Posts written by Emiliano Jordan

2015

27

Jan

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Absolute Black Direct Mount Chainrings

Absolute Black’s direct mount chainrings are an excellent choice for replacing your chainring or converting your bike to a 1 x 9, 10, or 11 speed drive train. Precision machining of the tooth profiles gives extremely reliable chain retention without the use of chain tensioners or guides. This holds the chain on the chainring during … Read More

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20

Jan

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Race Face Cinch Cranksets

With their new Cinch lineup, Race Face embraces two modern developments in bottom bracket and crankset design, 30 mm diameter aluminum spindles and wide bearing stance, combining them into one sensible standard. The bicycle industry has generally embraced these two design principles as an evolution of BB30 with the BB386 EVO standard, though Race Face’s … Read More

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16

Jan

Tune Skyline rims laced to Mack track hubs using Sapim CX-ray spokes.

Lightweight Fixed Gear Wheelset

Recently we were able to source a set of the ultra elusive Tune Skyline rims for this extremely light fixed gear wheelset. Obviously with a rim this light sourcing an equally light hub was essential and for this we turned to Mack Hubs and their offerings. Finally, we went with the stronger CX-Ray spoke vs … Read More

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2014

31

Dec

Tune 45/170 hubs laced to SES 3.4 rims using Pilar Titanium Spokes

ENVE 3.4 Lightweight Wheels

We get a fair amount of questions regarding the elusive “all around” wheel set. A wheel set that will be good for climbing, flats and the occasional criterium. Obviously there’s no perfect set for everyone but there’s no denying that these ENVE 3.4 clincher wheels have a broad appeal to any discerning velophile. The combination … 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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Nov

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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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