Posted by Lucas Winzenburg
UK-based Fairlight Cycles just announced the updated version 2 of their Faran adventure rig, which looks to be even more versatile and utilitarian than its predecessor. The new Fairlight Faran 2.0 boasts incredible attention to detail and packs in a ton of bikepacking-friendly features, including an updated geometry that further balances unloaded agility and loaded stability, big tire clearance, lots of mounts throughout, internal dynamo routing, and more.
The Faran’s Reynolds steel frame is made in Europe and composed of a mix of carefully selected and custom formed tubing. Fairlight’s proportional geometry lets riders pick between regular and tall versions of their full run of 51cm to 61cm sizes, for a total of 10 size options.
Fairlight Faran 2.0 Features
- Three-pack mounts on fork
- Internal dynamo routing on frame/fork
- Three sets of bottle bosses
- Front and rear rack mounts
- Fender mounts
- Clearance for 650B x 58mm or 700c x 45mm tires (conservatively)
- Bentley x Fairlight 142x12mm flat-mount dropouts
- Front and rear Fairlight axles
- Fairlight 3d printed cable guide
- 68mm threaded BB shell
- 27.2mm seatpost
Complete pricing rages from £1,999 ($2,620) for a Shimano GRX 600 build to £3,249 ($4,255) for Shimano GRX 800 DI2 build. In total, there are six Shimamo build options to choose from in 1x, 2x, mechanical, and electronic. Framesets are available for £899 ($1,180). Note that all of these prices include a 20% VAT, which would not apply to bikes or framesets shipping to the US, so US-based buyers would pay $2,096, $3,404, and $944 for the options listed here, respectively. The first Farans will start shipping in mid-September.
Fairlight Faran 2.0 Geometry
See the complete geometry chart from Fairlight Cycles below: