2015

20

Apr

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English McFetridge Project build

This project was almost 2 years in the making.  The idea was to build a bike that could do double duty as a CX bike but also as a city/commuter bike.  During the week the bike is fitted with large slick road tires and fenders, but on the weekend, drop the fenders and switch to … Read More

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20

Apr

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Skewer Review Version 2.1

It’s been two years since we’ve updated the skewer review, which made this seem like a good time to re-visit it and see what’s changed.    We’ve dropped a couple skewers and added a few more as well as updated ones that are still current. Skewers are an often overlooked component on the bike, even … Read More

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26

Mar

Read about our first Ace complete bike build.

Ritte’s Ace in the Hole

Ritte’s Ace, it’s new flagship model, will give you a card up your sleeve for your next ride or race. After riding several previous Ritte models we were naturally eager to get our hands on a frame and give it a turn of the pedals. The frame utilizes an identical geometry to its popular predecessor, the Vlaanderen, a … Read More

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18

Mar

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Parlee Altum X-wing

Parlee’s new Altum is an amazing example of the companies ability to think outside the box and step out of its comfort zone. This custom painted Altum, lovingly dubbed the X-Wing, is a beautiful example of Parlee’s forward thinking designs. Ultimately though, despite all of its updated technologies and modern shape, the X-Wing is focused … Read More

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05

Mar

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A Breakdown of ENVE’s New SES 4.5 Rims

It will probably come as no surprise that we here at FairWheel are huge fans of ENVE.  Some of our favorite wheels are built using ENVE 3.4 and ENVE 6.7 rims.  However we’ve always struggled with a feeling that while each of those are great at certain things, neither one of them really nails it … Read More

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03

Mar

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Ritte Snob, A Stainless Affair

The Ritte Snob… is a snob. With its finely polished and tastefully painted nose turned up at “plastic” bikes everywhere, it’s classically elegant in a way that only steel can be. The paint is tastefully minimal, with bold lines and colors that don’t take too much attention away from its polished steel rear-end. Even the … Read More

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23

Feb

Shimano Di2 Synchro Shift for road bikes?

So before we even begin to try and tackle this subject, let’s just jump straight to the main question; can I have sequential shifting on my road bike? If you’re reading this only to find out the answer to that question, let me save you a bit of trouble and answer that question up front: No, you … Read More

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17

Feb

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ENVE 25 Clincher Extralite

While it may have taken them their sweet time in providing it to the public, ENVE has been hard at work building one of the best low-profile carbon hoops on the market. Not only did they build a superbly lightweight and stiff rim, they matched the superb heat dissipation of deep section rims. Which in … Read More

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12

Feb

TURN Cranksets By Praxis

Within the cycling industry, it’s somewhat rare to see manufacturers develop mid-­level “workhorse” components rather than expensive, attention-­grabbing products that few riders can truly afford. Most often, we see these over-­marketed high end pieces developed, tested, and released, then only years later does that technology “trickle down” to a more affordable bracket. Thankfully, the forging … Read More

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