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    Airborne Fork

    I just got my new fork the other day...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Bill
    I just got my new fork the other day...
    Nice. What does that run?
    Do they do shine and matte?
    Weight? Custom?

    Oh yeah, are those stickers removable? Or are they decals?

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    info...

    $250... It has a matte finish. I don't know what it weighs, the original prototype weighed around 650 but the tubing is significantly thicker on this one... the length is 475mm, and yeah, those decals look like they'd come off easily...


    Quote Originally Posted by donkekus
    Nice. What does that run?
    Do they do shine and matte?
    Weight? Custom?

    Oh yeah, are those stickers removable? Or are they decals?

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    Beautiful! I have always liked bikes that have truly matching frame and fork - it gives the whole bike a kind of a more "integrated" look.

    Disc brakes and only 24 spokes? Seems to be factory-built wheels, which are they?

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    Very light. Niiice.
    Maybe go on my Moots... though it's a 26er.
    Lemme know how the thing rides...

    BTW Anden, I believe those wheels are the Mavic Speedcity (which I have for sale, practically brand new, PM me if interested)...

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    and just as I thought my mind was was made up to buy a Karate Monkey frameset........

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    that's hot! when are they available?
    Rudy Projects look ridiculous

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    wheels...

    Yeah, those are Mavic Speedcity wheels. I'm not really a big fan of them...


    Quote Originally Posted by anden
    Beautiful! I have always liked bikes that have truly matching frame and fork - it gives the whole bike a kind of a more "integrated" look.

    Disc brakes and only 24 spokes? Seems to be factory-built wheels, which are they?

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    availability...

    They are available now... You would probably have to order them through your local airborne dealer. I got mine from Pat's Bikes in Anchorage. He said he's got 5 more on order, I'm not sure if they are spoken for...


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    that's hot! when are they available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Bill
    They are available now... You would probably have to order them through your local airborne dealer. I got mine from Pat's Bikes in Anchorage. He said he's got 5 more on order, I'm not sure if they are spoken for...
    Hey there! I just wanted to say that Pat Irwin is a good friend of mine and please tell him jody from woody's says whats up! He is truly a nice guy, and his wife is a great artist(see alaska cycling jersey) and he is a 24hr meat eater!! It IS a small world afterall!!

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    Pat’s Bikes...

    Yeah, pat is an awesome guy… You should see his bike shop, if you haven’t. He and his wife have the coolest little bike shop/art gallery which sits above a coffee shop. Kathy’s art is amazing, and Pat is like some kind of drug dealer – inflicting Alaska with 29ers and singlespeed junkies…


    Quote Originally Posted by tennesseespeed
    Hey there! I just wanted to say that Pat Irwin is a good friend of mine and please tell him jody from woody's says whats up! He is truly a nice guy, and his wife is a great artist(see alaska cycling jersey) and he is a 24hr meat eater!! It IS a small world afterall!!

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    Drugs

    yup.. Since I've know Pat I've acquired both a 29er and a singlespeed. Pat you listening? What are you trying to do to us all!? We're all now fully dependant on these big wheel rigid things..
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    Hello my name is Adam and I have a 29 inch problem.

    Got my first taste of 29"ers on a visit back east to a "Pat like figure" (sometimes posts reviews as the Fat Kid) who later that summer came to Alaska to visit me and left without his 29er. From there the diabolical Mr. Irwin took over and now my beloved Breezer (although 26er) is a rigid singlespeed, My 29er seems to desire parts for winter riding, it has a rigid fork now and I think it is starting to hate its own gears. Oh the horror...

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    thanks guys

    Thanks for the plugs for me and kathy. As for my giving you guys yer fix, I just put it on the plate....you guys decide if you'll take it or not. Adam, I know you just purchased that Fork, so if you want to trade up to Ti, let me know. I don't know when they'll be here, but I'll let you know soon.
    Bearbait, your bearing is here.
    Bill, keep up the fork reviews for me, us, and Airborne. We all need to know.
    The trails are bomber right now........
    Jody, good to hear from you and hope all is well in TN. My best to the boys at Woody's.
    Cheers from the frozen North, Alaska Pat
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Bill
    $250... It has a matte finish. I don't know what it weighs, the original prototype weighed around 650 but the tubing is significantly thicker on this one... the length is 475mm, and yeah, those decals look like they'd come off easily...
    $250? That sounds nice. Too bad Airborne's site says $300 now.

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    Weight

    Just got mine and weighed it--739g.

    Nice.

    Should have my new ss built next week with this fork--I'll post pics when it's done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Bill
    I just got my new fork the other day...

    No offense, but I don't know if having the mitered ends of the blades extend so much above the crown is such a good idea. Looks painful.

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    more drugs

    Free bubble gum...
    laced with 29er crack..

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    No offense, but I don't know if having the mitered ends of the blades extend so much above the crown is such a good idea. Looks painful.
    One more comment and then I promise I'll shut up about it. If any of yous have any influence with Airborne, mention to them that they should reverse the dropouts so the dropout slot is pointed forward. This will eliminate any issues with wheel jack/ejection with disc brakes. At a bare minimum the DOs slots should be straight (ala Amp) and not face straight down (perpindicular to the ground) or rearward. Since it doesn't look like the DOs have lawyer lips, my advice to those who already own the forks is to make sure you use a Shimano style skewer with steel serrated edges on the nuts.

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