Denver drive to NAHBBS 2.28.2013
Janice & her Weekender 1.10.2013
To launch the R+D section we’re starting pretty tame, but I’m sure some folks will find it very useful. We set our friend Janice up with a new Weekender bike and we are going to document her experience with it. She rides her bike for transportation everyday but says she doesn’t know a lot about bikes. We actually think that she has a lot to teach us about bikes by helping us remember what it’s like to not be immersed all day in the bicycle industry. We figure we can show her some cool ways to make the bike more comfortable for her, more functional and more fun. Adding racks, fenders, adjusting the fit are all relatively simple things to bike nerds like us, but can be a bit daunting for riders who haven’t ever worked on their own bike or who don’t know those options even exist. We’ll help her customize her bike into a machine she’s happy to ride everyday, and in return we’ll have the educational experience to see our bikes though the eyes of one of our customers.
WEEKENDER NOW AVAILABLE IN XL SIZE 12.14.2012
Our popular Weekender 1×9 complete bike is now available in Small thru Extra-Large sizes!
Weekender Ride out to Palmetto State Park 12.10.2012
Weekender Frame and Forks now in stock 11.15.2012
Fairdale Weekender Review: Urban Velo 10.2.2012
Got my new Kelly Green Weekender on a Wednesday. Put it together with haste rode down to the shop and dialed it in, down to Pablo`s for some coffee and hatched a plan for the next day…
Went for a casual ride from Idaho Springs up to the top of Mt.Evans. The climb from 7,540 ft. to 14,264 ft. elevation takes place on the highest paved road in North America. My imaginary girlfriend Cindy came along firmly attached to the top tube of my Weekender. With her additional moral support I was sure I would make it to the top in record casual time. Far more time than the current record holder Tom Danielson’s unreal time of 1hr 41 min and 20 seconds to the top of Mt. Evans from Idaho Springs.
If you ever do this ride you will appreciate how scorchingly fast that time is for the terrain, Dudeman.
New Team Rider: Ryan Worcester 8.31.2012
He produced this nice video of riding his Weekender around Maui. It really captures the enjoyment of a good day out pedaling and the fun and adventures you can have.Check out more of Ryan on his Team page
Want to learn more about our bikes? We just uploaded some casually informative videos explaining them.
You can find the videos with each bike in our catalog or…. go ahead and nerd out and watch them below…
Ok, that didn’t actually happen. In fact, this Weekender was given away by the Texecutioners at the recent Star of Texas Bowl.
Check out the rest of the photos and a cool little write up here on the Texas Rollergirls site. Austin is pretty darned amazing isn’t it?! Also, congrats to the winner Michael from Los Angeles!
Check out some sweet new bikes! 6.7.2012
Take a look at our new bikes. Our full line will be in stock by the end of the month!
Big Bicycle Rides 5.22.2012
I’ve got a few big rides coming up so I started modifying my Weekender prototype bike to see how flexible a platform it is.
Camping on the Weekender 1.11.2012
In an effort to test our new Weekender model as much as possible before full production I lent my personal steed out for the weekend. This gave the Weekender a chance to live up to its name and prove its stuff. Full Factory’s Logan and his pup Hershal took the bike and my Bob trailer for a 100+ mile ride to a camp ground up north of Austin (Upper Colorado Bend State Park). They traveled with everything they needed for a camping weekend. Logan said the ride was good except that the loaded trailer with dog on board made standing hill climbs difficult. Since his route went through the thick of Texas hill country he spent a lot of time grinding away in the small gears. The ride proved to be quite an adventure and he managed to spend a relaxing weekend with his dog camping and then head back to Austin. Not bad!
Sounds like a lot of fun… I think I might be doing something very similar very soon.
Thanks to Andrew Brady for the pic!
Rainy day… peeing on stuff 12.19.2011
Just had a little meeting across town and had to clip on my fenders for some rain riding. On my way home a car ran a stop sign and almost got me. I instinctively death gripped both brake levers when I saw what was about to happen. Before the brakes had even engaged it flashed through my mind that it was raining and my brakes weren’t going to work. Luckily, as fast as I thought that they did start working. So stoked on disc brakes in the rain! Those things stopped so well! Almost never rains here in Austin so I don’t really get to see that other benefit of disc brakes. Fairdale Weekender above coming early next year.
The other good thing to do with rainy days is make mischief with photoshop! Made this Fairdale ad as a joke on Prolly is Not Probably. Like as if we had the ad space above him this is what our ad would look like. We did actually send in our first ad to Urban Velo and so you can check us out in print in january. Not sure if it will be so urine focused.