2015

01

Sep

Handlebar_testing

Mtb Handlebar Testing V1.0

In the past year we’ve done deflection testing on cranks, stems and road handlebars.  Now it’s time to introduce the Mtb handlebar testing.  For this first round of testing we’ve tested 50 different handlebars.  While each model may not be unique each one does have unique characteristics.  For example we may have tested the same … Read More

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07

Jul

Our Jig

Stem Review Updated: 6 new stems added

The stem review has been updated with 6 new stems added.  Bontrager XXX, Control Tech Titanium, Extralite Hyperstem, FSA SL-K, Mcfk Carbon and Ritchey Superlogic Carbon 260.  The addition of these 6 stems brings the test total to 25 stems. Complete test with results can be found here    

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17

Jun

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Lightweight ENVE M60 Handbuilt Wheelset

If you’re looking for a wheelset that offers confidence on the downhills but is lightweight enough to pedal uphill all day check out this setup of Aivee hubs, Enve rims and Pillar spokes. Built for our Pivot “XXTR” bike this wheelset received a little special treatment to trim a few grams. Enve rims for their … Read More

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12

Jun

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Chris King Apple Green Disc, Hed Belgium C2+

If you’re looking for the ultimate gravel grinder or Cyclocross wheelset there’s really no reason to look any further than HED Belgium+ rims laced to a Chris King R45 Disc hubset.  Unquestionably, this particular setup is functionally and aesthetically one of the best heavy duty 700c wheelsets out there. The black rims and subtle logoing … Read More

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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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