Posts written by Emiliano Jordan

2012

09

Oct

Custom Parlee Z5 with ENVE 6.7s

Sugarkane’s Parlee Z5

We hardly ever post bike builds that we don’t complete here at the shop but working with Sugarkane on this bike build has been one of our favorite projects. The build does a great job of focusing on weight but not emphasizing the ultra light over functionality and race worthy aerodynamics. The final build would hold up … Read More

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31

Aug

A Prototype of Alchemy's New ORC-UL

Alchemy Bicycle Works Update

Recently we were talking with Alchemy Bicycle Works about hubs and the results of our latest hub review. During this discussion we learned something interesting: their ORC hub is undergoing its first major re-design since its release 3.5 years ago. The new versions, expected in the next few months, will be designated the ORC-UL, and … Read More

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09

May

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Enve 8.9 Rims, Just Facts Ma’am

For the last several months there has been lots of anticipation about more Smart Enve System (SES) rims coming from Enve.  Last week we wrote about the new 6.7 and 3.4 clinchers and shortly after the new SES 8.9 tubulars showed up. We’ve now gotten them in stock and had a chance to play with … Read More

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23

Mar

Project Right - Left Side

Project Right – The Final Update

This is the final update on the Project Right bike we’ve been documenting on our blog. Project Right started as a challenging request for an extraordinary bike, a task that was immediately exciting for everyone at Fairwheel. The bike got lots of attention at the English Cycles booth at the North American Hand Built Bike … Read More

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08

Mar

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Rear Hub Noise Comparison

One question we get asked a lot about is the rear hub noise. Especially with some of the different engagement types.  So we made this quick video that will give you a bit of insight into how a few of our different hubs sound. The hubs we showed are: Chris King R45 :: White Industries H3 :: Extralite HyperRear :: Extralite … Read More

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08

Feb

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Road Bike Trials Video

Well, a couple days ago the internet caught us off guard and we scrambled to post our Road Bike Trials video that we’d been working on for a bit now. The short story is that we were forced to publish a copy of our video that wasn’t the final version our editor was working on … Read More

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08

Feb

Geoff hand painting Project Right.

Project Right gets painted

***The Final Update of Project Right has been posted. While we’ve been busy putting together our road bike trials video things have not stood still here at Fairwheel on all our other projects.  The Right Project moved from Rob English’s workshop to CoMotion for initial painting and then onto Geoff McFetridge for hand painting. We … Read More

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2011

29

Dec

Disassembled Soul Kozak Hub

Soul Kozak Road Hubs

We’ve had a couple weeks to test out the new Soul Kozak road hubset which retail for $400 with either Campy or Shimano freehub bodies. For the front hub Soul Kozak brought the flanges in for increased aerodynamics while the rear hub gets both magnetic and bearing upgrades.  The head of our custom wheel building … Read More

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20

Sep

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Crumpton Di2 Mountain bike

This is our third generation Di2 Mountian Bike. Our Ruegamer bike was the first true mountain bike Di2 conversion and let loose a lot of ideas as to what was possible.  The next year, 2010, we rolled out an internal battery 29er with sequential shifting.  Sequential shifting was a proof of concept that modified the way … Read More

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