It’s a whereas since we noticed something new new from Airdrop, a Yorkshire-based mountain bike producer answerable for the Edit, a 155mm travel 27.5″ bike now in its 4th technology. The model are nonetheless alive and kicking, nevertheless, proving they’re extra than simply a one-trick pony with the discharge of the all-new Airdrop Filter, a 135mm travel path bike “built like an all-mountain bike but sharper, more responsive and more direct”.
Like its longer-travel sibling, the brand new AirDrop Filter runs a 27.5″ wheelset. It additionally will get a 6061 alloy tubeset and the identical Horst-Link suspension platform confirmed on the Edit. The 135mm rear finish is paired with a 150mm travel fork, sat at a head angle of 65°. The model describe it as a bike aimed toward riders who view the path in another way, in search of out doubles, excessive traces and inside traces on corners… Those who ant a bike that provides again, pumps tougher, boosts larger and adjustments course rapidly.
With that in thoughts, you’ll not be too shocked to be taught the Airdrop boasts a quick rear-end with 430mm chainstays and a backside bracket drop of 22mm. Equally, the attain is under no circumstances extreme, spanning a 425mm to 500mm vary from S-XL.
Seat tube lengths are quick (400mm to 480mm) permitting for the fitment of longer travel dropper seat posts. This additionally makes selecting the best dimension simpler for riders, as most people want solely concern themselves with the attain determine with out worrying an excessive amount of about standover. The precise seat tube angle is 74.5°, with the efficient angle acknowledged as 78.7° at a saddle top of 600mm, 78.1° at 700mm, and 77.7° at 800mm. That’s fairly steep by trendy phrases, and will supply the rider a commanding seated pedaling place.
The Filter is stated to be progressive sufficient to work properly with air and coil shocks. It has a enhance rear-end. We’re nonetheless ready to listen to again from Airdrop on tire clearance and leverage curve information. Cable routing is exterior, save for that of the dropper seat publish which may run a stealth setup. Dropouts are replaceable and the BB is threaded.
Pricing & Availability
The Airdrop Filter is out there now as a fame-only (1149), body and shock solely with the selection between RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate Coil or Air (£1449), the Cane Creek DB Coil IL (£1399), or the EXT Storia LOK V3 (£1949).
There are additionally three full bike choices ranging from £3099 for the Filter Luxe, £3599 for the Filter Deluxe, and £4099 for the Filter Works. Head to the Airdrop web site for full spec information.