Category: Updates and News

2014

03

Jan

2014-hub-review

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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2013

25

Nov

July, Nadine Rieder

2014 CyclePassion Calendar

Many of you probably have noticed that the 2014 Cyclepassion calendar has been delayed in its release.  We’ve heard that the producer of the calendar had been involved in a scooter accident near her home and had to postpone all the photo shoots.  Not to worry though, the 2014 calendar has been printed and is … 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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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

gold

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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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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13

Feb

wheelstuff2

Project BMX Part 2

So here we are back for another quick update on the worlds lightest Pro XL bmx bike.  Last post covered the hubs, this time we’ll keep going with some more of the wheel components. First off we have some rims that Velocity made for us using their A23 extrusion.  Not terribly expensive at around $90 … Read More

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22

Jan

newultimate_2013_cages

Want to test the latest New Ultimate bottle cage?

Here at Fair Wheel Bikes we like to test most products before we add them to our catalog.  We get a lot of products to test and we cycle through them so that different people get a chance to use each one.  Once an item has been tested we usually move on to the next.  … Read More

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19

Jan

Final production version of the hubset

Project BMX Part 1

I’ve sometimes been asked how we come up with the ideas for our project builds.  Somehow the ideas just seem to find us, and being one who is willing to try most things we play with the idea until it either materializes or it becomes too absurd to pursue anymore.  To show more how the … Read More

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