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    Plague has arrived

    Look out! The Plague is here:

    Plague 27.5" FS Enduro - Airborne Bicycle Co

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    Saw it on Facebook. It looks really nice. I would love to have a full suspension bike. Just to save my back. But this may be more than I need.
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    looks awesome, now wait for the 29er goblin FS, hopefully it will be under 1800 and that will be my next bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by autopilot View Post
    looks awesome, now wait for the 29er goblin FS, hopefully it will be under 1800 and that will be my next bike

    Are they bringing the HobGoblin back for another run?

    IIRC it was listed at $1750 for the X7.

    Should have bought the HobGoblin frame when they were available. Would have been able to move all of the component's from my Goblin over to it and buy a new front derailleur.

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    i read, that a 29er fs is/was on the work

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    Quote Originally Posted by autopilot View Post
    i read, that a 29er fs is/was on the work
    Oh, well the original Hobgoblin was released in 2013 IIRC here is a review done on it.

    Review: Airborne HobGoblin 29er - Mtbr.com

    And here is a pic of the frame only they were selling at the time.
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    Wish I would have bought one.

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    What was the reasoning for changing the position of the rear shock on the production model?

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    the first one is the plague, which is targeted to the enduro crowd, while the second one was the hobgoblin which was targeted more to the FS crowd. I guess the change is more a change in engineering/geometry concepts with the technology available to make it a more robust product

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    Hobgobln was a "XC" 29'r with 100mm of travel IIRC

    The Plague is a 27.5' 160mm travel "Enduro" bike. Completely different GEO.

    Hence the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OilburnerDe View Post
    Hobgobln was a "XC" 29'r with 100mm of travel IIRC

    The Plague is a 27.5' 160mm travel "Enduro" bike. Completely different GEO.

    Hence the difference.
    I was referring to the rear shock position on the production plague versus the other plagues that various people have been reviewing. The other plagues had the rear shock at 90 degrees.

    See the difference:
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    Last edited by TMO8853; 10-13-2016 at 06:10 AM.

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    about damn time. I haven't even looked at the component list yet. I don't see a pike either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMO8853 View Post
    I was referring to the rear shock position on the production plague versus the other plagues that various people have been reviewing. The other plagues had the rear shock at 90 degrees.

    See the difference:
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    I see what you mean,
    It looks like on the production frame, the removed the Pivot point at the rear axle.
    here is a close up of the frame of soul chicken's
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    and here is the rear of the prod bike
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    So I would imagine that would change the function and placement of the rear shock.

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    Looks like they changed from the four bar/horst link to a full floater rear end. Look at where and what the shock mounts to. (I think that's about 3 iterations of shock mounting from first proto to production)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackFC3S View Post
    about damn time. I haven't even looked at the component list yet. I don't see a pike either.
    I'm thrilled they skipped the pike. My mattoc is much more stable at speed than the pike it replaced, and more reliable. I just wish they would have went with the next step up with the MC2 damper. Abs+ is still very good but the mc2 is easier to tune for various conditions.

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    Looks awesome, I love the color!

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    So does anyone have one yet? I don't really keep up with components, specs, etc., I just like to ride. I bought my EVO because I thought it would be great, and it is, but my only complaint is the brakes. I feel like I'm being chased by a flock of wild turkeys. They're constantly making noise; chattering, gobbling, squeaking, howling, etc. I've tried different pads, I've tried sanding the pads, I've tried sanding the rotors, etc. I've tried cleaning them with everything suggested. I can get them to be silent for a ride, but if the bike sits for 2 weeks it happens again and I have to repeat the steps prior to each ride, it's a real pain. My previous bike with mechanical disc brakes (specialized bike, can't remember the brakes) never did this. (The bike sits in a climate/humidity controlled garage so it's not like it's rusting!)

    Will the brakes on the plague do the same thing? SRAM DB5 Hydraulic is what is listed.

    (I know it's silly to consider replacing an entire bike for loud brakes but I've been wanting a full suspension bike for a while!)

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    how many pounds does the plague has?

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    (I know it's silly to consider replacing an entire bike for loud brakes but I've been wanting a full suspension bike for a while!)
    why not just put better brakes on the EVO?

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    Wish they'd picked a different color, reminds me of a pumpkin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deacon71 View Post
    Wish they'd picked a different color, reminds me of a pumpkin.
    Yeah, I liked both the black and white prototypes better than this...and I usually like orange

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    Hey saberworks my evo was doing the same thing when I first put it together. I thought it maybe needed some brake in time but the more I rode it the worst it got. Luckily for me my neighbor has a little bike shop and showed me how to adjust them and now theres no noise and they work great! Get them adjusted and you can keep your evo and get the plague!

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    A big storm headed our way for Christmas weekend, hopefully the crew can get out to Pinion Mesa for a ride, and I can take the Plague out for it's first ride there.

    I took this picture last night, I came down to the basement and it was quite poetic how the bike looked in the light - either that or I am a huge dork. I am betting on the latter....

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