The All-New 2021 F/AR

Fully Integrated Bikepacking System

The All-New 2021 F/AR

Limited Signature Series Carbon Pearl Reflective

After 18 months of product development, testing and refining, a complete ground-up rebuild of the F/AR is the result. This new frame design boasts multiple features that make it one of the most exciting bikepacking bikes on the market.

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.

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

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

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

The most extraordinary feature: the holder for the bikepacking bags integrated into the frame, which was developed together with @roswheel and @fidlockbike.

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

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


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.

Curved Seat Stays

One of the key features we're introducing with the 2021 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.

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.

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.

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.

Pre-order your 2021 F/AR
Pre-order your 2021 F/AR
Pre-order your 2021 F/AR
Pre-order your 2021 F/AR
Pre-order your 2021 F/AR

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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).
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    The Oslo Project:

    The city of Oslo is Fara Cycling's home and one of its defining features has to be the thousands of square kilometres of pristine forests, called “Marka”, that surround it. Literally within minutes from the downtown core you can leave the city behind and enjoy both quiet country tarmac and remote wilderness gravel roads.

    This cycling ecosystem has inspired a new style of riding where normal daily rides combine both asphalt and gravel. The bikepacking opportunities that can be accessed locally are endless and Oslo has a huge commuter movement too.

    As it turns out, the ideal bike for all of this is strikingly similar.

    We dreamed of a bike that would allow us to access remote areas with a solid construction and stable geometry but still travel fast, covering long distances with ease. It needed to offer plenty of comfort and be practical with multiple attachments for dedicated accessories that we knew worked perfectly.


    We wanted to take integration to a whole new level by being the first bike company to develop both the frame and bag designs simultaneously. Drawing on our vast experience, every function on our criteria list was carefully considered, evaluated, then integrated into the design.

    Partnering with industry-leading bag makers Roshweel gave us access to some innovative technology and features. To this we applied our own modifications and integrated an attachment system in collaboration with Fidlock, resulting in a bag system that is easy to use, lightweight and incorporates all of the functionality we sought after.

    In 2019, we started The Oslo Project to build 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. It combines our extensive experience in the field with the expertise from some of the industry’s leading product developers. The Gen-2 frame design boasts unique features that will make it one the most exciting bikepacking / fast touring bikes on the market in 2021.

    Questions? We got answers!

    Visit our FAQ-section to get answers to any questions you might have.

    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

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