Bicycle component giant FSA has followed its extensive revamp of both road and mountain bike lines in 2018 with an expanded range for gravel and adventure riders in 2019.
FSA’s K-Wing AGX bar combines an aero-top section with a sculpted transition into the drops Warren Rossiter / Immediate Media
FSA’s carbon and aero topped K-Wing bar wouldn’t have been our first guess for a new gravel version, but the AGX is exactly that.
The 230g (42cm) carbon bar matches the ergo drop of the K-Wing with a re-profiled and sculpted cross-section for a better hold at the hoods. The compact (115mm x 75mm) drop is also flared for better control and clearance when descending.
The drop is flared for control and clearance and the scalloped shape at the drop transition is claimed to make for a more secure and comfortable hold on the hoods Warren Rossiter / Immediate Media
SL-K Modular super compact crankset
The SL-K modular crankset comes in two super-compact options Warren Rossiter / Immediate Media
FSA’s second-tier carbon line SL-K also joins the dirty drop bar party with the new super compact crankset.
The hollow carbon arms are mated to an AL7075 CNC-machined chainring pairing. It’s available in both 46/30t and 48/32t combos. It tips the scales at 617g.
K-Force modular super compact crankset
The range-topping K-Force model is also available in super-compact versions Warren Rossiter / Immediate Media
If your pockets are a bit deeper, the new K-Force crankset could be an option.
The hollow carbon arms are finished with a smooth uni-directional carbon layer. The forged AL7075 rings and spider are machined and polished. Like the SL-K, it’s available in both 46/30t and 48/32t combos. It tips the scales at a scant 572g.
The new carbon tubeless-ready AGX wheelset Warren Rossiter / Immediate Media
The AGX wheel line brings some off-road toughness to the all-road arena. The carbon asymmetric rim is 25mm deep, 26.1mm wide and fully tubeless compatible.
Like all of FSA and Vision’s wheels, these are completely built by hand. The hubs are both QR and thru-axle compatible.
Included in the package are QR skewers, tubeless valves, tubeless tape and freehub options for Shimano and SRAM XD drivers. These new wheels are also available in both 650b and 700c sizes with a claimed weight of 1,660g and 1,740g, respectively.
The wider asymmetric rim comes in both 700c/29in and 650b diameters Warren Rossiter / Immediate Media
SL-K Off-road AGX
FSA also unveiled a higher level SL-K model of the AGX wheelset Warren Rossiter / Immediate Media
The SL-K, like the AGX, has a new asymmetric rim that’s 25mm deep with a 21.5mm internal width.
Shimano and SRAM XD freehubs are available on the AGX wheel line Warren Rossiter / Immediate Media
These are built onto FSA’s alloy P.R.A. hubs, designed around straight-pull spokes (in this case two-cross double butted aero spokes and quality brass nipples).
This wheelset is available in both 700c and 650b sizes and comes with QR’s and a Stan’s NoTubes kit. It’s also available in standard and XD freehub specs and the claimed weights are 1,500g a pair (700c) and 1,450g (650b).