Thanks to everyone who came out to our 2019 launch party at Volcom Garden in Austin last Saturday! We all had a great time, enjoyed taking bikes, answering your questions and checking out your custom tees. Here’s a quick look at the night. 2019 Fairdale bikes available now! Hit your local shops or our webstore.
2019 Fairdale Launch Party August 22, 2018
Available Now: 2019 Fairdales August 3, 2018
2019 Fairdale Bikes Preview July 19, 2018
At the core of bicycling is the simple and joyful act of balancing on two wheels. The physics of how a human being and a two-wheeled machine find harmony is exceedingly complicated but the sensation is somehow natural, intuitive and enjoyable. We keep that feeling in mind for every bike we design. Rather than burying the magic of riding under excessive technology and performance demands, we try to heighten the rider’s experience. Our high-end road bikes use the latest technology to enhance ride-quality and remind you that even the most grueling rides are fun. Our least expensive cruisers are not masquerading, watered down race bikes, they are purpose built around our motto “keepin’ it simple keeps it fun”.
We have a handful of new models this year along with carefully selected upgrades to our existing bikes. We hope you’ll check out our bikes and see if there is one that’s right for you. Most of all we hope you get out and ride!
If you want to have some more fun with our 2019 bikes, make sure to play Astro Monty. It’s our new video game where Monty travels through the cosmos while collecting 2019 bikes and avoiding space cows. Fly past the Fairdale Mothership to keep playing and beat the high score!
Astro Monty July 13, 2018
The new 2019 Fairdales are upon us! A quick preview of each bike is up now on our site. However, in order to check them out, you must first conquer the Astro Monty game. Good luck!
Watch the Trailer
Andrew’s Rockitship July 9, 2018
I have worked at bike shops for about 3 years before scoring a sweet gig here at Fairdale Bikes. Even before working here I had my eyes set on a bike with capabilities like the Rockitship, but one thing was missing. As lovely as the stock ENVE fork is, I craved more carrying capacity so I can #getoutthere. I ultimately wanted a bike that can tackle trips like the Oregon Outback Trail without compromising comfort or the amount of gear I can carry.
This is where my friend Carlos from Dark Moon Fabrications comes in. Carlos made me a custom segmented steel touring fork with similar geometry to the stock ENVE fork, but with a bit more rake to handle front loaded touring. All the parts are gathered from companies that love and shred bikes just like you and me.
This Rockitship is ready to take on the long hot dirt climbs we have here in Southern California and beyond.
Frame: 2018 Rockitship 52cm
Fork: Custom Segmented Touring Fork made by Dark Moon Fabrications
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 Speed
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Ultegra r8000 GS
Chain: YBN Ti-Nitride 11 Speed
Cranks: White Industries G30 w/ 38t TSR Ring
Bottom Bracket: White Industries BSA 30mm
Brake Calipers: Paul Klampers
Brake Rotors: Shimano XT 160mm Centerlock
Rims: Velocity Blunt SS 27.5″
Front Hub: White Industries CLD 12mm Thru
Rear Hub: White Industries CLD 12mmx 142mm 11speed
Tires: WTB Byways 650bx47c
Stem: Sim Works Anna Lee Stem 90mm
Bars: Salsa Cowchipper 44cm
Bar Tape: ESI RCT Tape
Seat Post: Sim Works Beatnik post
Seat: Brooks Cambium c17 All Weather
Pedals: Shimano XT
Seat Clamp: Salsa Lip Lock
Wait for it… May 23, 2018
Custom Rockitship Build: How One Guy Did It May 11, 2018
Our friend Anthony Bacon from Rhythm Bike and Board just built up a new 52 cm Rockitship frame and fork with 650b wheels. Lots of folks ask us how this wheel size will work on the Rockitship so here you go!
We’re at Sea Otter! April 19, 2018
We’re at Sea Otter! Visit us at booth #430.