HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Blog NEW Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 40 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: fsa k-force cranks
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jan 09, 2004 5:04 am
Posts: 149
here is a photo of the new fsa k-force cranks, due for sale very soon. weight on the pair is approx. 465 grams with rings, bolts, etc. note the new spider and the changes in the crank arm. looks like the crank is of a completely different construction from the super light and team issue models.

these won't be cheap, but they are approaching the storck cranks in terms of total weight with rings. nice job fsa!


Attachments:
K-Force Crank.jpg
K-Force Crank.jpg [ 64.39 KiB | Viewed 1627 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: fsa k-force cranks
Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:27 pm 


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 5:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 13, 2004 10:18 pm
Posts: 360
Location: Colorado
nice crank. I don't really like FSA rings, although I have never used them on a raod bike. My MTB one's died pretty fast.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 6:32 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 19, 2003 4:26 pm
Posts: 495
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Be nice if they made them in lengths longer than 175mm, but I'd bet they won't, so I'll keep using my FRM's.

_________________
Ride lightly!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2004 6:51 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Dec 23, 2003 9:28 pm
Posts: 1769
Location: Unknown parameter
A pic I saw elsewhere seemed to show that the tabs for the chainrings/bolts were carbon as well, instead of aluminum on the superlights.

Now if they would just make a compact version. I have unfortunately gotten used to having the lower gears to be able to go where no man has gone before but losing 90 grams would be very tempting.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 12:30 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2004 12:18 am
Posts: 29
Location: So Cal
They all look alike when your riding and i dont sit long enough for anybody to look at by bike but in the garage,that crank would look sweet.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 8:58 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:32 pm
Posts: 3565
Location: UK & WEST AFRICA
Now if they would just make a compact version. I have unfortunately gotten used to having the lower gears to be able to go where no man has gone before but losing 90 grams would be very tempting.[/quote]

I would second that, a 50/34 rig would definitely see me buy it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 5:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Nov 15, 2003 4:35 pm
Posts: 465
Location: The Netherlands
mises wrote:
A pic I saw elsewhere seemed to show that the tabs for the chainrings/bolts were carbon as well, instead of aluminum on the superlights.

Now if they would just make a compact version. I have unfortunately gotten used to having the lower gears to be able to go where no man has gone before but losing 90 grams would be very tempting.


KB wrote:

I would second that, a 50/34 rig would definitely see me buy it.


Me too!! FSA please make a K lite compact crank!! 370-400gram should be kicking ass!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 6:07 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Dec 11, 2003 3:09 pm
Posts: 18
Location: Asia
This new FSA K-Force carnkset has a new construction which do away any aluminum spine and hence it's much lighter. Should be in store around Mar and officially lauch at coming Taipei Cycle Show. Good news for compact lovers, K-Force will be available in 110mm compact but date of release not confirmed.

Two new models still under testing are
1. K-Force MegaExo which has claimed weight of 660g including matching MegaExo outboard style BB. It's FSA's answer to Shimano 7800 crankset.

2. SL-K unidirectional carbon crankset. This cranks look similar to a Campy Record unidirectional carbon crank at a distance.

_________________
Not a real Weight Weenie but I like my bike lighter!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 7:59 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 05, 2003 10:15 am
Posts: 1159
Will the compact crankset be available in square taper?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 8:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2003 9:01 pm
Posts: 2477
Location: Colorado
FSA no longer makes square taper compatible cranksets. Stopped that last year.

_________________
MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT! HUH!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:54 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2003 1:52 am
Posts: 1610
Millen wrote:
This new FSA K-Force carnkset has a new construction which do away any aluminum spine and hence it's much lighter. Should be in store around Mar and officially lauch at coming Taipei Cycle Show. Good news for compact lovers, K-Force will be available in 110mm compact but date of release not confirmed.

Two new models still under testing are
1. K-Force MegaExo which has claimed weight of 660g including matching MegaExo outboard style BB. It's FSA's answer to Shimano 7800 crankset.

2. SL-K unidirectional carbon crankset. This cranks look similar to a Campy Record unidirectional carbon crank at a distance.


Keep us all posted on the K-Force compact release date...still ISIS right? This could be the one!

_________________
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 9:58 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2003 9:01 pm
Posts: 2477
Location: Colorado
Quote:
Keep us all posted on the K-Force compact release date...still ISIS right? This could be the one!


Hey, you forgeting my sub 450g crank/BB combo? It is the one. 8)

_________________
MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT! HUH!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2004 10:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 14, 2003 1:52 am
Posts: 1610
Hell no, we're not forgetting it!
But where is it: the guys in Superlite R&D haven't posted any new info recently, better crack the whip! :)
Looking forward to seeing it, how's the design/machining going?
What's the issue date? Post up :!:

_________________
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2004 2:00 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 25, 2003 9:11 pm
Posts: 842
Location: SC, USA
Yeah SL, your worse then a hotty in latex... temping us, teasing us... your a bitch! Tell you what SL, if you build a second prototype, I'd be happy to test it for you. :D

_________________
:-) Toys-R-Us


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2004 2:00 am 


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2004 7:05 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2003 9:01 pm
Posts: 2477
Location: Colorado
Keep your pants on! :lol: I don't even have the first machined yet! But when I do theres going to be around a dozen of them, and half of those are going to my buds for "real world" testing.

_________________
MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT! HUH!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 40 posts ] 
Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: djay001, Google [Bot], Google Adsense [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] and 61 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. sram force chainrings

in Road

keithc440

3

305

Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:35 pm

topflightpro View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Force 22 chainrings on P2M Rotor 3d?

in Road

Fhendry1

2

318

Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:01 pm

DiscoBoy View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Force 22 Groupset Weight

in Road

WonderChin

1

318

Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:38 pm

duckson View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. SRAM Force BB30 question

in Road

garage0racing

8

689

Thu May 15, 2014 12:07 pm

Rush View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Old K Force Light and Ultegra dì 6870.

in Road

Thanh

3

302

Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:35 am

Omiar View the latest post


It is currently Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:32 pm

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB