Kindred Cycles is happy to announce that we have accepted our first shipment of bikes. We have partnered with Fairdale Bikes out of Austin Texas to bring their unique line of commuter focused bikes to the Pittsburgh market. These bikes are super rad and we are very excited to carry them in the store. Katharine and myself both have a soft spot for cool city bikes that are meant to last and we think Fairdale is really hitting the mark with their line. They focus on making bicycles that are functional, durable, great values, and most of all fun. Our goal has alway been to sell bikes that we ourselves like and would want to ride and with these bike we feel Fairdale hit the nail on the head. These are bikes we want to put our friends and families on and that is exactly what we plan on doing.
The Weekender OG pictured below is pretty much the reason we decided to pick up Fairdale. This bike may be the perfect Pittsburgh commuter with its sweet butted chromoly frame (fender and rack braze-ons of course), Avid disc brakes, durable double walled rims with sealed bearing hubs, super comfortable riding position, and the 1X9 Sram drivetrain that has all the gears you need but none of the complexity you don't. They even ship with sweet Continental flat protectant tires! As an added bonus they look really good too. I am pretty sure I will be buying one of these myself for my daily commute to the shop so keep posted for a full review sometime in the spring or early summer.
We are chugging along to get this shop open for spring but should you have any questions about the bikes prior to our official opening feel free to shoot us an email.