Airborne 1999 Sky Hag Hardtail Bike

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $500.00


Product Description

Airborne Sky Hag


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Dan a Cross Country Rider from Denver

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2001

Strengths:    Well built frame, smooth ride.

Weaknesses:    Some stickers fall off easily.

Bottom Line:   
Reynolds 853 makes for a very smooth ride(as smooth as you're going to get riding fully rigid). Very responsive, gonna ride it until it breaks.

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Favorite Trail:   Anywhere rideable

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Airborne Direct

Similar Products Used:   Various Mtbikes.

Bike Setup:   Raceface cranks and low riser, spot rear hub and chainring, Avid brake levers and calipers, rigid chromoly fork.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pat Irwin a Racer from Sewanee, TN

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2000

Strengths:    Steel-is-real feel, well thought out design, great handling

Weaknesses:    I've yet to find any!

Bottom Line:   
After riding this bike at the 24 hrs of Conyers, and preparing to race it in the Iditasport Extreme, I can honestly say that it is the finest riding bike I've ever straddled, geared or single-speed! It's handling is spot on, the cockpit is extremely comfortable, and the frame is so smooth that I prefer to ride it fully rigid! You can't go wrong with this bike, especially for the price.
If you're hesitant about buying consumer direct, a phone call to Airborne will relieve your fears. They are friendly, courteous, and they ride bikes! It's a deal worth looking into.

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Favorite Trail:   Perimeter Trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Surly 1x1

Bike Setup:   Fully Rigid, wide Monkey risers, Race Face cranks, Spot wheels, 32x18(for 24 hr racing)

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Erio Brown a Cross Country Rider from San Rafael,CA 94901

Date Reviewed: February 3, 2000

Strengths:    long,low top tube. stiff!!! bottom bracket. long drop outs. 853 steel. good price. 'frame saver' treated.

Weaknesses:    they use bondo on the joints to make it look fillet brazed and it has already cracked (cosmetic damage only)

Bottom Line:   
i am really happy with this bike. you can't find another 853 single speed for this price. it is the best handling hardtail i have had, geared or one speed. the stiff bb and long top tube make it a great climber.the bends in the stays are really well done, no kinks or bulges, and there is plenty of mud clearance. the other plus is the Airborne customer service. i got my frame overnight and have recieved two hand written letters from them. bottom line is,this is an affordable, race quality frame that i would recomend to any level rider.

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Favorite Trail:   jt howell

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   jamis, bianchi, mongoose, gt (all one-speeds)

Bike Setup:   bomber, hayes disc in front, race face 180 mm cranks, azonic 28 in. wide bars, misc. other parts

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Gary Boulanger a Cross Country Rider from Dayton, OH USA

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2000

Strengths:    Strong, stiff and nimble.

Weaknesses:    A little portly.

Bottom Line:   
As someone who's worked at a bike shop, bike factory, toured a few dozen factories and thrown a leg over a bike or fifty, I know what works for me. I also had a hand in the design and spec of this bike, so that makes me one of two things: a bike-geek know-it-all and a ballsy self-promoter. I only submit this review because the bike is new and newsworthy. Not many companies can make the claim to be truly consumer-friendly. After riding mostly steel and titanium the past few years, I can honestly concur that anyone looking for a great singlespeed will be more than pleased with the Sky Hag. Let me know if you’re interested in a titanium Sky Hag; we’re batting the idea around.

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Favorite Trail:   Caesar's Creek

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Bianchi B.a.S.S., Rivendell, Waterford.

Bike Setup:   As pictured.

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