2004 Air Glide – 56cm/Med – #11393

by Bike Friday
Published: April 9, 2020 (3 months ago)
Bike Friday Factory in Eugene, Oregon

The Air Glide was designed by Bike Friday co-founders Alan and Hanz Scholz out of a love for bike touring and a desire to easily take their high performance, custom fit bikes with them on adventures around the world. Air bikes were produced by Bike Friday to be the only bicycle that could be brought onto the plan as a carry-on (NOT checked) but increased airline security removed that option. This 2004 Air Glide is one of the last Air Bikes built by Bike Friday and features a number of frame upgrades to improve stiffness, strength, and ride quality.

This bike has a surprisingly smooth and nimble feel when loaded, even though it also folds in seconds to pack into the trunk of a car or pack into an airline check-able suitcase. The unique titanium beam suspension provides incredible suspension for bump compliance as well as isolation from road vibration. The high quality components ensure a care-free ride whether around town or across the country.

This bike is a size 56cm effective top tube. Perfect for a rider 5’6″-6’0″ who appreciates an upright position. The bike is excellent condition, with high performance vintage and new parts, and features that rare Air bike ride.  We do not recommend Air bikes for heavier riders over 170lbs or riders with powerful mashing pedaling styles who may find the flex of the titanium to be distracting .


  • 24lbs
  • Nitto Mustache Split bars with Shimano bar-end shifters and brake levers
  • SRAM V-brakes with travel-agents
  • 406 32h Capreo wheelset w/ DM18 rims, Schwalbe Stelvio 1-1/8″ tires
  • 11-28t 9spd cassette, New 50-34 Shimano Tiagra Ext. BB crankset, 105 F&R Der.
  • Brooks B17 saddle and American Classic ultralight seatpost
  • Chris King  Polished Silver 1-1/4″ Threaded headset
  • Includes Shimano SPD/platform pedals
  • Includes full Travelcase Packing System with Samsonite suitcase and  padding
  • Includes original triple crankset, front derailleur, Drop bars with integrated shifters
  • Comes with 10-year Limited Frame Warranty (Riders under 170lbs only)

New Equivalent price: $2800

Pre-Loved price: $1800