FAQ

 

OLD NORSE  «AT FARA» 

MEANS TO JOURNEY 

–OR TO VENTURE

 

 

Fara was born in Stjørdal, Norway in 2016. As a former professional cyclist, founder Jeff Webb looked to rediscover his passion for cycling outside of the competitive circus.

 

FAQ

F/RD

What is the F/RD?

All-round race bike with aero-optimized tube shapes, precise handling and extremely light weight. Race performance designed to go the distance thanks to increased vertical compliance. The frame design is a result of in-house product development in collaboration with industry leading frame designers.

What are the highlights of the F/RD model?

  • NACA Airfoil tube shapes with truncated tails for optimal weight / aero balance and increased torsional stiffness.
  • Wide-stance Aero-optimized fork legs decrease airflow pressure around the wheel for drag-reduction.
  • Full internal cable routing (Token A-Box)
  • “IBS Light” (Integrated Bikepacking System) hidden 64mm attachment under top-tube with dedicated Aero-Box storage.  
  • All-Round capabilities with 32mm tire clearance.
  • Hidden aero seat-post wedge
  • Reversible aero seatpost, offering 0 and 25mm set-back in one post. 
  • Intuitive Fit Road geometry - 5 sizes to fit nearly every rider.
  • T47 Bottom Bracket eliminates irritating creaking noises.
  • Subtly Curved Sea-Stays for increased comfort.
  • Cable routing for mechanical and electronic shifting
  • UCI Approved (pending)

Is it possible also to pre-order a frameset only?

A frameset only option will appear during the conversion period (estimated to be February). At that time you will be asked to convert your pre-order to a confirmed order with your specifications. The deposit is the same, and deducted from the total frame-only price. We haven't set the final pricing just yet, but we expect it to be somewhere under €3000 for the frameset. 

What is the maximum clearance of tires I can use with the F/RD?

Rough roads? Dirt Roads? No sweat! We increased tire clearance to a whopping 32mm (measured) giving space for ever-increasing modern rim and tire shapes, allowing you to ride comfortably on more types of surfaces.

What is the geometry of the F/RD frameset?

As with all our models, we offer full geometry chart for each of our models. For F/RD geometry chart, please head over HERE and click on size guide (depending on the size of your screen, you might need to use the scroll function)

I am quite picky with my riding position...

You are in control of your bike! Gone are the days when one had to choose proprietary seatpost, if offset was an issue.

As our understanding of bio-dynamics advances, rider positioning is also improving and challenging old-school thinking on bike-fitting. On the F-RD, you no longer need to choose between 0 and 25mm setback setposts thanks to a unique, reversible design allowing a plethora of positions in one single seatpost.

What is IBS Light?

We’ve adapted our ground-breaking IBS in a practical, lightweight version on the F/RD. Hidden 64mm mounting inserts under the top-tube can be fitted with a dedicated Aero-Box utilizing Fidlock™ attachments allowing the Aero Box to be attached and removed in seconds. With space for a small camera, rain jacket, ride food, spares and tools, the Aero-Box is the ideal companion for long rides.

What type of Bottom Bracket and Axles does the F/RD model utilize?

We’ve incorporated all the latest bells and whistles into the F/RD, to make sure your bike will be modern for many years to come! 

 

The T47 (85,5mm) threaded Bottom Bracket eliminates irritating creaking noises while still allowing the stiffness and efficiency of the 30mm crank spindle. Flat-Mount disc brakes are the new standard, offering compact design which can be tucked away neatly in the frame’s design.

 

Hyperlight 12mm through-axles offer incredible stiffness at a mere 53g of weight. Adding the through-axle to the design dramatically increases front and rear end rigidity, making the bike more responsive to the rider’s input, more precise and more predictable. You will be carving lines on harrowing descents and beak-neck crit races alike.

Front hub spacing: D12mm x L100mm and P1.5 thread pitch

Rear hub spacing: D12mm x L142mm and P1.5 thread pitch

F/AR

What does All Road mean? Learn more about clearance.

The new F/AR or F/ All-Road works ideally with 32-35 mm, 700c tires for fast rolling on tarmac or well-kept dirt roads. For more grip and protection, you can also mount 35mm low-knob treads like the Panaracer GravelKing Semi-Slick or even a whopping 38 mm slick; this configuration will allow you to ride rocky trails with more comfort and stability.

What about studded tire compatibility for winter riding?

F/AR is also great for commuting on icy roads with up to 33mm studded tires like the Suomi Routa when using fenders and 35 without fenders.

Can I use a 650b x 50mm tire?

No, the F/AR is not compatible with tires wider than 38mm. The F/Gravel is compatible with tires up to 47mm.

Is F/AR available as a frameset?

Absolutely, Frameset only purchase is available for Nok24,990, €2499, $2600. As a pre order member you get exclusive access to a limited edition Signature Series design and a set of the Integrated Bags and the perfectly fitting Fara Cycling Fenders included free of charge. Frameset shipping price is 100€ all taxes and duties Included (EU only).

How does the bike get delivered?

Your bike will be shipped to you partially assembled, so it will require some light assembly. You can do this yourself or have a local bike shop complete it for you (this service is not included in the price).

I am not clear on how much it costs.

The final cost of a base version of the F/AR starts at NOK34,990 , €3490 or $4000. This includes a standard Shimano Ultegra R8020 build and Fulcrum RapidRed 3 wheelset, not including shipping (read more about shipping). We are including a set of the Integrated Bag System and the perfectly fitting Fara Cycling Fenders for the every pre-orders placed before end of July 2021!

Can I order the bags alone?

Yes! The new FARA x Roswheel bags will be available for purchase separately from the F/AR.

Will the Fara Cycling bags fit on any type of bike without Fidlock mounts?

Yes! The bags sets include adapters which will allow you to mount our bags on any frame, given they physically fit into the frame. This option will be available on the website shortly.

Is my deposit refundable?

Deposit is 100% refundable should you decide to cancel your purchase within 4 weeks following estimated date of delivery. Please read the Terms and Conditions for more information.

When do I choose my frame colour and size?

During the month of June, 2021 you will be given access to finalize the configuration of your F/AR. At this time you will finalize the colour, sizing and full component specification. The balance of payment will also be due at this time. If you are choosing a Frameset Only option you will need to indicate it at this time.

What is the Signature Series design?

The Pre-Order option gives you access to a limited edition Signature Series design. The transparent black paint has been specially developed for the F/AR. It shows the beautiful uni-direction carbon weave.

Is the preorder limited?

Yes. Only the orders placed before the end of July 2021 access to the Integrated bags and fenders free of charge. To receive the last update about the production and delivery status sign up ournewsletter.

We reopen the pre-order for F/AR in August 2021 to everyone who wants to order the F/AR for Spring 2022. The preorder process is the same but the Fara fenders and the bikepaking system will be available as options. Placing a pre-order of the F/AR during the fall and winter 2021 is the best way to make sure you will get yours in spring 2022. Deposit is fully refundable. 

I want to know more about Fara integrated Fender.

The new F/AR has Integrated Stealth Fender Mounts front and rear that fit perfectly our dedicated fender set. Fender Mounts can also be used for a light rack.

With the Fara integrated Fenders on you can ride up to 35mm tires and keep yourself and the bike out of water projections. The Fara integrated Fenders are free of charge for every preorder.

F/GR

What is the F/GR?

A purpose built gravel bike designed to take you to the most incredible places. Extremely capable with low standover height, wide tire clearance and Fara Cycling’s own Integrated Bikepacking System.  

What are the highlights of the F/GR model?

  • Robust, carbon fiber frame and fork. 
  • Fully internal cable routing (Token S-Box System)
  • Curved Seat-Stays for increased comfort.
  • In-Frame Stash hatch
  • Fara Cycling IBS (Integrated Bikepacking System). 
  • 1050g weight (Size M). 
  • Go-Anywhere capabilities with 700x50mm tire clearance.
  • Round, 27,2mm Seatpost. 
  • Intuitive Fit geometry - 4 sizes to fit nearly every rider.
  • T47 Bottom Bracket eliminates irritating creaking noises.
  • Integrated Fender Mounts
  • 3x Fork Cargo Mounts
  • SRAM UDH compatible derailleur hanger
  • Direct-mount front brake for 160mm rotors. 
  • 12mm Through-Axles. 

Is it possible also to pre-order a frameset only?

• Frameset only purchase is available for NOK 24,990 (€2499).

• Fara Cycling F/GR with Shimano GRX 812 1x11s disc brake groupset, Fulcrum Rapid Red 500 DB 700c wheelset and PRO Discover cockpit - NOK 32,990. (€3490).

• Upgrade to electronic Di2 version of the groupset as well as other groupsets is possible as per our online bike configurator.

What is the maximum clearance of tires I can use with the F/GR?

One of the features that makes the F/GR stand out from the crowd is the massive tire clearance, up to 700c x 50mm. The frame is compatible with both 700c and 650b formats as well, allowing a multitude of tire and wheel combinations for all types of terrain.

What is the geometry of the F/GR frameset?

As with all our models, we offer full geometry chart for each of our models. For F/RD geometry chart, please head over HERE (link missing) and click on size guide (depending on the size of your screen, you might need to use the scroll function)

What type of Bottom Bracket and Axles does the F/GR model utilize?

We’ve incorporated all the latest bells and whistles into the F/GR, to make sure your bike will be modern for many years to come! 

 

The T47 (85,5mm) threaded Bottom Bracket eliminates irritating creaking noises while still allowing the stiffness and efficiency of the 30mm (up to) crank spindle. Flat-Mount disc brakes are the new standard, offering compact design which can be tucked away neatly in the frame’s design.

 

Hyperlight 12mm through-axles offer incredible stiffness at a mere 53g of weight. Adding the through-axle to the design dramatically increases front and rear end rigidity, making the bike more responsive to the rider’s input, more precise and more predictable. You will be carving lines on harrowing descents and beak-neck crit races alike.

Front hub spacing: D12mm x L100mm and P1.5 thread pitch

Rear hub spacing: D12mm x L142mm and P1.5 thread pitch

F/GRAVEL-R

What wheel option do I get for F/GRAVEL-R from Fara Cycling Bike builder?

Our F/Gravel model is the only model in our selection that can be ridden both with 650b and 700c wheel size options. Both of them are specifically selected to suit riding conditions one might encounter on unpaved roads and paths. 650b is more suitable for rougher (loose) gravel as it offers more volume and better traction at lower pressures, while 700c excels at faster paced rides on mixed roads with hard packed dust and smaller gravel when the terrain is more varied

Delivery and Shipping

I live in one of the European Union’s states - would you be able to ship the bike here?

We can ship to all EU countries, cost is €200 for a partially assembled complete bike with bags and fenders. VAT included. This is the final price you will pay to have the bike delivered to your door, including VAT in EEA (European Economic Area). We will update you on your estimated shipping date based on your spot in the queue. To received the last update about the production and delivery status sign up our newsletter.

I live outside norway. If I ever have an issue with the bike, how does your customer service work? Would I have to ship it to you in Oslo?

Any minor service or maintenance would have to be handled by your local bike shop. This is considered normal maintenance and not included in the price of your bike. They can also process warranty claims on third party components like Shimano and Fulcrum. Should you encounter a failure of a bigger component like frame or fork, and it is deemed to be a valid warranty claim, we would ship you the new component and reimburse you for the costs of repairing the bike at your bike shop of choice. This, fortunately, is extremely rare and one of the reasons why we only sell great bikes.

How can I track my order?

We are working on customer portal to allow our customers to have a total overview of their orders, but in the meantime, please contact us at fara@faracycling.com

What are the shipping options to the USA?

When shipping to the USA or Canada, prices do not include taxes.Packages are handled by DHL and shipping charges are currently $250 for complete bikes and $150 for Framesets.

How long does it take for me to get the bike?

Due to the current logistical challenges the bike industry is facing, longer lead times than we would like are a reality. We build bikes in the order that we receive your order and we often have many bikes in the queue.  Once we have your frame and all components for your build, we will provide you with a build slot by email.

When purchasing a bike, our online Bike Builder will give you an approximate date of delivery when you select your frame size.

I live in Switzerland, UK or an other country part of the EEA - European Economic Area - Will I need to pay taxes??

No, bikes shipped to EU, Switzerland, UK and other country of the EEA are delivered "Duties and Taxes Paid" (DDP). 

Need help choosing your Fara bicycle?

Can I test ride a Fara Bike?

We have a limited quantity of demo bicycles available at our Fara Cycling Experience Center in Oslo. For more information, please contact us at workshop@faracycling.com or book your appoitment directly HERE

How do I determine the size of my bike?

Bike sizing can be very subjective but normally its hard to get it really wrong. At Fara, we build your bike for you, not sell you whatever we have on the shelf. You will find the geometry chart and size guide for each model by following the link on the respective model pages.

 

The best way to be sure of the fit is to test ride a bike, of course. If you have the opportunity to visit the Experience Center in Oslo, we will be happy to set you up on one of our demo bikes.

Can I book a session with a salesman?

Of course! No-one knows Fara bikes better than our sales team! You are welcome to visit the Experience Center in Oslo or book an online video session by sending an email to workshop@faracycling.com or booking your appointment for bike purchase consultation directly HERE. We are open Monday to Saturday and are located at Hoffsveien 10, 0275 Oslo.

Is carbon suitable for bike packing and rough terrain?

Of course! Carbon material and its skillful use in framesets can lend the bike unique strength properties. Our F/AR and GRAVEL-R models have been designed for rough terrain and can accomodate light to moderate load (besides yourself). Both of these models also boast a worlds first unique, magnetically attached Integrated Bikepacking System.

Order, Payment & Cancellation

How do I cancel an order?

Regarding any cancellations or amendments to orders,  please contact us at fara@faracycling.com and one of our customer service team members will assist you.

Do you offer financing?

All payment transactions are handled by our provider Klarna. Upon check-out you will be diverted to a payment portal by Klarna where you can choose from various options to see the options provided by Klarna in your region, refer to their website for more information.

General

Can Fara Cycling sponsor me, my team, or my event?

We are always stoked to get to know riders who are as passionate about riding bikes as we are. You can send us a short presentation about your cycling project by email to fara@faracycling.com. You can also regularly check our social media channels for any ambassador or sponsorship opportunities.

We are not a racing company therefore we usually do not sponsor competitive cyclists. We want to welcome all the riders and inspire new riders to envoy the freedom that riding a bike can offer. If you have an interesting project where you can promote Fara Cycling please let us know and we will do our best to help you.

Pre-ordering a Fara bicycle

What does the pre-order mean?

By pre-ordering one of our models, you are effectively reserving your spot in a limited production batch of Fara framesets scheduled for delivery at the earliest date.

 

You fullill the order by paying the fully refundable deposit of NOK10000 (or EUR1000). During the period when pre-order is open, you DO NOT HAVE TO SELECT ANY SPECS (such as frame size, color, groupset, etc...) of your bicycle, with exception of a model.

 

You will receive a unique login to our so called "dark mode" of our online configurator and finish configuring your bike, only once the pre-ordering concludes. Each pre-order period is time and quantity limited and refers to the earliest delivery of frameset produced.

 

That said, our online bike configurator is publicly visible at all times, allowing you to familiarize yourself with our selection of components and sizes so when the time comes, you will be able to jump right in and convert your pre-order into full order and receive the earliest possible time slot in our bike assembly schedule.

We want you to get the best experience from our bikes, and stand by to help your needs. If you can't find answer to your question don't hesitate to contact us  at fara@faracycling.com