Tech & New Products: A Look at FSA’s Mountain Bike Wheelsets


FSA recently introduced their 2015 mountain bike wheelset line up, which includes both carbon and aluminum rims for 27.5″ and 29″ mountain bike wheels. The K-Force Light MTB 27.5″, SL-K MTB 27.5″, Afterburner MTB 29″  wheelsets are introduced below. For more information on FSA’s full line of components and wheelsets, please visit fullspeedahead.com.

K-Force Light MTB 27.5″
WH-TX-910

K-Force features the most advanced carbon composite and metal alloy technology coupled with state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. FSA’s K-Force Light 27.5” MTB wheels are the pinnacle of full carbon rim technology and CNC PRA superlight hubs, laced with butted aero-bladed spokes and alloy nipples. Top performances for XC and XC RACE, thanks to the asymmetric design, 26mm width, tubeless ready rims.

Features

  • Asymmetric, 25mm deep X 26mm Wide carbon clincher rim
  • Tubeless compatible
  • Alloy P. R.A. hubs for DP spokes
  • 21mm inner bead width
  • Front hub with 9QR/15TA axle compatability; Rear Hub with 135QR/142TA axle compatability
  • 6 Cartridge Bearings (2 F+4 R)
  • 2 Cross Double butted aero spokes with Alloy nipples
  • Artisan built, entirely by hand
  • Includes QR 92, Tubeless valve kit
  • Rim – UD carbon finish
  • Hubs – Front and Rear anodized Red
  • Spokes – Black
  • Nipple – Anodized Red
  • Color graphics options – Red, Black

Specs

  • Aluminum freehub body for Shimano 9-11sp or SRAM X-11sp
  • Spokes: 24 front wheel, 2 cross; 24 rear wheel, 2 cross
  • 1,414 grams / pair (w/o QR)
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SL-K MTB 27.5″
WH-TX-905

SL-K Has been the choice of professional riders and racers. FSA’s SL-K MTB 27.5″ wheels are the pinnacle of full carbon rim technology and CNC PRA superlight hubs, laced with double butted spokes and brass nipples. Top performances for XC and XC MARATHON, thanks to the asymmetric design, 26mm width, tubeless ready rims.

Features

  • Asymmetric, 25mm deep X 26mm Wide carbon clincher rim
  • Tubeless compatible
  • Alloy P. R.A. hubs for DP spokes
  • 21mm inner bead width
  • Front hub with 9QR/15TA axle compatability; Rear Hub with 135QR/142TA axle compatability
  • 6 Stainless Steel Bearings (2 F+4 R)
  • 2 Cross Double butted spokes with Brass nipples
  • Artisan built, entirely by hand
  • Includes Alloy QR 92
  • Rim – UD carbon finish
  • Hubs – Front and Rear anodized Black
  • Spokes – Black
  • Nipple – Black
  • Color graphics options – Red, Black

Specs

  • Aluminum freehub body for Shimano 9-11sp or SRAM X-11sp
  • Spokes: 24 front wheel, 2 cross; 24 rear wheel, 2 cross
  • 1,450 grams / pair (w/o QR)

Afterburner MTB 29″
WH-TX-918

FSA’s Afterburner 29” MTB wheels are the pinnacle of aluminum alloy rim technology and CNC PRA superlight hubs. Top performances from XC to TRAIL, thanks to the asymmetric design, 26mm width, tubeless ready rims. Afterburner components are ideal for the enthusiast who wants the uncompromising feel and confidence of high performance alloy.

Features

  • Asymmetric, 25mm deep X 26mm Wide Alloy clincher rim— Tubeless compatible
  • Alloy P. R.A. hubs for DP spokes
  • 21mm inner bead width
  • Front hub with 9QR/15TA axle compatability; Rear Hub with 135QR/142TA axle compatability
  • StainleSteel Bearings (2 F+4 R)
  • 2 Cross Double butted spokes with Brass nipples
  • Artisan built, entirely by hand
  • Includes Alloy QR
  • Rim – Black Anodize finish
  • Hubs – Front and Rear Black Anodize finish
  • Spokes – Black
  • Nipple – Black
  • Color graphics

Specs

  • Aluminum freehub body for Shimano 9-11sp or SRAM X-11sp
  • Spokes: 24 front wheel, 2 cross; 24 rear wheel, 2 cross
  • 1,660 grams / pair (w/o QR)