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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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UDPATE: The Rockitship has launched! It’s available now as a Frame+Fork kit.

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!

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The Spaceship February 14, 2017

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UDPATE: The Spaceship has landed! It’s available now as a Frame+Fork kit.

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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