Sometimes we have an idea for a bike that we've got to build someday. A bike that we know will be awesome - if only we can come up with an excuse to do it. That's where our Limited Edition series comes from; bikes that are unique, that you can't get anywhere else or ever again. For the ten lucky people who get one, it will always be something rare and special.
Deity is a rider-owned brand that describes it's ethos as "Armor against the corporate mentality". If that sounds a little familiar, that's no surprise - the way we run Airdrop is similar in many ways. A little more subtle perhaps, and definitely a lot smaller; but as an independent, rider-owned brand ourselves it's an ethos we can identify with. And even though Deity does sponsor a lot of racers - Brendan Fairclough, Blenki & Connor Fearon amongst others, they're always the most stylish. Seems like the #sessionsnotseconds mentality is also something we share.
For a long time now we've had a loose idea to build up a Deity equipped bike, but we never really pushed it until this year. It's one thing to have a rough idea but quite another to put together a fully dialled bike build; that can take months of planning. But we're there now - everything is in place and finally we can release it: the Edit v3 Deity Ltd Edition.
|Frame:||Airdrop Edit v3|
|Colour:||Matte red with chrome mirror decals|
|Forks:||Rockshox Lyrik Ultimate RC2 160mm in Boxxer Red|
|Rear Shock:||Rockshox Super Deluxe Ultimate Coil ultimate RCT|
|Headset:||Cane Creek 40 Series ZS44/56|
Deity Copperhead 35mm Reach, 35mm Clamp
Deity Topside 800mm Wide, 25mm Rise, 35mm Clamp
Rockshox Reverb Stealth 1x C1
Deity Speedtrap AM
|Brakes:||SRAM Code RSC|
|Rotors:||SRAM Centerline 200mm front, 180mm rear|
Stans Flow S1 27.5
WTB Verdict 27.5x2.5" Front / Trail Boss 27.5x2.4" Rear
SRAM GX Eagle 1x12
SRAM GX Eagle PG-1275 10-50t
SRAM GX Eagle 1x12
Truvativ Descendant Eagle 7K 170mm
|Chainring:||SRAM 7k Direct Mount 34t|
|Chain:||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Bottom Bracket:||SRAM DUB MTB73|
|Chain Guide:||Available Separately|
Build kits are already in stock and picked, ready to go. As ever there will be a short build queue and we'll ship orders on a first-come-first-served basis, but we expect the Deity Ltd Editions to be with customers within a couple of weeks. Just remember there are only ten available and that means a maximum of three or four per size. Shop Now.
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We love the Edit v3 but we can't stand still for too long. The new Edit v4 represents an evolution of the platform; the same tried and trusted kinematics and layout with a handful of carefully considered updates to ensure the Edit remains the best it can be.
Gee Milner dropped into the new Airdrop Workshop the other day to film us building a Fade Flat White Ltd Edition for his latest Dream Build.