First Look: FSA Launches Disc Brakes & Chainring, New Gravity Bars & Stem
Introducing the FSA Afterburner trail disc brakes. The flip-flop lever has an asymmetrical reservoir making them easy to bleed and more compact than many brakes.
Also new are the K-Force brakes, which are intended for XC use. Carbon composite levers and magnesium castings highlight the set.
With tool-free stroke and reach adjustments, the brakes can be set-up on-the-fly for a wide range of preferences.
Front and rear-specific hoses reportedly result in better braking performance, as riders tend to favor the rear brake.
FSA uses mineral oil in both sets of brakes.
The one-piece alloy calipers feature top-loading pads.
Two-piston stopping power...
Expect the Afterburner to go for $289 and the K-Force for $369.
FSA claims the longer teeth are great at keeping the chain on. The ring will come in both even and odd tooth counts.
Gravity's Gradient CSI (Carbon Structural Integration) 15mm riser bar comes in at 777mm wide.
The Gradient stem has an alloy body with a 40mm stack height. The stem is available in 60, 70,80,90, and 100mm lengths.
The Gradient stem features a carbon faceplate.
For more information stop by the booth at Eurobike or Interbike, or visit www.fullspeedahead.com and www.ridegravity.com.
The FSA / Gravity crew introduced us to five new products at Crankworx, including the FSA Afterburner and K-Force hydraulic disc brakes, Megatooth chainring, Gravity Gradient CSI bars and Gradient stem. Keep an eye out for the goods on the shelves and on the trails later this year.