All we have left are a few 53cm Deltas. We are blowing them out at $749 including shipping (freight is free for orders in the Continental USA only). If you want a Delta, and you ride a 53cm, this is the last time you can get one. When we are out we aren't making any more. Act fast!
The word Delta means change,and that's what the Delta cyclocross bike means to us at Airborne. On several levels.
First, it's a change in product direction for us. It's not a mountain bike. Several of us are mad about 'cross racing here; having logged countless hours in cold fall/winter weather training for and racing CX. When the decision was made to finally do a 'cross bike, we ran headlong at it...sort of a Le Mans-style start.
Second, it's a change in the way 'cross bikes are made. This is one of the first bikes to take advantage of the new UCI rules allowing disc brakes for 'cross racing. No more crudded-up canti brakes; no more wheels that can't move from all of the mud. We believe this ruling will change the entire sport of 'cross; opening it up even more for the masses and folks on a budget. We believe in it so much that we ditched the canti mounts altogether.
Some may think its a bold move. We prefer to call it "vision".
Third and finally, the Delta is our first bike with a BB30 bottom bracket. This is one of those things that most of us dismissed as "marketing-gimmick" until we spent a lot of time with it. BB30 is smooth. It's stiff. It's easy to service. And we think it's here to stay.
For those of you who aren't quite the 'cross fanatics we are, but just want a great bike for commuting or riding in foul weather, we have you in mind too. The Delta has mounts for both fenders and a rack. While the geometry is great for 'cross, its also just as well suited for a commuter or foul-weather bike.
We've grown quite fond of SRAM road groups here at the office, and the APEX group performs just as well as its more expensive Rival and Force brothers. The SRAM Double-Tap shifting system is probably one of the most intuitive systems to use as far as we are concerned.The 36/46 FSA Gossamer crank coupled with a wide 10-speed range in the rear means this bike is as equally at home off-road as it is climbing your own mini-Ventoux on the way to the office.
A custom EVO carbon fork with plenty of mud clearance rounds out what we feel is one of the best bangs for your buck on the market.
Check out our Delta product review video:
If you're new to disc brakes on road bikes, here's an excellent step-by-step article on getting 'em set up right and dialed-in tight from former Flight Crew member Arleigh Jenkins on her award-winning Bike Shop Girl blog.Note: The Delta comes without pedals. If you don't already have pedals, be sure to check out our Pedals Section for some suggestions.
Interested in financing your Airborne bike purchase? We now offer financing thru Paypal. During the check-out process, simply select to pay thru Paypal, then select the "Bill Me Later" option. Currently Paypal is offering interest-free financing if the balance is payed in full within 6 months.