New carbon road cranksets from FSA

K-Force Light Titanium down to 635g

FSA has debuted a new top-end road crankset offering to complement its existing K-Force Light. The new K-Force Light Titanium swaps the standard version's hollow steel spindle for one made of titanium, thus dropping 25g. Claimed weight including chainrings, hardware and included ceramic bearing bottom bracket is now just 635g.

Other critical dimensions will carry over, meaning the new model will be available only in compact 110mm BCD (with either 34/50T or 38/52T chainrings) and 170, 172.5 or 175mm crankarm lengths. Each gram lost relative to the K-Force Light will cost US$4, though, bringing the total retail price of the new K-Force Light Titanium MegaExo to US$799.99.

FSA also has a new crank for track riders, too. The aptly named Carbon Track model's integrated one-piece driveside arm and 144mm BCD spider presumably improves rigidity over the separate aluminium spider of the current Carbon Pro while also offering a cleaner look as well. Claimed weight is down to 649g when using the intended adjustable-chainline FSA Platinum Pro Track ISIS bottom bracket.

James Huang

Technical Editor, US
James started as a roadie in 1990 with his high school team but switched to dirt in 1994 and has enjoyed both ever since. Anything that comes through his hands is bound to be taken apart, and those hands still sometimes smell like fork oil even though he retired from shop life in 2007. He prefers manual over automatic, fizzy over still, and the right way over the easy way.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Up in the Colorado high-country where the singletrack is still single, the dirt is still brown, and the aspens are in full bloom. Also, those perfect stretches of pavement where the road snakes across the mountainside like an artist's paintbrush.
  • Beer of Choice: Mexican Coke
  • Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA

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