Posts from the ‘Products’ Category
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
March 10th, 2011
Madcow recently flew up to Portland to attend the Het Fairwheel Podium grand opening, and as per the usual with Madcow, he brought a few new products along with him. Some of the new small parts grabbed my attention, and I’m going to share those with you.
Parts of Passion Headset Spacers
I first saw the POP Headset Spacers while unpacking Parlee’s cyclocross NAHBS bike that Madcow helped spec. Even in black, the spacer caught my eye. First of all, it’s light. After a quick weigh-in for the 10mm height, they’re a bit (.4 g) heavier than the Soul Kozak spacer, and almost 2 grams lighter than most anything carbon. I also like the ridged look (a lot). They stack really nice, with little visible gap and the ridging carrying flawlessly. After Madcow dropped off a bag full of the spacers, I immediately understood why he added them to the shop. The colors — blue, red, gold, pink, copper, orange, silver, green and black — are beautiful, vibrant and deep.
January 25th, 2011
Most people won’t wont know Praxis although most people will already unknowingly have had contact with some product that they’ve been involved in. For the last few years Praxis has been simply an OEM manufacturer, designing and making things for other companies to put their names on. Now they are going to open up to aftermarket with some of their own designs, and even a new patented anodizing method. Read more
January 5th, 2011
One of the reasons that it’s so easy for us to recommend the products that we sell is because we have a policy not to sell brands when we don’t believe in the product. So in order for a new brand to get accepted into FWB we usually spend a good deal of time testing their products. We’ve been testing and playing with Ashima products for over a year now and are now ready to welcome them on board with us. Over the next month or two I’ll introduce you to some of the products we’ve been testing from them and how we feel they fared in our tests. First we are going to look at the Ashima PCB disc brake. Read more
December 21st, 2010
CYCLEFILM’s Markus Neuert has been making a small name for himself in the cycling film world. But, since this isn’t exactly the realm of our technical forte we’ll leave the reporting on this to Pez Cycling News, one the sites that can cover all realms of cycling.
However, I am here to review his latest release, Eyes Wide Open – The Making of Cyclepassion 2011. The film is, of course, full of beautiful women but it’s not where you’ll catch a Janet Jackson style wardrobe slip. Markus’ clear intention is to show us the athletic side of every girl in the calendar. Read more
December 9th, 2010
Having been over a year since our last road bike brake shootout we figured it was time to one again look at the new brakes, and revisit some of the old ones to see if anything has changed. We’ve got 15 different road bike brakes in this test with 14 of them being outside the major manufacturers and the other being a Dura Ace to use as a benchmark. The brakes being tested this time include 2 brakes from Ax Lightness, Bontrager, 3 from Ciamillo, EE, Far and Near, 3 from Kcnc, M5, Dura Ace 7900, Thm, and Trp. Read more
November 30th, 2010
For the last couple of years we’ve been offering custom Edge/Enve decals as an unpublicized option on our wheelbuilds. During this time we’ve been talking about making this a standard offering. As of last week we’ve begun to make this a standard offering. We are now including at no extra charge any of our semi-custom decals on any Enve handbuilt wheelset. We are also offering them as a one time upgrade on any loose ENVE rims we offer. We offer 6 semi-custom colors and two placement options. Read more