Date:July 01, 2015

Marin Fairfax Series

The Marin Fairfax 1 is the perfect sporty commuter for Durham. The lightweight aluminum frame is ready for a fast commute, but sturdy enough for racks, fenders and day-to-day abuse.

Under the radar: While most sub $500 bikes use rim brakes and flimsy “single-wall” rims, the Marin Fairfax 1 uses powerful disc brakes and robust double-wall rims made to take the abuse of daily commuting.

Bottom line: Perfect mix of practicality and fitness for a great price.