Fara Bikes Of... Badlands 2023

Fara Bikes Of... Badlands 2023

3 September, 2023

To celebrate our new relationship with Fara Cycling, we’re launching a special edition of Bikes Of… exploring the Fara athletes’ Fara F/Gravel bikes ready to tackle Badlands. Fara Cycling is an independent maker of premium bikes based in Norway. With ex-pro Jeff Webb at the helm, Fara has leant into the concept of riding further without compromising on performance. Take a look at our lineup of Fara F/ Gravel bikes to learn more.

Gereon Tewes, Cap 70, Amsterdam

You may know Gereon from his recent result as first pair at TCRNo9. Him and his partner, Sherry, finished top 20 in the Transcontinental Race this year, something very rare in such an intense race. He now finds himself finally on social media and ready to shred at Badlands. For the ride he’s got a new Fara F/Gravel to ride.

Bike: Fara F/Gravel - Size 59

Groupset: Shimano GRX 1x Mechanical

Wheels: DT Swiss with Schwalbe 45mm G-One RS tyres

Finishing Kit: Red Shift suspension seatpost setup, Garmin Rally pedals, Specialized 3D printed Power saddle, Vision Aerobars

Packs: Apidura Backcountry Full Frame Pack, Apidura Top Tube Pack, Apidura Hydration Vest

Accessories: Supernova Lights

Kit: Velocio

Simen Nordahl Svendsen, Cap 6, Mjøndalen, Norway

Simen is a long-time cyclist and now an elite gravel racer. After starting to cycle in his late teens he raced on the road at the elite level until making the switch to gravel. He started his Gravelleur season last year finding himself at the front of most races, he decided to make the switch permanent in 2023. Now, he’s taking the step into ultra-racing with Fara to tackle Badlands 2023.

Bike: Fara F/Gravel

Groupset: SRAM Red 1x 42x10-44

Wheels: Fulcrum Carbon wheelset, Schwalbe G-One Bite 50mm at around 25psi.

Finishing Kit:Fara integrated cockpit

Packs: Fara integrated frame bag, 7l Saddle pack for gear.

Accessories: Front and rear light as well as helmet lights, 3x bottle cages and a Camelbak with 1.5l, powerbank to keep lights and navigation running, Wahoo Roam for navigation.

Jeff Webb, Cap 183, Oslo, Norway

Jeff is an ex-pro racer who started off his own premium bike brand, Fara Cycling. His experience in the pro world was complemented by his extensive experience in ultra-cycling, finishing races like Badlands, the Italy Divide and Bikingman. The Canadian native now lives and trains in Norway after his career in pro-cycling and pro-sports photography as he runs Fara.

Bike: Fara F/Gravel, riding a larger 56 from his 53 to accommodate more packs and increase the wheelbase, RockShox Rudy on the front to make descents more fun and help with hand issues.

Groupset: SRAM Force 1x 38x10-44

Wheels: Fulcrum Rapid Red Carbon Wheels with Pirelli Gravel M 45mm Finishing Kit: Fara Integrated Handlebars with attachment points for ControlTech Aerobars, Crank Brothers Candy Pedals.

Packs: weather dependent saddle pack (if it’s fine it’ll be left at home), half length top tube pack, handlebar pack that converts to hip pack in the front for bars and gels.

Accessories: Exposure lights mounted on lower GPS mount, Exposure Diablo on the helmet, Wahoo Roam for navigation, 2 bottles and a hydration vest.

Marie Rydne, Cap 233, Gothenburg, Sweden

Marie is the winner of the 2023 Fara giveaway with Fulcrum. She's an experienced gravel rider and cyclist racing TTTs and plenty of other events, she even holds the record for riding across Sweden. Badlands will be her first attempt at ultra-distance cycling and she is certainly one to watch.

Bike: Fara F/Gravel size 53

Groupset: Campagnolo Ekar 13 speed

Wheels: Fulcrum Carbon Wheelset, Schwalbe G-One Bite 50mm

Finishing Kit: Gravel drop bars

Packs: Fara integrated frame bag, Restrap top tube pack, Apidura cockpit pouch.

Accessories: Gaciron Lights, GoPro and mounts

Kit: Velocio