Fade 5th Anniversary Ltd Edition

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Five of the best DJ builds we've ever put together, to celebrate Airdrop's fifth birthday.

Recently Airdrop turned five years old, and to mark the occasion we had a small batch of special frames prepared with a polished finish. The original plan was to sell them as limited edition frames but as soon as we saw them we knew we had to push harder to build them into bikes. These five limited edition builds are the result.

First of all, let's talk about the forks. Anyone who was around back in the day will understand the status that the original Bomber DJ fork has. When the opportunity came up to grab some of the new forks, we took it and we've been saving them for a special project ever since.

That set the tone for a bike that's gonna allow the most skilled riders to push their level so the choice of Title MTB finishing kit made itself. Title kit is simple, clean and beautifully crafted. This is the first production bike we've built to feature a gyro. It has Title's entire G1 system (lever, cables and gyro) paired up with a BB5 caliper.

The rest of the build is all tried & tested kit of the finest order: Halo Chaos DJ wheels, Maxxis DTH tyres, Descendant 6k cranks and a BSD 1991 half-link chain. Only five will be made.

This bike will be released at 9am on Thursday 1st April. 


Frame: Fade 6061-T6 Alloy with Ltd Edition Polished Finish
Travel: 100mm front
Wheel Size: 26" front & rear
Forks: Marzocchi Bomber DJ
Drivetrain: Singlespeed
Gyro & Brake: Title G1 Lever, Gyro & Cables with BB5 Caliper
Wheels: Halo Chaos DJ
Tyres: Maxxis DTH
Finishing Kit: Title bar, stem, seat clamp, seat post & saddle
Weight: 10.8kg
Airdrop Fade Geometry Chart
One Size
A Reach 430
B Seat Tube 330
C Head Tube 120
D Stack 560
E Wheelbase 1067.8
F Head Angle 69°
G Seat Angle 71°
H Chainstay 385
I Bottom Bracket Drop -25
J Fork Length 480
K Fork Offset 40
Build Kit
Frame Airdrop Fade 6061-T6 Alloy with Polished Finish
Fork Marzocchi Bomber DJ 100mm
Rear Shock n/a
Headset Cane Creek 40 ZS44/56
Spacers Cane Creek Interlok Composite 5mm
Rear Axle n/a
Seatpost Title AP1
Seat Clamp Title Seatpost Clamp
Rear Derailleur n/a
Shifter n/a
Cassette Gusset 11-tooth Singlespeed Cog
Chain BSD 1991 1/2 Link
Chain Guide n/a
Cranks Truvativ Descendant DUB 6K 170mm
B-Bracket SRAM DUB 73mm
Brakes Title G1 Gyro System & Avid BB5 Caliper
Rotors Avid G2 Cleansweep
Wheels Halo Chaos DJ 26" Bushdrive
Tubeless 26" inner tubes
Tyres Maxxis DTH 26"
Stem Title ST1 35mm Reach, 31.8mm Clamp
Handlebars Title AH1 800mm Wide, 38mm Rise, 31.8mm Clamp
Saddle Title JS1
Grips Gusset Sleeper Flanged
Pedals: Available separately

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.

Shipping & Taxes

It takes a few days for us to prepare your order before shipping. At busy times there can be a build queue of a few days which may affect lead times. Preorders can take up to 30 days to ship.

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