We just took stock of a new fleet of Fairdale Ridgemonts.
This is a little blurb from the manufacturer to give you a gist of what they're all about:
The Ridgemont is a bit of an oddball bike that we think is both practical and enjoyable. When the bike path ends, the Ridgemont keeps going with 2.0" wide 27.5" tires and stable MX bars.
The laidback and rugged steel frame makes the bike both comfortable and strong. The hills are tamed by 8 easy-to-use gears that you pick with just one click of your thumb. Not a "normal" around town bike, nor a hardcore mountain bike, the Ridgemont is a bike that is simply fun to ride where ever you end up.
They look great and are a hell of a lot of fun to ride.