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Have you owned, ridden, or even SEEN an Airborne Valkyrie??(5 posts)

Have you owned, ridden, or even SEEN an Airborne Valkyrie??davee
Apr 20, 2001 2:37 PM
I have decided I want a Ti bike with nice components, but my total budget is less than some frames. The Airborne Valkyrie appeals to me (from what I've read at Airborne's website) based on geometry,weight, reputation of Airborne as web-based dealer, and the total price with Ultegra, Daytona, or Chorus builds. I am strictly a recreational rider, seeking a light bike with steel-like compliance for long comfortable rides.
This is a new frame, and I haven't found any reviews. Whaddya think?
Hojotojo, hojotojo....sorry couldn't resist NMMade in Taiwan
Apr 20, 2001 9:12 PM
any wagnerites out there besides me?
re: Have you owned, ridden, or even SEEN an Airborne Valkyrie??DrD
Apr 21, 2001 5:51 AM
For low cost Ti, you should check out Habanero Cycles as well (www.habcycles.com) - they have a great reputation (the owner - Mark Hickey, I think - posts frquently to rec.bicycles.tech if you have questions for him)

ALso - consider used - there are alot of high end framesets being sold for much less than retail (just look at the classifieds on this board)

So what's the difference between the Valkyrie and the Zeppelin?
Zeppelin owner4bykn
Apr 21, 2001 6:27 AM
Can't speak first hand on the Valkyrie, but I'm very satisfied with my Zeppelin. IMHO you cant go wrong with Airborne
I have seen...charleyadams
Apr 23, 2001 7:13 PM
I saw one Friday night at the Expo. I own a Zeppelin and love it. The Valkyrie looks to be the same basic geometry as the Zep only with straight tubes. It cost about $200.00 less. I would guess that it would flex a bit more than the Zep, but it also puts the entry price of TI down considerably. Around $1500 for 105, $1700 for Ultegra.

Charley