by Ed Brazier May 15, 2018

A stealth Edit v2 built around an orange Fox SLS spring? Yes please. Kris asked us to put together this beauty of a custom build and we were very happy to oblige...

If there's one thing that never seems to get tired, it's a stealth build. You can hardly get more classic than a fully blacked-out bike, but if you ask me, the custom build we put together for Kris is just one step better. That Fox SLS spring just makes the whole thing pop.

Custom Airdrop Edit v2 with Fox DHX2

Fox DHX2 on Kris' Airdrop Edit v2

Rockshox Lyrik on Kris' Custom Airdrop Edit

Hope Tech 3 E4 Brakes on Kris' Custom Airdrop Edit

Hope Tech 3 E4 Levers on Kris' Airdrop Edit

Chromag Fubars OSX35 on Kris' Airdrop Edit


Kris' Bike Spec


Kris' custom build is essential a variation on our stock Edit v2 Coil build but with a few tweaks here and there. Instead of the Cane Creek DBcoil IL, Kris went for the Fox DHX2 with Comp Lever and an orange SLS spring. I have to say, that spring being the only splash of colour on the whole bike looks amazing. Kris also swapped out the SRAM Code R brakes for a set of Hope Tech 3 E4s in black, with a 203mm floating rotor up front and a 180mm out back. There is also a Hope AM stem and a set of Chromag Fubars to complete the customisations.

As ever, it's the details that count so we put on some refinements, such as the Hope Tech SRAM shifter mounts, to make sure everything's fully dialled. The saddle is our own exclusive WTB Volt Race with black-on-black graphics.

Frame: Airdrop Edit v2 in Large
Colour: Black with Anthracite decals
Forks: Rockshox Lyrik RC Solo Air 160mm
Rear Shock: Fox DHX2 with 550lb SLS Spring
Headset: Cane Creek 40 ZS44/56
Stem: Hope Tech AM 35mm Reach, 35mm Clamp
Handlebars: Chromag Fubars OSX35
Grips: DMR Deathgrip, thin, black
Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb 1x, 150mm, 30.9mm
Saddle: WTB Volt Race Black, exclusive to Airdrop Bikes
Brakes: Hope Tech 3 E4 with SRAM Shifter Mounts
Rotors: Hope Floating Rotor 203mm Front, 180mm Rear
Wheels: Hopetech Pro 4 35w
Tyres: WTB Convict 27.5x2.5" Tough High Grip front & Vigilante 27.5x2.3" rear
Rear Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle 1x12
Cassette: SRAM GX Eagle 1x12
Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 Trigger
Cranks: SRAM GX Eagle 1x12
Chainring: SRAM Direct Mount 32T
Pedals:
Chain: SRAM GX Eagle 1x12
Bottom Bracket: SRAM GXP
Chain Guide:
Weight: 31lb

Custom As Standard


We're always happy to put together a custom build. It's not something that we actually charge for, because to us the main thing is to make sure that every customer leaves with their bike 100% how they want it. That's just how it should be. OK it's a fair bit more work, but while we're still a small operation and we're building bikes to order, we can do it and we'll keep it that way as long as possible. If you're interested in a custom built Edit or Bitmap, take a look at the custom builds page and give us a shout. And remember it doesn't need to be a fill bike - we can sell you as much or as little of a bike as you need.

Ed Brazier
Ed Brazier

Ed is the owner of Airdrop Bikes. A professional designer for 12 years, he sacked off his job one day and decided to start up a bike brand.


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