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.
READ THE REVIEWS:
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.cc – 9/10 – “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
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.
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.
No headset or seatclamp, FSA Orbit X headset & Black alloy seatclamp, Hope headset & seatclamp – Black, Hope headset & seatclamp – Silver, Hope headset & seatclamp – Orange, Hope headset & seatclamp – Purple, Hope headset & seatclamp – Red, Hope headset & seatclamp – Blue, Chris King – Black, Chris King – Silver, Chris King – Red, Chris King – 3D Violet
Frameset Build options
1X Mechanical Shifting (includes Di2 hole bungs and a 1x cable guide.), 2X Mechanical Shifting (includes Di2 hole bungs and a 2x cable guide.), 1X Di2 Electronic Shifting (includes 2 grommets, 1 bung and a wire clip. No cable guides.), 2X Di2 Electronic Shifting (includes 3 grommets and a wire clip. No cable guides.), 1X / 2X SRAM AXS Electronic Shifting (includes Di2 hole bungs. No cable guides.)
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)
NO BOTTLE CAGES, King Cage Iris x 1, King Cage Iris x 2, King Cage Iris x 3
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)