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Thanks for the pics April 22, 2016


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

A Beautiful Weekender OG build from No Life Like This Life October 6, 2015

porteurIt is so flattering when someone customizes one of our bikes. I like seeing our bikes reborn in ways that I would never have imagined. It’s also great to know that someone likes the starting platform enough to pour all that extra time/money into the bike. No Life Like This Life just posted a really pretty Weekender OG build belonging to Tyler Scaife.

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Nice Fairdale Cargo Rack man! September 5, 2013


Racks are an awesome addition to a bike. If you`ll be hauling more weight than you could comfortably get into a back pack or if you just want to keep your shirt dry having a cargo rack to carry your stuff is a great solution. Once you have a rack installed there is a whole world of cool pannier bags to carry stuff in AND you can use the Fairdale Skaterack.

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Project Dog Bike September 3, 2013


You’d think I’d have some awesome bike since I get to do the design work at Fairdale, but actually my bike is a hodge-podge of mixed up parts I’m either testing or have won through a bean bag toss at Interbike (thanks Niner!). I’ve essentially had the same Weekender build since the West Coast ride we did a year ago. I spent a few hours rummaging for spare parts and rebuilt my machine into this dog carrying commuter.

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Camping in the wild by bike August 28, 2013


Tyron from The Foot Down put up a cool story about freestyle camping by bike (our Weekender in this case). If you ever thought about getting away for a bit here’s the simplest way to do it. No need to over complicate or over plan… just grab a few essentials and pedal down the road. Check out the story here.


Tired Tires Should Retire August 13, 2013



One of the things we have always been a bit obsessed with at Fairdale is tire quality. It’s such an easy thing to cut corners on (pun!) when you are designing a bike because most consumers do not buy bikes based on tires. On the test ride around the bike shop parking lot tires do not have much to prove so you’ll find a lot of nice bikes with really crappy stock tires installed. However, when you get the bike home tires quickly become a make or break component. Cheap tires that flat easily will bum anyone out. More expensive tires with flat protection might not help us move bikes off the bike shop floor, but they will help you enjoy your bike more often with less headaches. Here’s a short little tire primer from Leif.


Tired Tires Should Retire

Everyone who rides a lot ends up wearing out parts.  Tires have a varying lifespan depending on how many rad skids you do and how many burnouts you have while trying to break 400ft segment Strava records.

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Weekender Custom Build: Seth Peterson August 2, 2013



Seth Peterson from Penn Cycle up in Minneapolis built up a pretty sweet Weekender Frameset. He answered a few questions about it and we have some good photos. We always love seeing what people come up with when building up our frame sets.

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Weekender on Road.CC May 28, 2013


If you are interested in a Weekender here a pretty thorough review over on Road.CC.

Thanks much guys!

Leif’s Custom Build Weekender DropBar May 3, 2013


Leif Valin picked up one of our Weekender Frame and Fork sets and did a cool custom build. Check out how he did it below. Always cool to see how adaptable a frameset can be.

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Denver drive to NAHBBS February 28, 2013


Monty and I took a drive from Austin out to Denver to visit Fairdale rider Leif Valin and check out the NAHBBS.

The drive was extremely peaceful since a lot of it is through the desert in West Texas. Took my time and stopped a lot to wander around.

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