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We searched high and low for a bike that can compare to the Airborne Taka and looking at bikes that cost twice as much nothing compared. Search the market yourself, you won't find a better value.
Whether it’s rocking out at your favorite bike park, nailing that drop-in at your local freeride spot, going big deep in the woods, or headin’ out to the mountain for some lift service action, the TAKA is serious bike for serious riders that won’t let you down.
Watch a video of the Taka in action by avid mountain biker, Greg Heil here: The Airborne Taka in Action
This is a progressively designed bike that will fit your aggressive riding style. The 8” travel downhill frame used on the TAKA features details found on high end DH bikes, such as an 83mm BB shell and 150X12mm hub, combined with a single pivot suspension system to give you confidence at speed and over the nastiest of terrain. Keeping with the active and playful nature of most single pivots, the TAKA loves plowing over rough stuff. At home on the jump trails like Dirt Merchant at Whistler or the gnar of the PRO ONLY National Champs track at Sol Vista, the TAKA is ready to take what you can throw at it.
The TAKA features a Marzocchi 888RV 200mm Dual Crown front fork designed to accommodate steep, rugged downhill terrain and drops as large as you can stomach. To balance out the 8 inch travel package is a plush Marzocchi Roco R Coil-Over in the rear. Suspension is typically the focal point of suspension and as you can see by the specs, Airborne certainly puts together a great suspension package.
They certainly didn't forget about the rest of the bike either. Boasting Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic brakes with 203mm rotors, there is plenty of power to prevent you from taking everlasting flight. Sometimes you gotta go slow to go fast, to do that, you need brakes that you can rely on. Avid will never let you down. Awesome brakes paired with a solid SRAM 9-speed drivetrain and a FSA MOTO-X 40t crankset with an e-thirteen LG1 chain guide, you will be out there beating guys on the race track on bikes that cost twice what your TAKA did.
Finally, a super cool KORE cockpit provides stability up front with trusted WTB DH wheels wrapped with Maxis Minion DH 2.5 tires. Maxxis provides the best tires in the world and are the choice of almost every racer world wide. You would be surprised to see that many World Cup racers who are sponsored by other tire companies still run Maxxis! All together, this is a package you surely don’t want to pass up. Heck, if you are serious about downhill, you can’t afford to pass this up.
You will be hard pressed to find another bike of this caliber without spending almost double the money. Take Flight and pickup your TAKA today while they are in stock.
PEDALS: This bike does not include pedals. Nerds, don’t fret we have a selection fit for a King! Check out all the Pedals by clicking here
Based in Dayton, Ohio, Airborne Bicycles picks up on the rich heritage in both bicycling and manufacturing the area has to offer. Much like the Wright Cycle Company, founded by the famous Wright brothers, Airborne is all about the connection between biking and the thrill of taking flight. Airborne sees the Dayton area as both a historic and innovative location to develop their new line of high-performance bikes.
Airborne Bicycles is committed to developing bicycles that offer the highest levels of value, quality and performance by combining the best in manufacturing and materials, industrial and graphic designs and creative component selection. Airborne Bicycles understands that not all riders can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a high-quality product. That’s why Airborne has taken a different approached that focuses on building bikes at several different price points to reach a wider range of riders. Whether it’s a newcomer to the sport or a seasoned-veteran looking to turn heads on the trails, Airborne Bicycles offers high-performance bikes that offer real value at a price they can afford.
|Recommended Use:||For serious technical mountain biking nerds|
|Manufacturer Warranty:||Lifetime Frame Warranty|
|Weight:||40.2 lbs (19" frame)|
|Dimensions:||Frame Sizes: 15", 17", 19"|
|Bottom Bracket Compatibility :||68mm, English Thread|
|Bottom Bracket:||FSA MOTO-X 40t|
|Brakes:||Avid Juicy 3|
|Brake Type:||Hydraulic Disc|
|Brakes Levers:||Avid Juicy 3|
|Brake Lever Material:||Aluminum|
|Cassette:||SRAM PG-950 11-32t|
|Crankset:||FSA MOTO-X 40t|
|Crank Arm Length:||170mm/175mm|
|Crank Bashring:||E-13 LG-1 Chainguide|
|Frame:||Dual Suspension Single-Pivot|
|Frame Material:||6061 Aluminum|
|Fork:||Marzocchi 888RV Dual Crown 200mm|
|Rear Shock:||Marzocchi Roco R Coil Over|
|Handlebar:||KORE Torsion Race 710mm|
|Handlebar Grips:||Velo VLG 408|
|Headset:||Integrated Ahead 1 1/8"|
|Head Angle:||66 Degree|
|Headset Diameter:||1 1/8"|
|Hub:||WTB Laserdisc DH 20mm Axle F&R|
|Hub Spacing :||150mm Rear/10mm Front|
|Locking:||20mm Front/12mm Rear|
|Pedals:||PEDALS NOT INCLUDED|
|Rear Derailleur:||SRAM X-7|
|Rear Derailleur Cage Length:||Medium|
|Rear Derailleur Speed:||8-Speed|
|Rear Shock Spring:||Coil-over|
|Rear Shock Spring Length:||8"/200mm|
|Rear Shock Spring Rate:||300lbs/350lbs/400lbs|
|Rear Shock Travel:||70mm|
|Saddle:||WTB Pure Race V|
|Seatpost :||30.0mm Alum/350mm Length|
|Seat Collar Diameter:||34.9mm|
|Seatpost Diameter:||30.0mm Alum/350mm Length|
|Shifters:||SRAM X-5 Trigger (Rear Only)|
|Stem:||KORE B18 Direct Mount|
|Stem Material:||Forged Alloy|
|Stem Clamp Diameter:||31.8mm|
|Tires:||Maxis Minion DH 2.5"|
|Wheelset:||WTB LaserDisc DH 32h|
|Wheel Axle Type:||20mm Front/12mm Rear Bolt-on|
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