"When are you guys going to make a full-suspension 29er?"
If we had a dollar for everytime we've been asked that in the past 2 years we'd be rich. All we've been able to say to that request has been "We're working on it!". Which is exactly what we've been doing. We don't like to throw product out there into the market without spending a lot of time riding and testing to ensure its right. It's taken us awhile, but we can finally say we're ready.......
The HobGoblin. A 29er XC/Trail beast with 100mm of smooth travel thanks to its modified twin-link suspension. A RockShox Reba RL up front coupled with a Monarch RL out back handle the suspension and tuning duties, and both can be locked out when on the fly when needed. Plenty of mud clearance and oversized sealed bearings means it will take a beating and keep performing for years. The 7000 series Aluminum frame is double-butted with a lot of new touches that we haven't used before: internal cable routing, direct-mount FD, and a PressFitGXP BB.
We've spec'd-out the rest of the HobGoblin with a spec similar to our well-liked Goblin: complete SRAM X7 2x10 drivetrain, WTB wheelset, Airborne handlebar/stem/seatpost, and Selle San Marco Ponza saddle. Braking duties are handled by Avid Elixir 3's. Geax AKA 2.2 inch tires offer plenty of grip yet still roll fast. We've been riding the AKA's quite a bit here in Ohio and really like them!
If you are looking for a higher level of spec, we also offer the HobGoblin in an X0-level build. For those of you interested in frame-only's, don't despair. We offer the HobGoblin in a frame-only format too. The links for these are located at the bottom of this page.
For sizing and fit info, please take a look at the "Geometry" tab below.
Please call us at 800-888-BIKE or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, thanks!
VitalMTB.com recently tested the HobGoblin as part of their 2013 Test Sessions. Check out what they had to say about it here:
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Check out this vid of our friend RL at mtnbikeriders.com putting his HobGoblin together. While you probably won't get yours put together in 2 minutes like he did, assembly is pretty easy!