Fairdale Bikes’ R&D department – video

Pallet bikes, stunts and a fat corgi: life inside an urban bike design dept

Bike brands usually guard their R&D programmes with Fort Knox-levels of security – not Fairdale though, and we think they might have revealed a little too much about bikes that have failed.


The urban bike specialists from Austin, granted full access in a YouTube video released last week.

It’s not R&D so much as some very impressive stunt work on improvised wooden tandems, bikes with roller blades and skateboard for wheels.

It’s precarious stuff, but we particularly like the bike made out of a wooden cargo pallet.

Brighten your Monday evening and check it out here:

Fairdale’s r&d dept: pushing wooden bike design to its limits

Video: Fairdale’s R&D dept – pushing wooden bike design to its limits