2015

10

Feb

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Pivot Mach 6 Carbon “XXTR”

“Super light” and “long travel” are two attributes typically not used to describe the same bike. Given our reputation for the former, we wanted to see what we could do to change that. We considered this a special build; not one for the “oohs and aahs” of the showroom floor, but rather a bike built … Read More

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27

Jan

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Absolute Black Direct Mount Chainrings

Absolute Black’s direct mount chainrings are an excellent choice for replacing your chainring or converting your bike to a 1 x 9, 10, or 11 speed drive train. Precision machining of the tooth profiles gives extremely reliable chain retention without the use of chain tensioners or guides. This holds the chain on the chainring during … Read More

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27

Jan

18.7 Lamere Fat Bike

World’s Lightest Fat Bike, 18.7 pounds

Fat bikes aren’t generally thought of as light weight race bikes. In fact, most people who have ridden them will say that they are super fun to ride, but you almost never hear the words light, fast, or nimble used when describing these specialty bikes. For years, I had personally said that because I didn’t … Read More

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20

Jan

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Race Face Cinch Cranksets

With their new Cinch lineup, Race Face embraces two modern developments in bottom bracket and crankset design, 30 mm diameter aluminum spindles and wide bearing stance, combining them into one sensible standard. The bicycle industry has generally embraced these two design principles as an evolution of BB30 with the BB386 EVO standard, though Race Face’s … Read More

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16

Jan

Tune Skyline rims laced to Mack track hubs using Sapim CX-ray spokes.

Lightweight Fixed Gear Wheelset

Recently we were able to source a set of the ultra elusive Tune Skyline rims for this extremely light fixed gear wheelset. Obviously with a rim this light sourcing an equally light hub was essential and for this we turned to Mack Hubs and their offerings. Finally, we went with the stronger CX-Ray spoke vs … Read More

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13

Jan

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Road Crank Test 2.2.0

Having just finished up our previous crank test we hadn’t planned on doing another so quickly. However once we got our PF30 shell installed in the fixture we were excited to see how the SISL crank in particular would do. Before moving on I’d like to take a moment to give huge thanks to Rob … Read More

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2014

31

Dec

Tune 45/170 hubs laced to SES 3.4 rims using Pilar Titanium Spokes

ENVE 3.4 Lightweight Wheels

We get a fair amount of questions regarding the elusive “all around” wheel set. A wheel set that will be good for climbing, flats and the occasional criterium. Obviously there’s no perfect set for everyone but there’s no denying that these ENVE 3.4 clincher wheels have a broad appeal to any discerning velophile. The combination … Read More

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16

Dec

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Colnago C60 Super Record

This is the third Colnago C60 we’ve built recently, and so far is our favourite. Personally I’m not always a fan of black on black, but in this case it works really well and is an elegant execution for black on black bikes. If this isn’t your style maybe the White on Black Colnago Italian … Read More

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10

Dec

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Festka XCr Stainless

When we discussed ideas for the relaunch of our blog, which you’re currently reading, one idea kept coming up. That idea was that while we wanted to showcase what we do here at Fair Wheel Bikes, we also wanted to show things that impress and inspire us. That idea brings us to this build from … Read More

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