Validation comes in many forms. Our personal
favorite is hearing it from riders who appreciate our efforts to
make best-in-class bikes that are also the best value around. But
kudos in the cycling press? Well, those are pretty darn good,
We've already shared some of TwentyNineInches.com's thoughts on
the Airborne Goblin here.
And it's clear Guitar Ted "gets" the Airborne brand and why we
think it's important to make good-quality machines available to
regular folks who aren't necessarily willing to blow the college
fund on some Dream Ride (don't get us wrong-- we love those bikes
too, but they're not necessarily for everyone, and we're happy to
provide an alternative).
So it was
especially cool when we learned this morning that not only had we
made the TwentyNineInches
Top 10 Products list, but had managed to snag the #3
slot. And as far as we can tell, it's also the first time a "value"
bike has ever made the Top Ten list.
Following are some of the nice things Guitar Ted had to say
- "The Goblin 29 appears at a price point that is highly
competitive, (right around 1150 dollars), and does so with
performance that belies its price. Not only that,
but it packs some pretty impressive spec at that
price as well."
- "the bike comes very well packed with
minimal assembly required. Even if you didn't have a clue
as to how to adjust the bike, it would be
- "...a fun, agile trail bike with a good
balance of stability at speed and technical slow speed handling
which wasn't too heavy or floppy feeling at all."
- "It made for a great climbing and
accelerating feel at the pedals, while not being a
jackhammer on the bum at the saddle."
- "the Goblin is a great deal on a
fine performing 29 inch wheeled hard tail. Definitely
an impressive first outing for the new