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Sea Otter 2017 / Photo Gallery May 1, 2017




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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Fairdale Rockitship April 12, 2017


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

We’re excited to show you the Fairdale Rockitship.


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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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 Goes to the Sun December 30, 2016

We’re always in search for a new adventure, and this time around, we discovered Glacier National Park. Hit play to join Chris Cotsonas, Sandy Carson, Leif Valin, and Alex Hendrex on a ride up Going-to-the-Sun Road.

Visit our VIDEOS PAGE for a bunch of photos from the trip, and make sure to also check out check out No Life Like This Life for some incredible film and panoramic photos from Sandy!

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Fairdale France July 8, 2016

We took Taj Mihelich, Leif Valin, Sandy Carson, and Chris Cotsonas to the French Alps and celebrated Chris’ birthday in one of the best ways imaginable.

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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PORCHTIME! June 8, 2015

Leif just built up a new Daybird!

A new model for 2015, the Daybird is our take on a legendary classic. This simple and easy to use 3-speed is available as a step-through (shown) or a Standard model. We didn’t make this bike to win races or jump off roofs, we made this bike so you could enjoy bike riding!

BMX Halloween In Austin October 29, 2014

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Check out Sandy Carson‘s great photo gallery over on ESPN’s X-Games page. You might notice Leif and a Weekender too! Check it out here.

Leif Valin – Mint Weekender April 25, 2014

Leif shows off his Weekender Frame set he built up. The Weekender is turning out be a pretty adaptable platform. With front and rear rack mounts you could sling some racks on here and be off for a weekend camping trip, or carrying bags to school each day. Pop on some fenders and you have a fun way to get to work. The disc brakes will work in any weather condition you come across and the comfortable frame can handle a good range of riding styles.

FYI, Leif is 6’2 and this is a XL Weekender frame with parts to properly size it to him.

Fairdale R+D March 21, 2014

Fairdale Bikes presents a little insight into its highly advanced R & D department. Aerodynamic 2×4 bikes and Fender Bass Bicycle are all put to the test.

CAMERA + EDIT: Francis