21 Apr 2017
WHAT MAKES FSA TICK?
Ever wondered what it takes to join the team making the world’s best components? We grabbed five minutes with Mark Vandermolen from FSA’s / Vision’s Innovation Department… and guess what, he’s driven and inspired by a love of cycling, just like the rest of us.
Q: Why did you decide to pursue a career in the cycling industry?
MV: I loved the freedom of cycling from a young age and that eventually led to excitement of racing. While racing and also working and a bike shop I had an opportunity to get into the industry at a junior level. For a racing cyclist it was almost a dream come true to come into the industry to learn and work on products I was using on a daily basis.
Q: What inspired you to get into product design?
MV: I got into product development because I loved cycling and bicycles. From racing, to bike shops, to the industry – and that eventually transitioned into wanting to find solutions for riders, making better parts and better bicycles to help improve the cycling experience.
Q: What drew you to FSA-Vision?
MV: It’s as simple as this: FSA truly is ‘Full Speed Ahead’ – we are always pushing ourselves and have a passion for product innovation.
Q: What is your favorite FSA-Vision innovation?
MV: There’s a lot to choose from! Let’s narrow it down to a combination of two items: the superb new K-Force WE system and the truly innovative Metron 5D handlebar.
Both of these developments are pushing the boundaries of innovation and, when paired together, really provide the ultimate cockpit for road cyclists.