Fairlight Cycles recently revealed the latest version of its Faran steel bike – a model that's built to go virtually anywhere – and we managed to sit down with designer Dom Thomas to get all the juicy details.
The Fairlight Faran was originally designed as an adventure frameset, capable of tackling massive multi-day bikepacking trips, audax rides, commuting and just about anything else you wanted to do. The 2.0 version retains that focus with some changes to the geometry that focus on the front end.
You've still got the choice between two geometries in each size with a regular fit for general riding and a tall fit for a more upright position.
The Faran 2.0 features a huge number of mounting points for bags, racks, bottle cages and just about anything else that you want to take with you. Dom talks us through the Faran 2.0's intended purpose as well as revealing the thinking behind individual features of the frameset.
So grab a cup of tea and a slice of cake (it is Friday) and settle down for what is an incredibly interesting chat.
Son of a Marathon runner, Nephew of a National 24hr Champion, the racing genetics have completely passed him by. After joining the road.cc staff in 2016 as a reviewer, Liam quickly started writing feature articles and news pieces. After a little time living in Canada, where he spent most of his time eating poutine, Liam returned with the launch of DealClincher, taking over the Editor role at the start of 2018. At the weekend, Liam can be found racing on the road both in the UK and abroad, though he prefers the muddy fields of cyclocross. To date, his biggest race win is to the front of the cafe queue.