Back in August, London-based Fairlight Cycles released version 2.0 of the Faran, their versatile Reynolds steel frame created for bikepacking and all-road riding. The new Fairlight Faran 2.0 has a lot of thoughtful details and bikepacking-friendly features, including clearance for 650B x 58mm or 700c x 45mm tires, internal dynamo routing on frame/fork, front and rear rack/fender mounts, and loads of mounts, including three-pack mounts on the fork. The new Faran comes in two colors, Woodland Green or Winter Bracken, with some gorgeous graphics. To launch the bike, they worked with six different bikepacking bag makers to come up with six variations on ways the Faran 2.0 could be set up. Find the details on three of our favorites below.
Fairlight Faran x Straightcut Design
This build features a GRX800 1x drivetrain and is set up for more dedicated off-road riding. The Winter Bracken color frame is rolling on 650b Hope Fortus wheels and Continental Race King 2.2” tires. It also gets a dynamo hub, SON Edelux II light, and dedicated rear light mounted at the drive-side dropout. The full soft bag kit was made by Edinburgh, Scotland-based bag maker Straightcut Design with dark MultiCam X-Pac fabric. Other highlights include a black Hope headset and seat clamp.
Fairlight Faran x Road Runner Bags
For this off-road-centric build, Fairlight Cycles partnered with Los Angeles-based Road Runner Bags. This one is in the Woodland Green color with a GRX600 1x drivetrain, again with Hope Fortus wheels and Conti Race King 2.2” tires. Other features include an orange Hope headset and seat clamp. The bag kit includes Roadrunner’s Bouy fork bags mounted to King Cage Many Things Cages and a Middle Earth Jammer front bag. Road Runner chose a rust colored Cordura fabric as a nice bold contrast to the green paint.
Fairlight Faran x Wizard Works
This Winter Bracken build features a GRX600 2x drivetrain with 90s splatter paint themed bags by fellow London-based makers, Wizard Works. The bike features a Nitto M18 rack supporting a Wald basket and Wizard Works’ Alakazam basket bag. Other bags include the Shazam saddle bag with a Carradice bagman support, a Voila feed bag, and a prototype frame bag. The bike rolls on WTB KOM Light/105 wheelset with WTB Riddler 44mm tires.
Learn about all the specs and find details on the Faran 2.0 in our Dispatch news post, and find these builds and more on Instagram @FairlightCycles. Three additional builds were made in collaboration (from left to right, below) with Restrap Bags, Gramm Tourpacking, and Apidura.
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