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. Unlike most companies, Marin owns their own factories and are exempt from tariffs, meaning their bikes typically cost 20% less than equivalently spec’d competition!
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.