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2011 Airborne Marauder Bike (discontinued)

Average User Rating: (Spectacular)
Discontinued
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Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

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“Whole lot of bike, not a whole lot of money!”

The Good: This is a 6" travel bike for under $700. It is speced, for the most part, with decent componets, it is a blast to ride. It comes with a SRAM X-7 rear derailluer and X-5 shifters, Tektro Novela Sprot disk brakes with 208mm rotor, thats right 208mm of stopping power, the wheel set is tough as nails and the Kenda Kinetics tires stick like glue. Nice bash guard to save your chain rings.

The Bad: The FSA crankset sucks, it has the power drive bottom bracket, it is FSA's bottom of the line. My bottom bracket lasted only two months, but it was replaced with a more capable FSA bottom bracket and have had no problems since. The only other think that people may worry about is the weight, this bike is heavy, but I personaly don't have an issue with this.

Overall Review: Bottom line that this is one sick ride for very little money. I ride every thing from xc to full on down hill on this bike and it has serve me well. The frame is burly, but heavy. The bike loves all types of gravity riding, it flies down hill and is stable in the air, but you can still climb. All in all I love this bike.

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“One Sinister Rig! Airborne Marauder!”

The Good: My rig is a 2010 Airborne Bicycles Marauder. I purchased it in January of this year. It's a Freeride rig with 6 inches of travel. I've been riding it nearly daily since i got it. I love to ride on the dirt, but unfortunately where I live, there aren't very many trails. So i have to make due with what i have. In turn my Marauder sees a lot of urban freeriding assaults. But don't worry, it spends plenty of time on the dirt singletrack and even some rocky Ozark terrain. It hasn't let me down yet, tackles anything I put in its way. Be it rock gardens, roots, step-ups, drop-offs, dirt jumps, staircases... You name it, it can take it.

The Bad: Could use some lock-on grips.

Overall Review: I've put my Marauder through some punishment and it has taken everything i have thrown at it and then some. Bike feels great in any condition be it mud, snow, loose pack or hard pack singletrack, downhill, and even urban freeriding. It stays stable and maneuverable in even the worst of situations. The Spinner Cargo 340 fork works great, takes a lot of punishment. I haven't bottomed it out yet and I've hit some 5 and 6 foot drop offs. The Marzocchi Coil F shock that its coupled up with works amazing. Crisp response and takes everything you can put it through from small bumps to drop offs and rock gardens. The Tektro Novela 203mm mechanical discs help you come to a stop when blistering down the trails. The Shimano and Sram drive-train is amazing. Fast and reliable, and coupled with the FSA Dyna Drive 22/32t crank with bashguard you can go just about anywhere. Makes climbing pretty easy considering the weight of the bike. The bashguard will save your chainrings from getting beat up on rocks, roots and other obstacles. The WTB wheels are nice and sturdy. Hubs roll smoothly letting you go as fast as possible down the trails. The Kalloy 670mm wide bars allow for great response and handling but yet keeping you narrow enough to make it through tight technical areas. And the Kalloy seat post coupled with the WTB Pure V sport saddle allow comfortable seating. All in all, great bike, great spec list and a great price at $699.95. I suggest you check out Airborne Bicycle's website at http://www.airbornebicycles.com/ and grab yourself one today. Check out full review at http://airbornealf.blogspot.com/2011/05/airborne-marauder_23.html Thanks.

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Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry

Specifications

Model Year 2011
Riding Type Trail, Freeride
Sizes and Geometry

15, 17, 19 View Geometry

Size 15 17 19
Top Tube Length 21.5 22.5 23.2
Head Tube Angle 69° 69° 69°
Head Tube Length 4.5 4.5 4.5
Seat Tube Angle 73° 73° 73°
Seat Tube Length 15 17 19
Bottom Bracket Height
Chainstay Length 16.9 16.9 16.9
Wheelbase 42.1 43.1 44
Standover
Reach
Stack
Frame Material 6061 Aluminum 6" Travel Single Pivot Suspension MTB, w/Sealed Bearings
Rear Travel 6"
Rear Shock Marzocchi Coil F
Fork Spinner Cargo 340 w/34mm Stantions, OX-Valving, 150mm Travel and 20mm Axle
Fork Travel 6"
Head Tube Diameter Black 14g Stainless
Headset Ahead Sealed Cartridge 1 1/8"
Handlebar Kalloy Alloy 31.8mm Dia., 670mm Width, 30mm, 6 Deg
Stem Kalloy 2D Forged Alloy, 31.8mm Clamp Dia., 50mm, +/- 10 Degree Rise
Grips Generic
Brakes Tektro Novela Sport
Brake Levers Tektro Novela Sport
Shifters SRAM X-5 Trigger 8spd
Front Derailleur Shimano FD-C050
Rear Derailleur SRAM X-7
ISCG Tabs N/A
Chainguide N/A
Cranks FSA Dyna Drive 175mm
Chainrings FSA Dyna Drive 32t/22t with bash guard
Bottom Bracket FSA Dyna Drive
Pedals N/A
Chain KMC X9
Cassette SRAM PG-820 13-32t 8spd
Rims WTB FX-28 32H Disc Specific SV
Hubs 32h Alloy disc specific generic
Spokes Black 14g Stainless
Tires KENDA K877 Front 26X2.6/Rear26X3.5
Saddle WTB Pure-V Sport
Seatpost Kalloy Alloy
Seat Post Diameter 30.0mm
Seatpost Clamp Generic single bolt
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 135mm
Max. Tire Size N/A
Bottle Cage Mounts Yup
Colors Jet Blast Blue
Warranty
Weight

N/A

Miscellaneous
Price $699.95
More Info Airborne website
Vital MTB Retail Partners:
Chain Reaction Bicycles Jenson U.S.A. Competitive Cyclist Backcountry