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    Hobgoblin?

    I went back in the post history about 6 months and there isn't much about the Hobgoblin. I'm looking for my next bike... first full-suspension and the Hobgoblin XO jumped out at me.

    I'm in the Dallas-Ft Worth area so it's pretty flat overall. I'm pretty much a trails rider. Anyone give me some thoughts/recommendations on the Hobgoblin?

    Also, I saw an ambiguous post on Facebook about changes coming in the Spring. Anyone know the rumors?

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    Rumor has it, they got a new "manager/designer" this year who wanted to re-vamp a few things. So the frame is likely to be changed, many components will likely be different.

    Their website still isn't fully updated to show the different components that are on the Seeker and Goblin ( and they should be shipping out any day now ).

    Sounds like you're not new to mountain biking - you know you want/need a FS bike - so if there are none of the current model available, you'll be looking at 4-7 months before the specs are even finalized/publicized about the new model.

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    If you like to wrench on your bikes, I'd get it. Great bike for the money. If you really like to wrench, I'd consider the bare frame for $780.

    Only thing I don't like is that it still has the 135mm rear QR dropouts.

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    My wife really wants me to wait til after the first of the year but I'm window-shopping so I can try to get some demo rides if possible. I realize that's tough with the Airbornes though.

    Thanks for the info!!

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