What a night with the rain, but waking up to one hell of a view is a great way to start the day. I took some time to enjoy the desolate road, and to marvel at the landscape and the open ocean stretching as far as the eye could see. From here I made my way towards Honolua Bay.
After hiding from the rain for the night, I awoke to stormy clouds but it wasn’t raining! I looked at some NOAA weather models for the day, and it looked like I was going to get wet. Most likely really wet. So I bought some zip lock bags as extra insurance that all my gear would stay dry and after a couple quick stops got back on the road.
Day 3 of our Adventure In A Box starts with our travelers waking up in a cave in Maui. Noah heads off back to work and Ryan picks up the trip solo. There is also a bow and arrow involved in todays story… Read More
We took a quick cruise to Wainapanapa state park and I went for an early morning ocean swim out to a sea stack, which I could climb up the chossy volcanic rock to reach the top before jumping into the ocean below. A great way to start the day, and even better after we went for another swim in the freshwater caves close by.
We’re very pleased to bring you a new Field Trip installment from beautiful Maui. We sent Ryan Worcester a Weekender and he will be taking us along on his adventure around the island. He’ll be handling both the typing and camera work. We would be stoked if you read this and got inspired to buy a Fairdale, but to be entirely honest, we’d be even happier if we inspired you to get out there and take your own adventure. Ryan is a master of making do with what’s available and he’ll show us all how to travel without the stress of overthinking and over planning. Read on and enjoy the amazing images…
Adventure In a Box by Ryan Worcester
Everything starts somewhere, especially something that in hindsight you’d call an adventure. This particular journey started with a box. Two of them to be exact. The first one came in the form of a cardboard box (with the graphic of an animal that had the desire to say something important). Inside this box from Fairdale was a drop bar Weekender, and coupled with it came an opportunity to spend five days pedaling around Maui, Hawaii. An endeavor like this requires some supplies, hence the second box. Read More
Field trip: Tour of Maui 4.7.2014
Fairdale R+D 3.21.2014
Thanks URBAN CYCLIST 3.20.2014
Free BIKE 3.11.2014
Thanks to Wahoo’s ATX and 365 Things to Do in Austin we are giving away a beautiful chrome Coaster during SXSW. To win is EASY, though it’s a bit of mouthful… visit the Wahoo’s in Austin at 509 Rio Grande St and see the Coaster on display there. Take a photo of the bike and instagram it with the hashtag #wahoos365fairdale. We’ll pick a winner from the tagged photos on saturday. Good luck!
Custom Coaster: Anthony Sanchez 3.4.2014
Fairdale at QBP’s Frostbike 2.27.2014
Fairdale was just up at QBP’s Frostbike show (a show for bike shops folks to see the new products). Check out the above photo and more of the fun in an awesome photo gallery over at Prolly Is Not Probably’s blog. We showed off this Taj frame and fork built up with a bunch of great Odyssey parts. QBP is now carrying the Taj frame + fork as well as our Skaterack. Actually so is BTI! Complete bikes (and our full range of products) will continue to be available to bike shops through Full Factory.
New shop in Pittsburgh: Kindred Cycles 2.25.2014
We made friends with a new shop up in Pittsburgh called Kindred Cycles. They just picked up some Fairdales… check it out: http://www.kindredcycles.com/blog/2014/2/25/update-we-received-our-first-bikes-and-they-are-rad
Today we got this rad pic of Full Factory Distribution’s own Bobby Parker laying down a nice patch on a Fairdale Coaster. Just how exactly did he get this photo you ask? Well, at the risk of spoiling some movie magic we have provided a detailed diagram showing exactly how the video was taken (as this photo is a screen shot of video). While we brought it up, click on over to Full Factory for a kick ass Fairdale sale (if you are a bike shop).
Click on for the spoiler…
Fairdale around the world 1.31.2014
FAIRDALE IS AVAILABLE AROUND THE WORLD:
Australia: Triple Six Distributions
Canada: Ryder Distribution
Denmark: Sunshine Distribution
Finland: Sunshine Distribution
Germany: Sport Import
Japan: Motocross International
Mexico: Xtreme Bikes
New Zealand: Triple Six Distributions
Russia: Action Distri
Singapore: Tiong Hin
Sweden: Sunshine Distribution
UK: Triton Imports
USA: Full Factory Distro
A preview of the Goodship 1.23.2014
We have a new bike coming out towards the end of this year called the Goodship. We’re pretty excited about it so we thought we’d share a little preview on what will be our flagship machine. We set out to design a high-end steel road bike with a race-inspired geometry that still retained Fairdale sensibilities. The bike is a mix of some tried and true technologies that have been paired up with some of the most modern manufacturing techniques and resources available. One of the design elements we are excited about is our new Drawnright tubeset. Each size of the Goodship will have a special seamless, Japanese, 4130 chromoly tubeset that is custom drawn and butted to our exact specifications. It’s a unique opportunity to have complete control over the butting, shape and size of each tube. Every Drawnright tubeset is also heat-treated to precise tolerances to further improve their strength and ride quality. The end result is a completely custom, high-quality chromoly tubeset for each size of the frame.
NEW MODEL: UK Spec Coaster 1.21.2014
Announcing a new bike…sort of. The folks who bring Fairdale to the UK, Triton Imports, asked us for a special edition of our popular Coaster bike which we are calling the UK Spec Coaster. Although this bike will primarily be aimed at the UK market we will also bring in a handful to the USA in spring time. The UK Spec Coaster is essentially the same as the normal Coaster but with a few minor tea drinking inspired changes.
Thanks to Urban Cyclist Magazine 1.10.2014
Tajs back in stock and 3-Speed Flyers 12.26.2013
When the cold arrives and the snow starts to fall a lot of people put their bikes away. That’s a shame because riding in the winter can be surprisingly enjoyable. The quiet blanket of snow over everything and the empty bike paths are a treat to ride. There’s only a few things you need to know before you can be out enjoying your bike in the “worst” kind of weather. Expert winter commuter Leif Valin shares some winter riding tips in the article below….
We”ll have a bunch of new Frame and fork sets in soon!
New Fairdale accessories 12.6.2013
We got some new Fairdale goodies in stock today. Seats and headsets. Check them out!
Bike Biz asked me to write a little piece on how I transitioned from hardcore BMX dude into bikes with bigger wheels. I got slightly off subject and ended up writing more about how I managed to stay in love with bikes all these years. The whole mag is pretty awesome (aimed at the bicycle industry). Check out my story on page 11. View it online here or download a PDF version of the mag here. Thanks Bike Biz! -Taj
Over the past month I have found myself in a few amazing extra curricular activities that Fairdale fans may not know about. For the last 3 years I have helped put on the Texas Toast Jam and the 3rd edition went down a few weeks ago. Also, last week I helped out with the Redbull Urban Rhythm event as a ramp builder/ designer. Although none of these events were exactly Fairdale related it might be interesting to see some of the other things we get involved with over here at Fairdale. There’s a really cool documentary about Texas Toast from Odyssey BMX that is worth checking out.