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Bike Check: Ed's Edit v2

Bike Check: Ed's Edit v2

by Ed Brazier June 27, 2018 11 min read

This is my personal bike. I spend a lot of time testing new things and trying out different setups, so I don't always have my 'own' bike and the spec tends to change, but right now this is what I'm riding. And I love it.
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Bike Check: Kris' Edit v2

Bike Check: Kris' Edit v2

by Ed Brazier May 15, 2018 2 min read

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...

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Developing The Bitmap

Developing The Bitmap

by Ed Brazier May 10, 2018 12 min read 1 Comment

Last week we launched the Airdrop Bitmap, our new alloy hardtail. It's had a great response, so we though it would be good to get some insight into how we designed and developed it.
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Bike Check: Alice's Edit v2

Bike Check: Alice's Edit v2

by Ed Brazier April 24, 2018 3 min read

Custom builds are what we do best at Airdrop Bikes. Alice had a special request: she wanted a bike built to her very own spec with one-off custom decals of her own design. Working with Merge Decals we made it happen.
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Howard Street Dual Race Report

Howard Street Dual Race Report

by Ed Brazier March 14, 2018 6 min read

The 2018 Howard Street Dual lived up to all the hype. Amazing racing on a purpose built urban course, some of the world's top riders and an awesome result for Airdrop Bikes. Get all the results and watch the replay in our full race report.
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Video: Blackrocks

Video: Blackrocks

by Ed Brazier March 08, 2018 1 min read

Ollie Ballington is one of our youngest customers at 14, but he's fully committed to riding his bike already. He and Noah Rusbridge put together this Edit of Ollie shredding his local trails at Blackrocks.
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Howard Street Dual

Howard Street Dual

by Ed Brazier March 06, 2018 4 min read

This Saturday, the Howard Street Dual returns to the streets of Sheffield. This unique street race sees the UK's top racers go head-to-head on a purpose built course. In the dark. Airdrop rider Brett is set to defend his title and we'll be there with some new stuff to show off..
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Longer, Lower, Slacker

Longer, Lower, Slacker

by James Crossland February 21, 2018 11 min read 8 Comments

Longer, Lower, Slacker! The current industry buzz words. What I like to call the Kool-Aid. It’s a phrase we hear a lot, whether that’s next year's bike launch, industry moguls preaching radical ideas or media journo’s praising the latest and greatest. For me its starting to wear thin. And I wonder have we gone too far?
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Bike Check: Pang's Edit v2

Bike Check: Pang's Edit v2

by James Crossland February 13, 2018 7 min read 1 Comment

Pang AKA the "Huck Wizard" is a co-owner of Vertigo Bikes Queenstown and my old boss. Pang has one of the few Edits in the Southern Hemisphere and certainly knows a few things about how to build a sick bike, so we take a look at why Pang built his Edit the way he did.
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Independence Day

Independence Day

by Ed Brazier January 30, 2018 6 min read 2 Comments

Every day is Independence Day at Airdrop Bikes. OK, so we’re not out on the lawn at the crack of dawn raising the flag, but it is important, and here’s why.

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Bike Check: Ethan's Edit v2

Bike Check: Ethan's Edit v2

by Ed Brazier January 25, 2018 4 min read

We love a custom build at Airdrop Bikes, so when Ethan asked us to help him build a bike to race in this year's Scottish Enduro series, we were well up for it. With a mix of Cane Creek suspension and finishing kit from Burgtec and Hope, this is a good one.

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Mend Our Mountains: Cut Gate

Mend Our Mountains: Cut Gate

by Ed Brazier November 29, 2017 4 min read

Being based in Sheffield, we're lucky to have plenty of awesome riding close at hand. Cut Gate in the Dark Peak is one of those all-time classic routes, but it's suffering a bit and we now have an opportunity to help.

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