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Austrian brand's bikes and wheels available in the UK for the first time

Austrian brand Airstreeem – yes, that’s a triple e in there – has now arrived in the UK with a range of bikes and wheels.

Airstreeem was established in Salzburg in 2008 by Stefan Probst, a pro cyclist from the KTM Continental Team. The brand has its own in-house research and development team – which is what people tell us when they want to emphasise that they don’t just buy their products out of a catalogue from the Far East and slap their name on the down tube. All of the road bikes in the range are built around closed mould T1000 carbon fibre frames.

The £2,499 Triple E is Airstreeem’s full-on road race bike with a low and stretched geometry. The medium sized model, for example, comes with a 54.8cm effective top tube and a 14.5cm head tube.  Airstreeem claim a frame weight of 1,190g and a fork weight of 320g.

The bike is built up with a Shimano Ultegra groupset and Airstreem’s own AL20 Rigid aluminium wheels (the main picture, above, does not show the bike in the correct build).

As the name suggests, the Aerotype Road is the aero road bike in the Airstreeem range. It has aero-profile frame tubes, a small rear triangle, and a deep-legged fork. The frame comes with an integrated seatmast although you can also get an adapter to adjust the seat height too. Airstreeem quote a 1,150g frame weight here, and 425g for the fork.

The Aerotype Road comes in the same build as the Triple E (again, that's not the build shown in the picture) and costs £2,699.

The cheapest road bike in the range – or ‘least expensive’, if you prefer – is the RR Storm at £1,999.  The geometry here is a little more relaxed: the medium model comes with a 55.4cm effective top tube and a 17.4cm head tube. The chainstays and wheelbase are a little longer too, which should add to the stability.

Interestingly, at 981g (size medium) the RR Storm has the lightest frame of any of the Airstreeem models. It’s built up with a SRAM Apex groupset with WiFLi wide-ranging gearing.

All of Airstreem’s frames come with a 12-year warranty period.

Airstreeem also do a line of wheels in various depths and in both aluminium and carbon. The top-of-the-range Team SL 33 (£1,899) comes with 33mm-deep carbon-fibre rims laced to Airstreeem’s own double bearing hubs with Sapim CX-Ray spokes. Airstreem claim a lightweight 1,170g for these.

The Carbon Aero 50 Superlights (£1,799) are designed to be more aerodynamically efficient with 50mm deep, 24.5mm wide rims. These also use  double-bearing hubs and Sapim CX-Ray spokes. Airstreeem claim a 1,210g weight for these, which is very light for wheels with this rim depth.

Both of these wheels feature what Airstreeem call a ‘Nano-high-temperature brake-flanks-coating’. They claim, “Brake performance with Airstreeem carbon wheels is the same as aluminium with considerably lower temperatures than standard carbon fibre. This is coupled with great brake performance in the wet.”

We’ve not tried them so we can’t comment, but we’ll try to get something from the range in for review here on road.cc.

For more info go to www.airstreeem.co.uk. Airstreeem will be exhibiting at The Cycle Show, NEC Birmingham, 27-29 September. 

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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Simmo72 [603 posts] 2 years ago
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oh goody, another brand with nothing new to offer except a different combination of red and black.

And for gods sake, can we start sticking campagnolo on bikes. Why can't they break this market? Veloce, centaur, athena, its en par with shimano in both quality and price.

I'm bored silly of looking at shimano 105 with a splash of tiagra and fsa line ups. When did Shimano last produce a good looking chainset - 2004?

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neildmoss [291 posts] 2 years ago
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Simmo72 wrote:

When did Shimano last produce a good looking chainset - 2004?

I'll take function over form more often than not.

I expect to never have to look at my chainset when I'm riding. Shimano kit has done me very nicely in that respect for over 20 years.

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mooleur [537 posts] 2 years ago
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Simmo72 wrote:

oh goody, another brand with nothing new to offer except a different combination of red and black.

And for gods sake, can we start sticking campagnolo on bikes. Why can't they break this market? Veloce, centaur, athena, its en par with shimano in both quality and price.

I'm bored silly of looking at shimano 105 with a splash of tiagra and fsa line ups. When did Shimano last produce a good looking chainset - 2004?

Jeremy Paxman called, he wants his beard back!

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mooleur [537 posts] 2 years ago
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neildmoss wrote:
Simmo72 wrote:

When did Shimano last produce a good looking chainset - 2004?

I'll take function over form more often than not.

I expect to never have to look at my chainset when I'm riding. Shimano kit has done me very nicely in that respect for over 20 years.

+1 to that.

I'd try Campag if it truly were cheaper (it really, really isn't) and my local mechanics supported it better. All I've seen are month to three month long waits for parts with that stuff though! It might last a good while but when it needs replacing you shouldn't have to wait as long as it lasted to fix it!

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russyparkin [570 posts] 2 years ago
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they don’t just buy their products out of a catalogue from the Far East and slap their name on the down tube. All of the road bikes in the range are built around closed mould T1000 carbon fibre frames.

oh how strange that it is exactly the same shape and geometry to the millimetre as the Ribble R872 i know the ribble is t800 but come on guys less of the bullsh+t

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zalamanda [12 posts] 2 years ago
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amen to that

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james100 [3 posts] 2 years ago
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I do know a little bit about this brand and it is no off the shelf mould not if you look at their website. These guys are pretty serious, the brand was ridden to 7th in the Olympic Tri and each frame comes with a 12 year (not a typo) warranty. I think it pretty cool that we are seeing new brands move into the market - so bored of the current crop.  14 14