Posts by Jason
November 24th, 2011
View our Custom Wheel Program here.
I got a visit from my keeper this week and he told me that I needed to update the blog. So I thought I’d take this chance to talk a little about our custom wheel program. We’ve been doing custom handbuilt wheels since 1973, but just recently we decided to really expand on that and brought Troy Watson from Ligero Wheelworks on board to head the program. Troy brings a wealth of knowledge and skill to our custom wheel program. We have a pretty extensive selection of rims, hubs and spokes and can build just about anything to suit each rider. This seems like a good chance to once again introduce Troy, the program and even show a bit of the workshop where it all takes place. Read more
August 17th, 2011
Typically at this point in the year we’d keep our Interbike projects under wraps, but I’m particularly excited about this bike. Not only is the frame a new offering from Crumpton Cycles but the bike has a lot of new parts on it from companies like ENVE Composites, EE Cycleworks, KCNC and Tune. I’m also excited because I think it turned out really pretty. Aesthetically the bike sort of came together better than I could have imagined, with the EE cranks, white Crumpton decals, KCNC Ti Cassette and New Ultimate parts all working together. But I’m probably pretty biased because I built this one for myself. I’m stoked with how it turned out, but pretty bummed that because it’s a showbike, I have to limit the number of miles I put on it, as it still needs to look new in 3 weeks when it leaves for Vegas. Read more
July 29th, 2011
It’s been a while since we featured some of our custom builds on the website, but this one built specifically for challenging climbs certainly seems worthy of being the first of a series of custom bikes to be featured on the website, especially since it’s quickly become one of my favorite looking bikes. While this bike is immediately heading for pan flat Florida, it will ultimately find its way across the pond and into the Alps and Dolomites which is what it was purpose built for. Read more
June 9th, 2011
Back during Interbike 2010 we reported on KMC’s new DLC coated chain that was available in black and red. Now we have the limited edition Kmc X10SL DLC coated chain is available in full black. That’s right, the limited edition black on red has been revamped for the coming year and is now available in black on black. Same great performance as the standard X10SL, but without the color. Due to the extremely high production cost of DLC coating the chains, these will be available only in limited quantities. The DLC black on black chain will be available….. Now.
May 26th, 2011
Welcome back to the 4th installment of the crank shootout.
New cranks that have been added for this round are Ax Lightness Morpheus, Extralite QRC2 and Rotor 3d. The next round will include the new Tune Smartfoot, Thm M3 and hopefully a production version of EE.
May 25th, 2011
I’m really happy to announce the release of the first in a series of artist designed Fair Wheel Bikes kits. The first kit comes to us from artist Hunter King. Hunter is both a friend and a fabulous artist. Hunter designed the first two kits for us without any instruction, we just gave him a concept which was that we wanted something with a bit of a retro feel. Hunter took it from there and came up with this kit. Feel free to leave a comment and let us know what you think. Also for those of you wanting to see more of Hunters work take a look at Hunterking.com Read more
May 5th, 2011
Please note that we have some new phone numbers. First let me say that the original Fair Wheel location is not moving, it’s been in the same spot for 35 years and will be there for 35 more years. But after 35 years, we have finally run out of space at the 6th st location. Actually we ran out of space a couple years ago and just struggled with it. That is no longer the case. We have moved both our retail internet division and our distribution division offsite to a new building about half a mile from the original. I also want to introduce some new employees that we are very excited to have joining us. Read more
May 3rd, 2011
HSC is making some of the nicest ceramic bottom brackets that we have yet seen. Now that there are so many different standards for bottom brackets we thought this a good time to try and differentiate the standards and help people figure out what is the right bottom bracket for them. Currently there are 6 offerings from HSC with more likely to show up soon. Read more
April 14th, 2011
Kcnc has a ton of new products in release. The most recent to arrive and be added to our catalog is the new Majestic seat mast head. Made of 7075 Aluminum with 4 titanium bolts. Available in 4 colors, 2 offsets, and 2 lengths making for 16 options in each diameter. Currently available in 34.9. Read more
April 12th, 2011
For several years we’ve struggled to find a good aluminum bolt tuning kit for derailleurs that met our standards. We’ve had some decent kits in the past, but with each of them there was always something that kept it from being just right in our minds. Some were missing pieces, others had mismatched anodizing between the bolts, and others still had bolts that missed the right spec. Finally, this problem is coming to an end. Several months ago we asked Far and Near to produce some bolt tuning kits to our specs, and now we have the samples to share with you. Read more