The lightweight performance and comfort of titanium at a more approachable price.
FRAME 10/10. The Valkyries cold-worked and seamless titanium tubing is welded to Airbornes usual high standards with the characteristic small scalloped joints complementing the understated lustre of the unpainted tubes. Although titanium has to be welded in short runs, the welds exhibit a seamless testament to the torch-holders prowess. Subtle black and white decals on the matt gray background reflect Airbornes Second World War marketing. But theres no Dads Army sepia shots to take here. The deep section down tube and S-bend chainstays are bang up-to-date.
HANDLING. The Airborne rides predictably comfortably, thanks to the stiff, oversize tubes and the inherent rubbery feel of titanium. Bumps dont manage to shock the spine like on all-alloy frames and poor road surfaces are magically softened.
Cycling Plus: August 2002.
- Approx Wt: 3.4lb / 1.5kg.
- Sizes: 50, 54, 56, 58, 60cm.
- Colour: Titanium.