Category: Products

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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18

Oct

New Ashima

Ashima Product Sneak Peek

We got our hands on a few upcoming products from Ashima back at Interbike. Namely, these floating rotors (white inner) which weigh in at a feathery 105 grams.   Check out this other set of rotors (gold inner) geared towards cyclocross, with a new mud shedding design. These come in at only 95grams per rotor. Keep … Read More

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01

Aug

ENVE 25 Clincher Wheelsets

We’ve received our first shipment of ENVE 25 clinchers. The rims weigh in slightly over 400 grams at an average of 406. The brake track and sidewall are thick and look up to the task of dissipating heat during long descents. The ERD is slightly smaller at 601mm and shows the ground up redesign ENVE … Read More

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03

Jul

Absolute Black Chainrings

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be the sole North American distributor for Absolute Black. After months of test riding AbsoluteBlack has released two new mountain bike chainrings. Both are intended for single chainring use. The company says their new directional tooth profile will let you leave your chainguide at home, but more aggressive riding … 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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02

May

The final weight on our re-built hub was slightly under Alchemy's claimed weight.

Alchemy ORC-UL

Alchemy’s ORC-UL rear hub has been out on the market for a few weeks now and we, like a few other custom wheel builders, are completing our first builds with them.  Our initial impression was based on an early custom prototype made for a customer who’s extremely hard on wheels. We were impressed with how well it … Read More

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2012

01

Aug

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AICAN Bungarus Superlight.

We often get sent lots of samples of new, upcoming products in the hopes that we’ll give it our endorsement and add it to our catalog. Many items get rejected before we even test them, others after we test them. Some do get a thumbs up from us and get added to our product list. … Read More

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03

May

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Smart Enve System Clincher Rims

For the last several months there has been lots of anticipation about the Smart Enve System (SES) clincher rims.  Now that we have them in stock we have had a chance to play with them and form an opinion.  In short they’ve surpassed my expectations, which honestly were quite high. Since the tubular versions of … Read More

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