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    Airborne Seeker?

    Hey all,

    I posted earlier about a local $600 Specialized Rockhopper, and it seems that it's a good frame w/ subpar components. Seems most bikes in that price range have sub-par forks (how is Suntour in business?!) amongst other things. While perusing the forum, I came upon the Airborne Seeker, which seems to receive consensus praise for the components on it at that price point. While I was not originally planning on spending that much, I am a firm believer in "buy once, cry once." I don't mind paying for quality, as I know how frustrating it can be to buy something, only to have to constantly fiddle with it (plus the free shipping plus 6 months interest-free financing doesn't hurt!)

    Do you wise sages of MTBR think this would be a good semi-beginner bike? I've been riding since I was a kid, albeit casually, and plan on hitting all the local areas to me (Alafia, Boyette, Flatwoods, etc) which consist of a decent amount of XC and some actual elevation changes due to being in old quarries.

    As always, thank you in advance for any words of wisdom!

    Matt

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    Re: Airborne Seeker?

    I'm probably not one to have any say in this as I'm a total beginner on a hardrock with crap v-brakes but from what I can tell, you'll get much more bike for the $ with the seeker (or any airborne model) compared to any other brand..


    even look at their guardian 2.0 model. For 599 you won't find a better bike.

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    The Seeker is a good bike for developing skills. You can ride fun/difficult trails no problem.
    But sorry, the buy/cry deal doesn't work with mtbiking. You will not be buying once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eb1888 View Post
    The Seeker is a good bike for developing skills. You can ride fun/difficult trails no problem.
    But sorry, the buy/cry deal doesn't work with mtbiking. You will not be buying once.
    10-4, I don't think it'll last me FOREVER, but I'd rather not buy something that I need to start upgrading a month or two down the road. Now if the mod bug bites, I understand, but that's a luxury, not a necessity to upgrade parts/the bike itself.

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    I just took my second short ride on my new Seeker. All I can say is buy it, you won't regret it.

    It is my first mtb, I have been riding a road bike for years. The only thing I could criticize is the seat and that is No big deal. The 2X10 gearing is really sweet. I can't wait to put its through its paces in the woods. I also put canfield crampon ultimate pedals on it. They are incredible as well, a little pricey, though

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