One of the first Fairdales that we ever made was the Weekender. We envisioned a “light-tourer” that would work as a weekday commuter and a weekend getaway machine.
Over the years we have refined the Weekender, but its focus has stayed the same. The riding position is comfortable for the long haul or an evening ride. The shifting is wonderfully simple to use, and the disc brakes get a nice power-boost from our own Linear Slic Kables, made for us by Odyssey®.
The Weekender has a redesigned geometry to work with 27.5 x 2.0” tires, and also leaves plenty of space for compatibility with 700c wheels if you ever feel like changing it up.
Available in X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, and X-Large sizes.
X-Small: 4’11 – 5’4″ height
Small: 5’2″ 5’7″ height
Medium: 5’7″ – 5’10” height
Large: 5’9″ – 6’1″ height
X-Large: 6’1″+ height
Sizing is approximate. Please consult with your local bike shop to assist with fit.
Frame: 100% Chromoly, Disc, w/Rack and Fender mounts (M/L/XL 700c Compatible)
Fork: 100% Chromoly. One-piece machined steerer tube
Handlebar: Fairdale Archer v3, Aluminum
Stem: 80mm, Forged Aluminum (60mm on XS)
Headset: FSA, Sealed Integrated, 45º/45º
Brake Lever: Avid FR5
Brake: Avid BB5
Grips: Fairdale Swan
Saddle: Fairdale Logo Seat
Seat Post: Micro adjust, 27.2mm
Seat Clamp: Fairdale, 30mm
Cranks: FSA Vero Pro 1X NW (XS/S =165mm, M=170mm, L/XL=175mm)
Chainwheel: 42t Narrow-Wide
BB Parts: FSA
Pedals: Odyssey Twisted PC
Rims: 27.5″/650b, 32-Hole, Aluminum, Double Wall, Pinned Rim, Tubeless ready
Front Hub: Sealed Bearings, 32-H, Alum. Shell, Disc Brake Mount, w/Allen Skewer Axle
Rear Hub: Sealed Bearings, 32-H, Alum. Shell, Disc Brake Mount, w/Allen Skewer Axle
Tires: Continental Dbl Fighter III, 27.5″/650b x 2.0 (27.5” x 1.65” Maxxis Overdrive on XS/S)
Chain: KMC X9
Driver: 11-36t, 9 -Speed
R. Shift Lever: SRAM X5 Trigger, 9-Speed
R. Derailleur: SRAM X5 Long Cage, 9-Speed
Shift Cable: Fairdale
|Size||XS (50cm)||S (52cm)||M (55cm)||L (58cm)||XL (58cm)|
|Top Tube (Effective)||505mm||523mm||545mm||579mm||602cm|
|Top Tube (Actual)||487mm||505mm||532mm||559mm||585mm|
|Seat Tube (BB Center to TT Top)||401mm||454mm||485mm||533mm||576mm|
(BB Center to TT Center)
|Seat Tube Angle||74.5°||74°||73°||73°||73°|
|Head Tube Length||115mm||120mm||122mm||142mm||163mm|
|Head Tube Angle||70°||70°||71°||72.5°||72.5°|
|Chain Stay Length||415mm||415mm||440mm||440mm||440mm|
|BB Type||English 68||English 68||English 68||English 68||English 68|
|Approx. Max Tire Width 27.5″/650b||47mm||47mm||54mm||54mm||54mm|
|Approx. Max Tire Width 29″/700c||N/A||N/A||53mm||53mm||53mm|
*Specs subject to change without notice.
Welcome to Fairdale 2021! We’re excited to share all of our new bikes with you.
We are continuing to build on our goal to make great bikes for people who are seeking out the simple pleasure of just getting out there to enjoy a ride without any hassles or lofty expectations. Reliability, ease-of-maintenance, and fun are always the key starting points for our new lines. You can expect to see thoughtful touches employed throughout that have helped us to achieve our goals again.
An all-new model that you’ll be sure to notice is the Macaroni 24. This is a simple and reliable 24” design for kids 7-12 years old that is based on our original 20” Macaroni. These bikes are a joy to ride, and as always, they are easy for kids to maintain. You’ll also find freshly redesigned Flyers and Tajs that have been built around using rugged and fun 27.5” wheels. Our Lookfars and Flyers will be running on smooth SRAM 1x 8-speed shifting and have that familiar Fairdale styling that is sure to turn heads.
Some of our long-running favorites like the Weekender Archer and Nomad make use of bold new finishes on functional and adaptable frame designs. They can easily fit bigger tires and different wheel sizes. The Express is a classic, and it returns in a beautiful new finish with the stress-free simplicity we’re all fond of. Just like the rest of our 2021 lineup, it will leave you with an ear-to-ear smile every time you pedal out to town.
Built to last, we know that you’re going to love riding the new Fairdales. Have a great ride!