Fairdale Elevator 29er Hardtail MTB


Fairdale Elevator 29er Hardtail MTB

Fairdale‘s Elevator ($599 frame), the brand’s first hardtail, arrives in a few days, but the brand sent us over an early look at this entry-level 29er. Let’s check it out!

Fairdale is happy to introduce the Elevator; our 29″ hardtail MTB that boasts a unique super short chainstay length (406mm) and comes fully equipped with a SRAM GX Eagle groupset, a RockShox Pike fork, Alex wheels, Maxxis tires and more.

The Fairdale Elevator is a BMX-inspired, full chromoly all-arounder with a geometry that is focused on nimble maneuverability and predictable climbing and descending. While many modern bikes are long and low, the Elevator’s unique ride-feel will let you easily throw in a manual or re-adjust your position on a line, thanks to the short 406mm chainstay length.

As always, making the ride fun is our main priority. This is a bike that lets you feel like a rider again instead of being a passenger. Proudly sticking to Fairdale’s user-friendly approach to frame construction, its straight seat tube will allow you to fully insert a dropper post of the maximum possible drop, and the Elevator’s removable, external cable routing is a breeze for assembly and maintenance.

Complete Bike Retail – $3,299.00
Frame Only – $599.00 (headset included)

Frame Features:

  • 100% 4130 chromoly 29” rigid frame
  • Highly maneuverable BMX-inspired geometry
  • Investment cast yoke allows for extra short chain stays and 2.5” tire clearance
  • External brake, derailleur, and dropper post routing with removable hardware
  • Extensive hardware for bottles, accessories and ISCG mounting

Complete Build Spec:

  • Frame: Fairdale Elevator Frame with SRAM UDH
  • Fork: RockShox – Pike, 130mm Travel, 44mm Offset, 15mm x 110mm Boost Spacing
  • Handlebar: 30mm Rise, 9° Back, 5° Up, 35mm clamp, 7000 series AL
  • Stem: 50mm, 35mm Bore
  • Headset: FSA Orbit ITA
  • Brake Lever: SRAM DB8 Hydraulic
  • Brakes: SRAM DB8 Hydraulic
  • Grips: Lock-on
  • Saddle: Fairdale
  • Seat Post: TranzX Kitsuma Dropper Post (150mm M, 170mm L)
  • Seat Clamp: 35mm Fairdale Clamp
  • Cranks: SRAM GX, 170mm, DUB, Boost
  • Chainwheel: 32T X-SYNC™2
  • BB Parts: DUB, BSA
  • Pedals: Odyssey Twisted Pro PC
  • Rims: Alex EXR 30
  • Front Hub: Bear Pawls, 32H, Sealed, 6-Bolt, 15x110mm BOOST
  • Rear Hub: Bear Pawls, 32H, Sealed, 6-Bolt. 12x148mm BOOST, SRAM XD Driver
  • Front Tire: Maxxis Minion DHF, 29 x 2.50WT, Dual Compound, EXO
  • Rear Tire: Maxxis Minion DHR II, 29 x 2.40WT, Dual Compound, EXO/TR
  • Chain: GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Cassette: GX Eagle, 10-52T, 12-Speed, Black
  • R. Shift Lever: SRAM GX EAGLE Trigger, X-actuation, 12-speed
  • R. Derailleur: SRAM GX EAGLE, Long Cage


Keep your eyes on Fairdale for the Elevator launch! Thanks, Nuno!