Airborne 2011 Marauder

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Airborne 2011 Marauder

9 Reviews for 2011 Marauder

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 great bike so far just got it although im a bigger rider contacted airborne and talked with them about stiffing the front shock they said they didnt have any heavier springs but they are sending me a complete new fork with a stiffer spring hands down the best company i have ever dealt with keep up the great work. Also upgrading to the avid juicy 3 brakes just dont really care for the cable ones other than that a solid bike
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 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 alot 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.

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 and grab yourself one today.
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 For the price, you can't go wrong with the Marauder. If you want to try or get into freeride riding, the Marauder is the bike for you. A little heavy for all-mountain, but perfect for the beginner freerider. The Marauder is fine as it is, but you could definitely upgrade some of the components (I recommend upgrading the fork) to get a serious freeride bike. So far, I'm happy with the bike. Oh, and Airborne is putting out a new freeride bike so if you want to buy a Marauder, now is the time to do so.
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 I've only had this bike for a few weeks, but it has been excellent so far!

Pros-Inexpensive but not "cheap". A good quality freeride bike especially for those just stepping up from a hardtail or new to freeride downhill. 6 inches of travel front and rear are perfect for the rougher trails. Braking power is good for mechanical brakes.

Cons-Although not totally product specific, definately have a qualified mechanic help with assembly and get a tune up for use. I've had a few issues with the shifter, and the rear brake was missing a pad when I received the bike.

Overall, I'd say an excellent entry level freeride or downhill bike. It has taken the abuse so far and you can't beat the low price if you are on a budget. Aside from a few minor kinks I'm quite satisfied.
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 For the price the Marauder is a steal. The frame is readily upgradable and super stiff. The only down side i see is that some of the components aren't top notch but like I said for the price you can afford to upgrade parts.
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 Good for light DH, freeride, and some all mountain. It is heavy so its hard to do XC on it. It is a burly bike though. It can take beatings after beatings and not fall apart. It is a good bike to get started in FR
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 Great bike, for what you pay. I've had to upgraded/buy: fork, rear shock, tensioner, brakes, and bars.
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 Great Freeride bike!
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Airborne 2011 Marauder (MSRP $699.95) —

Specifications Compare to other DH Bikes

Price $700
Rear Shock Marzocchi Coil F
Fork Spinner CARGO 340 w/34mm Stantions, OX-Valving, 150mm Travel and 20mm Axle
Cassette SRAM PG-820 13-32t 8-Speed
Crankarms FSA Dyna Drive 22/32t with bash guard
Chain KMC X-9
Rear Derailleur SRAM X-7
Front Derailleur Shimano FD-C050
Shifter Pods SRAM X-5 Trigger 8-Speed
Handlebar Kalloy Alloy 31.8mm Dia., 640mm Width, 30mm, 6 Deg
Stem Kalloy 2D Forged Alloy, 31.8mm Clamp Dia., 50mm, +/- 10 Degree Rise
Brakes Tektro Novela Sport Mechanical Disc
Hubs 32h Alloy QR Disc Specific
Spokes Black 14g Stainless
Rim WTB FX-28 32H Disc Specific SV
Tires KENDA K877 Front 26X2.6/Rear26X3.5
Seat WTB Pure-V Sport
Seatpost Kalloy Alloy 30mm Dia., 350mm Length

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