Airdrop Edit Geometry & Specifications

The short version: new geometry, new kinematics, a new tubeset and completely reworked CNC throughout. New cable routing and an extra size. Even the finishes are new with matte powder coat and a refined brushing process on our signature Raw edition.

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.


  • Airdrop Edit v3 Geometry Chart
    Size S M L XL
    A Reach 425 450 475 500
    B Seat Tube 410 435 460 485
    C Top Tube (effective) 546.2 572.4 598.7 624.9
    D Stack 598.1 602.6 607.1 611.6
    E Chainstay 435 435 435 435
    F Head Tube 115 120 125 130
    G Head Angle 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
    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
    J Wheelbase 1182 1209.1 1236.3 1263.5
    K Fork Length 552 552 552 552
    L Fork Offset 37 37 37 37