Airdrop Bikes

Fade Frame

Availability of Fade

Check the table below to get the latest update on stock levels of the Fade frames and Fade Works bikes. We work hard to keep everything in stock, but the Fades are in high demand. If your preference is out of stock, you can preorder to reserve stock - contact us for more info.

Product Availability
Fade Frame In Stock
Fade Works Bike Due In December

Last updated: 29/11/18

Two wheels, one gear, zero BS. A jump bike in it's rawest, purest form.

The original idea behind the Fade was 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 colour, 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. How it should be.

A reach of 430mm and a 25mm BB drop make for a stable ride paired with super-short 385mm stays and a 69 degree 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.

Fade Frame Features

  • Designed & tested in Sheffield
  • Custom butted 6061-T6 tubeset
  • 26" wheel size with loads of tyre clearance
  • Horizontal CNC dropouts
  • Integrated CNC chain tensioners
  • CNC Chainstay Yoke
  • Forward-facing CNC seat cinch
  • Open-ended headtube gusset
  • Frame weight 2.4kg

  • The Fade frame's geometry is designed around a 100mm travel single crown dirt jump fork. We recommend using a 35-50mm stem. More in-depth information on geometry can be found on our Geometry Tech page.

    Airdrop Fade Geometry Chart
    Size One Size
    A Seat Tube 330
    B Effective Top Tube 610
    C Reach 430
    D Stack 560
    E Chainstay 385
    F Head Tube 120
    G Head Tube Angle 69°
    H Seat Tube Angle 71°
    I Bottom Bracket Drop -25
    J Wheelbase 1067.8
    K Fork Length 480
    L Fork Offset 40

    All measurements in mm. Based on a 100mm dirt jump fork.

  • The Fade dirt jump frame was designed in Sheffield and developed on our local trails. As with all our bikes, it's built to be simple but effective.

    If you have any questions regarding compatibility, please contact us.

    Frame Airdrop Fade
    Material 6061 T-6 Alloy
    Travel n/a
    Wheel Size 26"
    Bottle Cage Mount No
    Front Mech Mount No
    Rear Shock Size n/a
    Rear Shock Mount n/a
    Bottom Bracket 73mm BSA30 threaded
    Chain Guide Mount No
    Maximum Chainring Size 36t
    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 135x10mm
    Rear Brake Mount IS
    Minimum Rotor Size 140mm
    Maximum Rotor Size 180mm
    Maximum Tyre Size 26" x 2.4"
    Cable Routing External
  • 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.

  • We often get asked these questions so we've put together some quick answers for you. More information is available on our Tech Pages, Shipping and Warranty Pages.

    How long does it take to build a bike?
    Normally around a week for a standard bike. If you have custom options it can take longer but we make this clear in your custom build quote. Things can be a little slower at busy times, but we keep you posted on progress.

    Can I make changes to the build kit?
    Yes. All our bikes are built to order so we’re happy to customise for you. The best thing to do is contact us and we’ll produce a custom build quote for you.

    How much does shipping cost?
    Shipping costs vary depending on what you order and where you live. Take a look at our Shipping Page for more information.

    The size & colour I want is out of stock. Can I preorder?
    If it's out of stock now, chances are it's due back in soon. If you'd like to reserve one your can place a preorder. Contact us.