Interbike 2014: FSA's New Direction
article & images by Nick Salazar
Sep 12, 2014  hits 31,842

FSA's concept SI aerobar offers indepdent stack adjustment for the pads/extensions. This has been standard fare for years on other bars, but is a first for FSA.

Triathlon stalwart FSA is showing a decidedly new direction for its upcoming aero products, and that direction is a good one. Most notably, the company is FINALLY working on an aerobar with independent stack adjustment for the pad/extension complex. It's to be called the SI bar, and although other companies have been making bars this way for many years, FSA reps confirmed that this is the first such product in the company's history. What's more, it will be compatible with standard 22.2mm extensions, also a new feature for FSA.

Shown with these new SI bars was a new SI aero stem. Both are described only as "a direction of things to come," and not meant to represent final products. The prototypes certainly look good, and present a very minimal frontal area. No word on actual availability or final price points, but the bars did show a price tag of $649 on the info card next to them.

In addition, FSA had a prototype of a new BTA bottle and computer mount that look quite a bit like the Speedfil A2. Check out the gallery for more detailed shots of these cool-looking concepts.


  • FSA's concept SI aerobar and stem concept look very interesting, but are only intended to show a direction for things to come, and not final products.
  • FSA's concept SI aerobar and stem concept look very interesting, but are only intended to show a direction for things to come, and not final products.
  • FSA's concept SI aerobar and stem concept look very interesting, but are only intended to show a direction for things to come, and not final products.
  • FSA's concept SI aerobar and stem concept look very interesting, but are only intended to show a direction for things to come, and not final products.
  • Like many others, FSA has followed Shimano's lead and decided that a four-bolt chainring pattern is a good idea.
  • FSA is making several new crank models with carbon drive-side arms, and alloy non-drive arms in order to be Stages-compatible. Like many others, FSA has followed Shimano's lead and decided that a four-bolt chainring pattern is a good idea.
  • FSA's new BTA concept looks much like the Speedfil A2. This isn't a final product, however.
  • The aero Metron crank.
  • This bottle uses the Vision logo as a design cue. Cool!

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