Special Builds

Here are some custom builds and collaborations we’ve done in the past.

Fairdale X Nora Vasconcellos August 13, 2021

Introducing the Fairdale X Nora Vasconcellos Lookfar!

We’ve teamed up with our friend and professional skateboarder Nora Vasconcellos for this collaboration bike. This limited edition (only 300 made) version of our Lookfar comes in Nora’s signature color and is adorned with her hand-drawn artwork. The seat’s art is a sublimated print taken directly from a one-of-a-kind griptape job that she made for one of her boards (note: the seat cover is not made of grip tape!). Enjoy some inspiration from Nora every time you take one of these Lookfars out for a cruise. It works great to cover a lot of ground while spot hunting too.

Bikes will be available at the following shops and markets in the coming weeks. Please try and secure one early. VERY limited bike availability and accessories will be in our online store soon as well. Stay tuned.

Fairdale Skaterack assembly sold separately.

Sizing

X-Small: 4’11” – 5’4″ height
Small:
5’2″ – 5’7″ height
Medium: 5’7″ – 5’10” height
Large: 5’9″ – 6’1″ height

Sizing is approximate. Please consult with your local bike shop to assist with fit.

U.S.A. Shops

California, Dublin / Dublin Cyclery
California, Escondido / Bike Bling
California, Escondido / Broomwagon
California, Huntington Beach / City Grounds
California, Long Beach / Golden Days Bicycles
California, Long Beach / Pedal Movement
California, Los Angeles / Coco’s Variety
California, Napa / The Hub
California, Yuba City / Vans Bicycle Center
Iowa, North Liberty / Sugar Bottom Bikes
Illinois, Chicago / Edgebrook Cycle
Illinois, Chicago / Let’s Roast Cycles
Illinois, Edwardsville / The Cyclery and Fitness Center
Kentucky, Louisville / Source USA
Michigan, Houghton / Rhythm Bike and Board
New York, Brooklyn / Meseroll Shop
Ohio, Akron / Dirty River Bicycle Works
Ohio, Lakewood / Spin Bike Shop
Oregon, Portland / The Outer Rim
Tennessee, Nashville / Green Fleet Bikes
Texas, Austin / Clown Dog
Texas, Austin / The Peddler
Texas, Houston / Ham Cycles
Texas, Richardson / Richardson Bike Mart
Washington, Olympia / Deschutes River Cyclery
Virginia, Charlottesville / Endeavor Cycles
Dan’s Comp (Mailorder)

International Markets

Australia / BMX International
Canada / QBP
Denmark / Sunshine Distribution
Germany / Sport Import
Japan / Motocross International
Netherlands / Rock n Roll Distribution
Russia / Toy Bike
Ukraine / Velomarket
United Kingdom / Backstreet Distribution

Video Production: Ryan Sherman / Erica Yary

Fairdale x Neckface Flyer October 28, 2020

We are proud to introduce the limited-edition Fairdale & Neckface Flyer. We started discussing this project in late 2019, and we are happy to finally release it.

Being a Fairdale owner himself, collaborating with this world-renowned artist was a no brainer. In the end, Neckface chose our Flyer model and gave it the Neckface makeover, complete with all new artwork and decals over a classic yellow with black bars and forks. Believe it or not, this is the first yellow Fairdale we’ve ever done.

Limited to 200 bikes worldwide.

NOTE: Bicycles purchased online are shipped partially assembled and require professional assembly. Proof of assembly (receipt) from a qualified bicycle retailer must be submitted with all warranty claims. Any claims submitted without a proof of assembly will be rejected.

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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

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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Sam’s Spaceship October 8, 2019

Our friend Sam Carlson treated himself and built up a beautiful new custom Spaceship. Click through for a closer look. 

Parts List:

Frame: Fairdale Spaceship, Mechanical (54cm)
Fork: Enve  Carbon Fiber
Handlebar: Black Inc (42cm)
Headset: FSA (3D Printed Cover)
Brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Tape: Lizard Skins DSP 2.5mm
Seat: Fabric Scoop Flat
Seat Post: J&L Ti 27.2
Seat Clamp: J&L Ti, 31.8mm
Cranks: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 52/36T (170mm)
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Dura-Ace
Wheels: Mavic 125 Year Anniversary Ksyrium
Tires: Continental Grand Prix 5000s II, 700c x 28mm
Chain: Dura-Ace 11 Speed
Cassette: Shimano DURA-Ace, 11-28T, 11-Speed
Shift Levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
R. Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
F. Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 (31.8mm Clamp)
Shift Cable: Shimano Dura-Ace
Brake Cable: Odyssey Linear Slic Cable
Cages: Salsa

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Custom Rockitship Build: How One Guy Did It May 11, 2018

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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!

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The Spaceship February 14, 2017

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UDPATE: The Spaceship has landed! It’s available now as a Frame+Fork kit.

In the fall of 2016 Fairdale had an opportunity to make road frames using custom drawn 3/2.5 titanium tube sets. Our initial thought was that it seemed like a fun R&D project to tackle, but that in the long run it probably wasn’t going to be very practical for Fairdale or our customers.

Titanium is a great material for high-performance bike frames, but the added cost is usually hard for us to justify over chromoly or aluminum when it comes time for production. However, since this would end up as very limited edition project, or maybe never even leave the prototype stages, we decide to go for it, knowing that it would still be an awesome learning experience.

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Fairdale x Vans September 27, 2016

We’re honored to work with our friends at Vans on these custom Fairdale Authentics. We’re so psyched, we even built up a matching Fairdale Taj just for them. These shoes will go out to key Fairdale shops, friends, and family as a thank you for their support. On top of that, we’re also giving a bunch of shoes away to lucky Instagram followers.

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Fairdale + Biltwell August 19, 2016

Amid our 2017 line-up is a special limited edition run of our Weekender Archer. We teamed up with our friends over at Biltwell to bring you guys just 100 of these classically styled two-wheeled vessels.

Watch the video above or click here to learn more about how the bike came to life, and then here for full specs.

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The Pearl Parser June 10, 2016

When given the opportunity to build my own custom Pearl White Parser I choose the parts below. I envisioned a bike that would be ideal for off road adventures and ready for some light cargo if I was to install a front rack and/or a rear Adjust-A-Rack. I’ve taken this bike out for weekend rides around Bonelli Park in La Verne, CA and also to Griffith Park in Los Angeles. The Parser feels solid and responsive carving around the bends and the dirt/gravel that you can come across near the Hollywood sign. The 700×35 Ritchey Shield Cross tires are just wide enough for my comfort and they can handle sharp turns with ease. My favorite feeling was the downhill coast through the fire trails over to the backside of Griffith Park. This complete bike weighs 20 lbs which allowed me to catch some air when rolling through the dips in the woods. The Phil Wood hubs, DT Swiss spokes and H Plus Son rims complement each other well, allowing for a complete wheel set that is very sturdy and durable. I wanted this Parser to be reliable and enjoyable for riding trails here in California. The gear ratio I choose was a 48 tooth front chain-ring and 18 tooth rear freewheel. The goal with this build was to have an easy/fun/comfortable ride, and that has definitely been achieved. The build was finished off with proven and dependable components from Ritchey and SRAM.

In general, The Parser is a single-speed warrior that’s very tough. I would totally race CX on this bad ass machine. I hope you like what you see! It was a blast customizing and building my own Pearl White Parser.

– Diego Souza

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