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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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Crumpton UL

Sub 9 Pound Crumpton

Continuing our posts about the Interbike builds from last September’s show, here is our 8.8lb (4040g) Crumpton SL road bike.  Our effort to show the cutting edge in light road bikes today. For us, after living with these heavily-dieted bikes for a while, our notion of cutting edge includes reliability and an adequate safety margin … Read More

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2014 Road Hub Review

Welcome to the 4th edition of the Fair Wheel Hub review. In the previous review we brought Ron Ruff from White Mountain Wheels on board to give his thoughts as well. We figured having different points of view would be advantageous, so we’ve once again brought Ron back for the latest version. Ron, like us, … Read More

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Campagnolo Over Torque Ultra Crankset

Up Close with the New Campagnolo Over Torque Ultra

Recently Campagnolo announced a new crank called the Over Torque coming in Jan/Feb of 2014.  So far we’re told only one of these cranks has come to North America, and today we got to spend some time playing with it and installing it on a bike to see how it works. The crank comes in … Read More

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Astute Skycarbon VT Saddle

Astute Italian Saddles

We are proud to announce that Fair Wheel will now be offering Astute saddles. Handmade entirely in Italy, Astute claims the saddle will set a new standard, and with our limited exposure so far we’re inclined to believe them. The saddles will be available in 2 shapes with 3 different models (levels) for each shape … Read More

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Tune's Mountain Bike Hubs for Fat Bikes

Tune Fat King / Fat Kong hubs

Tune will be releasing new offset mtb hubs next year specifically for fat bikes. The front is the Fat King, available in a 152 quick release or 15mm version with a weight of 130 grams. The rear is the Fat Kong.  Available in a 170mm quick release or 177mm 12mm thru axle with a weight … Read More

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Crumpton BMX, Worlds Lightest PROXL.

I imagine that quite a few people reading this have already seen this project we did for Interbike, but we figured this was a good time to complete the details on it.   Complete finished weight of the bike was just under 5.4kg, (11.89 pounds). The frame is a custom handbuilt by Nick Crumpton of Crumpton … Read More

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Interbike 2014 Sneak Peek Thread

So this post will run up until Interbike and we’ll regularly update it with sneak peeks at projects we’ve done for the show.      

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New Tune Carbon Crank

At Eurobike Tune will unveil a new crankset, a carbon fiber version based on the current Smartfoot design.   The new crank does not yet have a name but we do have some details about it.  Officially it’s being released as a a mountain bike crank but we are fairly confident that it will also … Read More

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