Category Archives: Fairdale
Introducing Fairdale’s High End Steel Roadbike: the Goodship
Introducing Fairdale's High End Steel Roadbike: the Goodship

When Austin, Texas based Fairdale first came onto the cycling market, it all began with the Skate Rack. Soon, ex-pro BMXr Taj Mihelich and his team at OTX began designing commuter bikes and other around-town / get outta-town rides.

From there, Fairdale grew and in my opinion, it wasn’t until the Weekender OG that the company reached its full potential. A 1×9 disc, townie bar cruiser quickly took over. Now just about every city has fleets of Weekenders rolling around, all built up differently, as per the customer’s specific needs. Even the production models have options now: a drop bar with disc and a canti version.

For 2014, Fairdale is set to release their most ambitious project yet: the Goodship road bike. A race-inspired geometry, paired with Fairdale sensibilities. Utilizing the Odyssey integrated head tube, scaled for a road bike, an ENVE road fork and a custom pulled Japanese Drawnright tubeset. This tubeset is custom butted, heat treated, custom shaped and tuned to Fairdale’s specifications.

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Jun 17, 2014 37 comments
Paved: Finding the Stoke — Part 1
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Last summer, Taj, Sandy Carson, two other friends, Seth and Nick took on Portland to San Francisco. Paved Magazine ran an article a while back but they’ve began posting the stories on their blog. It’s worth the read, coming from someone who’s also done the ride. Check it out here!

Aug 19, 2013 Comments are OFF
The Albion 14
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The Albion continues to amaze me with their cover art. Issue 14′s was illustrated by Taj Mihelich and you can now pick up a copy in select BMX shops.

Jun 3, 2013 Comments are OFF
All the Texas Toast Jam Action by Cody Nutter
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I knew going into Texas Toast this year that I wanted to catch the general vibes of the event and not worry so much about the clicked and dialed tricks themselves. Being here in Austin, there are dozens of photographers who specialize in BMX but one dude I’ve become good friends with, Cody Nutter, has an approach to photography I really admire. His work is far from ostentatious, he’s humble and has a great eye.

With all the other BMX blogs and news sites gathering imagery from the legends of BMX photography, I wanted to give Cody a bit of exposure. Upon opening this file, I was amazed at what he achieved without use of heavy lights or flashes. Even if you didn’t look at my Event Recap yesterday, take the time to check out Cody’s Guest Gallery.

If you like his work, follow his soon-to launch portfolio site here and his Rambling Leftovers here!

Be sure to read the captions on this one.

Oct 16, 2012 2 comments
The 2012 Odyssey BMX Texas Toast Jam!
Event Recap: The 2012 Odyssey BMX Texas Toast Jam!

After a successful first year, the Odyssey BMX Texas Toast Jam returned to the east side of Austin, Texas with promises of more fun. And fun it was. With a bigger, deadlier Gauntlet of Death, flatland competitions, improved street course and a ripping dirt course, Texas Toast brought riders from all over the world to have at it over a weekend.

Even with a rainy first day, the turnout was thousands more than event organizer Taj Mihelich anticipated. The first day alone, over 2,000 people showed up to spectate and compete. It was really incredible to see it all take shape and everyone I talked to said it was the most fun they’ve had at a competition. Hell, most of them didn’t even consider it a comp. See for yourself below and don’t worry, this event is getting a ton of love here on the site. Expect more to come.

Oct 15, 2012 4 comments
Odyssey Texas Toast Jam Official Schedule
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Texas Toast begins today! See you all out there!

Friday, October 12th:
Cult’s Talk is Cheap premiere at Shakespeare’s Pub
All ages at 8pm, 21 and over from 10pm on. 314 East 6th st.

Saturday, October 13th:
10:00 AM Dirt practice opens
11:00 AM Street practice opens
1:30 PM Gauntlet of Death Challenge
2:30 PM Dirt qualifying
5:00 PM Street qualifying
Saturday night:
Official Toast After Party w/ 2 video premieres at Scholz Beer Garden
The Hunt Video and Top Secret Surprise Super Epic Video
All ages 10pm. 1607 San Jacinto Boulevard Austin, TX 78701

Sunday, October 14th
Noon Bunny Hop Contest
1:00 PM Texas Round Up Pro Flat Finals
2:00 PM Dirt Finals
4:00 PM Street Finals

Note: this schedule may change (depending on how many riders sign up) so keep an eye on TEXASTOASTJAM.COM.

Flatland riders keep an eye on TEXASFLATLANDROUNDUP.COM

Oct 13, 2012 Comments are OFF