Airborne Goblin Evolution

As my last bike (Skyhawk) and current bike (Goblin) are both from Airborne, I'm a big fan of the brand.  They seem to be carving out a definite and solid fan base based on their competitive pricing and direct to the consumer business model.

When operating that type of business model one thing you need to be doubly sure of when building a brand is that your customer is extremely well looked after, you only have to read Airborne's sub forum on mtbr to see lots of positive reports of Airborne going above and beyond to keep customers happy and ensure that they instill the level of trust required from a brand who only sells online.

There's been a lot of excitement around the release of Airborne's latest offering, described as a more trail specific, less out and out XC version of the Goblin, aptly named...Goblin Evolution.

The specs look just as impressive as the pictures and the $1,599.95 price point making this a particularly exciting prospect.

Airborne Describe the new Goblin Evolution on their website:
"Frame optimized for 120mm travel fork
Larger diameter top-tube, downtube, chainstays, and seatstays
Contoured "Round-to-Square" seat-tube with direct FD mount
Pressfit GXP BB shell
Clearance for 2.5inch tires
142x12mm rear Maxle
69 degree HT with 435mm chainstays and 12.5inch BB height
All of the above changes make the Goblin Evolution better suited and dialed in for trail use. When it comes to spec, we've included parts that we knew would make an awesome trail Goblin: 120mm RockShox Revelation fork with 15mm Maxle and lock-out, Hayes Prime Comp hydraulic brakes, X7 2x10 drive train with an X9 Type 2 RD, Sun-Ringle Charger Comp tubeless-ready wheelset with custom matching decals, Maxxis Ardent 2.4 folding bead tires, and a Truvative Stylo T-30 cockpit."
With pre orders being taken for a February Delivery I'm sure they will fly of the shelves.


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