BMX legend Taj Mihelich has posted on the Odyssey blog that he’s just received samples of ‘Fairdale Bikes’, a ‘personal project’ run with the support of Odyssey.
Mihelich states on the blog: "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 a-to-b bikes will be built from butted chromoly steel for both the frame and fork and additions, such as mudguards front and rear and cargo racks, are promised.
Tucked within the blog there’s even what BikeBiz believes to be a world first in the carrier rack market – a skateboard pannier rack.
Mihelich highlights the following as models he sees going into production in the future:
-A mixed-style 700c cruiser with a more relaxed riding position, fenders and rack as standard.
-A simple 26-inch wheeled single speed all around ultra affordable-adaptable bike.
-Taj’s 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.
If you’ve got a spare five minutes to kill and are a Taj fan, check out his quirky section in Odyssey’s Electronical here.