- Anyone got a Large Airdrop Edit around Glasgow I can throw a leg over
I test rode one a few months back and it was a nice bike. The one I tried had a coil shock – on a fire road the climb switch made it fine going uphill. I suspect it would have been better up with an air shock. Wouldn’t say it was wildly hard work uphill compared to my normal bike at the time which weighed about 13kgs.
I’m 5’9 with long legs / short arms for my height and the medium was ok. Defo think you’d need a large.
For me the Bird Aeris 145 was more fun though…..Posted 10 months ago
I test rode the medium and large. At 5’10” I’m on the cusp of most bikes but certainly preferred the medium for Airdrop.
I think the climbing comment depends a lot on what you’re climbing. It’s a supple horst link design that outclimbed other bikes (including Bronson and nomad) on steep rough technical ground. However, because that suspension gives giving no matter what, it can feel a bit sloggy on tarmac or fire road. Having said that, a climb switch can work wonders and as its a mountain bike, I know what sort of climbing I’d rather compromise.
I was really impressed by them as a bike, a brand and a company and can’t speak highly enough of them.Posted 10 months agobrantSubscriber
The 2013 does Brant,
The original one (that I worked on with them) was pretty steep seat angle. I didn’t work on the 2013 one, but by the look of it, the seat tube is forward offset from the BB so the effective seat angle will be steeper than the angle of the seat tube, which might be 72degs. That’s what it says on the geometry chart though. Right odd.Posted 10 months ago
Regarding my ‘slog’ comment – that was after the first ride, mainly on fireroads, and coming from a lot lighter bike. After a couple more outings, it’s fine, great on technical climbs and pretty much the same as any enduro bike on long fire roads.
The bike is unbelievable on downhills (i’m running a coil with Lyriks), just point it where to go and it just keep accelerating. I’m finding I have to rail it in a bit, to be honest.Posted 10 months agosharkattackMember
Been following on Instagram for ages. They do look cool. They look amaaazing if you get the colour scheme right. I’m thinking black on black with added blackness.
Ed also just moved in about 30 seconds away from where I work so I might ask him if I can drop in when he’s got a large V2 to bounce on.
For me the new CC coil shock is a must have. Maybe even a Lyric, they’re only marginally heavier than a Pike. Once the big stuff is in place I can go mad on carbon bits using some ‘mates rates’ that I’ve been waiting to take advantage of.
Can not wait to take a break from the hardtail.Posted 10 months ago
When I had a go on an Edit it had a Yari on the front and a coil shock in the back. The Yari didn’t feel all that brilliant in comparison.
So if you’re going to go coil I think I’d look at getting a Lyrik at least to try and match the back as much as possible. With a coil it was very active yet also swallowed huge hits. Impressive stuff. Since tried a Yari on something else and it matches an air shock better than a coil.Posted 10 months ago
Interested to hear how have people got on with their CC coil IL shocks, worth while upgrade over the Monarch+?
OP – size wise at 6ft 1 I’d be looking at a large or possibly x-large. I’m getting on for 6ft and on a large.
Very nice, interesting to see the V2 dropper routing – would be tempted to change the brake hose routing though.Posted 9 months ago
Cheers John, great bit of kit – you won’t be disappointed if you get one.
where have you put it, out of interest?
I’d guess the same but up the inside of the frame, more than likely be fine like that but I’d be sure to catch it on something and rip the hose out of the calliper, same with the forks.Posted 9 months ago
A nice man from here let me try his bike, I liked it, I bought it and it arrived today.
Not my fence, not my grass.Posted 8 months ago
Frame Airdrop Edit V2 Large
Fork Rockshox Pike RC Solo Air 160
Rear Shock Rockshox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair
Headset Cane Creek 40 ZS44/56
Headset Spacers Cane Creek Interlok Composite 5mm x3
Rear Axle Rockshox Maxle 142x12mm
Seatpost Rockshox Reverb Stealth B1
Seat Clamp Hopetech Dropper Clamp
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX 1×11
Shifter SRAM GX 1×11
Cassette SRAM XG-1150 10-42
Chain SRAM PC-X1
Cranks SRAM GX1200 DM32
Bottom Bracket SRAM GXP Team
Brakes SRAM Guide R
Rotors 35 Classic Wave 180mm
Wheels Hopetech Pro 4 Enduro
Tyres Maxxis High Roller II 27.5×2.3 EXO/TR
Tubeless Setup Effetto Mariposa Rim Tape with Caffélatex Sealant
Stem Joystick Builder 35mm
Handlebars Renthal Fatbar Carbon 780mm
Grips ODI Rouge
14.8KG / 32.6lbs
The tokens / rings / volume spacers for making the air spring more progressive.Posted 8 months ago
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