Airborne Zeppelin Elite XC Full Suspension

4/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $800.00

Product Description

White Light. Zeppelin chassis upgraded with RockShox Tora fork & Bar 2.1 air rear shock, SRAM X-7/X-9 drivetrain, Tektro hydraulic discs.

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Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Peter Martin a Weekend Warrior from Houston, Texas, USA 77056

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2012

Bottom Line:   
Before deciding to purchase it I have done a little bit of the survey about the various options available for it. And one of my friend suggest me about it and I get a good feed back from the other users also. This makes my design a fixed one about it, and after near about one month I am happy with my design.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by AllMountin' a Weekend Warrior from Owosso, MI

Date Reviewed: November 23, 2010

Strengths:    Value, value, and value. Climbs like a goat. Durable. Solid X9 RD. Enjoyable ride. Beefy fork.

Weaknesses:    Cheap FD. Weight? Have to buy online, so either assemble it yourself of pay the LBS. Have to put up with friend's buyers remorse. Stigma of riding a re-badged Huffy/Pacific. No lockout on front/rear susp.

Bottom Line:   
Just bought a house, so needed a budget friendly bike. This is the most well appointed bike in it's price range. Trail worthy. Uses round tubing instead of fancy hydro formed tubing, so it lacks some *bling* factor. Also utilizes a basic single pivot suspension, which is fine for most riders.

If you are looking for a competent, sub 1K bike that will get you on the trail and won't let you down- look no further. I've had mine but a few months, but have ridden Custer, Ella Sharpe, Pontiac Lake, Burchfield, Rose Lake, and local trails. I bike flat trail to jumps, bridges, drops, etc. Good all around performer.

Dumped this bike many times with no damage to date.

Climbs very well. Highly recommend clipless pedals.

Gram counters need not apply. Lockouts would be nice, but not expected in the price range.

Excellent value. Solid overall bike.

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Favorite Trail:   Fort Custer

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $800.00

Purchased At:   GiantNerd

Bike Setup:   Stock plus SPD pedals.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by kbbiker a Racer from Saint Louis, MO, USA

Date Reviewed: July 21, 2010

Strengths:    Simple single pivot, great drive train

Weaknesses:    higher bottom bracket takes some getting used to, short cockpit

Bottom Line:   
This bike is a fantastic bike for the money. It is down right a fun bike to ride. Very versatile bike climbs well and is an awesome ride downhill. I recommend this bike to all types of riders.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Reviews 1 - 3 (3 Reviews Total)

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Zeppelin Elite geometry

Hello, I used to look this up on the Airborne website each time I needed it but the page for the Zepp Elite got taken down. Does anyone have the geometry measurements of the Zeppelin Elite frame, specifically the 21" size, handy? I'd like to know the measurements for when I ride other bikes an ... Read More »

Zeppelin Elite Shock Specs

Hello MTBR, I'm looking into buying a new rear shock for my Zeppelin Elite. I am planning on buying a Fox RP23 from eBay and I've noticed that there are several options available in terms of compression as well as rebound tune. The ones I'm looking at right now have low rebound, medium compressio ... Read More »

Fork/Shock Upgrade for Zeppelin Elite

Hello Fellow Airborne Riders, I'm looking to upgrade my shock and fork on my Zeppelin Elite. I'd like to spend between 2-350 on the fork and maybe 1-150 on the shock. Buying used is definitely an option, but I don't know much about shock maintenance and what I would need to look out for in ... Read More »

Can't remove fork - Zeppelin Elite

Hey, I've been having problems removing the RS Tora fork on my Zeppelin Elite. I removed the steerer top cap, and took the stem and spacers off the steerer. However, the fork won't come out of the head tube. I've tried pushing with force and lifting it off the ground, it won't budge. It seems lik ... Read More »

Zeppelin Elite Frame Bent? Rear Brake Alignment is Weird..

Hello everyone. I own an Airborne Zeppelin Elite and I've been consistently having issues with the rear brake rubbing since I bought the bike. The fronnt brake is completely fine, however on the rear it almost seems like the pads come in at an angle. I tried to capture what's happening in thi ... Read More »

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