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.
Forgive the slightly sarcastic title. It’s really amazing how adaptable bicycles are and the amount of cool attachments you can stick on them. Want to carry stuff with you on a bike ride, I promise there is a solution for that. Leif tried out some accessories on his Weekender Archer. Check out some options…
The forks on all of our Weekender models are re-vamped for 2016. We worked hard to make them better than ever. Let me walk you through some of the features…
We are stoked to see our 2016 bikes hitting the streets. I’m seeing a number of them tagged on the instagram. Thanks so much folks! Love seeing the bikes out in the real world (and off my computer screen!).
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.
Bike Rumor has a very nice little write up on our 2016 line. Check it here. The bikes are now available and beginning to ship out to bike stores. Let us know how you enjoy them once they get into your hands!
This one is for bike shop buyers but that doesn’t mean you couldn’t point this out to your favorite bike shop. Our USA distributor (and our own in-house distro) is having a sale this week. Bike shops can stock up on Fairdale and other Full Factory goods with a great deal. Hit up Full Factory for all the details. 512-382-9973
We’re VERY happy to announce that Fairdale will once again be back in the UK! IMG Distribution will be bringing Fairdale’s into the UK and then getting them out to the right bike shops (and ultimately happy customers). Hit us up with any questions:email@example.com. Thanks so much to Bike Biz for helping to get the news out.
Some of the Fairdale family and a whole lot of our friends have taken part in The Project Loop 50/50 for Taylor project. The non-profit sends out 100’s of blank skatedecks to artists and Fairdale employees to paint, draw or design on. The finished decks are being auctioned online right now until December 5. There is so many great decks to check out on the site… if nothing else it’s rad inspiration to see so many interpretations of what you can do with a skateboard. Our team rider Sandy Carson meticulously deconstructed his first SLR camera, Tim Kerr honors Jeff Phillips with his deck (Tim was once a hobo in one of our videos), Michael Sieben’s work is always awesome (and he once designed the Roger Bike for us), Jeremy Hrabal helped us out many times building Texas Toast and did this beautiful inlaid board, Jim Bauer is the art director for our mother company Odyssey BMX, is a big part of Fairdale, and put together this rad core sampled board, Steve Crandal helped us out as the announcer for TX Toast and painted a rad board, Aaron Ross has a couple Fairdales and came up with this giant skateboard/ cell phone thing. I drew the bat on a bike one here. Search around and find decks from Mat Hoffman and loads of other legends of skate and BMX. Also, tons of great artists contributed too. https://www.32auctions.com/50503 -Taj
We just added a new section to the website called Our Story. It’s a chance for us to tell you a little bit about why Fairdale exists and our motivation behind it.
As we wait for the arrival of our 2016 bikes (scheduled for the end of this month) we thought we should remind you we have a good supply of a few 2015 models like the Coaster and the Daybird above. Get them while they last!
Team rider Seth Celebrates the end of his season working for the Forest Service out of Glacier, Washington with a ride through some the Northwest’s hardest hit wildfire areas. He sent in some great photos and report…
It was mid October and as I wrapped up my seasonal job I threw on the spandex and started pedaling right from work. I had no itinerary but a vague idea of where I would like to see and at a pace that I could actually take in the sights I was surrounded by. I wanted to see some of the effects of the record-setting Washington wildfires. I also wanted to see the expansiveness of the Colombia river basin outside of the shelter of an enclosed vehicle. Besides the destinations I just wanted to pedal and open the my mind.
Vans sent our team a supply of Van’s shoes. We filmed a video for them of our France trip. It’ll be a while before it comes out but it’ll be good we promise. Thanks for the shoes!
Aaron Ross just got hitched. As a wedding present for his new wife Bethany he built this one of a kind custom painted Daybird. We love seeing folks take the time to customize our bikes. This one’s pretty over the top with even custom graphics, new rims, Aaron Ross Signature Odyssey grips, Brooks saddle, new bars and shorter stem. Thanks Aaron and congrats!
October 27, 2015
Spent the morning goofing off doodling. Came up with another product for our Probably Going to Patent series: Pet Pegs. Taking your pet on bike rides can be difficult, but Pet Pegs will change that. Strap your animal to the pegs, mount the pegs to appropriate sized wheels, lock the tow rope to your bike and roll!
I lurked around the #fairdalebikes hashtag on instagram and found a rad assortment of customized bikes. Stoked to see them, thanks y’all!
I’m working on some new Fairdale stickers. I keep thinking back to those old Stick ‘Em Up ads that used to be in the back of old BMX mags. Remember those things? Had all the silly slogan stickers like, “RAD,” or “CRASHING SUCKS,” or “No Posers.” This “No Hair, No Air” drawing isn’t going to be a sticker but I’ve always loved that slogan because I couldn’t ever make any sense of it. I think I finally cracked it! This is #2 in my shaved sheep series. -Taj
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!
Check out the Good Company T in our new Watercolor print. Available in both men’s and women’s cuts.
Dig BMX is celebrating 30 years of Odyssey BMX by posting the Electronical video in full. We use lots of Odyssey BMX parts on our bikes, the Fairdale brand is produced with Odyssey’s help and Taj has a section in the video. Check out some BMX action here.
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!
We’re always thinking about how everyone can enjoy bikes… we mean “everyone”!
Our man Diego will be cruising up the west coast in about a week. He’ll be visiting bike shops, showing off our new 2016 line and pedaling around.