April 09, 2021
One of the key developments we made with the Edit v4 was a one-piece CNC rocker. The older two-piece plates on the Edit v3 had not caused any issues, but we had designed a one-piece system into the Slacker Project and wanted to build some of that learning into the latest Edit. We knew that Edit v3 customers would relish the opportunity to upgrade, so we designed it in such a way that it could be retro-fitted to a v3 (sorry, this won't work on v1 or v2 Edits).
The one-piece rocker does not alter the bike's kinematics or geometry in any way; all the pivot locations are identical. But you will notice a significant increase in lateral stiffness which translates into a different on-trail feel. It also reduces the potential for side-loading on the rear shock which we think will have long-term reliability benefits. The one-piece rocker does use more material than the two-piece plates and therefore weighs a little more, but we were able to offset that by moving to alloy pivot axles and hardware so overall there is no weight change.
The new one-piece design means we've altered the rocker-pivot assembly to allow for fitting. The actual rocker-pivot mount in the frame is unaffected. Shock compatibility and mounting hardware also remain the same.
As this is an upgrade kit we're including a full rocker-pivot assembly including a new alloy rocker-pivot axle, spacers, top-hats and bolts. We're also including rocker pivot bearings, seatstay bearings and trunnion bearings all pressed in. You'll just need a 4mm and 5mm hex wrench to fit it.
£180 (plus shipping)
Ed is the owner of Airdrop Bikes. A former web and graphic designer, he sacked off his job one day and decided to start up a bike brand.
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