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FSA Bike Parts

Full Speed Ahead, or more often known as FSA is an Italian manufacturer of bicycle components for road, bmx and cross-country bikes. They specialize in bottom brackets and cranksets, handlebars and headsets, and high end wheels. Their particular expertise is in the use of carbon fiber construction to make a line of some of the lightest and strongest bike parts available in the industry.

Brand Name Groupings:
K-Force Group:A line of Hollow Carbon™ formed bicycle components and ceramic cartridge bearings: K-Force Light Cranksets, handlebars, stems, seatposts and saddles, using hollow carbon fiber construction to create the K-Force line of bike parts with the highest strengths and lightest weights within FSA's entire catalog of bicycle parts.

SL-K: FSA SL-K carbon cranks are similar to the K-force light but uses an inernal I-beam reinforcement to create the strength characteristics demanded at a lesser cost. This groupset includes seatposts, handlebars, seatposts and saddles

Gravity: a cheaper, and older line of FSA bicycle parts, You can still see online some sales of 3 piece crankarms in the $50 range vs. their $300-$600 SL-K and K-Force Cranksets.

Vision: FSA line of aerobars, and matching levers for road racing

New FSA Bike Part Technology
Ceramic Bearings: FSA is the first to incorporate ceramic bearings in their bike parts. They combine ceramic ball bearings with high tech lubricants and seals to offer longer life and greater speed as a result of the reduced bearing drag.

Hollow Carbon™ Fabrication: Traditional bicycle part fabricators are force to include some internal structure in their carbon fibre cranks (carbon, aluminun or foam). Full Speed Ahead has succeeded in creating a totally emply crank with new Hollow Carbon technology to produce the new FSA K-force light crank , the lightest crank on the market.

Warranty:
"Full Speed Ahead (FSA) warrants all FSA, Gravity, VisionTech, and RPM products to be free from defects in materials or workmanship to the original purchaser that is non-transferable, for a period of two years after original purchase; unless otherwise noted below." With some bicycle parts like their Orbit Xtreme and Orbit Xtreme Pro headset models guaranteed for ten years.

That being said, like most bicycle component manufacturers, FSA does not cover any bicycle parts that are bent or damaged at junction points that have experienced undue stress from improper or unorthodox use. Well that probably cuts out most of us since we tend to test our Bike parts to the limit. :)

Full Speed Ahead,
Europe Via Del Lavoro, 56
20040 Busnago Milan, Italy
P: +39.039.688.5265
F: +39.039.682.3336

Full Speed Ahead, USA
12810 NE 178th St. 102 Woodinville,
WA 98072 USA
1-425-488-8653

Further Information:
Index of FSA Bike Part Articles


 

 

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