2014

16

Dec

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Colnago C60 Super Record

This is the third Colnago C60 we’ve built recently, and so far is our favourite. Personally I’m not always a fan of black on black, but in this case it works really well and is an elegant execution for black on black bikes. If this isn’t your style maybe the White on Black Colnago Italian … Read More

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10

Dec

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Festka XCr Stainless

When we discussed ideas for the relaunch of our blog, which you’re currently reading, one idea kept coming up. That idea was that while we wanted to showcase what we do here at Fair Wheel Bikes, we also wanted to show things that impress and inspire us. That idea brings us to this build from … Read More

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09

Dec

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Up Close with the Parlee Altum

We are lucky enough to get to play with tons of high end equipment, but rarely do we find ourselves getting as excited for a new widget as we are for the new Parlee Altum. We’ve had a complete bike for a couple of weeks (which unfortunately due to some of the components on it, … Read More

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04

Dec

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Calfee Manta

Calfee’s Manta, first seen at Sea Otter in 2013, is a soft tail geared towards performance riders and racers. One intent of Manta’s 10mm of travel is that a rider who experiences less road vibrations fatigues less, and we all know that fatigue looses races. The other goal of a performance oriented soft tail is … Read More

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04

Dec

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Blue ENVE 3.4 / Tune

There’s no better way to quickly upgrade a bike than a wheel set, and in the bike industry there’s no better present than ENVE. That’s why we’ve built this striking all around wheel set for a beloved Colnago C40. The ENVE SES series is well known for it’s aerodynamic prowess and handling in cross-winds. The … Read More

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01

Dec

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Colnago C60 :: Eppur Si Muove

It’s not often we build up frames from Italy’s prestigious Colnago, yet here at the end of 2014 we’re going to build three C60 frames. This could be a sign that the oversized C60 will be able to bring Colnago back to the forefront of cycling’s boutique brands where in their prime they made frames … Read More

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19

Nov

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Road Bike Crank Test

As a lot of you tuning in already know, we’ve been working on our in-house road crank tests for the last 7 years, with our updates posted alongside all the previously tested cranks. One thing we’ve come to realize is that while some cranks have obvious changes over the years, others have quietly evolved behind … Read More

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18

Nov

22

May

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2014 Road Handlebar Review

We’ve designated 2014 as the year of testing here at Fair Wheel and this is the 3rd test in the series, road handlebars.  We’ve once again brought back our favorite engineer, Jason Krantz. Jason’s a mechanical engineer whose graduate work focused on the intersection of composite materials and finite element analysis. Jason has worked for … Read More

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