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


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Zeppelin Elite - Rockshox Bar 2.1 size??

Hi, Anyone know what the size of the Rockshox Bar 2.1 is on the Zeppelin Elite?? I looked over the shock and could not see any size markings - thxRead More »

Question about switching out front derailleurs on Zeppelin Elite

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, sans-serif][COLOR=#474747]I am looking at switching out the Shimano FD-M412 front derailleur for a SRAM X7 2 x 10. I already have converted my ;bike to a 2 x 9, I found a deal on Craigslist (see photo below). I am a bit confused after doing some research online th ... Read More »

Question about wheels for Zeppelin Elite 650b upgrade

Got the bug and am looking to upgrade my Zeppelin Elite to 650b, so far the frame and fork look like they are going to work. I was looking at these WTB wheels built by [URL="http://www.artscyclery.com/WTB_i23__Sram_-_Arts_Cyclery_Pro_Build_275_Wheels/descpage-APBTRW7.html?gclid=CIer5L_6kLwCFU5efgod ... Read More »

Zeppelin Elite - Is it possible to use a adapter to use tapered headset/fork?

I am thinking I'm wrong here and am willing to look foolish, but in looking at my bike it seems that I might be able to use a tapered fork with a new headset. Thought I read somewhere that Cane Creek might have one that works.Read More »

RockShox Recon Gold TK on Airborne Zeppelin Elite

I am awaiting a Zeppelin Elite I got on a deal from Airborne. I am an entry level rider and am a bit concerned about the reviews I am reading regarding the front shocks ([FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][COLOR=#040707]RockShox Tora 289) being inadequate. I was looking into the RockShox Recon Go ... Read More »

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