Edit v4 5th Anniversary Ltd Edition Frame

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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.

Travel: 160mm front / 155mm rear
Wheel Size: 27.5" front & rear
Shock: EXT Storia Lok v3
Frame Spec: Custom butted 6061-T6 alloy with one-piece CNC rocker and ltd edition polished finish
What's Included: Frame, shock with 2x springs, hose guides, CNC axle & seat clamp
Weight: 3.6 - 3.9kg
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
Frame Spec
Frame Airdrop Edit v4
Material 6061 T-6 Alloy
Travel 160mm front / 155mm rear
Wheel Size 27.5"
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)
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm
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
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.

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")