We worked with Title MTB to create a limited edition Fade build that's just about as clean as they come.
Unless you've been hiding under a rock, you'll know by now that the Fade has earned a reputation as one of the finest DJ platforms currently available, so it's only fitting for us to work with Title on this one. Their ethos is to keep things clean and simple but to focus on quality and performance, values close to our own.
The Title limited edition is built around the Fade frame in our own matte-black powder coat finish and shares much of it's DNA with the Fade Works. A Rockshox Pike DJ fork, Halo Chaos DJ wheels shod with Maxxis DTH tyres running a 11-28t ratio on Descendant 6k cranks. The chain's a Gusset Slink 1/2 link in black. But that's where the similarity ends; we've changed things up for the brake and finishing kit...
Title MTB supply their ST1 stem and AH1 alloy bar. They're both presented in a super clean way but until you see them in the flesh it's hard to appreciate the quality and precision. We paired them up with a Title CNC seat clamp and AP1 alloy post. That runs the Title JS1 jump saddle. All-in-all its a setup that looks and feels just right.
We decided a bike like this deserved something a bit special to finish it off, and we managed to secure ten sets of the the Magura MT5 Fabio Wibmer signature brake to do the job. They're trick. Only ten will be made.
This bike will be released at 9am on Thursday 1st April.
Title MTB ST1 stem (35mm reach, 31.8mm clamp) and AH1 bar (38mm rise, 31.8mm clamp)
Tite MTB Seatpost Clamp and JS1 dirt-jump specific saddle.
Descendant 6K alloy cranks arms (170mm) with a SRAM X-Sync 28t chainring and Gusset Slink 1/2 link chain in black.
We are receiving hundreds 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 many will be available? Only 10 of these ltd editions will be built.
When will it be released? Thursday 1st April at 9am (BST).
Can I preorder one? No. With demand being so high, preorders would be selling months (or even years) in advance. Instead, we’re giving everyone who wants one the same chance to get one on 1st April. It’s the fairest way.
Can I buy it by phone? As we expect them to sell very quickly, it’s not possible to buy the Fade Title ltd edition over the phone.
If I buy one, when will it ship? We expect to ship these mid-April although it’s possible that it may take a little longer.
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. We have another batch of Fade frames due in soon and we’ll do our best to secure more stock. Although we don’t repeat ltd editions, we are planning new ltd editions for later in the year as well as standard Luxe and Works builds.
Can I buy the Fade frame only? Yes, when the next batch of frames arrive in May.
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. Under normal circumstances we can take international orders as custom orders but as these bikes are likely to sell out within minutes, it won’t be possible to do that.
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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