when you get it in the air. Simply point it exactly where
you want it to land and it’ll hit its target dead-on without
TRICKS, UPGRADES OR TIPS?
Immediately swap the saddle for something simple and
light. You won’t be in the saddle often, but you don’t want
to be scaring away the wildlife while you are. While the
Kore pedals hold a shoe really well, they’re simply too
massive and heavy. We’d suggest a slimmer pedal that’s
able to provide the large platform without the phone-book
thickness and weight.
These bikes are only sold directly to riders, so be sure
to check out the website’s sizing. Or, even better, call
Airborne directly to discuss bike fit.
Airborne bikes are sold factory-direct, so while the
Toxin sells at a beginner’s price point, you have to have a
decent level of mechanical skill and know-how to set it up
and maintain it properly. A bike shop will help you, but
don’t expect any discounts on service or freebie advice on
a bike you didn’t purchase from them.
The unspoken fact about bike parks is that their riding
seasons are short. To shell out mega bucks on a bike for
a four-month window of riding opportunity only makes
sense to a limited number of riders. The Toxin really
makes sense for the rider who will only visit a park four
to five times a year but doesn’t want to trust rented
equipment or push a conventional trailbike past its limits.
Looking for a park bike you won’t need touch-up paint
for? This is it. Spend a lot less on a bike and feel better
about taking the day off work to ride the resort. ❏
Certainly stout: Everything on the Toxin is built with a little
extra beating in mind. Spec’ed with a Rockshox Domain fork
and Avid Elixir 3 brakes, it’ll take the hits you deliver it and
stop before the ones you save for another day.
Whipping with gusto: Built upon 7 inches of travel and a slack
geometry, the Airborne feels most comfortable high above the trail.
Whip away without spending your savings.
Top tube length
Head tube angle
Seat tube angle
39. 5 pounds
Large ( 18”)
RockShox KAGE R
Alex FR 32
KT HiFlange 32H
Maxxis Minion DHF 2. 5
Kore Torsion ( 31. 5” wide)
Avid Elixir 3
SRAM 8-cog (11-12-14-16-18-21- 24-28)
21 feet (per crank rotation)
8. 3 feet (per crank rotation)