James is the 'other' member of staff at Airdrop. With a background in DH and a lot of bike park laps under his tyres, his custom built Edit v2 is unique. So we thought we would kick off our new series of bike checks with a look at James' bike, and why he's chosen to build it this way.
We've been riding the Slacker prototypes for nearly 18 months now. It's time to evaluate everything we've learned and roll that up into another round of developments. This might be the last big push before production.
A couple of weeks ago it was two years since James started working at Airdrop so it seems like a good opportunity to reflect on everything that's changed in that time, what's new and where we're heading.
Since we launched the new Edit v3 we've had a lot of good questions coming through email and social media. With frames arriving any day, we thought we should take a stab at providing some good answers.
Longer, Lower, Slacker! The current industry buzz words. What I like to call the Kool-Aid. It’s a phrase we hear a lot, whether that’s next year's bike launch, industry moguls preaching radical ideas or media journo’s praising the latest and greatest. For me its starting to wear thin. And I wonder have we gone too far?
Pang AKA the "Huck Wizard" is a co-owner of Vertigo Bikes Queenstown and my old boss. Pang has one of the few Edits in the Southern Hemisphere and certainly knows a few things about how to build a sick bike, so we take a look at why Pang built his Edit the way he did.
How much does it weigh? It's the age-old question, and one we get asked a lot. What is this obsession with weight and should we care? In his first contribution to the blog, James throws his weight behind a controversial idea...
If you've been following Airdrop for a while, you probably know it's been a one-man-brand until now. I've done everything myself, from designing the bike, to building the workshop... you name it. But when it got to the point where I was doing nothing other than building bikes all day every day, it became obvious that I needed help...