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Something Cool About Our Cables February 20, 2015


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.


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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A Bieszczady Field Trip February 5, 2015


Our friends from PNT Magazine took their Weekenders for a tour through the Bieszczady mountains on the edge of Poland. They came back with some of the most amazing photos! Thanks so much for sharing guys! You can download the latest PNT Magazine free from their website too. Read on to check out their adventure… 


It was early autumn 2013 when the three of us decided to switch to bike touring. Bart and Dodo, avid fixie riders, were ready to move on to a different kind of biking (less taxing on the joints), I wanted to get out of the city and its immediate surroundings and start doing longer rides. Thus, an idea was born, a common goal which would see us debate, plan, map out, and finally set off on our first big journey. Read More

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.

New PNT Magazine May 27, 2014

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Our friends from Poland, PNT, have just released a new issue of their online mag. There’s some great photography and a few Weekender shots. Really stoked on what these folks are doing. Well worth checking out:

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.

Adventure in a box: Day 5 North of Honolua Bay, through Lahaina to Paia April 14, 2014


The route in early morning light.  What a great way to start the day.

The route in early morning light. What a great way to start the day.

What a night with the rain, but waking up to one hell of a view is a great way to start the day.  I took some time to enjoy the desolate road, and to marvel at the landscape and the open ocean stretching as far as the eye could see.  From here I made my way towards Honolua Bay.

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Adventure In A BOX: Day 4 Paia to North of Honolua Bay April 11, 2014

Paia town isn’t board of surfing.

Paia town isn’t board of surfing.

Day 4

After hiding from the rain for the night, I awoke to stormy clouds but it wasn’t raining!  I looked at some NOAA weather models for the day, and it looked like I was going to get wet.  Most likely really wet.  So I bought some zip lock bags as extra insurance that all my gear would stay dry and after a couple quick stops got back on the road.

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Adventure In A Box: Day 3 Kaupo to outside Paia April 10, 2014

Waking up to this is a great way to start the day.

Waking up to this is a great way to start the day.

Day 3 of our Adventure In A Box starts with our travelers waking up in a cave in Maui. Noah heads off back to work and Ryan picks up the trip solo. There is also a bow and arrow involved in todays story…day3 Read More

Adventure in a box: Day 2 Hana to Kaupo April 9, 2014

Ryan with an early morning swim to rock face climb...

Ryan with an early morning swim to rock face climb…

Ryan with a BIG jump into the ocean below at Wainapanapa

Ryan with a BIG jump into the ocean below at Wainapanapa

Day Two
We took a quick cruise to Wainapanapa state park and I went for an early morning ocean swim out to a sea stack, which I could climb up the chossy volcanic rock to reach the top before jumping into the ocean below. A great way to start the day, and even better after we went for another swim in the freshwater caves close by.

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Adventure In Box: Day 1 Paia to Hana April 8, 2014

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Adventure In a Box: Day 0 Essential Bike Touring Gear (bow n’ arrow, chess board, ect..) April 8, 2014

We’re very pleased to bring you a new Field Trip installment from beautiful Maui.  We sent Ryan Worcester a Weekender and he will be taking us along on his adventure around the island. He’ll be handling both the typing and camera work. We would be stoked if you read this and got inspired to buy a Fairdale, but to be entirely honest, we’d be even happier if we inspired you to get out there and take your own adventure. Ryan is a master of making do with what’s available and he’ll show us all how to travel without the stress of overthinking and over planning. Read on and enjoy the amazing images…


Adventure In a Box by Ryan Worcester

Day Zero.

Everything starts somewhere, especially something that in hindsight you’d call an adventure.  This particular journey started with a box.  Two of them to be exact.  The first one came in the form of a cardboard box (with the graphic of an animal that had the desire to say something important).  Inside this box from Fairdale was a drop bar Weekender, and coupled with it came an opportunity to spend five days pedaling around Maui, Hawaii.  An endeavor like this requires some supplies, hence the second box. Read More

Field trip: Tour of Maui April 7, 2014


Starting tomorrow Ryan Worcester will be taking us along for a 5 day bicycle field trip around Maui. Can’t wait to see the places he ends up and photos he takes. 5iMt6SrCQ6FXM1bzcbKvDVlg2Ny1MvHQ9Vju_owGlAw


New shop in Pittsburgh: Kindred Cycles February 25, 2014


We made friends with a new shop up in Pittsburgh called Kindred Cycles. They just picked up some Fairdales… check it out:


Bike Check: Weekender training/ work horse build February 10, 2014

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Coming to us from our own Full Factory sales manager, Michael Moore’s own Weekender build.

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Weekender Review from November 11, 2013

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The Foot Down put up a great review of the Weekender OG. If we can say anything about our bikes we’d like it to sound a bit like this: “This bike made my summer, I went places I never could have gone on my other bikes. In a single day I have taken it shopping with the rack on, commuted to work, cruised along the sea front and taken it into the wilds of Gower loaded up with camping gear. It’s a bike that does it all provided you don’t want to race, though you can drop a kid on an estate easily, little buggers.”

Check out the full review here: