FSA cranks go modular, Afterburner wheels get WideR

Modular cranks, wider wheels

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FSA Modular Crankset-

The new FSA cranks allow you to convert between different axle standards and drivetrain configurations.

FSA’s new cranks use a modular design that allows them to be easily transferred from bike to bike. WIth a simple lockring removal tool (which also fits Cannondale Hollowgram cranks), you can fit either a 1x or 2x chainring. You can also insert or remove a spacer to adapt the to accommodate either standard or boost spacing.

FSA Modular Crankset

The carbon SL-K cranks are the most expensive (and lightest) crank FSA offers.

The modular mountain bike cranks are available starting at $139 for the new Comet cranks and top out around $450 for the carbon SL-K version. In between these price points, you’ll find the Afterburner and Gradient.

FSA Modular Crankset

You can swap between different gearing configurations using a lockring removal tool, which is compatible with Cannondale Hollowgram cranks.

For those interested in dual ring setups, FSA offers 38/28T, 38/24T, 36/24T, 36/26T, 36T/22T combinations. Prefer 1x? You can pick up a narrow/wide chainring in either 38T, 36T, 34T, 32T, 30T, 28T, or 26T.

FSA Afterburner WIDER Wheels

FSA’s new Afterburner WideR wheels have a 27mm ID. They’re available in either 27.5 or 29”.

In addition to cranks, FSA also offers a full line of off road wheels. Their newest model is the Afterburner WideR. These asymmetric rims are 27mm wide and utilize a hookless bead, which helps ease tire installation, and increases durability. The hubs are available with either a Shimano or XD driver. There’s also boost and standard axle options.

FSA Afterburner WIDER Wheels

The new hookless bead helps improve strength and durability.

Claimed weight for the 27.5” wheelset is 1640. The 29” version comes in at 1720g. Retail price for the complete wheelset is $628.99

For more info, visit www.fullspeedahead.com.

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  • Preston says:

    Did they serious just create a new bolt pattern for these ? What is the point of providing a 2* spider option and then not providing any chainring options besides a 36t ? The whole point of modularity is to setup things the way you like, not to be locked into one non-ideal set of chainrings. Shimano does the same thing, you cannot buy a 32t shift ring option for their new chainrings. Just make a 104/64 spider and we can fit 10 years worth of chainring options on it.

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