The Airborne Corsair offers the same comfortably stiff and fast ride as the Lucky Strike, with a few simplified features. Same certified aerospace grade 3AL/2.5V titanium tubing, but round versus multi-shaped tubing. Size-specific titanium and GAMS (Graceful Arc Maximum Stiffness) seat and chain stays that increase rear triangle stiffness and heel clearance. The Corsair has drawn acclaim from abroad for a great ride and exceptional value. Frame is not disk brake compatible.
*NOTICE: The Corsair is ONLY available in the U.S.
a Cross Country Rider
Date Reviewed: January 10, 2004
Strengths: Light weight, excellent price, and super bump absorption.
Weaknesses: Rear seat stays flex when v-brakes are activated. This problem is easy solved with a aluminum brake booster. No rear disc mount. The frame loses one chilli for no disc mount - that's just silly not to provide it since it probably only adds $15 to the production cost of the frame. Head tube angle is really set up for a 80 mm fork. The frame can handle a 100-105mm but that is about as far as you can go with this frame.
This is an excellent frame and is a much better value than any aluminum hard tail. It you want a super stiff ti frame, this is not the bike for you. If you are looking for a frame that is forgiving and a little flexy and doesn't cost serious cash you should look at this frame.
whats up guys.. looks like these two pinch bolts from the clamshell around the bb jumped ship somewhere along my travels..
...seemed to have been working fine, just visually noticed them missing... I've read that they were all initially overtightened from factory and needed to be backed off a bit.. ... Read More »
So I am looking at getting my first downhill bike and I know a guy selling a Corsair Crown that's in my price range. I have seen good and bad reviews on this bike. The bike is setup and the suspension has been tuned. It hasn't been rode a lot and in good condition. What do you guys think of this ... Read More »
On Corsair's fcebook page there was an entry which stated:
"Rumour has it that Pablo has given up with Corsair, dont place any orders....."
Does anyone have any updates on this?
A lot of guys have been trying to contact Corsair via facebook regarding spares etc and are having no ... Read More »
Hey I was just curious to hear from those people who have or have had the Corsair Marque. How well does the frame/suspension hold up over time to water and mud and rock? I heard from some people that the idler pulley on some of the older models is a possible trouble spot. Are there any other area ... Read More »
Just came across this bike and it looked impressive but cannot seem to find much feedback on them. I was all set on a '11 SX Trail 2 but with this lineup wasn't sure if it was a better route.....any ideas? New 2009 for $2900 with the specs below ......any feedback is appreciated :D
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