The All-New 2021 F/AR By FARA Cycling
- February 17, 2021
- Posted by FE
The ultimate adventure weapon for mixed-surface riding. After 18 months of product development, testing and refining, a complete ground-up rebuild of the F/AR is the result. The new frame design boasts multiple features that will make it one of the most exciting bikepacking bikes on the market.
Total Integration for BikePacking
A good bikepacking set-up should be looked at as a complete system. From the bike to the bags and the gear you carry. Fara Cycling put endless miles on the road and spent countless nights in tents, and know just how important this is. So when redesigning the F/AR they realized they had the opportunity to integrate bikepacking bags with the frame on a level that has never been done before. Fara Cycling teamed up with industry-leading bag makers Roswheel, utilizing their lightweight and waterproof welded technology and paired this with an attachment system by Fidlock allowing us to eliminate the straps all together, yet still allow the bags to be removed quickly and easily. The result is a bag system that will attach and detach easily in seconds and fits perfectly to the F/AR’s frame geometry.
In addition to the Integrated Baggage System, the F/AR boasts no fewer than 4 bottle cage mounts as well as triple mounts on the fork legs for added capacity. In addition, Integrated Stealth Fender Mounts front and rear which double as rack light mounts. The 27.2 mm round seatpost not only increases comfort but also makes sure that a wide variety of seat posts options will work. The “periscope”, external seat-post clamp design is both simple and effective, eliminating slippage and being easy to replace or fix if needed. The BB386 Press-fit Bottom Bracket standard means all types of crank standards are compatible on the F/AR. In addition, the bike will work with 1x, 2x, mechanical and electronic shifting with no cable-stops or unnecessary holes in the frame.
Report by faracycling.com