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Thanks for the pics April 22, 2016

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We got a bunch of nice photos gliding through our #fairdalebikes photo stream. Here is one from @jpbevins of @carlyomalley on our 2016 Weekender DropView More

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 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

Cycling, Cameras, and Cats with Sandy Carson September 14, 2015

Sandy Carson was our first team rider back in January of 2012. “Team Rider” is a term we use very loosely at Fairdale. We don’t expect our riders to win races (though Sandy did just win a Texas State Championship on a mountain bike). Hell, we don’t expect our riders to even ride all the time.

Mostly our team is made up of friends who are doing cool things. Folks we admire. People who in some way have bicycles as part of their lives. Sandy couldn’t sum that up more.

As a full time photographer he is always doing something exciting… some shoot or another, working on his own photo books and shows, or traveling around to odd places. More than any of that what really makes us admire his work is the way his photographs portray the world. He takes some of the most interesting photos we know of by catching little details that the rest of us skim over. Those little things that when expertly highlighted can reveal special moments all around us.

On top of all that he is an amazing bike rider. A cyclist who is perpetually motivated to ride all kinds of bikes. Riding with an infectious sense of humor and inspiring enthusiasm. His great history as a sponsored BMX rider means he can naturally shred on any bike. Applying that mastery to bikes with other sized wheels has lead him into an even bigger love for cycling.

We spent some time down in Austin filming the man and would like to present to you this video. Check out our friend Sandy.

Visit SandyCarson.com to see more of his work.

CAMERA & EDIT: Francis Delapena
MUSIC: Water of Life / Concrete Antenna

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Music courtesy of Water of Life. Make sure to also check out their new project, Concrete Antenna. Follow them on Instagram via @SurfacePressure.

Jed and Amy ride the Fairdale Weekender May 6, 2015

Jed and Amy ride the Fairdale Weekender. Cruise, commute, tour, or just go for a bike ride. The Weekender (shown with Drop bars) is a great bike for just about anything you might have in mind. The 10-speed drivetrain is an absolute joy to ride; just one easy shift lever gives you a full range of gears.

Enjoyable simplification for beginner to expert riders. The X7 clutch derailleur quiets down derailleur flop and gives the bike a wonderfully solid ride quality. SRAM levers work perfectly with the BB7 Road disc brakes to provide confident all weather braking. Flat-protected tires will keep you rolling and Electro Silver will keep you stoked to be on board.

We REALLY love this bike and we think you will too.

Also available with our more relaxed Archer 2 handlebars or as a frame set.

2015 Weekender Drop Video March 23, 2015

Cruise, commute, tour, or just go for a bike ride. The 2015 Weekender Drop is a great bike for just about anything you might have in mind. The 10-speed drivetrain is an absolute joy to ride; just one easy shift lever gives you a full range of gears.

Enjoyable simplification for expert to beginner riders. The X7 clutch derailleur quiets down derailleur flop and gives the bike a wonderfully solid ride quality. SRAM levers work perfectly with the BB7 disc brakes to provide confident all weather braking. Flat-protected tires will keep you rolling and Electro Silver will keep you stoked to be on board.

We REALLY love this bike and we think you will too.

BSS Gravel Grinder and MJ Classic MTB race March 12, 2015

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Sandy’s bike with recently added egg beater pedals and 40mm Clement tires.

Our man Sandy Carson has been out and about riding bikes with his crew, The Sativa Rollers, and shooting photos. He sent over a little report…

Two weekends ago, we rode the Bicycle Sport Shop Gravel Grinder. It’s a 50 mile ride on a jeep road through Rocky Hill Ranch and Buescher State Park. It was bloody freezing rain!

Here’s a coupla photos from that-

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Sativa Rollers Gravel Peloton.

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Something Cool About Our Cables February 20, 2015

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From the beginning we have used Linear Slic Kables® made for us by Odyssey BMX on all of our disc brake equipped bikes. It’s a detail you can’t see from the outside but makes a big difference. We’ve found that the combination of mechanical disc brakes paired with the tough, compression-less Linear cable housing provides superior braking. Traditional coiled brake housing can feel especially mushy when used with disc brakes. The stiffer Linear housing applies much more of your brake force to the disc and feels much more solid.

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We also keep the cable housing un-broken from the brake lever all the way to the brakes. This helps keep any weather you might encounter from corroding the inner cable wire. This keeps your brakes running smoothly with less maintenance.

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2015 Drop Weekender: Explained October 7, 2014

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If you’ve been reading our posts about each of our 2015 bikes you may have noticed me saying this one’s a “favorite”, or that one’s “our favorite”. Well, this bike is my REAL favorite model of the 2015 line. The Weekender with drop bars is so nice to ride and I’m very excited for you all to see it (and ride one). I feel like we absolutely nailed the spec on this bike and it has created a bike that is very special. The Drop Weekender is a tough, all-purpose road bike. It is reliable transportation that can keep you out of cars,  and keep you smiling.

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