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Bikes, BMX, and Skateboards with Fairdale August 28, 2020

Our boy Mike G. joined the Alternative Cycling Network to discuss all things Fairdale. Click play to learn more about us. Thanks to the crew for having us on!

The best way to carry your skateboard on your bike. August 21, 2020

Our Skaterack and universal Adjust-A-Rack are back in stock!

2021 Fairdale Bikes April 22, 2020

Welcome to Fairdale 2021! We’re excited to share all of our new bikes with you.

We are continuing to build on our goal to make great bikes for people who are seeking out the simple pleasure of just getting out there to enjoy a ride without any hassles or lofty expectations. Reliability, ease-of-maintenance, and fun are always the key starting points for our new lines. You can expect to see thoughtful touches employed throughout that have helped us to achieve our goals again.

An all-new model that you’ll be sure to notice is the Macaroni 24. This is a simple and reliable 24” design for kids 7-12 years old that is based on our original 20” Macaroni. These bikes are a joy to ride, and as always, they are easy for kids to maintain. You’ll also find freshly redesigned Flyers and Tajs that have been built around using rugged and fun 27.5” wheels. Our Lookfars and Flyers will be running on smooth SRAM 1x 8-speed shifting and have that familiar Fairdale styling that is sure to turn heads.

Some of our long-running favorites like the Weekender Archer and Nomad make use of bold new finishes on functional and adaptable frame designs. They can easily fit bigger tires and different wheel sizes. The Express is a classic, and it returns in a beautiful new finish with the stress-free simplicity we’re all fond of. Just like the rest of our 2021 lineup, it will leave you with an ear-to-ear smile every time you pedal out to town.

Built to last, we know that you’re going to love riding the new Fairdales. Have a great ride!

Fairdale Over the Alps April 15, 2020

Dreaming of better days got me thinking that it was high time to finally put together the full story of our Over the Alps trip. Enjoy our little adventure from back when you could freely travel all over Europe by bike.

Taj Mihelich

Vans invited me to a BMX Pro Cup event in Stuttgart, Germany. With a free trip on my hands I decided to try and make the travel interesting by turning it into a little adventure. I convinced Chris Cotsonas from Fairdale Bikes to come with me. I know he likes riding bikes in the Alps since he took me there for the first time a few years ago (Bicycling Magazine Fairdale France trip). Our plan was to ride “Over the Alps” and then pick up the Rhine River Cycleway. This is a popular cycling route that follows the Rhine River from its start high in the mountains, across Europe, and all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. We wouldn’t be able to ride the entire route, but our goal of making it to Stuttgart was not too far off the trail, and it seemed achievable.

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Sam Carlson’s Nomad March 27, 2020

Our boy Sam Carlson recently built up a custom Weekender Nomad. Click around to check it out.

Parts List

Frame: 2020 Weekender (M)
Fork: Weekender Disk
Handlebar: Bontrager (42cm)
Headset: Cult Crew
Brake: Avid BB7
Tape: Lizard Skin
Seat: Fabric Scoop
Seat Post: Thompson
Seat Clamp: Fairdale
Cranks: SRAM Force 1 (170mm)
Wheels: Shimano No Name
Tires: Panaracer 700x38mm
Chain: SRAM
Cassette: Shimano 105 11-34
Shift Levers: SRAM Force 1
R. Derailleur: SRAM Force 1

Fairdale Coloring Book March 23, 2020

We know these are wild times and that you may be stuck indoors, potentially with kids to entertain as well. That’s why we are providing some art that you can print out and color in to help fill some time. Adults and kids alike. Enjoy!

If you share your creations on social media, be sure to use hashtag #fairdalebikes. 

Download Coloring Book »

Skateracks are back! December 18, 2019

Good news! Our popular #fairdaleskaterack is back in stock and available now. Even more, the rack has been updated to accommodate boards up to 9.25”.

If you’ve been waiting for these, now is your chance to grab one!

JP Bevin’s Nomad October 28, 2019

JP Bevin‘s sent through some rad shots of his custom Weekender Nomad. Click around to scope it out.

Frame: Fairdale Weekender
Fork: Fairdale Weekender
Handlebar: Salsa Cow Chipper 46cm
Headset: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Brakes: Avid BB7 mechanical disc
Tape: SRAM pink with matching hoods
Seat: Brooks Cambium with cut out
Seat Post: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Seat Clamp: Fairdale
Cranks: SRAM Red
Pedals: Odyssey PRO PC Pedals
Chainring: AARN 42t
Rear Hub: Koozer MTB
Front Hub: Shimano generator
Rims: DT Swiss R470
Tires: Vee Rubber Rail 29×1.95
Chain: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Cassette: SunLite 11-40
Shift Levers: SRAM Apex
Derailleur: SRAM X9
Cables: Jagwire pro road neon pink
Cages: 1 Fairdale / 1 Arundel looney bin

Thrift Store Monty @ Bicycle Sport Shop October 21, 2019

Our new display at Bicycle Sport Shop (on Lamar) is made up of #thriftstoreMonty paintings. Taj’s dog Monty has become our unofficial mascot. One of Taj’s hobbies is to paint Monty into thrift store paintings, and so what started out as a joke turned into an actual display!

I have a stress relief hobby where I buy cheap thrift store paintings and add Monty to them. The idea is for the process to make me laugh while I’m painting him and I try not to worry about the quality of the work (because they are just to make giggle). Jim Bauer had the idea that we could make a POP display at Fairdale’s big dealer Bicycle Sport Shop out of a collage of Thrift Store Monty paintings. And, so, a goofy joke became a real thing. Next to highly professional Specialized and Trek displays are a whole bunch of goofy Montys! He’s is in everyone one of these somewhere!

Taj Mihelich

Fairdale X Chocolate Skateboards Express October 10, 2019

We’re happy to officially introduce the limited edition Fairdale X Chocolate Skateboards Express collaboration bike. We started discussing this project in late 2018, and we are happy to finally release it to the masses.

The Chocolate crew took our Express model and gave it a Chocolate makeover, complete with custom decals, head tube badge and branded seat with the whole bike covered in the classic red that’s so connected with the brand. Most importantly, the Chocolate Express comes with the our popular skateboard rack setup, which is the best way to bring your board with you from point A to point B. Board not included.

The Chocolate Express will be available online at Crailstore.com starting at 11am on 10/12/19. In addition, the bike will be available at the Chocolate Pop Up Shop at Bodega in DTLA on 10/12 as well.

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