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.
Fairdale CHAINtenance guide 11.15.2013
Straight from the work bench of our factory mechanic Leif Valin brings you a write up on how to take care of your chain. This often overlooked component is so crucially important to your bike. Give it a little love and it will make your ride a whole lot nicer.
Your chain, cogs and chainring(s) are wonderful mechanical components that help propel you forward on your bicycle. A new fresh chain arrives clean and nicely lubed from the factory. Your cogs and chainwheels whirl happily along together, meshing perfectly like soulmated lovers in a fairy tale…
Fairdale Box 11.13.2013
I’ve been waiting for the new Fairdale boxes to FINALLY show up at bike shops so people could see our new box design. As I can now show you one side has a layout so you can make your own rabbit mask.
Weekender Review from Footdown.co.uk 11.11.2013
The Foot Down put up a great review of the Weekender OG. If we can say anything about our bikes we’d like it to sound a bit like this: “This bike made my summer, I went places I never could have gone on my other bikes. In a single day I have taken it shopping with the rack on, commuted to work, cruised along the sea front and taken it into the wilds of Gower loaded up with camping gear. It’s a bike that does it all provided you don’t want to race, though you can drop a kid on an estate easily, little buggers.”
Check out the full review here: http://www.thefootdown.co.uk/2013/11/07/fairdale-weekender-review/
Our new bikes are in and on Road.cc 11.1.2013
Taj about Taj on Ride 9.23.2013
2014 Print Catalog 9.18.2013
Our 2014 Print Catalog is now online. You can check it out in full by clicking over HERE. Stay tuned because we’ll be putting up 360 views of all our 2014 Completes within the next few days!
If you’re at Interbike, come to booth #1067 to check out all our bikes in person.
If you’d prefer to download a PDF version, CLICK HERE.
New bikes 9.6.2013
Nice Fairdale Cargo Rack man! 9.5.2013
Racks are an awesome addition to a bike. If you`ll be hauling more weight than you could comfortably get into a back pack or if you just want to keep your shirt dry having a cargo rack to carry your stuff is a great solution. Once you have a rack installed there is a whole world of cool pannier bags to carry stuff in AND you can use the Fairdale Skaterack.
Project Dog Bike 9.3.2013
You’d think I’d have some awesome bike since I get to do the design work at Fairdale, but actually my bike is a hodge-podge of mixed up parts I’m either testing or have won through a bean bag toss at Interbike (thanks Niner!). I’ve essentially had the same Weekender build since the West Coast ride we did a year ago. I spent a few hours rummaging for spare parts and rebuilt my machine into this dog carrying commuter.