To celebrate Airdrop's 5th anniversary we're producing just five of these Edit v4 frames with a limited edition polished finish.
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 frame is the recently launched Edit v4 with it's all-new geometry and one-piece CNC rocker. It has the same CNC removable dropouts, seat clamp and rear axle as the standard model, but the finish is what really sets this one apart. It's raw alloy polished to a high mirror shine but with a protective layer of clear gloss powder-coat applied on top. It looks incredible from day one but it'll stay looking that way for years to come. The decals are black-chrome, the perfect match for the tubing and shock.
To match a frame like this there's only one logical choice of shock: the EXT Storia Lok v3. There’s no doubt the high-end factory shocks we spec on the regular models are great; more than a match for most of us as riders. But they are ultimately a mass-market product. What would an Edit feel like with a hand-built, custom-valved shock designed purely for maximum performance? Having worked closely with EXT Racing Shox and Mojo Rising we can confirm: it’s something special. Another level completely.
This is the first and only time in five years this frame and shock will be available and remember - there are only five getting made.
160mm front / 155mm rear
27.5" front & rear
EXT Storia Lok v3
Custom butted 6061-T6 alloy with one-piece CNC rocker and ltd edition polished finish
Frame, shock with 2x springs, hose guides, CNC axle & seat clamp
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.
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.