Posts written by Madcow

2015

23

Feb

Shimano Di2 Synchro Shift for road bikes?

So before we even begin to try and tackle this subject, let’s just jump straight to the main question; can I have sequential shifting on my road bike? If you’re reading this only to find out the answer to that question, let me save you a bit of trouble and answer that question up front: No, you … Read More

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27

Jan

18.7 Lamere Fat Bike

World’s Lightest Fat Bike, 18.7 pounds

Fat bikes aren’t generally thought of as light weight race bikes. In fact, most people who have ridden them will say that they are super fun to ride, but you almost never hear the words light, fast, or nimble used when describing these specialty bikes. For years, I had personally said that because I didn’t … Read More

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13

Jan

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Road Crank Test 2.2.0

Having just finished up our previous crank test we hadn’t planned on doing another so quickly. However once we got our PF30 shell installed in the fixture we were excited to see how the SISL crank in particular would do. Before moving on I’d like to take a moment to give huge thanks to Rob … Read More

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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

Parlee_Altum_Frameset_Parent

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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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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25

Feb

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Bedford Stainless w/ Sequential Di2

More than any of our other bikes, this one had already received a lot of exposure before going on display in Las Vegas. It was destined tobe in the public eye since the the owner, Charles Manantan writes and shoots photos for Pez news. So the build was very well documented, and with no existing … Read More

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21

Feb

Our Jig

2014 Stem Review

We’ve designated 2014 as the year of testing here at Fair Wheel. This year we have several tests planned and we’re going to kick them off with the first of the series, stems. The stem testing includes both road and mtb. We’ve also once again brought back our favorite engineer, Jason Krantz. Jason’s a mechanical … Read More

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