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Fairdale’s 2020 Bikes!

Fairdale has expanded its lineup for 2020 to include more bikes for the whole family to enjoy. From the Macaroni kids bike all the way up to their popular Weekender Nomad, there’s something for everyone. Head to Fairdale to see the whole lineup!

Golden Saddle Rides: Andrew’s Fairdale Rockitship Chubby Road Bike

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Golden Saddle Rides: Andrew’s Fairdale Rockitship Chubby Road Bike

This build, like many that arrive as a box of parts and roll out the door of Golden Saddle a beautiful, functional completes, is just filled with great details and components but the thing that ties it all together is the fork. The fork was made by our friend Carlos, aka Weld Street Loco / Dark Moon Fab Works. Carlos lives in Los Angeles, where ha has worked for numerous fabrication companies over the years, before switching to work full-time on frames for Aaron Stinner, and finally, setting up his own shop. Andrew wanted a steel fork for his steel Fairdale Rockitship and Carlos built one to the same spec as the stock fork, but with a few added bits of functionality. He was planning on building it up as a chubby road bike but equipped for light touring and bikepacking. Hence for the need to have bosses on the fork to carry a rack or cargo cages.

The rest of the component selection is on-par with a lot of builds rolling out of GSC’s doors. Not because of the trend but because these are made by people like you and me, who really love bicycles. They love them so much that they want to make the best parts to their abilities, right here in the USA. … and Japan!

Andrew plans on taking on the Oregon Outback route this fall, so wish him luck!

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If you want a custom build like this and live in Los Angeles, hit up Golden Saddle Cyclery.

Fairdale’s Titanium Spaceship Road Frameset

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Fairdale’s Titanium Spaceship Road Frameset

Titanium is an exceptional frame material, yet the cost keep many people from experiencing their unique ride quality. Fairdale took their tried and true Goodship geometry and made a small run of titanium frames, dubbed the Spaceship. These are in stock now at Fairdale, for under $2,000, in either mechanical or electronic, including an ENVE 2.0 fork. Head on over to Fairdale to see more information!

Fairdale’s 2018 Lineup

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Fairdale’s 2018 Lineup

For 2018, Fairdale brings back many of their offerings with new component selections, such as the Goodship road with three kit offerings, alongside new completes, such as the Lookfar Dropbar model. With this catalog, there’s just about something for everyone and any budget in there, so head to Fairdale to check it all out and your local dealer to test ride one today.

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The Fairdale Rockitship

Like the big, bad brother to the Goodship, the new Fairdale Rockitship can tackle your road rides and more with fender, rack provisions, and bigger tire clearances. If you like the looks of this bike, check out more details at Fairdale! If you want to see this prototype become a reality, drop a comment here and let them know.

Fairdale Teases Their New Spaceship Titanium Road Framesets

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Fairdale Teases Their New Spaceship Titanium Road Framesets

Fairdale’s Goodship is a great steel road bike. We’ve looked at it in detail over the past few years since its launch and so when I came across their newest project, the Spaceship, I wanted to know more. My main question is “will this ever go into production?” Well, Fairdale seems to hint at that being a possibility. Right now, there’s one built up with Shimano Di2 over at the Fairdale blog, along with some other tidbits of information like a projected pricepoint of around $2,000 – $2,500 for a frameset. Head over to the Fairdale blog for more on the Spaceship!

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Fairdale’s 2017 Lineup

Here’s a really simple, yet creative look at Fairdale’s 2017 lineup, many of which we’ve taken a look at here at the Radavist over the years. Check out some of those galleries on the lefthand side of the page and see more information at Fairdale!

Racing and Riding the Fairdale Goodship – Andre Chelliah

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Racing and Riding the Fairdale Goodship – Andre Chelliah

Racing and Riding the Fairdale Goodship
Words by Andre Chelliah, photos by John Watson

When Taj from Fairdale reached out to us and asked if we were interested in testing their steel road bike, the Goodship, I had a hard time containing my excitement. Fairdale, who has an office in Austin is a staple of the cycling community here. You can’t go to a downtown restaurant, East Side bar, local swimming hole, or ride through campus without spotting a Fairdale between the legs of an excited Austin dweller. The company radiates positive vibes and makes quality bicycles.