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2018 Fairdale Bikes October 20, 2017

Our 2018 bikes are available now! Browse our bikes page to scope out the full line, and then click into each model to view specs and a bunch of photos.

2018 Lineup

2018 Fairdale Bikes Preview October 2, 2017

 
  • 2018 Express

    Military Blue

  • 2018 Express

    Military Blue

  • 2018 Taj

    Black

  • 2018 Taj

    Black

  • 2018 Flyer

    Gloss Red

  • 2018 Flyer

    Antique White

  • 2018 Flyer

    Antique White

  • 2018 Lookfar

    Fluorescent Yellow

  • 2018 Lookfar

    Black

  • 2018 Lookfar Drop

    Blood Orange

  • 2018 Lookfar Drop

    Black

  • 2018 Daybirds

    Standard or Step-Thru

  • 2018 Daybirds

    Step-Thru in Turquoise
    Standard in Black

  • 2018 Daybird

    Standard in Black

  • 2018 Weekender Archer

    Turquoise

  • 2018 Weekender Archer

    Turquoise & Gloss Red

  • 2018 Weekender Nomad

    Black

  • 2018 Weekender Nomad

    Black

  • Goodship

    Surf Blue

  • Goodship

    Surf Blue

  • Goodship

    Surf Blue

  • 2018 Fairdales dropping soon!

At the core of bicycling is the simple and joyful act of balancing on two wheels. We keep that feeling in mind for every bike we design. Please click through the flipbook for a quick look at the 2018 line.

We have a handful of new models this year along with carefully selected upgrades to our existing bikes. We hope you’ll check out our bikes and see if there is one that’s right for you. Most of all we hope you get out and ride!

2018 Fairdale bikes will be in shops this month. Full spec and detail shots coming soon.

New Fairdale Socks! August 31, 2017

We have some new socks available! They work great for giraffes* and humans! Get a pair now or browse our online store for more Fairdale apparel.

*Well, maybe not giraffes… we haven’t actually checked yet.

RIDE FREE! / New Wallpapers August 16, 2017

 

Happy Wednesday! Here’s a fresh batch of wallpaper for your all your electronic devices. Art by Taj Mihelich.

Taj Mihelich – Life After Pro May 1, 2017

This video gave all the feels. Hit play to learn a little more about Taj’s legendary roots in BMX, his transition out of being pro, and re-discovering the joy of riding bikes of all sizes. After all these years, it’s wild to think Fairdale just started as a blog for his illustrations.

Make sure to follow @TajLucas on Instagram to see more of his artwork (and Monty).

Video by Ride BMX and Chris Rye.

Sea Otter 2017 / Photo Gallery May 1, 2017

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Leif and Sam sent some photos from our Sea Otter trip a couple weekends ago. It looks like they had a good time exploring the area. Sam’s Goodship and Leif’s Rockitship are looking dialed as well.

Visit Bicycle Times Magazine, Cyclocross Magazine and Bicycling for some other write-ups.

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Sea Otter 2017 April 26, 2017

This years Sea Otter Classic has come and gone. We all had a good time out there and enjoyed speaking with new and existing Fairdale fans. Thanks to everyone for stopping by.

Visit Bicycle Times Magazine, Cyclocross Magazine and Bicycling for some write-ups.

Fairdale Rockitship April 12, 2017

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We’re excited to show you the Fairdale Rockitship.

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Shortly after launching the Goodship in 2014, we began getting requests for a version that would accommodate racks, fenders, and bigger tires. At our design office, we have to juggle our time between a lot of different projects so we decided to let the idea sit for a while, both so we could think about it, and also because we could see that options for disc brakes and 1x drivetrains were continuing to grow at a rapid pace.

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Sam’s Custom Goodship March 30, 2017

 

Full Factory Distribution’s Sam Carlson recently built up a dialed new Surf Blue Goodship, complete with custom painted Enve stem & bottle cages courtesy of The Bicycle Stand.  Thanks are in order to Matt Coplon at Profile Racing for the hubs as well. Click through the gallery for a closer look at this sweet ride.

FRAME: Fairdale Goodship, Surf Blue – (54CM)
FORK: Enve 2.0 Carbon Fiber
HANDLEBAR: Enve Composites Compact Bar – (42CM)
STEM: Enve Composites Road – (120mm)
HEADSET: Odyssey Pro integrated
BRAKE: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
TAPE: Lizard Skins DSP 2.5mm
SEAT: Fairdale Race Microtex
SEAT POST: ENVE Composites 27.2 – 0 Offset
SEAT CLAMP: Profile Racing, 31.8mm
CRANKS: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 52/36T (172.5mm)
BB: Shimano DURA-ACE
RIMS: H Plus Son Archetype (20h / 24h)
FRONT HUB: Profile Elite 20h
REAR HUB: Profile Elite 24h
TIRES: Continental Grand Prix 4000s II, 700c x 28mm
CHAIN: YBN Ti-Nitride, 11-Speed
CASSETTE: Shimano Ultegra, 11-28T, 11-Speed
SHIFT LEVERS: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
R. DERAILLEUR: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
F. DERAILLEUR: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 31.8 Clamp-on
SHIFT CABLE: Shimano Dura-Ace
BRAKE CABLE: Odyssey Linearl Slic Cable
CAGES: Fairdale

Photos by Nuno Oliveira.

New Water Bottles! February 20, 2017

Jump for joy! New “Attractive” water bottles in stock now. Grab one through your local shop or head over to our online store.

Sandy Carson / Dig Alumni & We Were There February 20, 2017

Sandy is constantly up to something new and making things happen. Just this weekend, he ran his first marathon, and earlier this month, he launched his We Were There book project. Today, Dig BMX released an incredible feature on him on their website.

Click HERE to check out the feature and click HERE to learn more about his book. He has a few homey packages that are still up for grabs that include our Coaster and Weekender bikes!

We Were There

The Spaceship February 14, 2017

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In the fall of 2016 Fairdale had an opportunity to make road frames using custom drawn 3/2.5 titanium tube sets. Our initial thought was that it seemed like a fun R&D project to tackle, but that in the long run it probably wasn’t going to be very practical for Fairdale or our customers.

Titanium is a great material for high-performance bike frames, but the added cost is usually hard for us to justify over chromoly or aluminum when it comes time for production. However, since this would end up as very limited edition project, or maybe never even leave the prototype stages, we decide to go for it, knowing that it would still be an awesome learning experience.

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Builds: Surf Blue Goodship February 3, 2017

In this video, Leif builds up a Surf Blue Goodship with a little help from some friends and a bunny. The bike turned out looking nice with the matching purple grip tape and water-bottle cages.

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Fairdale Wallpapers January 27, 2017

We made a handful of photographs from our Fairdale Goes to the Sun video available as wallpapers. Click and save 🙂

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Photo by Francis Delapena.

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No Life Like This Life x Sandy Carson December 31, 2016

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How great is this shot?! Head over to NLLTL for more photos by Sandy.

And if you haven’t already, join us on our trip to the sun.

Fairdale Goes to the Sun December 30, 2016

We’re always in search for a new adventure, and this time around, we discovered Glacier National Park. Hit play to join Chris Cotsonas, Sandy Carson, Leif Valin, and Alex Hendrex on a ride up Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Visit our VIDEOS PAGE for a bunch of photos from the trip, and make sure to also check out check out No Life Like This Life for some incredible film and panoramic photos from Sandy!

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Cache’s Chickens November 1, 2016

If you explore Los Angeles a bit, you may notice some very large chickens posted up around town. They’re the work of Cache, an LA based artist from Guatemala. He has a penchant for bright colors, spray cans, and of course, bicycles.

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[Re-Up] Fairdale FDRD October 25, 2016

Don’t throw out your front derailleur just yet, here’s a whole list of things you can still use them for!

Fairdale 2017 Videos October 12, 2016

From our Flyer to our 2017 Goodship, we put together a video for each bike to help you decide which one is right for you. Click play to watch them all!

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Fairdale x Vans September 27, 2016

 

We’re honored to work with our friends at Vans on these custom Fairdale Authentics. We’re so psyched, we even built up a matching Fairdale Taj just for them. These shoes will go out to key Fairdale shops, friends, and family as a thank you for their support. On top of that, we’re also giving a bunch of shoes away to lucky Instagram followers.

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GALLERY: Fairdale X ABGB Party September 2, 2016

 

Thanks again to everyone who came out to our 2017 bicycle launch party at ABGB in Austin. It was a good time thanks to all of you. Check out some disposable camera pics from the afternoon courtesy of Jay Dyer.

Thanks again to ABGB, Bicycle Sport Shop, ACL, Birds Barbershop and Ghisallo.

2017 Bicycle Launch Party! August 24, 2016

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Thanks to Birds Barber Shop, Bicycle Sports Shop, Ghisallo Cycling, Pat Schreader, Austin City Limits, and of course The ABGB for helping us put together a fun launch party!

Fairdale + Biltwell August 19, 2016

Amid our 2017 line-up is a special limited edition run of our Weekender Archer. We teamed up with our friends over at Biltwell to bring you guys just 100 of these classically styled two-wheeled vessels.

Watch the video above or click here to learn more about how the bike came to life, and then here for full specs.

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2017 Bikes Available Now! August 15, 2016

At Fairdale, we strive to make simple and reliable bicycles to complement the styles of riding that we love to do. We make bikes because we want to be able to share the joy of a simple ride with you. You’ll find us doing everything from long road rides, to commuting, touring or just casually cruising around town. Our bikes have been designed from the ground up to make riding as hassle-free as possible, so you can easily grab on to that special feeling that only riding a bike can give.

For 2017 our line-up is even more polished than before, so whether you want to cruise on a Taj or Flyer, go shopping with your Daybird, do a quick commute with your Lookfar, go touring with your Weekender, or ride 100 miles of rolling hills with a Goodship, we have you covered. We know that you’re going to love this year’s bikes as much as we do. Enjoy!

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Bicycling Article! July 19, 2016

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We have an article in the August 2016 issue of Bicycling. You can find it on page 56 of the print edition, or you can click here to check it out online!

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