The F/AR

Our purpose-built All-Road bike for mixed surface riding and bikepacking

  

The city of Oslo is our home. No other 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 that led us to the design of the F/AR. Our specially developed All-Road bike is as quick and responsive on tarmac as it is smooth and comfortable over uneven gravel roads.

The adventure begins where the asphalt ends.
Estimated weight
8.41 kg
Starting from
4 492,-

The F/AR

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When we designed this bike we wanted a ride that was quick and responsive on the tarmac to make the Sunday morning group-rides with our friends as fun as ever, yet still able to tackle gravel roads when called upon. Even when packing a lightweight overnight set-up or full camping gear, the bike had to perform well and inspire on all surfaces and in all conditions. 

 

The F/AR frame is purpose-built but with a subtle elegance that will inspire a desire to own it and ride it. Smoothly blending the basic structural elements without unnecessary gimmicks, for a natural product shape as well as being optimised structurally for manufacturing and performance.

 

Partnering with industry-leading bag makers Roswheel and Fidlock gave us access to innovative technology never before used as we have. The result is a bag system that is easy to use, high-performance and incorporates the features we felt were missing in existing products.

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Order with our recommended setup, or choose upgrades from a curated selection of components.

Assembled by experts

Every bike from Fara is assembled by our expert staff to exact standards.

Long lasting warranty

All frames from Fara Cycling come with a 5-year warranty for your piece of mind.

Total Integration for Bikepacking

A good bikepacking setup 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. Drawing on our vast experience, every function on our criteria list was carefully considered, evaluated, then integrated into the design.

 

The result is a bag system that will attach and detach easily in seconds and fits perfectly to the F/AR’s frame geometry.

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

The F/AR boasts no fewer than 4 bottle cage mounts on the frame, as well as triple mounts on the fork legs for added capacity. In addition, integrated fender mounts front and rear which can double as rack light mounts.

 

The 27.2 mm round seatpost increases comfort and also makes sure that a wide variety of seat post options will work. The external seat-post clamp design is simple and effective, eliminating slippage and is easy to replace or fix if needed. The BB386 press-fit bottom bracket standard means all types of crank standards are compatible. The F/AR will work with 1x, 2x, mechanical and electronic shifting with no cable-stops or unnecessary holes in the frame.

Wide tire clearance

The F/AR is designed to work ideally with 32-35mm, 700c tires for a fast rolling, comfortable all-surface setup. For more grip and protection, you can also mount 35mm low-knob treads like the Panaracer GravelKing Semi-Slick or even a wider 38mm slick tire. We’ve even designed our own fenders with room for 35mm slicks or even 33mm 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

  • • Carbon fiber frame and fork construction
  • • Frame weight 980 grams.
  • • Fork weight 390 grams.
  • • Integrated Baggage System.
  • • Integrated Fender mounts front and rear.
  • • Fender Mounts light rack option.
  • • Three bottle mounts.
  • • Bento mount on top tube.
  • • Cargo cage attachment on fork.
  • • Front/rear flat mount disc brakes 140mm (160mm w/adapter).
  • • Fully internal brake cables front and rear.
  • • Fully internal derailleur housing front and rear.
  • • 1.5” Token S-Box integrated headset w/internal wiring.
  • • 27,2 mm round seatpost, universal clamp
  • • 100mm and 142mm TA 12mm axles.
  • • BB386 bottom bracket standard.

 

Handlebar bag volume: 12 Litres
Seat pack volume: 15 Litres
Frame bag volume: S: 2,3L, M: 2,6L, L: 3,2L, XL: 3,6L
Total capacity: 30 Litres

Base pricing:

• Frameset only option starting price at €2799 (NOK 27,990).

 

• Complete F/AR build with Shimano Ultegra R8020 disc brake groupset, Fulcrum Rapid Red 300 wheelset and 3T Ergonova PRO Cockpit, starting price at €3790 (NOK 37,990)*

 

*The above price refers to the configuration of the best priced groupset and accessories offered, and may change due to availability of products.

 

For other F/AR pricing examples and component options, please explore our bike configurator.

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