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    Airborne Bikes in NC

    Anyone riding an Airborne bike in NC? Just looking for local feedback!

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    Airborne Bikes in NC

    I don't think so. Sorry.

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    I have not seen any.

    As far as what I have heard through the forums, people who own them like them. Of course, I highly doubt any of them are coming off high end brands either.
    What are you looking at? What type of riding are you doing? What are you currently riding?
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    We do have folks that have come from other brands at similar pricepoints. Of course its only fair to make apples to apples comparisons, as comparing a $1300 Goblin to a $3K carbon Scott may be a bit "orange-ish".

    There's a few Airborne owners from NC on the Airborne forum, so you can post up over there if you are interested in feedback. Most of our customers are up front and honest about their experiences with our brand and not too "fan-boyish".

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    Weird

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    Just looking for feedback. I am riding a 2013 Jamis Nemesis 650b right now and just wanting a 29er. I ride pretty much single track stuff around NC!

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    I have one of their Ti 26" hard tails but it's one of the earlier ones, before they went belly-up. If it's any help, it's been a great bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cburgin View Post
    Just looking for feedback. I am riding a 2013 Jamis Nemesis 650b right now and just wanting a 29er. I ride pretty much single track stuff around NC!
    "Around NC" is a very broad term as NC has everything from some of the worst trails in the country to some of the best trails in the country.

    Also stating you ride a "2013 Jamis Nemesis 650b" is also very vague as the different models range from the Sport at $790 to the Team at $6k (but I am guessing the Sport is what you have).

    Anyways, like BigDaddyFlyer said, check the Airborne forum.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    This is my current ride.

    2013 Jamis Nemesis | Mountain Bike Components and Reviews

    Again, I am just looking the most bang for my buck 29er. Riding is a 3rd hobby behind 4wheeling and firearms and I do not need to drop a lot of coin to have fun. However, I would like something I enjoy riding, that fits me well, and keeps me out on the trails.

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    That is a nice ride.
    What Airborne are you looking at?
    Why are you wanting 29" wheels?
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    I am Looking at the Goblin. I feel like the 29er setup will fit me better. I am 6'5" and I am riding the Jamis in an XL and top tube length still feels short and I hate having to run the 120mm stem! These are things I didn't fully understand when I started riding and now I do. Also, I want a little longer wheelbase since I like going fast and want more stability because my ass is getting old and crashing takes longer to recover. It doesn't necessarily have to be an Airborne but the company gives you a lot for the money and being a single Dad who puts my little one first, this stands out to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by upstateSC-rider View Post
    I have one of their Ti 26" hard tails but it's one of the earlier ones, before they went belly-up. If it's any help, it's been a great bike.
    I also have 26" Ti Lucky Strike. I bought one of their first in "98" and broke it. They gave me a replacement in 2002. It's been thru several iterations. Still ride it, still love it. It's been all over North Carolina, Tenn, Ga, West Va and Virginia. The last time I took it off Spruce Knob down Huckleberry I swore off hard tails on rocks like that. Took the Kona back a couple months later, much better.

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    Goblin rider here, reppin' the north side of Charlotte. What up? Been riding it 1.5 years now.

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    The Airborne looks like a nice bike for the money. Someone your height would probably be more at home on a 29er.
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    I live in SC and I have an Airborne Goblin (18 inch). I was just at Dupont this past weekend. As for the bike, it will be hard to find a better spec'd bike for the price. Airborne's customer service is great as well. If you don't mind adjusting and working on the bike yourself, Airborne is definitely the way to go. I think knowing how to wrench on your bike is something everyone should learn anyways. I doubt you would fit on my bike, but anytime I'm at Dupont/Pisgah your welcome to test ride.

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    I ordered my Goblin a few days ago! My Jamis sold and I am looking forward to riding a 29er!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cburgin View Post
    I ordered my Goblin a few days ago! My Jamis sold and I am looking forward to riding a 29er!
    I live near Greensboro, NC and have 2 Goblin's. The original green one and the new black one that I preordered when they came out. I've raced locally on both as well as traveled to most of the trails within 2-3 hours of Greensboro without any issues.

    I have around 2,800 miles on the black one thus far. I did swap out a number of parts to get the weight down (bars, stem, seatpost, wheels, tires, etc) but the frame, drive train, and brakes have remained untouched. However, over the last month or so I have replaced a the front chainring and cassette due to wear. I also replace the rear derailleur with an X9 Type 2, just because

    I have had money set aside for a new bike for a while now but every time I test something it doesn't seem be much of an improvement. Plus, I'm ~190 lbs and ride hard. I have to stay away from the super lightweight stuff anyway.

    I don't think you'll be disappointed for the price.
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    My friend rides a Skyhawk after breaking a bigbox FS bike at USNWC in 6 rides and not wanting to drop much coin to get into the sport. He loves it and at times I wish I had gotten one and threw a nice air fork on it. I ride a 2011 Cannondale F4 w/ Toro solo air. We've got 2 seasons on the bikes and they're doing equally well. Is the quality equal? I don't think so, but for the $350 he paid it's a steal!
    If/when I get a new bike, it'll be an Airborne.

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    Airborne Bikes in NC-20140725_170031.jpgI have a hobgoblin XO and have ridden this area and it handles great! Will be in black mountain area this week! Hitting Kitsuma and heartbreak ridge. Any inside tips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch1171 View Post
    Any inside tips?
    Don't crash. Crashing sucks.
    Just stick it in granny and start grinding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitch1171 View Post
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ID:	910974I have a hobgoblin XO and have ridden this area and it handles great! Will be in black mountain area this week! Hitting Kitsuma and heartbreak ridge. Any inside tips?
    There will be races going down Kitsuma both days and Heartbreak Sunday. Hundreds of other riders on the trail potentially. Just FYI.

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