Edit v4 5th Anniversary Ltd Edition Bike

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To celebrate Airdrop's 5th anniversary we're producing just five of these Edit v4 bikes with a limited edition polished finish and an Ultimate level build kit.

It's been five years since Ed launched Airdrop Bikes out of his garage in Sheffield. Since then we've moved a short distance to our new workshop but we've come a long way as a brand. So to celebrate Airdrop's fifth anniversary we've put together a special run of limited edition Edit v4 frames and bikes - just five of each.

The idea was simple: make the best bike we can right now. So the frame is the Edit v4 with it's new geometry and one-piece CNC rocker, but with a ltd edition polished finish. That's wrapped up in a clear gloss powder-coat so it looks bling and it'll stay bling. The rear shock is the peerless EXT Storia Lok v3 which should need no introduction. Hand-built, custom-tuned awesomeness from Italy with a bit of Mojo Rising's wizardry thrown in. Up front we've specced the Lyrik Ultimate RC2 in black with chrome decals. That's where things get really interesting; the drivetrain is a mix of SRAM XX1 and X01 Eagle AXS - yes it's the wireless one. We've mixed XX1 to get the rainbow chain & cassette with X01 to get the red carbon cranks and red rear mech. That's tied in with the Reverb AXS wireless. The brakes are SRAM Code RSC and we've specced rainbow bolts on the calliper and lever clamp.

A spec like that needs some quality wheels so we've gone all-in with silver Industry 9 Hydra hubs and DT EX511 rims. We're building those in-house with Wheelsmith double-butted spokes and brass nipples. You get the legendary Industry 9 build quality and the near-instant 0.52° engagement laced to world cup DH level rims. They're shod in WTB's grippiest tyre combination - Verdict 2.5" front and Judge 2.4" rear. There's an MRP SXG chainguide and the cockpit is Burtec Ridewide Carbon bars, Enduro mk3 stem and Bartender Pro grips.

This is the first and only time in five years this bike will be available and remember - there are only five getting made.

Travel: 160mm front / 155mm rear
Wheel Size: 27.5" front & rear
Forks: Rockshox Lyrik Ultimate Charger 2.1 RC2
Shock: EXT Storia Lok v3
Drivetrain: SRAM XX1/X01 Eagle AXS
Seatpost: Rockshox Reverb AXS
Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
Wheels: Industry 9 Hydra & DT EX511 built in-house
Cockpit: Burgtec
Weight: 15kg
Airdrop Edit v4 Geometry Chart
Size S M L XL
A Reach 430 460 480 505
B Seat Tube 400 425 450 480
C Head Tube 115 120 125 130
D Stack 598.1 602.6 607.1 611.6
E Wheelbase 1187 1219.1 1241.3 1268.4
F Head Angle 64.5°
G Seat Angle 74.5°
Seat Angle at 600mm 78.7°
Seat Angle at 700mm 78.1°
Seat Angle at 800mm 77.7°
H Chainstay 435
I Bottom Bracket Drop -12
J Fork Length 552
K Fork Offset 37
Build Kit
Frame Airdrop Edit v4 6061-T6 Alloy Polished Ltd Edition
Fork Rockshox Lyrik Ultimate Charger 2.1 RC2
Rear Shock EXT Storia Lok v3
Headset Cane Creek 40 ZS44/56
Spacers Cane Creek Interlok Composite 5mm
Rear Axle Airdrop CNC Axle Boost 12x148mm
Seatpost Rockshox Reverb Stealth AXS Wireless 170mm
Seat Clamp Airdrop CNC Bolt
Rear Derailleur SRAM X01 Eagle AXS Wireless
Shifter SRAM X01 Eagle AXS Wireless
Cassette SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS XG-1299 Rainbow
Chain SRAM XX1 Eagle Rainbow
Chain Guide MRP SXG Top & Bottom ISCG05
Cranks SRAM X01 DUB Eagle Carbon 170mm DM34
B-Bracket SRAM DUB 73mm
Brakes SRAM Code RSC Rainbow
Rotors SRAM Centerline 200mm front, 180mm rear
Wheels Industry 9 Hydra & DT EX511 built in-house
Tubeless WTB TCS Rim Tape & Valves with Stan's Sealant
Tyres WTB Verdict 27.5x2.5" Front / Judge 27.5x2.4" Rear
Stem Burgtec Mk3 Enduro 35mm Reach, 35mm Clamp
Handlebars Burgtec Ridewide Carbon 800mm Wide, 30mm Rise, 35mm Clamp
Saddle Burgtec The Cloud
Grips Burgtec Bartender Pro Lock-on
Pedals: Available separately
Spring Rate

Choosing the right spring rate is key to getting the most out of a coil shock. 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.

The EXT Storia Lok shock comes with two springs, so choose the right rate for your normal riding weight and a different spare. For example you may choose a heavier second spring for longer rides where you'll have more kit or a bigger pack.


Please Note

These spring rates are calculated based on the Edit v4'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 185mm eye-to-eye.

Rider Weight Spring Rate
50kg - 52kg 225lb
53kg - 57kg 250lb
58kg - 63kg 275lb
64kg - 68kg 300lb
69kg - 73kg 325lb
74kg - 78kg 350lb
79kg - 84kg 375lb
85kg - 89kg 400lb
90kg - 94kg 425lb
95kg - 99kg 450lb
100kg - 105kg 475lb
106kg - 110kg 500lb
111kg - 115kg 525lb
116kg - 120kg 550lb
121kg - 126kg 575lb
127kg - 131kg 600lb
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")
Shipping & Taxes

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