Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Airborne Branches Out into Cyclocross

Meet the Airborne Delta CX.

I've given you guys the scoop on Airborne's new 29er and dirt jump bikes, but those seem like a predictable progression, despite how absolutely awesome and dirt cheap they are! This bike, however, is even further on the innovative side of things.

Airborne is branching into a whole new discipline with this bike, and as they do it they are already shattering the norms. Just last year the powers-that-be in the cyclocross world made the decision to allow disc brakes to be used. Airborne made the controversial and very progressive decision to release this bike with disc brakes and no attachments to put canti's on even if you wanted to.

In addition, the front tire is controlled by a legit totally-carbon fork! All of this comes in a package that will retail for about $1099. For a bike of this caliber, that is an absolute steal! Add the sleek graphics to the other factors and I think this bike is going to be an absolute hit in the budget CX world!

Check out the photos for some eye candy:

Check out these links for more info (and pictures) on the new Airborne bikes, including the Delta CX:

Your Turn: Do you ride Cyclocross? Why or why not?


Daniel February 2, 2011 at 12:47 PM  

I like it!
Probably not an avenue of cycleing I will ever get into but I can appreciate those who do. Love the dedication to disc brakes, Im no roadie either but really cant understand why they havent all made the switch.

Greg Heil February 3, 2011 at 8:35 AM  

Part of me really wants one for winter riding and commuting, and to possibly branch off into road riding at some point.

But then the MTB part wants a 29er so much more! Pretty sure I'll just be sticking to the singletrack for a few more years...

Matthew,  February 4, 2011 at 7:34 AM  

i've ridden a cyclocross from Performance around a parking lot. I would love to ride a cyclocross on a path/ trail of some kind. I am not sure I would ever get into it. I love my suspension too much. I love my Jamis 650b1.

Greg Heil February 4, 2011 at 11:03 AM  

Matthew, I'm with you: I love suspension!

MMM 650b, I really want to try one of those! Is it just a hardtail then? Are there any 650b dualies in production?

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