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Is this FSA prototype the future of road bikes?

Is this FSA prototype the future of road bikes?

FSA has revealed a prototype at Eurobike 2022 , which the brand says looks to the future of road bike design. Matteo Palazzo of FSA…

Wednesday, Jul 13

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FSA has revealed a prototype at Eurobike 2022 , which the brand says looks to the future of road bike design.

Matteo Palazzo of FSA says the bike was going to be presented at Eurobike 2020, but it wasn’t revealed at the time due to the disruption caused by Covid.

Palazzo says FSA worked with its communications studio and the designer Jonny Mole to develop the bike.

In fact, the prototype appears to share a lot in common with a Mole design from 2013, which has many of the same features.

However, Palazzo says the brand decided to show the bike this year to help launch its new 12-speed groupset, the FSA K-Force WE , and as a memento of missed Eurobikes. Why create a concept bike?

First things first, the prototype bike, with its radical frame shape and aero spoke wheels, won’t be turned into a product for general sale.

Palazzo says the bike is really an exploration of what road bikes could become.“We wanted to create something unique that inspires the future of bikes. It’s thinking about what a normal bike could be with all the technology integrated,” he explains.“It’s just a project to play with our knowledge of bikes. We sat at the table and said ‘what could a road bike be in 10 years?’”In terms of integration, the bike comes with an electronic groupset with all cables routed internally. But of more interest is the computer built into the stem, which is itself part of a one-piece handlebar-stem-fork design.Palazzo says […]

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