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EB18: FSA expands AGX gravel, direct mount brake, WE tri drivetrain closer

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The big news from FSA at Sea Otter earlier this year came in the form of wider wheels and a new “gravel” range. Called AGX, the line up borrows a lot of tech from their previous mountain bike components in order to offer a range of light weight components which are fully offroad certified for those times you get sendy on your drop bar rig.

EB18: FSA expands AGX gravel, direct mount brake, WE tri drivetrain closer EB18: FSA expands AGX gravel, direct mount brake, WE tri drivetrain closer EB18: FSA expands AGX gravel, direct mount brake, WE tri drivetrain closer

Shown in three tiers, the AGX line will sit alongside the new WideR mountain bike wheels of the same level. The top end is the usual K-Force AGX with 25mm deep carbon rims and 6 bolt PRA hubs.

EB18: FSA expands AGX gravel, direct mount brake, WE tri drivetrain closer

EB18: FSA expands AGX gravel, direct mount brake, WE tri drivetrain closer

EB18: FSA expands AGX gravel, direct mount brake, WE tri drivetrain closer

The SL-K AGX wheels add a few grams for a bit less money, but at least by the specs you’re largely getting a very similar wheel.

EB18: FSA expands AGX gravel, direct mount brake, WE tri drivetrain closer EB18: FSA expands AGX gravel, direct mount brake, WE tri drivetrain closer

And the line is rounded out by the AGX alloy wheelset with the same 21.5mm wide, 25mm deep rim profile. Note that all of the AGX models are available in either 700c or 650b for all of your gravel needs.

EB18: FSA expands AGX gravel, direct mount brake, WE tri drivetrain closer EB18: FSA expands AGX gravel, direct mount brake, WE tri drivetrain closer

New since Sea otter is the FSA K-Wing AGX carbon bar which blends a riser flat top, ergo positioning, and flared drops.

Directly underneath the K-Wing AGX is the new Direct Mount Rim Brake which uses a dual pivot design and is compatible with modern frames. The brake has a claimed weight of 192g, and is compatible with all mounting positions.

EB18: FSA expands AGX gravel, direct mount brake, WE tri drivetrain closer EB18: FSA expands AGX gravel, direct mount brake, WE tri drivetrain closer

Elsewhere in their cockpit line, FSA showed us an early sample of a new stem that would be compatible with both 1 1/8″ and 1 1/4″ steerers. This isn’t a new concept, but it does make their stems more versatile, and it should also make them more carbon friendly since it eliminates any “windows” in the stem clamp that could cause stress risers in the steerer.

EB18: FSA expands AGX gravel, direct mount brake, WE tri drivetrain closer

As usual, FSA’s product updates are as sprawling as their catalog, and that includes updates to their PowerBox power meter cranks. In addition to a new super compact version and stealth black colors ways, you’ll also find they now include R/L power balance and bluetooth connectivity.

EB18: FSA expands AGX gravel, direct mount brake, WE tri drivetrain closer EB18: FSA expands AGX gravel, direct mount brake, WE tri drivetrain closer EB18: FSA expands AGX gravel, direct mount brake, WE tri drivetrain closer EB18: FSA expands AGX gravel, direct mount brake, WE tri drivetrain closer

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the WE Wireless drivetrain for Tri and TT bikes, but the system is definitely closer to production. Using the same derailleurs and system “brain” as the road and disc brake versions, the Tri group includes shifters for both the brake levers and the aero bar extensions. Each shifter has two buttons, and appear to all be wired to a small junction box that will be hidden in the stem. From there, the system is wireless back to the derailleurs continuing FSA’s wired/wireless hybrid set up. No word on final availability just yet.

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Hexsense
Hexsense
4 years ago

That handlebar look nice,
Hope it release in 36cm or 38cm too.

Crash Bandicoot
Crash Bandicoot
4 years ago

Seriously is FSA We still a thing? I’ve even seen Rotor’s group-set experiment in the wild (well once and it was a rotor sponsored rider) seems like I’ll be able to buy Ceramicspeed’s drivetrain before I’d be able to buy We.

typevertigo
typevertigo
4 years ago

Allied Cycle Works sells built-up bikes equipped with Rotor Uno, too. I can’t say the same for FSA WE at this writing.

FSA-USA
4 years ago

Thanks for your interest. We’re happy to say that WE drivetrains are being received into our USA warehouse this week with the first complete drivetrains targeting to ship in the beginning of August. We’ll be filling our pre-orders thereafter as inventory levels allow.

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