Full Speed Ahead (FSA) will be displaying its newly-launched KFX component range for mountain bikes at next month’s Eurobike show.
The pinnacle of the new range is the KFX 1X Crankset, a super lightweight modular MTB crank which has been forged and precision CNC-machined with advanced bonding technology. With the crankset weighing in at just 520g, this approach significantly reduces weight while increasing stiffness. The crank is paired with FSA’s MegaTooth chainring, designed for riders seeking a professional level crankset.
Also featured in the range is the KFX Stem; a 3D-forged and CNC-machined from AL2014 alloy which is combined with a carbon structure through FSA’s Carbon Structural Integration (CSI) technology. CSI permanently bonds carbon to an alloy to create a ‘hybrid product’ which boasts many of the benefits of aluminium and carbon.
Riders can run this stem at + or – 12° to suit their riding style, with a less aggressive, lightweight option available for those for whom a 20° drop is too much.
Accompanying the above products is the KFX Flat Handlebar which uses a carbon composite construction to achieve a weight of 160g in the 700mm width. Compatible with Di2 systems, This design features an offset central clamping area so that the bar is flat across the top while internal reinforcement and surface texturing ensuring firm clamping at the stem.
Alternatively, the comfort-focused KFX Riser Handlebar features a 9° back sweep and 4° up sweep, accompanied by a UD carbon finish and sleek graphics for style. Featuring Di2 cable routing ports and reinforced brake lever zones, the bar weighs in at just 155g for the 700mm length.
Rounding off the range is the KFX SBO Seatpost, of which the shaft and head are formed from one continuous carbon fibre section. Equipped with a zero-offset (in-line) clamp for a forward saddle position, the SBO and saddle is held in place with FSA’s forged alloy Minimal Top Clamp.
The new KFX range will be on display at Eurobike, taking place 4-7 September in Friedrichshafen.