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    Please cast your vote:

    Hey, which one would you recommend? I'll get a lifetime warranty on the airborne, not with the litespeed. and the litespeed was raced for a year while the Airborne saw seldom use. They are almost identical in weight as well.

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    Thanks very much.

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    Thanks for your response, do you have any reasons as to why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timms
    Thanks for your response, do you have any reasons as to why?
    Lightspeed is a good company to deal with & the components add up better especially on the brakes. I am no XC expert but the friends that own Lightspeed are all extreamly happy. Airborne has been sold out as mentioned to Flyte. If your concerned with warranty personally i wouldnt, if you break the frame buy another to replace it. If you were to break the Airborne Flyte would offer a up grade since the frame is no longer available. And yes a upgrade will cost you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Lightspeed is a good company to deal with & the components add up better especially on the brakes. I am no XC expert but the friends that own Lightspeed are all extreamly happy. Airborne has been sold out as mentioned to Flyte. If your concerned with warranty personally i wouldnt, if you break the frame buy another to replace it. If you were to break the Airborne Flyte would offer a up grade since the frame is no longer available. And yes a upgrade will cost you.
    Hey, My internet research says the exact opposite, I have a read a number of complaints about their customer support, especially when it comes to second hand owners. I've read two separate cases where people have been given brand new flyte bikes when their airbornes have had problems. The Litespeed definitely has better parts, but the fact that it is well used does bother me.

    Let me know what you think

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    Quote Originally Posted by timms
    Hey, My internet research says the exact opposite, I have a read a number of complaints about their customer support, especially when it comes to second hand owners. I've read two separate cases where people have been given brand new flyte bikes when their airbornes have had problems. The Litespeed definitely has better parts, but the fact that it is well used does bother me.

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    People can say alot on the net. I should have said either one would offer a upgrade.

    Most companys wont warranty a 2nd owner product, it's kinda a standard in the world. You could easily call Flyte & ask them what they would do for you then you would have the answer.

    http://www.flyte1.com/soar/janette/airborne-faq.asp
    http://www.flyte1.com/soar/janette/contact.asp

    It's all personal no one can tell you what to buy, you have your own oppinion. If you buy what somone suggest yet you dont feel comfortable with that purchass & it doesn't meet your standards you will blame the person you listened to for being miserable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    People can say alot on the net. I should have said either one would offer a upgrade.

    Most companys wont warranty a 2nd owner product, it's kinda a standard in the world. You could easily call Flyte & ask them what they would do for you then you would have the answer.

    http://www.flyte1.com/soar/janette/airborne-faq.asp
    http://www.flyte1.com/soar/janette/contact.asp

    It's all personal no one can tell you what to buy, you have your own oppinion. If you buy what somone suggest yet you dont feel comfortable with that purchass & it doesn't meet your standards you will blame the person you listened to for being miserable.

    Lol, blaming oneself, what a preposterous idea. I think Flyte/Airborne gets an unjustified bad rap on the internet. Here is there policy on second hand owners, I think it is pretty lenient though: http://www.flyte1.com/soar/janette/p...-certification

    As I 'm sure you've realized I'm leaning towards the Airborne. I posted this thread in hopes of getting some definitive answers as to why I shouldn't buy it, or some reassurance that it is a good decision.

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    any other thoughts?

    Thanks

    among the three boards I've posted this questions, I've had three votes for the litespeed and none for the airborne.

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    Take a look at the geometry around the seat/ top tube weld. The rear triangle on the airborne is quite a bit smaller, since it's welded under the top tube and the seat tube has more overflow about the top tube. which would equate to a smaller rear triangle. how would that change the ride?

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    any other thoughts?

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    I'm really stuck here, I'm now leaning towards the litespeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timms
    I'm really stuck here, I'm now leaning towards the litespeed.
    I'm a XC rider and have had the chance to ride my bud's Pisgah on numerous occasions..
    Its a sweet handling ride..Worth the $$$ IMHO..

    Jake..

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    Another thought!! get the Airborne
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    Quote Originally Posted by timms
    Hey, My internet research says the exact opposite, I have a read a number of complaints about their customer support, especially when it comes to second hand owners. I've read two separate cases where people have been given brand new flyte bikes when their airbornes have had problems. The Litespeed definitely has better parts, but the fact that it is well used does bother me.

    Let me know what you think
    you are going to find a number of complaints for pretty much any company, you can't make everyone happy and there are lots of scammers out there so they need to protect themselves, especially when it comes to second hand products. plus most people only volunteer the negative experiences and not so much the positive, you actually have to go out and ask for those.

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    Lol, thanks guys, I'm now on the side of the pisgah, I'll have enough for it within 2 weeks. I'll make up my mind by then. I can even get some pictures and a review of whichever bike I grab.

    Thanks again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timms
    Lol, thanks guys, I'm now on the side of the pisgah, I'll have enough for it within 2 weeks. I'll make up my mind by then. I can even get some pictures and a review of whichever bike I grab.

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    I'm leaning towards the Pisgah, any more input?

    How stiff do you think this bike would be in comparison to an older Mongoose iboc steel frame?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timms
    I'm leaning towards the Pisgah, any more input?

    How stiff do you think this bike would be in comparison to an older Mongoose iboc steel frame?
    Would you like to buy a Mongoose Steel frame??? Just so happens i have 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Would you like to buy a Mongoose Steel frame??? Just so happens i have 1.
    , it was the frame i was using, thanks for the offer though.

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    Hi again, I now have enough for both. I'd like some last suggestions if possible.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by timms
    Hi again, I now have enough for both. I'd like some last suggestions if possible.

    Thanks
    Close your eyes & think of each one the one that gets the best rise is the one for you. Your talking 2 very good frames, like life it's up to you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Close your eyes & think of each one the one that gets the best rise is the one for you. Your talking 2 very good frames, like life it's up to you.

    Hey, thanks for your ongoing recommendations. I have asked the lancaster seller to send me some weld pics, If they're good, I'm gonna go for it and save the $500.

    I like the steeper headtube and seatube angles on the lancaster, I think they'll suit me better when I'm on the road.

    Thanks again
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    Hey Guys, I took your advice and went for the pisgah, I hope it arrives next week, anybody want pics?

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    pics dammit!

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