Airborne Torch 2003 Road Bike

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $2499.00


Product Description

It’s no coincidence that Airborne chose to name its new flagship road bike the “Torch”. Airborne’s Torch represents long hours and late nights of extensive planning, design, and testing. Utilizing a compact frame design and Reynolds groundbreaking seamless double-butted 6/4 titanium, the Torch sets the benchmark for other companies to follow. The Torch maintains the magical ride qualities that titanium is famous for, but provides unparalleled stiffness for climbing, sprinting, and accelerating that have never before been seen in a Ti frame. The Torch marks the beginning of even greater things to come from Airborne.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by anerobic a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 6, 2004

Strengths:    stiff, smooth, very light. i climb better and ride longer on this. you don't see many of these either. pretty nice welds.
did i mention airborne will inspect a used frame and for a small fee, warranty it for life?


Weaknesses:    you get a bigger kick through the seat post on big bumps than my carbon frame.
expensive if bought through regular channels


Bottom Line:   
wow-very smooth. climbs better and descends better than my older carbon frame specialized allez. it's also 4.5 lbs lighter (some of which is the carbon stuff). razor like precise steering yet stable and not twitchy. uses reynolds 6/4 double butted ti. i can stand and sprint uphill without chain rub.

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Favorite Ride:   sunday morning

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   tested other ti bikes-lemond, lightspeed, seven; guru veloci-ti was my favorite, but $$$$$

Bike Setup:   easton slx fork.
fsa carbon compact crank, carbon bar and isis ti bb
velomax ascent wheels
use aero seatpost
ultegra shifters, brakes, derailleurs
sram r-9 cassette



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