Fade Frame

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Two wheels, one gear, zero BS. A jump bike in its rawest, purest form.

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'.

One size, one brake, one gear. They say less is more, and a bike like this is best in its purest form. There are no removable dropouts and no option to run gears. No ISCG tabs, no weird BB standard. Just clean lines and a heap of fun. What the Fade does have is super-clean horizontal dropouts, a threaded BB and cable routing for a rear brake only.

The raw frame option is the classic Airdrop raw finish; brushed by hand with a gloss clearcoat on top. Every one is a little bit different. The matte black is a finish we developed for the Edit - a super hard-wearing, deep matte powder coat.

A reach of 430mm and a 25mm BB drop make for a stable ride paired with super-short 385mm stays and a 69° head-angle to keep things tight and agile. The Fade is ready to party at a moment's notice.

Every Fade frame comes supplied with an Airdrop CNC seat clamp and integrated chain tensioners included. 

Travel: 100mm front
Wheel Size: 26" front & rear
Dropouts: Horizontal
Frame Spec: Custom butted 6061-T6 alloy with CNC dropouts & chainstay yoke, headtube gusset and integrated chain tensioners
What's Included: Frame, hose guides, CNC seat clamp & tensioners
Weight: 2.4kg
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
Frame Spec
Frame Airdrop Fade
Material 6061 T-6 Alloy
Travel 100mm front
Wheel Size 26"
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)
Seatpost Diameter 30.9mm
Seat Clamp Diameter 35mm
Rear Axle 135x10mm
Rear Brake Mount IS
Minimum Rotor Size 140mm
Maximum Rotor Size 180mm
Maximum Tyre Size 26" x 2.4"
Cable Routing External

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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