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
8.66 kg
Estimated price
3 673,-

Be First In Line!

Missed out on the 2021 campaign? Be ready for next season! We are now taking pre-orders for the next delivery of the F/AR.

By placing a pre-order you will be sure to receive your bike at the earliest possible delivery date in Spring 2022 and also benefit from a price-freeze protecting you from any coming price increases. The Pre-Order option will give you access to special offers and updates during the winter months.

As always, each one of our bikes is built for you at our Workshop in Oslo and are shipped based on order of the pre-orders received. You will also be given special behind the scenes access to the completion of the 2022 batch of F/AR frames. On January 1st we will open the configurator for you to confirm your specifications and pay the balance. At that time, you will finalize your bike’s colour, size and component specifications. Shipping is available Worldwide.

* Deposit is 100% refundable should you decide to cancel your purchase within 2 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.

Available with the new Ultegra R8200 and Dura-ace R920012SP DI2

Shimano launched september 1st 2021 two new versions of their iconic Di2 series: DURA-ACE R9200 and ULTEGRA R8100, both available on the next build of your F/AR bike. Read more below the about new features in Shimano's latest product launch.

 

What is new?

- Wireless connection
- 12 speed cassette
- Smartphone application 
- Single, Wide Range derailleur
- 10% wider disc brake clearance 
- New compact design

Read the article in the Journal 

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

Questions? We got answer

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