New Airborne Seeker 29er Offers High Flying Spec with Grounded Price
Since 2011, the reincarnation of Airborne cycles has been focused on providing quality aluminum rides at incredible prices out of their Dayton, OH home. Those of you old enough will remember the Ti frames that started the Airborne moniker, which are long gone in favor of cross country 29ers, DJ, FR, and DH bikes.
Due to their consumer direct sales model, one of the big draws for Airborne bikes is the price, and the new Seeker 29 hardtail certainly qualifies. At $929.95 complete (plus $75 flat shipping), the Seeker slots in between their popular Guardian and Goblin 29ers at $599 and $1199, offering a new middle of the road spec for the company. Built on the same frame as the higher end Goblin, the hyroformed 6061-T6 aluminum 29er features an IS tapered head tube, ample mud clearance, and a 68mm threaded bottom bracket.
Equipped with a Rock Shox Recon Gold R Solo air, hydraulic discs and a SRAM 2×10 drivetrain, you get a lot of bike for the money. Check out the complete spec after the break,.
The Seeker is currently being produced by Airborne, and will be available for purchase the week of August 12th – though they are accepting pre-orders now.
|Frame||6061-T6 Hydroformed Aluminum Hardtail 29er with tapered HT|
|Fork||Rockshox Recon GOLD R solo Air w/Lock-Out, 100mm, TAPERED|
|Headset||Ahead Sealed Cartridge 1 1/8″ to 1.5″ tapered|
|Brake Levers||Avid Elixir 1 Hydraulic|
|Brakes||Avid Elixir 1 Hydraulic|
|Shifters||SRAM X5 2×10|
|F Derailleur||SRAM X5 2×10|
|R Derailleur||SRAM X5 2×10|
|Chain||SRAM Powerchain 1031|
|Crank||X5 2×10 crank, 175mm length, GXP|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM GXP (outboard bearings)|
|Rims||Weinmann Disc Bull Double-Walled with Eyelets, 32H|
|Hubs||KT HiFlange Sealed Bearing 32H|
|Spokes||Black 14g Stainless|
|Tires||GEAX AKA 2.2″|
|Handlebar||Alloy Riser Bar, 660mm width, 15 degree rise,5 degree sweep|
|Stem||AIRBORNE Alloy +/- 7 Degree Rise, size specific|
|Saddle||Selle San Marco SPID Black|
|Seat Post||AIRBORNE Alloy 31.6mm Diameter, 350mm|