First impressions last. That's why we spent 18 months developing the Edit before going into production. Designed from the ground-up, it's a no-nonsense trail/enduro machine that's fast & fun to ride. Geometry is aggressive, with a long, slack front-end, short chain stays and a low bottom bracket for that 'in the bike' feeling. There's 150mm of plush, progressive suspension travel from a tried & tested horst-link rear end, 27.5" (650b) wheels and plenty of mud clearance. The spec list is just right. No fancy bells & whistles, nothing complicated or breakable. No marketing rubbish. It's just a great bike to ride.
Airdrop Bikes is a genuinely independent, rider owned, British brand based in Sheffield.
Mountain bikes should be fast and fun. That's the idea behind the Edit; to get back to what mountain biking is all about, to keep things pure and simple, with a bike that just works. A bike for real riders. Is it a trail-centre ripper, all-mountain slayer or enduro racer? We're not here to tell you what to do with it. We designed the Edit as a versatile platform for your needs.
The geometry is aggressive, targeting the steepest and roughest sections of trail, giving you extra confidence to go faster. Handling is sure-footed and predictable, so you can forget about the bike and focus on the ride. The frame is stiff, so you can chuck it into corners, load up the tyres and find the grip. There's plenty of stand-over height so you can move around and stay centred, and the rear end is short enough to manual or pop over obstacles.
The suspension delivers 150mm of travel via a Horst Link design, which has been around for over 20 years. It's a tried and tested solution which we've tuned to balance small-bump sensitivity against big-hit performance. It remains active under braking, and active enough when you're on the power to maintain traction.
A lot of people talk about the 'do anything' bike. That would be a big claim. But the Edit is a bike for the rides that we do most often, and a bike you can enjoy for the whole ride. It may be simple, but it's effective.