Edit v4 Frame

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Your new bike build starts here.

Designed by riders, built for riders, the Edit frame is now in it’s fourth generation. That means we’ve put five years of real-world testing, development and refinement into the platform that has earned Airdrop a bit of a cult following. And the result is an alloy, 155mm all-mountain frame that’s up there with the best of them. We’re not into making claims here so all we’ll say is that the Edit is a whole heap of fun to ride. A bike built for good times.

The Edit v4 frame-only option is a solid foundation for your new bike build, either as a fresh start or to transfer over some of your existing kit. And it’s the most cost-effective way to join the Airdrop family. If you already have a quality rear shock (205x60mm trunnion) then this is all you need to get started. If not, take a look at our other frame options with Super Deluxe Air or Super Deluxe Coil shocks. We've got something for everyone.

The Edit v4 frame comes with our own CNC rear axle and seat clamp included along with a full pack of hose and cable guides.

Features:
Travel: 160mm front / 155mm rear
Wheel Size: 27.5" front & rear
Shock: Not included
Frame Spec: Custom butted 6061-T6 alloy with one-piece CNC rocker and removeable dropouts
What's Included: Frame, hose guides, CNC axle & seat clamp
Weight: 3.7 - 4kg
Geometry
Airdrop Edit v4 Geometry Chart
Size S M L XL
A Reach 430 460 480 505
B Seat Tube 400 425 450 480
C Head Tube 115 120 125 130
D Stack 598.1 602.6 607.1 611.6
E Wheelbase 1187 1219.1 1241.3 1268.4
F Head Angle 64.5°
G Seat Angle 74.5°
Seat Angle at 600mm 78.7°
Seat Angle at 700mm 78.1°
Seat Angle at 800mm 77.7°
H Chainstay 435
I Bottom Bracket Drop -12
J Fork Length 552
K Fork Offset 37
Frame Spec
Frame Airdrop Edit v4
Material 6061 T-6 Alloy
Travel 160mm front / 155mm rear
Wheel Size 27.5"
Bottle Cage Mount Yes
Front Mech Mount No
Rear Shock Size 205x60mm Metric
Rear Shock Mount Trunnion upper / M8x25mm lower
Bottom Bracket 73mm BSA30 threaded
Chain Guide Mount ISCG05
Headset Top 1 1/8" / 44mm inset (ZS44)
Headset Bottom 1 1/2" / 56mm inset (ZS56)
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm
Seat Clamp Diameter 35mm
Rear Axle Boost 148x12mm Maxle compatible
Rear Brake Mount Post
Minimum Rotor Size 180mm
Maximum Rotor Size 203mm
Maximum Tyre Size 27.5" x 2.6"
Cable Routing External with Stealth Dropper
Spring Rate

Choosing the right spring rate is key to getting the most out of a coil shock. Work out your total rider weight - including your normal riding kit - then use this chart to choose a spring. You can use the shock's preload adjuster to do the fine tuning later.

Please Note

These spring rates are calculated based on the Edit v4's kinematics. Even if you're used to running coil shocks on other bikes, you may need to check the right spring for the Edit. These calculations are based on 33% sag and a 65% rear / 35% front weight bias. On the Edit's 205mm shock length, 33% sag measures at 185mm eye-to-eye.

Rider Weight Spring Rate Preload Turns
50kg - 54kg 300lb 0
55kg - 59kg 0.5 - 1.5
60kg - 64kg 2 - 3
65kg - 69kg 350lb 0.5 - 1
70kg - 74kg 2 - 3
75kg - 79kg 400lb 0.5 - 1
80kg - 84kg 2 - 3
85kg - 89kg 450lb 0.5 - 1
90kg - 94kg 2 - 3
95kg - 99kg 500lb 0.5 - 1
100kg - 104kg 2 - 3
105kg - 109kg 550lb 0.5 - 1
110kg - 114kg 2 - 3
115kg - 119kg 600lb 0.5 - 1
120kg - 124kg 2 - 3
Sizing
S 155cm - 167cm (5'2" - 5'6")                  
M       165cm - 178cm (5'5" - 5'10")            
L             175cm - 188cm (5'9" - 6'2")      
XL                   185cm - 198cm (6'1" - 6'6")
Shipping & Taxes

It takes a few days for us to prepare your order before shipping. At busy times there can be a build queue of a few days which may affect lead times. Preorders can take up to 30 days to ship.

Shipping a frame to a UK address costs £10 and to an EU address £20. More info

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Orders shipped to the EU may also incur local sales taxes (typically 15-25%) and import duties (4.7%). More info