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    Airborne Bikes Ad

    In the July 2010 issue of Bike mag, there's an ad on page 29 for Airborne Bicycles. It depics a rider headed down a rocky trail somewhere in the southwest US. Look closely and you'll see he's on a 575 with the headbadge and decals photoshopped out.

    And they thought we woudn't notice.

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    I noticed that too. I'm pretty sure its Fruita, CO, shot by Anne Keller? I think that same pic was in Bike mag at some point.

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    Thats funny . I thought the same thing

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    That is the enterance to horse thief in fruita! Yeti should be proud!

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    could someone by chance post a scan of the ad?

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    Yeti sponsored rider (at the time)....hilarious. It also wouldn't be such a dead giveaway if it wasn't YETI TURQUOISE.
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    Good 'ole Randall Scott in action!

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    Geez, how hard is it to get a shot of your own bikes?

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    not the same shot

    airborne just framed a nearly identical shot as the one posted on Yeti's site. Airborne may be copy cats trying to replicate an excellent shot, but don't think they've stolen/modified the image. Rider is different, wearing different gear, sun in the yeti ad shows it's a different time of year even. No shenanigans here, let's move along folks~

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    That's not the shot in question. It's another, in which the bike is def. a Yeti. But, thanks for playing.
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    holy fork batman

    Well, you're all right of course, my bad. Found the yeti on bike mag's wallpapers: can't believe someone over at airborne thought that was a good idea.
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    How funny, thought I was seeing things. I'll admit it did it's job as an advertisement, I visited their website after seeing the ad. Curiosity got me there, but alas they did the bait and switch!

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    It is so going to be a **** brand, no chance in hell What a bunch of fools
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    Cross posting this:
    I agree there... we saw some of the photos for the ads shortly after sea otter, and were like, wait, how did they have bikes to ride? Apparently they shot the photos before any of the final production bikes were done. Still, couldn't they have used a prototype?
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    this explains the sense of deja-vu I had when seeing the ad.
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    Airborne bikes? Holy resurrection.

    Customer service link on that website points to
    Randall Scott Company

    Is that the son of the bankrupted owner of Iron Horse? That was an interesting story to read a while ago.

    I guess misappropriating a photo would be one of the better business practices they have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curmy
    Airborne bikes? Holy resurrection.

    Customer service link on that website points to
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    Is that the son of the bankrupted owner of Iron Horse? That was an interesting story to read a while ago.

    I guess misappropriating a photo would be one of the better business practices they have.



    Yep , Iron Horse rising from the ashes . I wonder if their going to take care of all the Iron Horse owners that got fuked over since its the same owner ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ.MTNS
    Yep , Iron Horse rising from the ashes . I wonder if their going to take care of all the Iron Horse owners that got fuked over since its the same owner ?
    Why should Airborne take care of Iron Horse owners? It's a different company with different owners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poontank
    Why should Airborne take care of Iron Horse owners? It's a different company with different owners.
    I think the point was that it is likely the same owners, but you are right - they have no legal obligation to do anything.

    In any case, this new effort looks to be somewhere in between Walmart's bike section and better direct operations like Sette, Fezzari and bikedirect's Motobecane lines. From the brief look - closer to the lower end of the spectrum.

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