Airborne lucky strike Frameset

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airborne lucky strike

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[Mar 18, 2001]
Dave
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Almost Litespeed quality for penny of a dollar. Ecellent handling and good geometry. Price..Price.. Price..and price

Weakness:

Head tube emblem is stick on with 3m tape?

Best Value Titaniun. With this setup , the bike weight less then 21 lbs. It rides like a dream. The bike is a lot more forgiving than any hardtail I had ridden; it doesn't punish your body like a stiff hardtail. It's stiff and yet very compliant. It climbs and descent with ease. Once you go titanium, you will not want to go back to aluminum. Quality is on par with other high price titaniums. Go Airborne...

Similar Products Used:

Cannondale F2000, Mongoose 10.7, Litespeed Pisgah

[Dec 27, 2000]
Johnny

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

This bike replaced a Klein frame that I cracked getting big air off a loading dock onto concrete. This frame is strong as sh%t. I've been doing alot of riding and jumping in the city(I use it as transportation sometimes)and it just keeps going. I love the matte finish(mine looks as good as new). Very stiff. It handles like a dream. The poor-man's Litespeed.

Weakness:

The decals are kinda cheezy. I do, however, approve of the decal of a scanly clad bimbo with her boobs hanging out. The Airborne badge near the headset started peeling back. I ripped it off and used adhesive stripper on it, presto-no more badge.

Awesome bike, excellent bang-for-the-buck. Once you go titanium you'll never go back to aluminum. If you want a stiff hardtail that can take abuse, this is you're bike.

Similar Products Used:

Klein, Cannondale, Litespeed

[Aug 08, 1999]
larry dell
Cross-Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
Strength:

very good climbing bike
stable handling in single track
very little flex

Weakness:

seat angle is a 73degree-good for most folks- for me it would be ideal if it was a 72 dgree.

I purchased this frame for x-country racing and it has performed very well.I placed 5th.at Seven Springs Norba National Series on it in the sport masters class this past June. This frame is more forgiving than the al. hardtail in the rocks but, you don't notice any flex when you stand up on it and hammer it. The people at Airborne have given me great service before and after the purchase of my frame,plus very good pricing on the fork and other items. Bottom line: I have been in sales for approx. 15 years - which has made me very aware of receiveing a product at a fair price and with good follow up service- the folks at Airborne have given me both!

Similar Products Used:

s-works al. hardtail
four-bar linkage full suspenion

[May 26, 2001]
Stuart Rice

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Lucky Strike: Light , responsive, looks great

Weakness:

Lack of instruction manuals for brakes etc.

This bike is mainly used on-road so continental 1.5 slick tyres, PACE carbon fibre rigid forks and Easton carbon fibre bars. I am 5 feet 8 inches 30 inch inside leg so have 16 inch frame- ideal! I love the bike and the service I have received from J Sintnik in Holland. Best of all: I intended to have Hope hydraulics but was talked into Avid Mechanical disc brakes. Best choice! Awesome power and so easy to set up and maintain.Highly recommended./

Similar Products Used:

Marin Eldridge Grade

[Oct 21, 2000]
Derek
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

The elevated seat post tube. I can ride sans seat post and saddle and have a really good time-if you know what I mean.

Weakness:

Everything else about the frame, in a word-JUNK!

This bike sucks, except for the turd burgaling I experience when I choose to ride w/out my seatpost and saddle. A little chamois cream...Very Nice!

Similar Products Used:

Many

[Jul 09, 2000]
Rick G
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Incredible feel when riding compared to my old cannondale. I can't believe the difference, I may have had the wrong size cannondale, or its different geometry, but what a great frame.

Weakness:

None found yet, well in the looks dept. the Airborne "badge" on the front seems cheap. Metal but with some type of tape adhesive. Not that big of a deal though.

I would recommend this frame highly, I was a bit worried about sizing when ordering. But taking a look at the website and getting measurements, I was very pleased! The frame seems to have a sloping top tube, which makes stand over height excellent, and makes this bike easy to toss around if you want to get some air time.

Similar Products Used:

I have owned: Diamond Back Chromo, Cannondale Alum, and what made me switch to the Ti Lucky strike, a Fisher Y Frame Full Susp.

[Feb 06, 2000]
Gavin MacFarlane
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Softer than Alum. w/o giving up resposiveness. Quite true and straight-tracking. Strong as hell.

Weakness:

lots of rear braking loss due to v-brakes excessive flexing of the seat stays.

This thing not only rides like a dream and looks cool, it has taken a year of pretty hard use in stride. After about a dozen races and many many trips, components have come and gone, the frame still looks like brand new. I even rode (unknowingly) with a 26.8 seatpost instead of the correct 27.2 for a few months- no cracks or signs of stress... even though I'm an idiot my Airborne still held up for me. Can't beat the great customer service from the nice folks at Airborne either.

Similar Products Used:

gt Zaskar, Litespeed Occoee

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