J.Hazard's Airborne Hobgoblin 10

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2013 Airborne Hobgoblin - Custom Enduro build.
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Parts Brand Model Additional info
Frame Other Hobgoblin Airborne Bicycles
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch RL
Fork Marzocchi 44 Micro Ti 29-inch Fork
Headset Aheadset
Handlebar Deity Dirty30 Ano Green
Stem DMR Swarm Stem Ano Green
Grips Other Sette Bolt on Brown
Brakes Hayes Stroker Trail
Brake Levers Hayes Stroker Trail
Shifters SRAM X7
Rear Derailleur SRAM X-7
Chainguide MRP 1X Chainguide
Cranks SRAM X.7 GXP Crankset 1x10
Chainrings / Sprocket e*thirteen 32t Green
Bottom Bracket SRAM BB GXP Team PressFit MTB BB92
Chain SRAM PC 1051 10 Speed Chain
Cassette / Rear Cog SRAM
Pedals HT Components PA12A Composite body Replaceable pins
Front Rim Alex DP-20 15mm Thru Axle
Rear Rim WTB Laserdisc Trail 29er
Hubs Other
Spokes Other
Front Tire Kenda Nevegal DTC 2.2
Rear Tire Kenda Nevegal DTC 2.2
Saddle Other SE Racing Brown
Seatpost Other Airborne 350mm
Seatpost Clamp Azonic Seat Clamp QR Green/not pictured
General Info
Model Year 2013
Riding Type Trail / All-Mountain
Weight 32 lb 0 oz (14515 g)
Additional Info Also added a set of offset shock hardware, bringing the head angle down to 67 egrees.
  • juref

    7/5/2013 3:27 AM

    Awesome bike. Two questions - how is that fork? I've been looking to upgrading to it on my Trance 29er but I can't find any reviews (that's the 140-110 travel one?). Also, did you measure the head angle or just calculate it?

  • jerryhazard

    7/5/2013 10:43 AM

    I'm digging the fork, its quite tunable and pretty plush. Its laterally stiff, but there is a little play with the bushings, nothing bad but thought I'd mention it. I think the newer models have updated bushings.

    Eats small/medium bumps very good. It will bottom out on the big hits (drops over 4ft with harsh - not flat bottom - landings) but I don't take it there that often, and I could probably tune it to take that too. Took a bit to get it set up - was sticky at first, but adjusting air pressure did the trick.

    Travel on mine is set at 140.

    Head angle was measured by anglefinder apps on my iphone. I used two different apps to be sure I was getting a somewhat accurate reading. They claim to be accurate to +/- one degree. I measured the head angle "unsagged" - that is with no rider on the bike.

  • juref

    7/8/2013 12:08 AM

    Cool, thanks for the input.

  • xc2dh99

    6/10/2013 9:06 PM

    It's goblin alright.

  • jerryhazard

    6/11/2013 12:08 AM


  • Logic

    6/10/2013 8:35 PM

    Any issues with the single ring up front? I'm interested in doing that myself.

  • jerryhazard

    6/11/2013 12:08 AM

    As long as you have either an upper guide or clutch derailleur you should be fine. I like the guide, either way. Keeps the chain from rolling off the top.

  • iceman2058

    6/10/2013 2:36 PM

    Bike of the Day June 10, 2013!

  • foco yeti

    6/8/2013 10:46 PM

    brilliant set-up. convinced me to go with the hobgob frame, and put the savings into fork/components. again, brilliant, just awesome.

  • jerryhazard

    6/9/2013 9:51 PM

    Thanks so much, it's a great trail bike - even though it's really aimed at the XC crown. Be sure to post yours when it's built. Cheers!

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