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Old 03-26-21, 12:41 PM
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Fairlight Faran

This is interesting:

https://fairlightcycles.com/faran/fa...v=79cba1185463

10 frame sizes!!! (5 "lengths", with a regular and tall at each length).

Tire clearance is a little behind the times, stated to be 700x42, and they're still using QR dropouts?

But the high stack tall sizes are very attractive to me.
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The regular and tall options for each size are pretty cool. Wish more bike mfgs would offer this. I know Trek sort of does it.
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Interesting they don't go smaller than a 51.
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I dig it but they should have included what a complete bike might look like.
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Originally Posted by tdilf
I dig it but they should have included what a complete bike might look like.
They have a Bike Gallery option in their menu, which leads to their flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fairlightcycles/albums
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Originally Posted by tyrion
This is interesting:

https://fairlightcycles.com/faran/fa...v=79cba1185463

10 frame sizes!!! (5 "lengths", with a regular and tall at each length).

Tire clearance is a little behind the times, stated to be 700x42, and they're still using QR dropouts?

But the high stack tall sizes are very attractive to me.
https://fairlightcycles.com/product/...v=79cba1185463

The Faran 2.0 is thru axle. The 1.0, what you linked, is an old model.

Tire clearance on the 2.0 is 700x47 or 650x58 if you run a 2x crank. If you go 1x, then it takes even larger tires.



I have a 61t Secan and love it. Quality built with a mix of nicely welded front triangle and brazed rear triangle, easy cable routing, good tubing, and great geometry.
My gravel bike is ridden on gravel roads, so I like it to be similar to my road bikes just with wider tires since it's ridden on roads. The geometry is similar to my road bikes, at least much more similar than most modern gravel bikes. I dont need something that's super slack to ride unpaved roads abd this nails it.

Plus Dom, the Fairlight designer, was a blast to email back and forth with about bike design and geometry choices.

Cool brand.
Check out the Faran 2.0 since it addresses both complaints.
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Originally Posted by tdilf
I dig it but they should have included what a complete bike might look like.
https://fairlightcycles.com/product/...v=79cba1185463

They use a downloadable lookbook. Scroll halfway down the page.
It's definitely a different approach from just having full builds on the main page.
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