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Airborne Pathogen Prototype - Pit Bits, US National Championships Angel Fire, NM - Mountain Biking Pictures - Vital MTB

Airborne has made some cosmetic tweaks to the prototype and shaved a pound off the frame weight. The bike is slated to be in full production in September, and will sell for under $2,000.00.

Credit: Matt DeLorme
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Pit Bits, US National Championships Angel Fire, NM

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9 comments
  • Emil MP

    8/6/2013 7:25 AM

    Thank you for that comprehensive description. Had noticed most of it, but still think the silhouette is close to the 450... Definitely not COMPLETELY different :o)

  • jerryhazard

    8/6/2013 8:40 AM

    Similar? Sure, cannot argue that.

    But I don't see that as a detriment or bad thing.

    For instance, the Bottlerocket has many "cousins", as does (okay - DID) the Kona Stinky, The Santa Cruz Single pivots, and now, just about every multi-link bike out there.

  • Emil MP

    8/6/2013 9:54 AM

    Didn't say it was a bad thing. I've always liked the look of the 450 and this one is not bad either :o)

  • TrevorGay

    8/6/2013 7:26 AM

    Seriously? Its pretty easy to see the differences. Sure it has similar shapes, but this isn't 3rd grade. It has completely different features.

  • Emil MP

    8/6/2013 8:32 AM

    No i'm not THAT serious! Just stating what I am seeing (but apparently my vision isn't what it used to be...)
    On a serious note, I actually like the front triangle better on your bike than the 450 :o)

  • TrevorGay

    8/5/2013 1:38 PM

    Josh took Silver in Cat1 19-29 aboard this beast!

  • jerryhazard

    8/5/2013 11:06 AM

    Price is for Frameset only - NOT complete bike.