single track in Blue Mountain on Saturday. It was pretty much the most worn out I've ever been from riding bikes, Blue has a lot of technical trails(some of the best trails within a couple of hours of NYC) and did another small ride there on Sunday(I happen to live less than a mile from the trails.) I was planning to ride tomorrow morning before heading into the city but am instead camping in my office tonight after working late and having to meet a client at 7am... Planning to do another 20+er on Saturday, gotta get the miles in before it snows.

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    Where did you ride your Airborne today?-image.jpgFelt pretty good between chemo sessions today so my buddy and I rode Case Mtn

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    Wow! Nice job Todd!
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    Great effort Todd.

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    Lovin' the Goblin Green - looks fantastic Todd!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patnugent View Post
    I did 23 miles of mostly single track in Blue Mountain on Saturday. It was pretty much the most worn out I've ever been from riding bikes, Blue has a lot of technical trails(some of the best trails within a couple of hours of NYC) and did another small ride there on Sunday(I happen to live less than a mile from the trails.) I was planning to ride tomorrow morning before heading into the city but am instead camping in my office tonight after working late and having to meet a client at 7am... Planning to do another 20+er on Saturday, gotta get the miles in before it snows.

    Its good to know that there is quality riding downstate as well. I had heard of Blue Mountain but never have been down there, let alone to ride. I'm pretty bad at what I do but if you ever venture upstate and want to see what I know, give me a shout.
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    Re: Where did you ride your Airborne today?

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    Did my first nite ride of this season last nite at JBSP. The trail was completely covered in leaves, which wasn't so bad while there was still a bit of twilight (like when this photo was taken), but once it got dark, whew! Difficult even with a good light system. But still great fun. Temps were in the 50's and perfect for a night ride.......

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    Rode at one of the local trails today. Amazing to see the improvement over the past few months. Was holding back today since it was just a casual fun ride with a group of people and still setting PRs. No photos that I know of but if any pop up I'll post them.

    This week the Airborne will go in for maintenance so I may be on the backup bike next weekend, but I do plan on putting in some miles over thanksgiving week, so more photos then.

    As a side note, rode with a guy that just put a 120mm tower pro on his GT. What a smooth fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8iking VIIking View Post
    How do you like the manitou? I'm considering the thru axle version for my goblin
    The one I'm testing is a thru-axle as well. Initial thoughts were that I liked a lot. Now after I've had it awhile its developed a bit of a "clunk" at the top of the rebound stroke. It could be an anomoly with just the one I have. The thru-axle insertion and removal takes some getting used to, especially if you are used to a Maxle. It is a very stiff fork with little flex and when tuned correctly is very plush.

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    Where did you ride your Airborne today?

    Looks like a great trail!

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    Went to the local NY trail I ride. Just a small park but some great trails... good mix of flowy single track and rutted rooted downhill sections, nothing overly difficult but enough to challenge.

    Airborne is in the shop but I still represented Airborne on the trail.

    No trail photos but here is my trusty steed. A little slower (ok, a lot) on her than on the Seeker. 15 years old now and thinking about retiring the frame as its a touch too small (my knee ended up eating the front shifter today, that isn't fun) and holds far too much sentimental value to risk breaking off the hanger or something.



    And the airborne representation
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    The High Desert... Albuquerque, NM

    Winter storm blowing through today, but been jonesing all week to get out, so layered up appropriately and got out...


    The mountain was angry today, like an old man sending back soup at a deli (borrowed from George Castanza - Seinfeld)


    The ghostly object there is the Sandia Tram. Would NOT want to have been on that one today (goes from ~7,000ft to just over 10,000ft.... winds were beyond ridiculous.


    Pretty, but these really suck when (not IF) you fall on them. Notice the little white stuff on them...


    Snow/ice was on and off, but the wind was mostly on. Every once in a while the terrain offered a little reprieve, and we got to play so to speak.


    But as we neared the South foothhills, there was much more exposure to the weather and little terrain to block it. Snow and ice accumulated in small amounts, just enough to make it "Fun".


    Nearing the trail head, mostly downhill with lots of turns and medium rock things every where. Go fast, but pay attention.

    What a gnarly day. Just physically being exposed to that weather was tiring, but worth every pedal stroke and a couple hike a bikes...
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    I thought it was warm in the desert!

    Just kidding... bet that was some pretty tough riding. Great photos as always Jerry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyphix View Post
    I thought it was warm in the desert!
    Well, that's what they told me before I moved here anyhow, lol. And thanks
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    17F degrees here in Ohio this morning. A large group of us are riding at MoMBA at 10am. Should be a lot of Airbornes out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyphix View Post
    Airborne is in the shop but I still represented Airborne on the trail.
    What's wrong with your Airborne? And where in NY are you riding?

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    What's wrong with your Airborne? And where in NY are you riding?
    I had an issue with the engagement of the rear hub. At 250lbs and being that I climb less than elegantly, this isn't the first hub I've had issues with (including a 105 road hub.) Airborne is taking care of me, though.

    I rode at Luther Forest (Malta, NY) yesterday. I split my time pretty evenly between Luther Forest and Pine Hill Park in Rutland, VT.
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    I know the area. Rode some fun ski areas in the summer around NY/VT. Hope you get your bike back to 100% soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BodyLinksystems View Post
    Hope you get your bike back to 100% soon.

    Thanks Eric from Airborne is sending out a new hub and my mechanic is ready to swap the guts into the already laced up hub. Should be 100% by next weekend as long as FedEx doesn't run slow.
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    Took my Goblin X0 on it's maiden voyage today, my first ever ride on a MTB. I'm not sure if my face hurts from the blistering cold, or the 45 minute smile. It's a whole new ballgame compared to hammering away on a TT bike.

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    Southern Wisconsin ride, the kettles.

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    Hit the southern kettles today. It was pretty cold, about 13 degrees good enough to freeze your breath in your beard

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    First ride on my new Goblin in Kanawha State Forest in Charleston, WV. Two miles of fire road climbing, five miles of rolling singletrack, then flying back down the two miles of fire road to the truck.

    It was a little wet with a lot of leaves on the trail. I bit it a few times in some turns that I normally handle fine wet.

    Anybody have issues with the Geax AKA's in the turns? Still an awesome bike that rides smooth and handles well. The drivetrain on the X7 is much better than I thought it would be. Going 1x10 next week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR7 View Post
    First ride on my new Goblin in Kanawha State Forest in Charleston, WV. Two miles of fire road climbing, five miles of rolling singletrack, then flying back down the two miles of fire road to the truck.

    It was a little wet with a lot of leaves on the trail. I bit it a few times in some turns that I normally handle fine wet.

    Anybody have issues with the Geax AKA's in the turns? Still an awesome bike that rides smooth and handles well. The drivetrain on the X7 is much better than I thought it would be. Going 1x10 next week!
    The AKAs aren't the best in the wet, but they are significantly better if you run them the reverse direction and at a lower pressure than you expect. I ran them around 30psi and had no pinch flats on new england single tracks (rocks and roots are the norm.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by skyphix View Post
    The AKAs aren't the best in the wet, but they are significantly better if you run them the reverse direction and at a lower pressure than you expect. I ran them around 30psi and had no pinch flats on new england single tracks (rocks and roots are the norm.)
    Thanks for the advice! I'll probably give it try after the weather breaks here. Looking nasty over the next week or so.

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    John Bryan State Park - Yellow Springs, OH. Twelve mile loop, trail was wet in spots but took it slow, so not to damage trail, bike, and me. My last ride for November. Hopefully ground will freeze soon in December so riding can continue.

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    Not sure why photo wasn't included, and shows up as an attachment?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyFlyer View Post
    17F degrees here in Ohio this morning. A large group of us are riding at MoMBA at 10am. Should be a lot of Airbornes out there!

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    Any photos Jeremy? I bet the trails were awesome at that temp!


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    Not sure why photo wasn't included, and shows up as an attachment?

    I'm guessing the upload failed for some reason... not sure why. If you need to, feel free to PM me and we can work out a way for me to post the photo for you.
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    Good job!

    Quote Originally Posted by skyphix View Post
    Any photos Jeremy? I bet the trails were awesome at that temp!
    Trails were great! No photos though, I forgot to bring my camera. We managed to get in a total of about 20 miles. I saw at least 8 other Airbornes there on the trails!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crank2Go View Post
    John Bryan State Park - Yellow Springs, OH. Twelve mile loop, trail was wet in spots but took it slow, so not to damage trail, bike, and me. My last ride for November. Hopefully ground will freeze soon in December so riding can continue.

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    I just rode there this morning. Saw your tracks there, there were 2 sets. Were you riding with someone? Leaves were slippery on Powerline and Frankenlight.

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    Yes, a friend (who is my Spinning instructor a Troy YMCA) and I usually ride together every week at JB. I agree it was slick in spots, but was still a blast. We're hoping to ride every week this winter. We're planning on riding Bikerpeli next May, so we need to log miles all winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crank2Go View Post
    Yes, a friend (who is my Spinning instructor a Troy YMCA) and I usually ride together every week at JB. I agree it was slick in spots, but was still a blast. We're hoping to ride every week this winter. We're planning on riding Bikerpeli next May, so we need to log miles all winter.
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    Cool!

    I'm riding there again tomorrow morning before I put the turkey in the oven. It's about 20 minutes from my house so its great for a quick ride before pre-determined plans.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Shakedown Cruise

    In the woods!

    First time out on my new Goblin X0. Love'n it!

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    Great looking ride Geezer!

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    Well, it's not my Airborne, but my mechanic has been on vacation since I got my new hub (Thanks to Eric for super fast response and expedited shipping! Got it Wednesday,) so I am still on my 26" bike for this weeks ride. We got some snow, then a LOT of rain, then it got super cold, so my NY trails were nothing but sheet ice. Tough to even walk on. Headed over to my favorite place to ride, which is in VT, and the trails there were just all snow. Surprisingly grippy, even with my crappy tires. Its amazing how much harder I work on the 26" bike vs. the 29" bike, and a lot of that is tires and their terrible rolling resistance (even down steep smooth straight trails these roll slow), but having a nice cushy fork and big wheels that roll over stuff helps on the technical climbs.

    Enough blabbering, photos.






    A little bit of tech... was just a taste of what was to come.


    Gotta stop and chat with the trail troll. He just happened to be inside a tree that marked a sharp switch back. We were running this trail backwards from the direction you normally run it, so the sort of technical downhill was a quite technical climb... it was a natural chance to stop and see him.
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    Great pics man! Glad you got out and pedaled under turkey-power!

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    We talked about needing a Passion thread, maybe this should be it!

    Got good news that my bike will be ready to pick up this week, which is perfect timing, because I finally made my Trek unrideable. Derailleur cable in the rear shredded itself on a ride today and the bike wouldn't stay in any gear but the granny gear and the rear hub engagement is suspect after 15 years and well over 10,000 miles of hard riding. So I essentially had a 3x1 drivetrain for my 9 mile ride today. Good times! I don't think I've done a proper tune up on that bike since 2002 or 2003, just bandaid fixing little things, so its time. Mechanic says she is salvageable, so it still go back to being my backup/around town bike. I have so much sentimental attachment that it will be a bad day when I have to retire that frame. Good news is that there are cheap, durable 26" wheelsets everywhere and I'd likely recycle many of the parts onto an On-One Inbred frame and turn some of its parts into an aggressive hard tail.


    Now both bikes are at the shop but I'll be able to post proper Airborne photos again soon, maybe even next weekend. Riding is getting good again after a warmup last week - mud is freezing and the snow we got is pretty much cleared leaving the trails tacky and FAST. I don't know why people stop riding in the winter - seems like it just gets better!

    Sorry, no photos today. I rode in Malta, NY at Luther Forest and it doesn't lend itself to photos like Pine Hill Park does. Its not very scenic but a very good trail system for what it is.
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    Alien Run was a mix of greasy mud, sand, and lots of snow on the far end of the loop. That was my first time trudging through snow - unbelievable how much it slows you down! We got to the five mile loop escape, and saw that there wasn't a single track through the snow toward the ten mile loop but decided to take it anyways. I couldn't get a lot of the tough part of the trail cleared as I kept getting sideways not being able to see past the snow on the trail, not knowing what was underneath. I got my workout today, almost felt like I hadn't ridden in three months! Supposed to snow tomorrow, too - might just have to go ride again!

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    That is kind of how my ride today was... But replace rocks with roots. Luckily enough the roots poke up enough and the trails are easy enough that it wasn't as treacherous as your ride! Do love the fresh track cutting though.
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    Trails northwest of town seem to have missed the snow (White & Red Mesa) for the most part. Still, ended up in the South Foothills. Some snow cover with trails/dirt beginning to poke back through, and it some sections, it was the opposite - but key was that trails were rideable. Temps were hovering around freezing, with a very slight breeze - so it was rather comfy with the appropriate layers and snowboard helmet (my ears are stupid sensitive to cold). I enjoy days like this, as long as they remain the exception.

    Trail Marker along the way:
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    That bike is White, Jerry... I don't think I've seen that one before. Appropriate for a snow ride!
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    I'm curious about the fork and the two different braking systems (by the looks of it) too. And that is what, a 60mm stem?

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    Brakes: Left hand is Avid Juicy, right hand is a Hayes Stoker I'm trying out. Fork is a Marzocchi 66. My Sunline stem is a 50mm, my "go-to" size.

    These "off parts" have nothing to do with the white frame as far as Airborne is concerned (they are my parts used to build up the frame, not "necessarily" endorsed by Airborne).
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    Is it a "hobgoblin evo" type bike?

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    I like seeing a single crown long travel fork on what is presumably not a downhill bike and still built by Airborne. Makes me excited. Jeremy is going to hate us if we start badgering him about this one like we did about the slack hardtail.
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    I don't mean to mislead - for the record - my bike is "over-forked", if there is such a thing - I'm working on scrounging up a 160mm. Other than the photo, I can't say anything about it. MUM is the official word, and I wouldn't recommend the badgering route

    (there was a photo posted on Airborne's FB page a while back that shows a little more, but hard info is being withheld for the foreseeable future).
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    I sent Jeremy a pm a while back about what I thought would be cool to see in the future, and it wasn't a long travel FS bike, so no worries about badgering from me. Wouldn't expect any leaked info, just thought a white bike was appropriate for a snowy ride!
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    it blends nicely!
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    Got out for about 2.5 hours in the snow and 20-degree weather today. Thank goodness for SIDI Diablo winter boots and good clothing! The VEE Rubber tires that I've been testing did great in snow/ice/oatmeal conditions.........

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    Hah! Then there goes Jeremy posting another white bike

    Which VeeRubber's did you go with? I run a Speed-R on the front of my Seeker and picked up a set of Trax for my 26inch bike. Absolutely love them! So much tire, especially for the price.
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    Re: Where did you ride your Airborne today?

    I just picked up a set of vee mission 2.1's for my fiances bike. She won't be able to ride them til spring, but at first glance they look like pretty solid tires. Especially for the $8 they cost!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyphix View Post
    Hah! Then there goes Jeremy posting another white bike

    Which VeeRubber's did you go with? I run a Speed-R on the front of my Seeker and picked up a set of Trax for my 26inch bike. Absolutely love them! So much tire, especially for the price.
    I've got the Fluid 2.5's on there right now. They have tons of grip in the snow, and even in the areas where the substrate was sort of like crunch oatmeal they did great. Something tells me that on super smooth trails they are going to give up a little in the rolling resistance department, but we'll see. Initial impressions are good. They were a little bit of a bi@tch to get the bead on the Rail 50 wheels, but that may be true of any tire as I haven't tried anything else on the wheels yet.

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    Jeremy, are you using flats on that bike because of the snow or just due to the style of bike?

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