The Faran is all about utility and versatility; road plus, commuting, gravel rides, audax, randonneuring with a small front rack, or touring with front panniers. It is the sort of bike that you will become very attached to as you rack up the miles together. As the seasons and years pass, racks and cages will be bolted on or taken off, wheels & tyre sizes will be experimented with; its form, capability and loading capacity will evolve to reflect your riding style. I think on some level every cyclist has the desire for self sufficiency and escape and it’s this idea which drives the utilitarian design ethos of the Faran.

The steel fork is a ‘commitment to utility’ and it has mounts for every rack and cage set-up you can imagine. Some folks just love the ride quality of a steel fork and rightly so. The low-mid trail geometry (see the Design Notes) means it handles well with a front load such as a rando bag and/or panniers, but ride it unloaded and it feels agile and precise [think Strael handling but with big tyres] so it’s perfect for a ‘road plus’ build.  The seat tube length is similar to the Strael, so less compact than the Secan; that means more room for frame bags and more of a classic flat..ish top tube aesthetic. The Faran benefits from all the tubing technology developed for the Secan, but the ‘non-heat treated’ Reynolds 631 material (vs. heat treated 853), combined with the steel fork results in a lower price. It is a fantastic product and the most versatile frameset we make.

The Faran 2.5 is our latest evolution. The main changes vs the 2.0 are the introduction of the Bentley x Fairlight Mk.2 dropouts, increased tyre clearance (now compatible with a 27.5 x 2.4 tyre), heat-treated chainstays & seatstays, size specific tubes for sizes 61R & 61T.




Bikepacking.com Review – “There’s a whole lot to love about the Faran 2.0, which all points back to good design on many levels! Anyone looking for an all-road, utility-forward rig that’s equally at home as a randonneur, light touring bike, commuter, or gravel-bikepacker would likely love Fairlight’s Faran 2.0.” – CLICK HERE TO READ

Adventure Cyclist Review – “Simply put, the Faran exhibited unmatched ride quality. It still felt fast and springy, but the level of compliance and comfort I experienced was nothing short of remarkable…It’s as if Fairlight created the perfect touring frame.” – CLICK HERE TO READ

Bikepacking.com – Editor’s personal build – “I can cut to the chase and confirm that I have zero regrets about buying the Faran 2.0. It delivered on all of its promises, and I never once felt limited by it, whether on a weeklong trip through the French Alps, a 300-kilometer brevet from the Baltic Sea down to Berlin, or one of many mixed-terrain day rides and overnighters. It shines when loaded up; just point it and go!” – CLICK HERE TO READ

Advntr.cc – 9.5/10 – “You can see why Fairlight have been so successful. Having had the privilege of riding one for half a year, I can certainly see why. If I was looking to invest in a new steel frameset for off-road riding with strong touring and bikepacking capability, this would be top of my list.” CLICK HERE TO READ

Road.cc9/10 – “Excellent bikepacking and touring machine that loves being loaded up and pointed at the wilderness. If you’re looking for a dedicated bikepacking or touring bike then the Fairlight Cycles Faran 2.0 should be on your list.” CLICK HERE TO READ






The lookbook is the best way to view the Faran 2.0. It contains beautiful images of the framesets and full build options.




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  1. Current availability dates are shown here
  2. Allocate your frameset by selecting your size and build options. Pay your £750 deposit. Please note the deposit is refundable up until the point we begin your build.
  3. We will send you an email confirming your order and build slot.
  4. You will be emailed an invoice link approx 3 weeks before your build is due. The balance must be paid in full no later than one week (7 days) prior to your allocated build slot.
  5. Your Faran 2.0 will be delivered to you by TNT (UK) or DHL (International). More shipping info, including pricing, can be found here


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Find your fit by using our fit guide here

The frame geometry is here



Front triangle measurements and safe strap zones for frame bags can be found here



  • Tubes made in Birmingham, England. Frames hand-built in Taiwan
  • Reynolds 631 bulge butted seat tube for 27.2 post.
  • Relieved and machined 4130 headtube.
  • Custom butted and formed Reynolds 631/631-DZB front triangle.
  • Custom 0.8/0.5./0.8 Reynolds 631 top tube. 20 x 30mm oval. 25 x 32mm oval on size 61R & 61T.
  • Custom 1.0/0.8/0.5/0.8 Reynolds 631 Gravel DZB (Double Zonal Butted) down tube. 30 x 40mm bi-oval.
  • Custom formed heat-treated 4130 rear end. 19mm round chainstays @ 0.8mm wall thickness.
  • Custom shaped heat-treated 4130 14mm non-taper seat stays @ 0.8mm wall thickness. 16mm x 0.8mm on sizes 61R & 61T.
  • Faran 2.0 steel fork – 100x12mm thru axle. Flat mount. Mounts for rando rack, lowriders and adventure cages. Internal dynamo wire routing. Mudguard mounts. Dynamo lamp mount.
  • Bentley x Fairlight Mk.2 142x12mm flat-mount dropouts.
  • Front and rear Fairlight axles.
  • Fairlight 3d printed cable guide.
  • Di2 compatible.
  • Internal routing for rear dynamo lamps. Drive and non-drive mounting options. See design notes.
  • Front and rear mudguard mounts.
  • Rear rack mounts
  • 3 sets of bottle bosses
  • Tyre clearance with 1x (based on actual measured tyre width) – 650 x 60 or 700 x 50
  • Tyre clearance with 1x and mudguards – 650×55 or 700×45
  • Tyre clearance with 2x – 650 x 57 or 700 x 47
  • Tyre clearance with 2x and mudguards – 650 x 48 or 700 x 42
  • Note: Tyre heights can vary depending on tread pattern and brand. Rim widths can also have a significant effect on tyre height. As well as this front derailleurs can vary in size. So the above measurements are a guide only. They are based on CAD drawing information and actual physical tests with a range of tyres.
  • 68mm threaded BB shell.
  • Compatible with 50Tx34T max double or 44T max single.
  • 28.6mm band on front derailleur.
  • 29.8mm or 30.0mm seat clamp.
  • 27.2mm seatpost.
  • Maximum 160m disc rotors front and rear.
  • Standard 1 1/8″ Headset.  SHIS Identification EC34/28.6 | EC34/30.
  • Frame & fork are phosphate dipped and ED coated for anti-corrosion protection.

Additional information


51R, 51T, 54R, 54T, 56R, 56T, 58R, 58T, 61R, 61T


Midnight Blue (with copper decals), Moss (with copper decals), Winter Bracken


Shimano GRX 600 1x 11 speed, Shimano GRX 610 1x 12 speed, Shimano GRX 610 2x 12 speed, Shimano GRX 820 1x 12 speed, Shimano GRX 820 2x 12 speed, Shimano GRX 800 Di2 1x 11 speed, Shimano GRX 825 Di2 2x 12 speed


FSA Orbit X headset & alloy seatclamp (standard on all builds), Hope headset & seatclamp – Black, Hope headset & seatclamp – Silver, Hope headset & seatclamp – Orange, Hope headset & seatclamp – Purple, Hope headset & seatclamp – Red, Hope headset & seatclamp – Blue, Hope headset & seatclamp – Bronze, Chris King – Black, Chris King – Black & Gold, Chris King – Silver, Chris King – Matte Mango, Chris King – 3D Violet, Chris King – Matte Turquoise


700C – DT Swiss G 1800 (standard on GRX 610 700c builds), 700C – Hope RX24 Pro5 Centre Lock – Black (standard on GRX 820 700c builds), 700C – Hope RX24 Pro5 Centre Lock – Silver, 700C – Hope RX24 Pro5 Centre Lock – Orange, 700C – Hope RX24 Pro5 Centre Lock – Purple, 700C – Hope RX24 Pro5 Centre Lock – Red, 700C – Hope RX24 Pro5 Centre Lock – Blue, 700C – Hope RX24 Pro5 Centre Lock – Bronze, 700C – Hope RX24 Pro5 with SON Deluxe Dynamo, 700C – Hunt 35 Carbon Gravel, 700C – DT Swiss GRC 1400 Spline 42mm, 650B – DT Swiss G 1800 (standard on GRX 610 650b builds), 650B – Hope Fortus 26w Pro5 – Black (standard on GRX 820 650b builds), 650B – Hope Fortus 26w Pro5 – Silver, 650B – Hope Fortus 26w Pro5 – Orange, 650B – Hope Fortus 26w Pro5 – Purple, 650B – Hope Fortus 26w Pro5 – Red, 650B – Hope Fortus 26w Pro5 – Blue, 650B – Hope Fortus 26w Pro5 – Bronze, 650B – Hope Fortus 26w Pro5 with SON 28 Dynamo, 650B – Hunt Carbon Adventure Gravel, 650B – DT Swiss GRC 1400 Spline 42mm


700C – Panaracer Gravel King X1 TLR Tanwall 45mm (standard on all 700c builds), 700C – Panaracer Gravel King Slick Tanwall 38mm, 700C – Continental Terra Speed Protection Black/Brown 45mm, 700C – Continental GP Urban Black/Brown 35mm, 650B – Panaracer Gravel King Slick Tanwall 48mm, 650B – Panaracer Gravel King SK Tanwall 48mm (standard on all 650b builds), 650B – Continental Terra Hardpack 2.0", 650B – Continental Race King Protection 2.2"

Stem length

60mm, 70mm, 80mm (recommended on 51R, 51T), 90mm (recommended on 54R, 54T), 100mm (recommended on 56R, 56T, 58R, 58T), 110mm (recommended on 61R, 61T), 120mm, 130mm

Bar width

380mm c-c, 400mm c-c (recommended on 51R, 51T), 420mm c-c (recommended on 54R, 54T, 56R, 56T), 440mm c-c (recommended on 58R, 58T, 61R, 61T), 460mm c-c

Crank length

165mm (Only available in RX600/RX610 cranks. On GRX 810/GRX 820 builds the cranks will be downgraded.), 170mm (recommended on 51R, 51T), 172.5mm (recommended on 54R, 54T, 56R, 56T), 175mm (recommended on 58R, 58T, 61R, 61T)


Left lever for rear, right lever for front – UK, AUS, NZ, JPN, Left lever for front, right lever for rear – EU, US, Rest of the World

Lighting sets

NO LIGHTS, SON Edelux 2 Front and SON Rear Light with Fairlight Mount – fitted Non-Drive Side – EU, US, Rest of the World, SON Edelux 2 Front and SON Rear Light with Fairlight Mount – fitted Drive Side – UK, AUS, NZ, JPN

Dynamo USB charger

NO DYNAMO USB CHARGER, Sinewave Cycles Revolution with male co-axial connector installed (+£120 inc VAT. +£100 exc VAT)

Bottle cages

NO BOTTLE CAGES, King Cage Iris x 1, King Cage Iris x 2, King Cage Iris x 3

Cargo Cages

NO CARGO CAGES, King Cage Many Things x 1, King Cage Many Things x 2

Mini Thing Cage

NO CAGE, King Cage Mini Thing Cage Ti x 1

Spare Rear Derailleur Hanger

NO SPARE HANGER, 1 x Spare Rear Derailleur Hanger (£30 incl. VAT, £25 excl. VAT)