Fade To Black Ltd Edition

A limited edition Fade build with matte-black powder-coat finish, all-black everything and Vans x Cult co-lab finishing kit. 

Launching the Fade was a risk. It made no sense. We did it because we wanted to, and it definitely wasn't a commercial exercise. We thought we might sell a few, and at least we'd have a sick DJ bike for ourselves. What we didn't realise was that people were waiting for a legitimate alloy dirt-jump bike to come out and the Fade hit the nail right on the head.

With the second batch we decided to do something special, something unique, and what came out of that process was the Fade To Black. The new matte powder-coat finish we developed for the Edit v3 is so good, we just had to try it on the Fade. So we went matte black, ordered ten frames and that set the scene for a fully blacked-out bike.

The matte black frame has gloss black decals. Up front we spec the Rockshox Pike DJ in diffusion black with stealth black decals. There's a black Burgtec stem and Josh Bryceland "RideHigh" bar, a black-on-black pivotal saddle and Halo Chaos DJ supadrive wheels with black hubs. We even spec a black Gusset Slinky half-link chain. But the best bit might just be the tyres and grips: Vans x Cult co-lab waffle pattern tyres and grips. In black.

The result speaks for itself. It was a lot of work and we probably put way too much effort into it just for ten bikes this year. But they're probably the best ten dirt-jump bikes we've ever seen.


Fade To Black Features
Limited Edition matte black powder coat finish
Custom butted 6061-T6 frame
Integrated CNC chain tensioners (black)
Rockshox Pike DJ fork (black on black)
Burgtec Josh Bryceland bar & stem (black)
Vans x Cult 26x2.3" waffle tyres (black)
Vans x Cult waffle flange grips (black)
Gusset S2 DJ pivotal saddle & seatpost (black)
Halo Chaos DJ 26" Supadrive wheel set (black)
SRAM Level T hydraulic disc brake (black)
Truvativ Descendant cranks (black)
Gusset slink half-link chain (black)
Bike weight 10.8kg

  • The Fade To Black limited edition uses build kit that we’ve tried & tested. We know everything works together and we know it’s a rad bike. But like all our bikes, it’s built to order, and we’re happy to make changes to the spec to suit your needs. If you want to change something, no problem. The best thing to do is contact us.

    Frame Airdrop Fade 6061-T6 Alloy
    Fork Rockshox Pike DJ 100mm
    Rear Shock n/a
    Headset Cane Creek 40 ZS44/56
    Headset Spacers Cane Creek Interlok Composite 5mm
    Chain Tensioner Airdrop CNC Integrated
    Seatpost Gusset Pivotal 30.9mm
    Seat Clamp Airdrop CNC Bolt-up
    Rear Derailleur n/a
    Shifter n/a
    Cassette n/a
    Chain Gusset Slink half-link black
    Cranks Truvativ Descendant DUB
    Bottom Bracket
    SRAM DUB 73mm
    Rear Brake SRAM Level T hydraulic
    Rear Rotor SRAM G2 Cleansweep 160mm
    Halo Chaos DJ 26" Supadrive Singlespeed
    Vittoria 26" Presta
    Tyres Vans x Cult 26x2.3" waffle grip
    Stem Burgtec Mk2 Enduro 35mm Reach, 35mm Clamp
    Handlebars Burgtec Josh Bryceland Alloy 800mm Wide, 38mm Rise, 35mm Clamp
    Saddle Gusset S2 DJ Pivotal
    Grips Vans x Cult waffle flanged
  • The Fade frame's geometry is designed around a 100mm travel single crown dirt jump fork. We recommend using a 35-50mm stem. More in-depth information on geometry can be found on our Geometry Tech page.

    Airdrop Fade Geometry Chart
    Size One Size
    A Seat Tube 330
    B Effective Top Tube 610
    C Reach 430
    D Stack 560
    E Chainstay 385
    F Head Tube 120
    G Head Tube Angle 69°
    H Seat Tube Angle 71°
    I Bottom Bracket Drop -25
    J Wheelbase 1067.8
    K Fork Length 480
    L Fork Offset 40

    All measurements in mm. Based on a 100mm dirt jump fork.

  • The Fade dirt jump frame was designed in Sheffield and developed on our local trails. As with all our bikes, it's built to be simple but effective.

    If you have any questions regarding compatibility, please contact us.

    Frame Airdrop Fade
    Material 6061 T-6 Alloy
    Travel n/a
    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 No
    Maximum Chainring Size 36t
    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.

  • We often get asked these questions so we've put together some quick answers for you. More information is available on our Tech Pages, Shipping and Warranty Pages.

    How long does it take to build a bike?
    Normally around a week for a standard bike. If you have custom options it can take longer but we make this clear in your custom build quote. Things can be a little slower at busy times, but we keep you posted on progress.

    Can I make changes to the build kit?
    Yes. All our bikes are built to order so we’re happy to customise for you. The best thing to do is contact us and we’ll produce a custom build quote for you.

    How much does shipping cost?
    Shipping costs vary depending on what you order and where you live. Take a look at our Shipping Page for more information.

    The size & colour I want is out of stock. Can I preorder?
    If it's out of stock now, chances are it's due back in soon. If you'd like to reserve one your can place a preorder. Contact us.

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