Full Speed Ahead (FSA) has been working on a complete component group for years, and it’s finally ready to be unveiled, even though it won’t be available for customers until Spring 2017.
The new group is the electronic and “hybrid wireless” K-Force WE component group. The first iteration, no surprise, is road-oriented, with double chainrings, caliper rim brakes and small-range casssettes, but a single chainring 1X disc brake system for cyclocross and gravel is expected. Initial price is not yet set, but should be competitive with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 and SRAM eTAp.
What’s hybrid wireless? While the K-Force shifters, as with SRAM eTAP, requires coin batteries to operate and communicate with the derailleurs via a wireless signal, the derailleurs are wired to an internal battery stored in the seat post.
The group weighs 2090 grams, allows customization through a mobile app, and uses ANT+ for wireless transmission, creating opportunities to easily share data between devices.
The company unveiled the new group in the promotional video below:
See more product images of the new K-Force WE component group in the gallery below.
More info: www.fullspeedahead.com
FSA K-Force WE Electronic / Wireless Component Group Photos: