Posts written by Madcow

2013

05

Nov

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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31

Oct

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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21

Oct

Crumptonbmx10

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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27

Aug

13

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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06

Aug

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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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16

Jul

2014 Campagnolo Details

For the last couple months rumors have been floating around the internet about what changes will take place for Campag in 2014, most of these are true but have lacked details.  Finally we are able to show some pictures and give some details. Internal EPS Battery: The new EPS internal battery (available in both Record … Read More

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12

Jun

Crank Review #5

Welcome back to the 5th installment of the crank shootout. We are not going to include all of the previously tested cranks in this review but will keep the most relevant/current ones. We’ll also be writing new descriptions as many of the cranks have changed over the years. You can see older cranks here: Perhaps … Read More

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06

Jun

Bohemian Custom Track Bike

Frame / Fork: Bohemian Custom blended tubes Wheelset: Campagnolo Shama Tyres: Dugast Chainset: Campag Record Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Record Levers: None Bars: Deda Pista Handlebar Tape: Soyo Stem: Bohm Headset Spacers: None Saddle: Flite Seatpost: C-Record Round Seatpost Clamp: Campagnolo Front Mech: None Rear Mech: None Chain: KMC Cassette: Campagnolo Brakes: None Bottle Cages: None Cable Sets: Shifter: None Brake: None … Read More

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20

May

Crumpton SL Red Candy

Crumpton SL with custom finishes on the bar, stem, seatpost and crank along with the frame and fork. Crumpton SL Build List (12.9 lbs) Frame / Fork: Crumpton SL Wheelset: Fairwheel Hand Built Rims: Enve 1.25 carbon Tubulars Hubs: Extralite Spokes: Sapim CX-Ray Skewers: Extralite Aliens3 Tyres: Conti GP4000 Chainset: Sram Red Bottom Bracket: PF30 Ceramic Upgrade Levers: DA Di2 Bars: Enve  Handlebar Tape: Lizard … Read More

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