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by Ed Brazier April 14, 2022 4 min read

A limited edition built around Cane Creek's DBcoil IL shock and Helm MkII forks, showcasing what can be done with the new Filter platform.

Part of the inspiration for the Filter was a bike that Ed built up a while back. While many customers were choosing to use the Edit as their 'big bike', Ed was looking for something a bit more trail friendly, but keeping the radness of the Edit intact. The result was built around a combination of Cane Creek's Helm fork and DBcoil IL rear shock. It was good. So good in fact that we decided to develop a trail bike off the back of it. In a way, this bike is the essence of what the Filter is meant to be.

So here we are with the Filter launch edition. The all-new Filter frame with 27.5" wheels, 135mm of rear wheel travel and a 150mm fork. It uses the latest Helm MkII fork and the newly released DBcoil IL Trunnion rear shock. We've paired that up with a GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain and G2 RSC 4-pot brakes. The wheels are the Proterra Tough i30s from WTB running Michelin Wild AM tyres front and rear.

Yes it's a trail bike. But it's engineered like an all-mountain bike. And the build - it's as capable as you are. We don't do categories and even if we did, we wouldn't know which one to put this bike in. But what we can say is that it's a heap of fun to ride.

Only ten of these limited editions will be available, but it's also possible to buy the Filter frame with the DBcoil IL rear shock.

Airdrop Filter Launch Ltd Edition

Cane Creek DBcoil IL Rear Shock

The Cane Creek DBcoil IL rear shock is 4-way adjustable and features a Climb Switch. With the VALT lightweight steel spring it weighs in at only a little more than most modern air shocks but you get the adjustability of a double-barrel shock and the plushness of a coil. It's a great option for a trail bike like this.

Airdrop Filter Launch Ltd Edition

The Filter Ltd Edition is available in our new matte grey powder-coated finish and of course, our trademark raw finish. Both have a matte black powder-coated rear end. As usual, you can choose from various decal colours - but this one looks great with black.

Cane Creek Helm MkII Air Fork

The Cane Creek Helm MkII fork is a great accompaniment to the rear shock. We decided to spec air up front to keep the weight under control. Overall the Helm is a fairly aggressive option for a bike like this but it provides a good level of confidence-inspiring stiffness up front, excellent adjustability and it looks the business.

Filter Launch Ltd Edition

Filter Launch Ltd Edition

The complete ltd edition bike (pedals not included) fully built and ready to go. Tyres are setup tubeless.


Airdrop Filter Frame & DBcoil IL

Filter Frame & DBcoil IL

Buy the Filter frame with rear shock, axle and seat clamp included, then build it up your own way.


Features & Build Kit:
Travel: 150mm front / 135mm rear
Wheel Size: 27.5" front & rear
Forks: Cane Creek Helm Mk2 Air 150mm
Shock: Cane Creek DBcoil IL 185x55mm with VALT lightweight spring
Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle 1x12
Brakes: SRAM G2 RSC
Dropper Post: OneUp v2.1 Dropper 180mm
Wheels: WTB Proterra i30 Tough
Tyres: Michelin Wild AM 27.5x2.4" Front / Rear
Cockpit: Burgtec Ridewide Enduro Bar / Enduro Mk3 Stem / Bartender Pro Grip
Weight: 14.2kg (large)



Frequently Asked Questions

We are receiving lots of enquiries about these bikes which we're always happy to help with, but as they're all very similar we thought it best to publish some of the more frequently asked questions here:

How much is this build?
The Fade Bomber ltd edition is £3499.

How many will be available?
Only 10 of these ltd editions will be built.

When will it be released?
It's available right now.

Can I buy it online?
The Filter Launch Ltd Edition can be bought online here.

Can I buy it by phone?
No problem at all. Just give us a ring on 0114 2012339.

If I buy one, when will it ship?
We expect to ship these within 5-7 days of your order being placed.

Can I make changes to the spec?
No. These builds have been planned and the parts bought months in advance so it’s not possible for us to make changes.

What if I don’t manage to get one?
We’re working as hard as we can to try to build enough bikes for everyone, but as a small business it’s not always possible. At time of writing there are also good stock levels of Filter Deluxe and Works bikes.

Can I buy the Filter frame only?
Yes, the Filter is available as a frameset with the Cane Creek DBcoil IL shock for £1399.

Do you ship outside the UK?
Yes, with some limitations. The website will allow customers in the EU to buy subject to the new international taxes applicable. The website will not accept orders from outside the EU but we can do that as a custom order - please contact us.



Ed Brazier
Ed Brazier

Ed is the owner of Airdrop Bikes. A former web and graphic designer, he sacked off his job one day and decided to start up a bike brand.

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