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Bike Rumor, Fairdale November 25, 2015

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!

Full Factory Sale week (for bike shops) November 19, 2015

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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

Fairdale has a new home in the UK November 18, 2015

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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:info@fairdalebikes.com. Thanks so much to Bike Biz for helping to get the news out.

Custom Skatedecks for a good cause November 16, 2015

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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

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Our Story November 13, 2015

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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.

Daybird step-through Cartoon rabbit testing November 12, 2015

Don’t forget about this stuff November 11, 2015


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!

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Seth Wanders the Columbia River Basin November 2, 2015

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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.

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Vans on our feet October 30, 2015

Motorized boat shoe. #vans @vans @fairdalebikes #fairdalebikes

A video posted by Taj Mihelich (@tajlucas) on

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!


A customers custom Daybird October 29, 2015


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!


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


…and that’ something.

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Pet Pegs 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!

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Pictures of cool looking Fairdales from Instagram October 26, 2015

I lurked around the #fairdalebikes hashtag on instagram and found a rad assortment of customized bikes. Stoked to see them, thanks y’all!
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No Hair, No Air October 20, 2015


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

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En Danseuse reviews the Goodship October 20, 2015


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


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

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Electronical Video October 16, 2015


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 on the road October 16, 2015


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!


Sharks can ride and some Gnus October 15, 2015


We’re always thinking about how everyone can enjoy bikes… we mean “everyone”!

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Fairdale west coast road trip October 12, 2015


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.

Our Swan Badge October 9, 2015


Searching through some old drawing books I found some original sketches for our Swan badge. Fairdale is 5 years old now and we’ve done lots of growing and changing since then. One item that has stayed consistent is our headtube badge.

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Leif rides the Dolores 100 October 8, 2015

Leif_woolie_in_the_trees copyOur team rider Leif  just rode the very exclusive Dolores 100 self-supported mountain bike adventure. The race centered around Dolores, CO and included about 9 billion feet of climbing. He did the ride with his girlfriend (Jonesy Pants) in 12 hours and 20 minutes. Somehow they had energy after the race to stop and do some more riding on the way home in Kenosha Pass and at a friend’s place in Durango. Read more to see some of the wilderness few people get to ride.

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New Coaster October 8, 2015


Back by popular demand the Coaster returns in this Battleship Gray colorway. Always one of our favorite bikes, we’re glad to see the Coaster make it back into the line. Retailing at $459 the Coaster is a quality choice above a sea of run-of-the-mill fixies.

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Driver-less Bicycle and half a decade of innovation October 7, 2015

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With e-bikes blurring the lines between bicycles and motorcycles we thought that maybe we are approaching automated cycling from the wrong direction. Perhaps the problem with bicycles is not the pedaling so much as it is the steering. Our Robotic Bike Driver® easily attaches to your tandems driver’s seat-post and will take care of all steering duties. In fact it is actually an updated solution for our previously Probably Going to Patent design for the Lonely Tandem Handlebars. Click on to see more of our ground breaking designs through the years.

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Monty’s own Hat October 7, 2015


Monty got his own embroidered patch hat. It’s on one of our Camper hats and comes in a few different colors. Check it out here.

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