Full Speed Ahead Road – New Carbon Wheels, Chain Design
Shown above are the new T42 carbon/alloy wheels and TC42 carbon tubular, all of which get a new wider 23mm rim that FSA says adds strength without adding weight. The T42 is new wheel that’s half way between a full aero wheel and road wheel that has a carbon rim shell with a thin aluminum brake track and rim.
Their existing SL-K Wheels also get a wider 23mm rim like the T24 to better match current tire profiles. It’s 1480g with 50mm deep rim. The Team Issue wheels have house-made hubs that they say are super smooth and a similar carbon rim shell with an alloy brake track. 1400g.
Check out more, plus their new Metron chain, after the break…
The new TC42 is a carbon tubular that’s 1250g with a 23mm wide rim that’s molded in house.
The TC42 and SL-K wheels use a carbon shell to give it an aero profile and stiffen it up, but use reliable alloy rims and braking surfaces.
New high-end hubs for their Vision and SL-K lines are being machined in house, from axle to free hub.
Their new chains have a sharp chamfer in the side plates to better engage the teeth for quick shifting. They tested elongation against two other brand chains and claim they both showed almost twice as much stretch as FSA’s.