The Fairlight Secan 2.0 features oodles of tyre clearance and delightfully neat dynamo light integration

New Cempa fork also introduced

Fairlight Secan 2.0

Hot on the heels of its Faran 2.0 all-rounder, launched a couple of weeks ago, UK steel bike maker Fairlight has introduced an update of its classy-looking Secan gravel bike.


The Secan 2.0 is constructed from a mix of Reynolds 853 and 853-Double Zone Butted steel tubing that’s made in Birmingham and assembled in Europe, with Bentley x Fairlight flat-mount dropouts and a Reynolds 4130 rear triangle. There’s a 68mm threaded bottom-bracket shell.

You can fit front and rear mudguards, a rear rack and three bottle cages to the bike. With a 1x setup, there’s clearance for 50mm tyres on 700c rims or 57mm tyres on 650b wheels. Add ‘guards and the clearance stands at a still-substantial 45mm and 55mm. A 2x Ultegra configuration drops that a bit, but the bike will still accept at least a 42mm tyre with a compact chainset and ‘guards.

Like the Faran 2.0, the Secan 2.0 frame comes in sizes from 51cm up to 61cm, and in both regular and tall geometry options. Take a look at the Secan 2.0 Lookbook to see what’s on offer.

New dynamo routing and fork

Ported over from the Faran 2.0 is internal routing for a dynamo tail-light, mounted on either the left or right rear dropout. The Secan 2.0 also comes in a new deep orange colour option, adding to the deep blue and black offered previously for the Secan.

Also new is Fairlight’s raw carbon Cempa 2.0 fork. It’s got loads of tyre clearance for gravel and adventure use. The new design adds three bolts for mounting luggage on the legs and there’s internal routing for a dynamo cable, as well as a host of smaller mods.

The fork is available separately, priced at £449 and is compatible with the original Secan – owners of that bike get a discount on the new design.

Fairlight Secan 2.0
From bikepacking duties to winter road riding, the Secan 2.0 can be built up to suit many different roles.

You can buy the Secan 2.0 as a frameset from £1,199, and in Shimano GRX builds starting with GRX600 for £2,249 up to a GRX800 Di2 setup at around £3,400. There’s a wide range of spec options that you can select at order.

Availability varies by size from February 2021 to April 2021. With a limited stock of unsold frames, Fairlight suggests placing a deposit of £500 early if you want to secure a bike.

Fairlight Secan 2.0 example spec

Fairlight Secan 2.0
New bikes are due to start shipping in February 2021.
  • Frame: Secan 2.0 Reynolds 853 steel
  • Fork: Cempa 2.0 Disc carbon
  • Groupset: Shimano GRX 800 1x
  • Gear ratios: 40t, 11-42t
  • Wheels: Hope 20Five RS4 700c (non-dynamo)
  • Tyres: WTB Raddler 700 x 44mm
  • Brakes: Shimano GRX hydraulic disc, 160mm rotors
  • Bars: FSA Adventure compact alloy
  • Stem: FSA Energy
  • Seatpost: FSA SL-K carbon 27.2mm
  • Saddle: Fabric Scoop Shallow Elite
  • Price: £2,699
  • Availability: From February 2021