Fairlight Cycles was created between Dom from Wold Cycles and Jon from Swift Cycles to build elegant, thoughtfully conceived bicycles, designed for UK riding. Dom was a designer at Genesis for a few years where among other designs he created the Volare, a road frameset for pro level racing.
Working in conjunction with Reynolds Dom was able to use tubing that met the stiffness and weight requirements for racing using custom drawn Reynolds 953. We’ve covered some of Dom’s designs before with his own brand of bikes and it’s fair to say he has a real and trusted ability to design bikes designed for a specific purpose.
Strael is an all season disc road bike built from a mix of custom Reynolds 853 and 631 tubing capable of running 33c tyres. Fully compatible with guards and a rack and Firelight designed custom carbon fork. Interestingly there are dynamo and guard mounts on the fork. Available in 9 sizes, 3 colours and 4 builds starting from £899.
Faran is disc brake equipped frame designed around 42c tyres and uses a steel fork to take on some adventure touring. Reynolds 631 and reliable 4130 steel is used for the frame with similar shapes to the Strael. The fork uses tapered legs and offset forward facing dropouts for disc brake compatibility. Not only is the Faran designed to take large tyres it will accept the 650×47/50 road plus standard. The Faran is available in 10 sizes, 3 colours and 3 builds starting from £599.
Both frames are available in two geometries, regular and tall. Regular being designed to be lower at the front and longer and tall to be higher at the front and shorter.
Fairlight Cycles are off to a fantastic start, hopefully we will have some hands-on feedback soon.