Fade Works

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A pro-level dirt jump bike built to the Airdrop Works standard. 

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 2020 Fade Works bike builds on everything we learned from the fabled "Fade To Black" limited edition with a spec list worthy of any pro-level bike (and yes, there's a stealth black option).

Up front you have the new Rockshox Pike DJ - the benchmark fork for pro dirt, slope and pump-track work. Now you can choose between the Diffusion Black and Gloss Silver colours (while stocks last). 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 Maxxis DTH tyres. They're fast and run smooth but offer just the right amount of grip. You get a 28-11 gear ratio with a 28 tooth direct-mount chainring on super strong Descendant cranks.

Finishing kit includes a Gusset S2 DJ pivotal saddle and seatpost, Burgtec Mk3 Enduro stem, Josh Bryceland "RideHigh" 38mm bars and Gusset Sleeper mushroom-ribbed grips. The Fade Works runs a Gusset Slink half-link chain in black so in combination with the black Pike DJ and the matte black frame option, you can have a seriously stealthy build. Or go for the classic Airdrop raw finish.


Fade Works Features
Designed & tested in Sheffield
Custom butted 6061-T6 frame
Integrated CNC chain tensioners
Rockshox Pike DJ Black fork
Burgtec Josh Bryceland bar & stem
Gusset S2 DJ pivotal saddle & seatpost
Halo Chaos DJ 26" wheel set
Maxxis DTH 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 to change something, no problem. The best thing to do is contact us.

    Frame Airdrop Fade 6061-T6 Alloy
    Fork Rockshox Pike DJ Black 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" Singlespeed (bushdrive)
    Vittoria 26" Presta
    Tyres Maxxis DTH 26x2.3"
    Stem Burgtec Mk3 Enduro 35mm Reach, 35mm Clamp
    Handlebars Burgtec Josh Bryceland Alloy 800mm Wide, 38mm Rise, 35mm Clamp
    Saddle Gusset S2 DJ Pivotal
    Grips Gusset Sleeper 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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