Airborne Delta Cyclocross Bike

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $1099.00

Product Description

Argento (silver) Airborne's Disc-Specific Cyclocross bike. Carbon fork. SRAM Apex 10-speed group. FSA Gossamer BB30 46/36 Cranks. Alex RACE 24 Wheelset. FSA bars, stem, and post.

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John L a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 7, 2013

Strengths:    Great Value, Low Cost, Light Weight

Weaknesses:    Build Quality & Material Could be better (see below)

Upgrades so far
Lighter Tubeless Wheelset, Carbon Seatpost, Saddle, Handle Bars (I like Wider), Bar Tape, Avid BB7

Bottom Line:   
I bought the Delta on a whim due to the cost, and couldn't be happier. Below is just a few things on my mind.

I place my order on a Thursday afternoon, and opted for the FREE SHIPPING. I figured it was going to be a few weeks before I expect to see anything, but was surprised to receive a large box that Saturday.. Yeah 2 day from order to box at door, nice....
The brittle cardboard (Chinese made) box came with a few holes and dents, but luckily they were in areas that had know effect on the contents inside. The Frame, wheel, handle bars, etc were flawless (now scratches, dents, dings, etc).
The build went to great very smoothly. I didn't really have to do any prep work to assembly. The only issue I saw was that the Shifter Cables were dangled up and twisted. Not a big issue but I fixed it. Also the bar tape wasn't wrapped great and made of low quality material. No big deal too..
The Ride... I took the Delta out for it's maiden voyage on a 17 mile 2200 vertical ft loop which has a little bit of everything. Fast Rolling Fire Rd, Twisty Single Track, Short Steep Climbs and Descents, and the bike just rocked it!! Out of the box the bike shifted very well. The Sram Apex shifters are way stiffer then Red, or even 105, but do the the job. This bike climbs very well in and out of the saddle. Carbon fork does its job absorbs lots of the vibrations and seem to have little flex (time will tell). Overall as you can tell I'm very happy with the Delta CX, and got my fastest Strava time (8th overall) and the first shakedown ride :). I actually enjoy the ride quality, and performance better the my 1 yr old Cylcocross bike that I paied 2X more for..

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Favorite Ride:   Anything will a climb

Purchased At:   Local Bike Store!

Similar Products Used:   Raleigh Roper

Bike Setup:   Stan's Iron Cross Wheelset, Mud 2 Tubeless, Avid BB7, Carbon Seatpost, Selle Italia Saddle

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jfitzem

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2012

Strengths:    Price, stiffness. Excellent groupset for the premium.

Weaknesses:    Wheelset is extremely heavy, and setup was thrown together.

Bottom Line:   
Bike was shipped partially assembled. All cable housing was way too long, fork and headset was not pressed correctly. Shifting was poor. After changing out the wheelset to a lighter 29er AM classic wheelset, and getting the bike properly setup, it's like a totally different bike. Excellent stiffness for a $750 bike.

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