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Innovative design, latest technology, materials and manufacturing processes deliver technically superior components that deliver the ultimate performance that our consumers demand at a competitive price.

Our history in the sport and innovation in design and manufacturing is important to us. We’re proud that we constantly invest in our products and range to ensure that we provide the best components for our enthusiastic customers and it is this investment that has ensured we stay ahead of others developing industry leading components that you, our customers, demand. We invest heavily in research and development, using the very latest cutting edge technologies to develop and deliver you the best products possible, including:

 

Superlight carbon technology

Top-shelf carbon construction for MTB components minimizes weight while optimizing stiffness and strength.

Shimano® compatible freewheel

Freehubs for use with Shimano® cassettes and drive train.

Side by Side seatpost clamp

Full Speed Ahead’s Side By Side (SBS) seat post clamp combines safety and security with elegant aesthetics.

Resistant to corrosion

Engineered for maximum durability and use in corrosive conditions such as exposure to road de-icing chemicals.

PowerDrive bottom bracket interface standard

PowerDrive bottom brackets have a proprietary arc-splined, forged hollow SCM4130 steel spindle, with industrial 6002KRS sealed cartridge bearings and oversized 3/16” diameter ball bearings.

Press-fit 30

Press-fit composite cups with BB30 bearings fit BB30 cranksets to press-fit standard frames.

 

Nano tube carbon technology

A proprietary nano tube carbon construction yields incredible weight reduction of carbon parts.

Superfine adjustment system

2-bolt NANO adjust seatposts allow for micro angle adjustment for a more precise saddle fit.

Minimal top clamp

FSA’s Minimal Top Clamp (MTC) seatpost head adjusts easily and securely and reduces the amount of material for weight savings of up to 30 grams over other FSA seatpost models.

Monolink®

FSA Seatposts designed to fit the carbon single rail Monolink® saddle design from Selle Italia.

Mega Quad

ISIS spindle bottom brackets with 4 bearings: a heavy-duty BB for use where higher strength and durability are required.

 

MegaExo bottom bracket

MegaExo outboard bearing bottom bracket fortified with double row bearings for each side. For use with downhill MegaExo cranks.

MegaExo bottom brackets featuring external bearings

FSA’s 24mm spindle crank & bottom bracket system: MegaExo cranks are available for road and mountain applications and compatible with 68, 73, and 83mm English thread, 70mm Italian thread, and several press-fit bottom bracket standards. MegaExo bottom brackets are available in all thread standards and offer compatibility with Shimano cranks.

MegaEvo

An outboard bearing bottom bracket that adapts 68mm English threaded BB shells to BB386 MegaEvo cranks.

Lower Friction

Engineered to minimize friction for lower rolling resistance.

Longer Lifetime

Engineered for maximum durability and a longer usable life.

Low Drag Construction

Engineered to reduce drag for maximum efficiency.

JIS Square Taper bottom bracket interface standard

JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) bottom brackets are characterized by their traditional square taper spindles. Full Speed Ahead’s JIS bottom brackets are cost-effective and robust.

ISO6 Rotors

ISO6 Rotors are compatible with 6-bolt international standard disc flanges.

 

Hollow Forging Aluminum technology

FSA manipulates a single block of 7050-T6 aluminum to yield a hollow crankarm with a superior strength-to-weight ratio.

Hollow Molded Carbon Technology

K-Force and SL-K cranksets are molded using a unique air bladder technology to create crankarms containing two long, hollow chambers separated by a structural “I-beam.” FSA’s hollow cranksets are true monocoque structures delivering great strength and featherlight weight.

Higher Stiffness

Engineered to optimize stiffness with resulting efficient energy transfer.

Flat Top Clamp

Increases the clearance between the bottom of the saddle shell and the top of the seatpost to allow for full flex of a saddle without interference.

Full Speed Ahead Wheel Systems

FSA and Vision wheels are engineered, manufactured, and hand-built in-house. The FSA Wheel Tech system allows for careful control of  every part of the wheel-making process.

Fully Adjustable Slider Technology

Vision’s F.A.S.T. aerobar reach adjustment system allows for easy extension length adjustment.

Dual Adjust Tilt Angle

Independently adjustable front and rear seatpost bolts allow for easy saddle angle adjustment.

Carbon Wrapping Technology

Carbon Structural Integration (CSI) is a fusion of carbon fiber and aluminum. A structural outer layer of carbon fiber is wrapped around a component’s aluminum core to increase the part’s stiffness and create an elegant carbon aesthetic.

Components equipped with ceramic ball bearings

Ceramic bearings are smoother, more durable and overall faster than their steel counterparts. FSA pioneered ceramics in bicycle parts using them in hubs, bottom brackets, headsets, and derailleur pulleys. Ceramic bearings are standard equipment on K-FORCE components and optional upgrades for most of our other product families.

Freehubs

Freehubs for use with Campagnolo cassettes and drive train.

130mm BCD Cranksets

Standard bolt pattern road and time trial/triathlon cranks are available in 53/39 tooth configurations and have several higher tooth count upgrade options.

110 BCD Cranksets

Compact cranks, popular in road and cyclocross applications, are available in 46/36, 50/34 and 52/36 tooth configurations.

BBRight

FSA’s road crank line-up includes several models that are compatible with Cervelo’s proprietary BBRight asymmetric BB and crank system.

An 86.5mm wide PF30 BB designed for our BB386 EVO crank sets

All for One, One for All: FSA’s latest evolution in bottom brackets spans press-fit and threaded standards. With the proper BB and/or adapter, this crank will work with almost any BB shell standard. 386EVO’s symmetric BB shell has the same overall width of a BSA BB including the cups. This allows the ultimate optimization for stiffness of the frame-shell-crankset assembly.
The longer 30mm spindle and a wide variety of optional spacers and bottom brackets provide unmatched adaptability for nearly all bicycle frames.

FSA explains the BB386EVO system here

ISIS Drive

The International Splined Interface Standard bottom brackets and cranks have options available for use in most English and Italian threaded bottom bracket standards.