The versatile Sabre is the real deal: a no-baloney off-road machine you can actually take off-road. The Sabre is designed to perform the same as premium bikes that cost over a hundred dollars more, like the Specialized Hard Rock or Giant's Boulder. Plus the Sabre has an added benefit over its competition: disc brakes! The Sabre comes stock with Tektro's Novela mechanical discs for worry-free stopping power when you need it. There are other nice touches on the Sabre that you don't find on other bikes near its price: oversized aluminum bars and stem, and a WTB Speed-V saddle. Proven stable geometry and beefy aluminum frame make this a great first "serious" mountain bike for the rider who's bored with life on the bike path. Equipped with an SR Suntour XCT V4 suspension fork, and Shimano 21-speed drive train with 14-34 wide-range cassette, the Sabre is ready to hit the dirt when you are.
Strengths: Great value, comfortable geometry, decent components for price, great service after sale, company stands behind product. Bike can grow as you do in sport by upgrading components.
Weaknesses: When you consider price weaknesses are not so weak. Some of the components will need to be replaced eventually if you ride hard. Smallest frame 17".
Buy this bike you will not be disappointed. Can upgrade and bike will grow with you. Bike was packed great, frame very well wrapped. Worried about buying bike online not from airborne I had small problem sent email instant response and solution, great customer service. Assembly very basic and easy, minimum tools needed. If your on a budget or new to sport this bike is for you. I bought 17" for my daughter 5'3" was perfect. Looks good too.
I'm just looking for a cheap starter bike. I'm going to do a lot of road riding with it, but take it on some light trails also. I've narrowed it down to an Airborne Sabre for $249 or a used Forge Sawback 5xx for $200 (talked him down from $350) $250 is my budget for a starter bike, ... Read More »
Good evening everybody; glad to be here. I am shopping for an entry level bike mostly for paved road type riding, an occasional dirt road or a light trail. Money is tight so I am considering the following two options:
BD Motobecane 450HT ($320)
-Fork Longer Travel SR Suntour SF12-XCT-V4-DS-26-100mm ... Read More »
Hey all, brand new to mountain biking and I just picked my girl up a new sabre, the only complaint I have heard is that pedals hit the ground around corners and when there is a hill in the trail. Has anyone else experienced this? The bike is a 17". Does anyone know what size crank arms these are? Al ... Read More »