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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.

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.

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 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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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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New Water Bottles! July 8, 2016

 
  • Shark Bike Purist Bottle / 26oz

  • Shark Walk Purist Bottle / 22oz.

  • Shark Walk Purist Bottle / 22oz.

  • K.E.G. Storage / 16oz

Did you go on a bike ride, eat some pretzels, and found yourself thirsty? Well, don’t sweat. We have a couple new water bottles in stock.

There’s our 26oz Shark Bike and our 22oz Shark Walk. Each one utilizes The Purist technology which shields the bottle from taste, mold, and staining. Nothing sticks, your bottle stays clean, and your water tastes pure.

In addition to these new water bottles, there’s also our 16oz K.E.G. Storage. It fits in standard water bottle cages with a mouth large enough to stash emergency tools, patch kits, more pretzels, and whatever else you don’t want bunching up your pockets.

Upgrade your old Weekender with more gear range January 27, 2016

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The 2016 Weekender Drop comes stock with a 11- 40t rear cassette. With 10 different gears ranging from a-bombing-down-a-hill-high-speed 11t to the granny-gear-hill-climbing 40t you can ride anything that comes your way. Older Weekenders have an 11-36t rear cassette. If you want a bigger range of gears you can follow the traditional path and add a front derailleur and another sprocket up front. Another option is to take advantage of all the 1x upgrades available in the mountain bike world. Leif Valin upgraded Sandy Carson’s Weekender with a OneUp 42t rear cassette kit and a Wolf Tooth narrow/wide front sprocket.

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New MX Handlebars December 7, 2015

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We just received some of our new MX bars. These low-rise chromoly BMX bars can give your bike a new look and feel. Here’s my bike and the switch from Archer bars to MX bars. They have a 4 inch rise and are 28 inches wide. They work especially well with our Weekender Archer, Coaster or Flyer. Pick some up through your favorite bike shop or they are on sale here for $24.99.

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Bike won’t make things worse. October 28, 2015

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…and that’ something.

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En Danseuse reviews the Goodship October 20, 2015

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Assuming you read French you’ll probably enjoy reading this review of the Goodship from En Danseuse. Alternatively it’s always a good laugh to let Google translate it for you.  Thanks so much for the support guys!

Good Company Watercolor T’s for men and women October 19, 2015

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Check out the Good Company T in our new Watercolor print. Available in both men’s and women’s cuts.

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Diego on the road October 16, 2015

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Diego is hitting the road on monday and driving up the west coast. He’ll be visiting bike shops, pedaling around and taking pictures. He’s also organized a “Meet & Greet” evening at Velocult in Portland. He’ll be hanging around talking bikes and stuff for the evening. Come out for some fun and say hello!

 

Daybirds at work in Austin as a rental fleet October 3, 2015

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I should tell y’all sometime about the day I first set foot in Austin back in 1992. It was a life changer and a magical moment. I’ve been forever in love with riding bikes around that city because of it. I know not all cities are perfect for cycling, but pretty much year round Austin is better enjoyed by bicycle than any other means of transportation I can think of. Austin Bike Tours and Rental recently picked up a fleet of 30 Daybirds and put them to work. On a strictly personal level that is a such an awesome achievement for me! Fairdale exists because I fell in love with riding bikes around Austin… to see our bikes being lent out of strangers to experience some of what I love is the coolest thing I can imagine. View More

Handlebar holders October 2, 2015

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Upgrading or updating your grips is a simple way to freshen up your bike. Throwing on some fresh grips can make a bike that’s starting to feel old feel new again.

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2016 Catalog September 28, 2015

 

The 2016 Fairdale line will arrive to bike shops in November. You can check out all the bikes now in the above digital version of our print catalog or see more detailed info on our “bikes” link. If you need info on 2015 models or older you can also find our bike archives there.

Adjust-a-Rack September 26, 2015

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Our new Adjust-A-Rack is now instock. This rear cargo rack is designed to be easy to install without any cutting needed.

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New shirts! September 25, 2015

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Check out our Catalog to see of these new shirts we just got in.

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New custom bike day for Taj September 24, 2015

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I built up a Weekender frame and fork set with some fancy parts. It’s a special treat to myself since I’m usually a riding a bike with an assortment of miss-mathced sample parts. I started with our Weekender frameset in Electro Silver (available now). View More

Preview of some 2016 models September 4, 2015

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Our 2016 bikes won’t be available to you until Novemeber, but BMX Cruisers posted up some info on a couple of our 2016 models for you to preview. Check out the 2016 Taj bike, and our new model, the Weekender MX. We’ll have some more official news on these and all the new models coming soon. Read on to see more HERE.