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Archive for the ‘Airborne’ Category

Airborne Torch 6/4 Reynolds titanium road frame

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The Torch is, in several respects, the nicest made titanium frame I have seen.  The closest comparator to this frame would be the Moots Compact SL. The Torch features: 6/4 seamless titanium tubing sourced from Reynolds (this tubing is very sought-after and no longer available) extensively machined dropouts externally butted headtube internal cable routing in […]

Airborne Spectre

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Airborne made some really nice titanium frames, and found a way to do so at reasonable prices with production in China.  The Spectre was Airborne’s time-trial specialist frame.  The Spectre in the picture below is a 60cm version.

Airborne X-1 time trial frame

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There were some really nice frames made by Airborne before they “closed shop.” One of the Airborne models was the X-1, a specialized time-trial frame made from 3/2.5 titanium. I heard the Van Nicholas purchased the remaining assets of Airborne, but unfortunately there is no Van Nicholas frame similar to the X-1. So, if you […]