THE NEXT EVOLUTION OF THE EDIT IS HERE
"IF IT AINT BROKE, DONT FIX IT"
SO WHAT'S NEW?
Here is what the guys at Airdrop have to say
We'll deep-dive into each point below but the short version is:
A new one-piece CNC machined rocker
Increased clearance for the latest generation of shocks
An externally butted seat-tube
New geometry aimed at refining the sizing
Lighter alloy pivot hardware throughout
GEOMETRY AND SIZING
It's been almost two years since we launched the Edit v3 and in that time we've learned a lot both from our own day-to-day riding and from customer feedback. Whilst we're not afraid to go our own way when we need to, we're also ready to listen and learn, and to use that to improve.
One of the key trends was for customers to choose to upsize, particularly in the overlap between Medium and Large. It's not so much a question of the dimensions of either bike and more a question of where we chose to split those two groups, so we were keen for the Edit V4 Medium and Large to be sized more definitively and make that choice easier for customers.
We also listened to a number of customers whose concern was around the 'Effective Top-tube' dimension which when published originally gave the impression that the bikes were shorter than they are. In truth that was driven by the (for the time) extremely steep seat-angle and was not a reflection on the reach of each bike at all. Nevertheless, it was clear that there was a preference for bikes to be a little longer and so we have added 5mm to Small, 10mm to Medium, 5mm to Large and 5mm to X-Large. As a result the Edit v4 is longer across the board and the sizing is more evenly distributed. You should now be able to follow our sizing advice with more confidence.
We also chose to drop the seat-tube lengths to get absolutely maximum standover clearance on all sizes. With the advent of longer drop seat posts there's really no longer a need for tall bikes - even for tall riders.
The key performance elements of the Edit's geometry remain the same. We love the way the Edit rides so if it ain't broke, don't fix it.