We try to sell only what we can build in the next month; with high demand and a small team, the simplest and fairest way. We don't take preorders until we are certain that stock will be in place. During busy periods we release stock at 9am on the first day of the month subject to availability as shown below.
Check below for stock availability on your choice of frame colour as well as bike build kit.
Two wheels, one gar, zero BS. A jump bike in its rawest, purest form.
The idea behind the Fade is for it to be a proper dirt jump bike. A bike that inspires you to push harder at the pump track, begs you to throw shapes at the skatepark and loves getting sideways at the trails. It's agile and easy to get on the back wheel without being twitchy. Geometry is tight & snappy but still long enough that you're comfortable coming off your 'big bike'.
One size, one brake, one gear. They say less is more, and a bike like this is best in its purest form. There are no removable dropouts and no option to run gears. No ISCG tabs, no weird BB standard. Just clean lines and a heap of fun. What the Fade does have is super-clean horizontal dropouts, a threaded BB and cable routing for a rear brake only.
The raw frame option is the classic Airdrop raw finish; brushed by hand with a gloss clearcoat on top. Every one is a little bit different. The matte black is a finish we developed for the Edit - a super hard-wearing, deep matte powder coat.
A reach of 430mm and a 25mm BB drop make for a stable ride paired with super-short 385mm stays and a 69° head-angle to keep things tight and agile. The Fade is ready to party at a moment's notice.
Every Fade frame comes supplied with an Airdrop CNC seat clamp and integrated chain tensioners included.
26" front & rear
Custom butted 6061-T6 alloy with CNC dropouts & chainstay yoke, headtube gusset and integrated chain tensioners
The Fade frame is available in one size only. It's designed as a compact dirt jump & pump-track bike but reach is a little bit longer than most, so it's perfect if you're a mountain biker accustomed to modern, long enduro bikes.
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
All prices on the website include UK sales tax of 20%. If you are in the EU, select your shipping destination at the checkout stage and the website will automatically remove the UK sales tax before you are asked to pay.
Orders shipped to the EU may also incur local sales taxes (typically 15-25%) and import duties (4.7%). More info
The Inside Line
We're always working on stuff behind the scenes, and we'd like to share some of those stories with you. Some things work out, some things don't - but it's always interesting.