The idea behind the Fade is for it to be a proper dirt jump bike. A bike that inspires you to push harder at the pump track, begs you to throw shapes at the skatepark and loves getting sideways at the trails. It's agile and easy to get on the back wheel without being twitchy. Geometry is tight & snappy but still long enough that you're comfortable coming off your 'big bike'. A mountain biker's dirt jump bike.
This is where you'll find everything you need to know about the Airdrop Fade. Shop frame options and full builds, plus answers to all your questions regarding geometry, sizing and compatibility.
|I||Bottom Bracket Drop||-25|
|Material||6061 T-6 Alloy|
|Bottle Cage Mount||No|
|Front Mech Mount||No|
|Rear Shock Size||n/a|
|Rear Shock Mount||n/a|
|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 Brake Mount||IS|
|Minimum Rotor Size||140mm|
|Maximum Rotor Size||180mm|
|Maximum Tyre Size||26" x 2.4"|
The Fade frame is available in one size only. It's designed as a compact dirt jump & pump-track bike but reach is a little bit longer than most, so it's perfect if you're a mountain biker accustomed to modern, long enduro bikes.
All Fade bikes are built to order in our Sheffield workshop. Whereas many stock dirt jump bikes can be a bit cheap when it comes to components, the Fade is legit throughout. A frame as good as the Fade deserves the right build kit and our choices on the Luxe and Works bikes don't disappoint.