Thats right! The rumors are true, Fairdale Bicycles will be sold through Full Factory Distribution!! We at Full Factory are more than excited to carry the Fairdale line. As avid cyclists ourselves, having more bikes under our roof to offer to our customers is something we take pride in. Although BMX plays a major roll in all of our lives, it is just one piece to our cycling puzzle. In case you are not familiar with Fairdale, check out the Fairdale blog here.
Read more to see what Fairdale owner, Taj Mihelich, has to say about his brand new bike company!!
Fairdale straight from the horse’s mouth:
“Fairdale is the brand for all my friends who ask me what kind of bike they should get just for riding around town. In the past, I always struggled to find a good answer for them. So many bikes are too focused on racing, extremeness, trends, are dorky looking or just bogged down with too much flakey technology. On the other hand, BMX, with its simple functionality, has taught me that the technology of a bike rarely increases the fun of riding it.
The drop bar version of the Fairdale Parser Express.
It has been my experience that the simplicity of a bicycle is actually the magic of it. Who wants a bicycle that is too complicated to maintain without the help of a mechanic, or too “raced” out to be comfortable for a leisurely after dinner cruise? And how many people really need a carbon fiber space ship bike just to have a fun day pedaling or to get to school on? Fairdale is my opportunity to design bikes based on my 30+ years of experience and my love for simple and reliable bikes. As a bonus, I also get to work with the Odyssey design and engineering team, whose capabilities have been proven for a long time now.
Arriving this spring the first Fairdale model will be the Parser. This single speed road bike will come in both a drop bar configuration and a riser bar set up. Not intended to be the latest fashion accessory these practical bikes have front and rear rack mounts, room for wider tires and fenders. Made from reliable, trustworthy and affordable double butted chromoly steel, the frame and fork are light and durable. The components are spec’d with what we would ride if we built them ourselves (because we did) and every effort has been made to keep the bikes affordable and easy to maintain. Simple things like flat protected tires and common sized, proven parts can make such a difference in how much time you can actually spend riding your bike instead of fixing it.
This is the front view of the Parser. Nice clean and simple head tube badge.
We also have a few other models planned:
-A mixed-style 700c cruiser with a more relaxed riding position, fenders, and rack standard.
-A simple 26 inch wheeled single speed all around ultra affordable-adaptable bike.
-My personal bike; a 29 inch BMX cruiser, perfect for a chilling ride around town or on a trail with the occasional curb hop thrown in.
-Whatever else we feel like doing. Austin is such a bicycle city that we have endless inspiration.
Also, for my skateboarding friends, I just completed the prototyping of a cool pannier rack that will hold a skateboard for easy transportation. I realize the irony that my BMX friends will see in me making a big-wheeled bike with a skateboard on it! Ha ha. I love it!”
Here is the Parser Black, built up with a flat bar and the Fairdale skateboard rack.
There is plenty of foot clearance with the skateboard installed on the rack!
So there you have it. A new brand of bikes based on simplicity. Who doesn’t like a simple functioning bicycle? If you have any questions on pricing, availability, size options or anything else you can think of Fairdale related, give us a call. We would love to hear feedback from all of you on the phone.