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Fade Works

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All Airdrop frames are made in small batches. It's the best way for us to stay in control of quality and all the little details. We work hard to ensure everything is in stock but occasionally, a frame sells out faster than anticipated. So we like to be open about our stock levels. The chart below shows where we're at with the current batch, what's in stock and when the next batch is due.

Current Batch
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Fade Frame In Stock
Fade Works Bike End of June
Next Batch Due Summer 2019

The Fade dirt jump frame gets the Airdrop Works treatment: Pikes, Burgtec, Halo. 

We say that the Fade is a dirt jump frame in it's rawest, purest form. It's not an extra-small version of something else. It's not a bike that's designed to be versatile. It's a legitimate dirt jump & pump track platform, pure and simple. The Fade Works bike builds on that ethos with a spec-list worthy of any top-end DJ bike (and better than most). 

Up front you have the benchmark Rockshox Pike DJ, the fork you'll see on most bikes at Crankworx. The wheel set is the Halo Chaos DJ 26" rim on black DJ hubs, single speed rear with 11-tooth mini thread-on cog. That's matched up to a pair of Halo H-Block tanwalls which are fast rolling in the centre with a bit more tread on the sides for when you get it leaned over. You get a 28-11 gear ratio with a 28 tooth direct-mount chainring on super strong Descendant 6k cranks.

Finishing kit comes courtesy of our friends at Burgtec. A Mk2 Enduro stem is paired up with the bombproof Ridewide alloy bar running extra wide Demolition Axe push-ons, and the saddle is a Burgtec The Cloud.

The Fade's geometry is tight & snappy with a super-short rear end, but enough reach to mean it's comfortable for anyone used to riding a modern trail bike. The Works build is ready for whatever you can throw at it: trails, park, pump, street... it's a crowd pleaser.


Fade Works Features

  • Designed & tested in Sheffield
  • Custom butted 6061-T6 frame
  • Integrated CNC chain tensioners
  • Rockshox Pike DJ fork
  • Burgtec bar, stem & saddle
  • Halo Chaos DJ 26" wheel set
  • Halo H-Block 26" tan wall tyres
  • SRAM Level T hydraulic disc brake
  • Truvativ Descendant cranks
  • Bike weight 10.8kg

  • The Fade Works 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 t change something, no problem. The best thing to do is contact us.

    Frame Airdrop Fade 6061-T6 Alloy
    Fork Rockshox Pike DJ Solo Air 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 Lofty 30.9mm
    Seat Clamp Airdrop CNC Bolt-up
    Rear Derailleur n/a
    Shifter n/a
    Cassette n/a
    Chain SRAM PC-1 1/8 Nickel
    Cranks Truvativ Descendant 6K DUB
    Bottom Bracket
    SRAM DUB 73mm
    Rear Brake SRAM Level T hydraulic
    Rear Rotor SRAM G2 Cleansweep 160mm
    Halo Chaos DJ 26" Singlespeed
    Vittoria 26" Presta
    Tyres Halo H-Block 26" Tanwall
    Stem Burgtec Mk2 Enduro 35mm Reach, 35mm Clamp
    Handlebars Burgtec Ridewide Alloy 800mm Wide, 38mm Rise, 35mm Clamp
    Saddle Burgtec The Cloud
    Grips Demolition Axe Push-On
  • 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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