Object of Desire: FSA K-Force Team Edition crankset

Cyclingnews takes a closer look at FSA's latest work of art - the super-light K-Force Team Edition crankset

What is a hands on review?
FSA K-Force Team Edition crankset resting on concrete floor
(Image: © Aaron Borrill)

Early Verdict

A super-light, beautifully designed crankset aimed at providing riders with the perfect balance between weight and stiffness


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    Visual allure

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    Self-extracting crank design

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    Four crank length options (165/170/172.5/175mm)

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    Relatively easy installation, granted you've got the correct spacer kit


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Full Speed Ahead (FSA) is a pioneer when it comes to cranksets, chainrings and all things bicycle component related. The company has also recently ventured into the highly competitive world of road bike groupsets with its wireless-electronic FSA K-Force WE (disc and rim), but the firm is undoubtedly better known for its cranksets.

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Aaron Borrill

Aaron was the Tech Editor Cyclingnews between July 2019 and June 2022. He was born and raised in South Africa, where he completed his BA honours at the University of Cape Town before embarking on a career in journalism. Throughout this career, Aaron has spent almost two decades writing about bikes, cars, and anything else with wheels. Prior to joining the Cyclingnews team, his experience spanned a stint as Gear & Digital editor of Bicycling magazine, as well as a time at TopCar as Associate Editor. 

Now based in the UK's Surrey Hills, Aaron's life revolves around bikes. He's a competitive racer, Stravaholic, and Zwift enthusiast. He’s twice ridden the Cape Epic, completed the Haute Route Alps, and represented South Africa in the 2022 Zwift eSports World Championships.

Height: 175cm

Weight: 61.5kg

Rides: Cannondale SuperSlice Disc Di2 TT, Cannondale Supersix Evo Dura-Ace Rim, Cannondale Supersix Evo Ultegra Di2 Disc, Trek Procaliber 9.9 MTB 

What is a hands on review?

'Hands on reviews' are a journalist's first impressions of a piece of kit based on spending some time with it. It may be just a few moments, or a few hours. The important thing is we have been able to play with it ourselves and can give you some sense of what it's like to use, even if it's only an embryonic view.