Introducing Fairdale Bicycles Sep 14, 2010


Taj Mihelich (if you don’t know…) has launched his own company under the Odyssey family called Fairdale Bicycles. There are many models in the works but this is the first from the builders. To give us a little introduction on Fairdale’s intent as a brand, Taj breaks it down:

Fairdale is the brand for all my friends who ask me what kind of bike they should get just for riding around town. In the past, I always struggled to find a good answer for them. So many bikes are too focused on racing, extremeness, trends, are dorky looking or just bogged down with too much flakey technology. On the other hand, BMX, with its simple functionality, has taught me that the technology of a bike rarely increases the fun of riding it.

Sounds rad man. I can get down with that. Read up on Fairdale Bicycles here and thanks to Adam 22 of the Come Up for the heads.

  • prolly

    I just wanna say, after years of the “fixed kids” re-appropriating BMX tricks, it’s funny to see BMXrs re-appropriating our commuters. Mind-imploding.

  • Chris from Odyssey

    We like bicycles. I’ve been riding road bikes for over 20 years, and I’ve commuted by bike since I graduated college 12 years ago, so while I can certainly understand that it appears to be re-appropriation on the surface, I can assure you that it’s definitely not that at its core.

    Taj has wanted to create a company like Fairdale for roughly 10+ year now, but as a pro BMXer he simply never had the time to devote his attention to it.

    We’re happy with how it’s turned out so far.

    Thanks for mentioning it here!

  • Kevin

    Totally should have used either this picture: or this picture: as the (if you didn’t already know…) link.

  • Bill

    My first thought was that this was a joke especially after Taj’s douchebagapotomus drawing, but after actually reading everything on the site it actually seems legit

  • Chris Piascik

    Taj is the greatest. This bike looks nice—I look forward to seeing more.

  • prolly

    Chris, for sure man! I was just kidding, which is why I chose to put it in the comments and not the post!

    Stoked to see more. Good job guys.