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EB18: Airstreeem slips in carbon Graveller, RR Storm Marathon & Super TT Plus bikes

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Airstreeem is an impressive looking Austrian carbon road brand that somehow we’ve managed to have very little coverage over the years. With a line of premium carbon road, TT, and gravel frames there’s something for every drop bar rider in their catalog. We catch back up with their Graveller which offers impressive versatility, the RR Storm Marathon Disc road bike, and the Super TT Plus time trialer.

Developing some of their own frame molds as early as 2011, since last year all of their bikes are their own unique design. And Airstreeem has no shortage of good looking bikes. Most everything the offer is trending towards disc brakes and bigger tires (as is the industry as a whole), so let’s have a look at a fast gravel bike, an endurance bike, and a sleek TT bike.

2019 Airstreeem Graveller versatile carbon gravel bike

The new Airstreeem Graveller starts to look like their most versatile bike. With a tall headtube and a relatively upright position with endurance race focused geometry, this almost seems to me like the kind of all-surface road bike that cyclists of all stripes would enjoy.

Airstreeem calls it the first aero gravel bike in the industry, which sounds like a stretch (especially with bikes like the 3T Exploro floating around). But for sure it blends tube shaping, dropped stays, and a rear wheel cutout like we are used to seeing on a more conventional aero road bike.

Of course the Graveller is disc brake only so you benefit from reliable, powerful braking. Plus you get the side benefit of thru-axle stiffness and simple fat tire wheel swaps.

With room to fit 700x40mm tires it is perfectly happy on the roughest roads and many trails. But thanks to the areo shaping and wheel cutouts, it can make a perfectly capable do-it-all disc brake road bike when you slap some 28mm slicks onto it.

Airstreem even offers the bike to buyers with a RoadKit/GravelKit option. For a simple upgrade they’ll sell you a bike with two wheelsets, so you can effortlessly swap between one set up with 38mm mini-knobby G-Ones then back to the 28mm GranPrix slicks.

The 1040g Graveller frame features sloping geometry, a seatpost designed to flex for comfort, internal cable routing, and the ability to run single or double ring drivetrains. It comes in five stock sizes (XS-XL) and either standard gloss on matte black finish, or the above subtle Mud tan or Grey looks.

Complete bikes start at just 3400€ with an Ultegra 2×11 build or 3700€ with a Rival 1 build, each featuring Airstreeem’s own AL33 alloy wheels with Sapim CX Ray spokes. Plus Airstreeem makes at least five of their own disc brake wheelsets, so get lots of potential choices there in aluminum or carbon rims.

2019 Airstreeem RR Storm Marathon Disc all around disc road bike

Jumping back onto the asphalt for more of a regular road focus, the Airstreeem RR Storm Marathon Disc gets a braking upgrade to improve its all-around, all-weather endurance road performance.

Developed as the perfect Gran Fondo bike, the RR Storm Marathon Disc balances moderate lightweight with a 1045g frame and the all day comfort of an endurance bike.

The RR Storm Marathon gets dramatically flattened (and dropped) seatstays to deliver unmatched comfort. It certainly doesn’t hurt that the bike is designed to provide room for 28mm tires to carry that comfort and extra grip for handling rough tarmac. It even provides the option of special flexing or non-flexing seatpost to deliver a customizable ride.

At the same time, the RR Storm Marathon doesn’t really sacrifice on pedaling efficiency. The seattube tapers from a regular round 31.6mm diameter into a boxy shape the joins the oversized downtube at a stiff and beefy bottom bracket. With its adoption of disc brakes the RR Storm Marathon also takes on Mavic’s Speed Release thru-axles to make wheel changes quick and easy.

The RR Storm Marathon is available in seven stock sizes (XXS-XXL) and generally more relaxed endurance road geometry (than the racier Graveller). It comes in standard black or grey colorways, or can add custom colors for around 800€ extra.

Complete versions of the RR Storm Marathon Disc start at 3400€ with alloy wheels and a mechanical Ultegra hydraulic disc brake groupset. Like most of Airstreeem’s standard road bikes, that also comes with a generous 120kg rider weight limit.

2019 Airstreeem Super TT Plus time trial & triathlon race bike

Now entirely devoted to going fast in a straight line on smooth asphalt, Airstreeem has their Super TT Plus triathlon & time trail bike. As much as tri bikes have begun to all look almost exactly the same, the Super TT Plus still has some unique tricks up its sleeve to go fast, and repeat…

Almost every company does pretty well with cockpit adjustability these days, right? Airstreeem’s TT bike gets a patented Speeed Cockpit system that provides two basebar height positions and seemingly endless (and independent) arm rest & aero extensions adjustability. It even has custom-made aero extensions that can add the slotted spacers to adjust your fit without having to disconnect Di2 wires.

Of course they do integrated storage too with a smoothly connected rubber bento box for your gels (and even to protect an electronic drivetrain junction box.)

Then there’s the low & wide integral Aerobottle that literally just snaps onto the front end providing an aerodynamic cowl below your hands – while housing 750ml of hydration that can be easily removed to clean.

But the real innovation in the Speeed Cockpit is its ease of disassembly. Specifically designed for traveling triathletes, the entire cockpit breaks down to have the bike ready to pack in less than five minutes. The clamshell stem allows you to pop the aerobar setup off with out messing up your adjustment. Cable quick releases handle the rim brake controls and the special Di2 disconnect mounted on top of the stem separates the entire cockpit quickly and easily to stuff the bike in a box to fly home.

Beyond the cockpit the Super TT Plus features an aero optimized fork with an integrated brake that they say delivers reliable stopping, even in the mountains around their Salzburg, Austria headquarters.

The no-slip, long rail seatpost offers a wide range of adjustability, with positions anywhere from an effective 70-80° seattube angle.

Aero storage even continues onto the seattube where it helps smooth airflow over the rear of the frame, even if you don’t really need to haul a multi-tool and spare tube on your time trial.

The 1290g Super TT Plus frame is available built into either a tri-specific or UCI-friendly setup. A complete tri bike will set you back a whopping 9100€ with a race-worthy Ultegra Di2 groupset and 50mm front/85mm rear aero carbon clincher wheels. The Super TT Plus comes in four stock size (XS/S, S/M, M/L & L/XL) in standard black or white paintjobs, with some extra red finishes also possible.

Other Airstreeem Carbon road bikes

There’s just too much to catch up on Airstreeem as a brand, but it’s hard to ignore their custom layup Triple EEE road bike. It’s been around for a few years, and still has rim brakes only, but Airstreeem customizes its carbon lamination design for each rider, with real frame only weights from just 550g (850g for a standard weight layup on a medium frame.) There’s also the Air One SL as more of an all-around road race bike.

That Super TT frame also gets built into some pretty impressive looking aero road bikes. The general shaping of the Super TT Road is the same as the TT bike, and it shares the same head angle. But the road version gets a more conventional upright headtube design, its own fork & seatpost solution, and is even available with disc brakes too.

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