The v3 now has a Boost rear end with reworked stays for extra heel clearance. The #loamshelf has given way to a new CNC chain stay yoke; you can fit a 2.6" tyre and still have bags of mud clearance. Frames come fitted with our own CNC rear axle and seat clamp.
We've steepened up the seat tube and dropped the standover clearance on all sizes so you can run a long dropper - even in a size Small. You can now genuinely choose your size based on reach, without compromising on standover. Reach has actually been reduced a touch on the Small, whilst the Large has got longer and we've added an X-Large on top. We've listened to feedback from customers and delivered what we think is a much better size range.
Changing the rear end to Boost and adopting the Metric shock standard gave us an opportunity to improve the Edit's kinematics. We settled on a Trunnion mounted 205mm shock with a 60mm stroke, delivering 155mm of rear wheel travel. The Edit's characteristic small-bump compliance is all there and it still has that predictable, linear-progressive feel that Airdrop riders love. But it ramps up that bit more towards the end of the stroke which is especially good for the latest coil shocks.
Up front the Edit has been designed around the new generation of short-offset forks, which has enabled us to go to 64.5° on the head angle - and to improve steering response at the same time. The Edit v3 is just as good as ever when you're cruising along, but it really comes to life on the steeps and at speed.
|C||Top Tube (effective)||546.2||572.4||598.7||624.9|
|H||Seat Angle (actual)||74.5°||74.5°||74.5°||74.5°|
|Seat Angle (effective)||78.7°||78.7°||78.7°||78.7°|
|I||Bottom Bracket Drop||-12||-12||-12||-12|
|S||155cm - 167cm (5'2" - 5'6")|
|M||165cm - 178cm (5'5" - 5'10")|
|L||175cm - 188cm (5'9" - 6'2")|
|XL||185cm - 198cm (6'1" - 6'6")|
|Frame||Airdrop Edit v3|
|Material||6061 T-6 Alloy|
|Travel||155mm rear / 160mm front|
|Wheel Size||27.5" (650b)|
|Bottle Cage Mount||Yes|
|Front Mech Mount||No|
|Rear Shock Size||205x60mm Metric|
|Rear Shock Mount||Trunnion upper / M8x25mm lower|
|Bottom Bracket||73mm BSA30 threaded|
|Chain Guide Mount||ISCG05|
|Headset Top||1 1/8" / 44mm inset (ZS44)|
|Headset Bottom||1 1/2" / 56mm inset (ZS56)|
|Seat Clamp Diameter||35mm|
|Rear Axle||Boost 148x12mm Maxle compatible|
|Rear Brake Mount||Post|
|Minimum Rotor Size||180mm|
|Maximum Rotor Size||203mm|
|Maximum Tyre Size||27.5" x 2.6"|
|Cable Routing||External with Stealth Dropper|
Choosing the right spring weight is key to getting the most out of a coil shock. All you need to do is work out your total rider weight - including your normal riding kit - then use this chart to choose a spring. You can use the shock's preload adjuster to do the fine tuning later.
These spring weights are calculated based on the Edit v3's kinematics. Even if you're used to running coil shocks on other bikes, you may need to check the right spring for the Edit.
These calculations are based on 33% sag and a 65% rear / 35% front weight bias. On the Edit's 205mm shock length, 33% sag measures at 135mm eye-to-eye.
|Rider Weight||Spring Weight||Preload Turns|
|50kg - 54kg||300lb||0|
|55kg - 59kg||0.5 - 1.5|
|60kg - 64kg||2 - 3|
|65kg - 69kg||350lb||0.5 - 1|
|70kg - 74kg||2 - 3|
|75kg - 79kg||400lb||0.5 - 1|
|80kg - 84kg||2 - 3|
|85kg - 89kg||450lb||0.5 - 1|
|90kg - 94kg||2 - 3|
|95kg - 99kg||500lb||0.5 - 1|
|100kg - 104kg||2 - 3|
|105kg - 109kg||550lb||0.5 - 1|
|110kg - 114kg||2 - 3|
|115kg - 119kg||600lb||0.5 - 1|
|120kg - 124kg||2 - 3|