The All New F/AR

The ultimate weapon for mixed surface riding and Bikepacking

 

 

"Første sykkelen i verden med et helintegrert oppsett for bikepacking. Null stropper, lynrask sykkel, lav pris"

"The ultra-sleek frame and bag integration is a clever concept that we’ve yet to see executed quite like this elsewhere"

"The most extraordinary feature: the holder for the Bikepacking Bags Integrated into the frame, which was developed together with Roswheel and Fidlock"

"With bags that fit F/AR’s frame geometry perfectly, this is a cleverly designed complete system for bike packing"

Road.cc

“One of the most exciting bikepacking / fast touring bikes coming to market in 2021”

"You can make a ($1,050) deposit now for one of the coolest bikes on earth that can just so happen to roam most of it"

"Well-suited for everything from long weekend rides to long-distance racing where endurance is key"

The city of Oslo is our home. No other Global Capital city provides the close proximity of both quiet country tarmac roads and remote wilderness gravel tracks.

This cycling ecosystem has inspired a new style of riding which led us to launch the F|AR. A bike that is as quick and responsive on the tarmac as it is smooth and comfortable over the gravel roads of the Nordmarka Forest. The F/AR is ideally suited for long bike-packing rides on mixed surfaces.

The adventure begins where the asphalt ends.
Estimated weight
7.97 kg
Estimated price
3 673,-

Be First In Line!

Ensure your place in the queue. Pre-order deposit due now: NOK 10.000 Deposit is 100% refundable*

We are opening up a pre-order channel for the most dedicated members of the Fara Cycling Family, allowing you to be first in line for when the bike starts shipping in August.

The Pre-Order option gives you access to a limited edition Signature Series design and to sweeten the deal, we are including a set of the Integrated Bags and the perfectly fitting Fara Cycling Fenders for every pre-orders placed! 

As always, each one of our bikes is built for you at our Workshop in Oslo. Production will start in mid-May and be shipped based on order of the pre-orders received. You will also be given special behind the scenes access to the completion of the bike’s development during these last stages before it ships. Once your build date is confirmed, you will be given access to the configurator at which time you will be able to finalize your bike’s colour, size and component specifications. At this time the balance of your payment will also be due. We Ship Worldwide.

* 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.

Full Refund

Secure your place in the queue now, should you choose to cancel your order, you will receive a full refund.

Custom Setup

Once your bike is ready for assembly, you can choose from a curated selection of components to build your ultimate adventure bike.

Signature Series

A Limited Edition Signature Series paint is available only during the pre-order campaign. This exclusive, transparent paint has a metallic flake while still making the Carbon weave visable.

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. We’ve put endless miles on the road and spent countless nights in tents, and know just how important this is.  

We 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. Bag Volumes: Handlebar Bag - 12L Seat Pack - 15L Frame Bag: S: 2,3L,M: 2,6L, L: 3,2L, XL: 3,6L Total capacity: 30L

Curved Seat Stays

One of the key features we're introducing with the F/AR design is the curved, dropped seat-stays. They provide increased vertical compliance which, together with generous tire widths, result in a supple ride without sacrificing lateral stiffness. This makes the F/AR more comfortable than a traditional racing bike and any adventure possible.

Compatibility

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.

Clearance, Clarence!

The F/AR is designed to work ideally with 32-35 mm, 700c tires for a fast rolling, comfortable all-surface set-up. 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. We’ve even designed our own fenders with room for 35 mm slicks or even 33 mm studded tires like the Suomi Routa.

Integrated Cable Routing

The Token Products innovative S-Box Headset System allows all cabling to enter the frame via the headset, resulting in a clean cockpit area which not only looks great, but makes bag mounting a breeze. This solution allows free rotation of the bars and allows you to use a wide selection of standard cockpit set-ups.

We also wanted to do away with cable-stops and cable-guides to clean up the design and stop mud and grime from getting into your frame. To solve this we chose full length outer housing from shifter to derailleur (for mechanical shifting). This also eliminates the chance of your cables being exposed to the elements.

Features and design highlights

  • • Frame and fork construction: Carbon Fibre, frame weight: 980 g, fork weight: 390g
  • • Integrated baggage attachment system attachment points.
  • • Integrated Stealth Fender Mounts front and rear with an available dedicated fender set.
  • • Fender Mounts can be used for a light rack.
  • • Bottle mounts on downtube, seat tube and underside of downtube.
  • • Bento Mount on top tube.
  • • Attachment points for a Cargo Cage on fork.
 

  • • Flat Mount disc brakes, 140mm front and rear (160mm w adapter).
  • • Fully internal brake cables front and rear (entry at headset).
  • • Fully internal derailleur housing front and rear (entry at headset).
  • • 1.5” Token S-Box integrated headset for internal wiring.
  • • 27,2mm round seatpost, Universal, external clamp.
  • • 100mm and 142mm TA 12mm axles.
  • • BB386 Bottom Bracket Standard.
  • • Total baggage capacity: +/- 30 L

Pre-Order and prices

Pricing Estimates:

 

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

 

Fara Cycling F/AR with Shimano Ultegra R8020 disc brake groupset, Fulcrum Rapid Red 300 wheelset and 3T Ergonova PRO Cockpit - NOK 34,990. (€3490).

 

Upgrade to Shimano Ultegra R8070 Di2 Groupset, +NOK 10,000 (€1000).

 

For 2021 Pricing, explore the setup options

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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.

When do I get my bike?

Deliveries of the F/AR will start in Mid-August, 2021, based on the order in which we receive your pre-order. When the time draws nearer, 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.

Where do you ship the F/AR?

We offer international shipping in most countries in Europe, Asia and North America at an additional cost of €200 or $250. Additional Federal and local taxes may apply.

Domestic shipping within Norway costs NOK800 and pick-up at the Experience Center in Oslo is available (free of charge). 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.

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!

Does it automatically come with the 3x Roswheel bags that we see in the pictures? Is it included in the price or do you have to purchase that separately?

During the pre-order campaign we are offering the complete Integrated baggage set as well as a perfectly fitted fender set, free of charge. You will be able to select these items when you configure your bike but they are free. To qualify for this offer, you need to place your pre-order now and pay the deposit. Once the bike becomes available through our normal order process, the bags and fenders will be an option.

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.

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.

Warranty?

All Fara Cycling framesets are backed by a 5-year limited warranty.* Please read the Terms and Conditions for more information.

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 and also hides a little surprise that can only be seen in the dark ;-)

Is the preorder limited?

Yes. Only the orders placed before Mid-June access to the Integrated bags and fenders free of charge. To received the last update about the production and delivery status sign up our newsletter.

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.