DISRAELI GEARS

FSA

FSA K-Force WE main image FSA K-Force WE main image FSA K-Force WE main image

FSA stands for Full Speed Ahead. The brand is owned by Tien Hsin Industries of Taichung, Taiwan.

Tien Hsin, established in 1970, has long been a supplier of generic, but reliable, headsets and bottom brackets, both to bicycle manufacturers, as original equipment, and to 'aspirational' western component brands, logo-ed up accordingly. In about 1994, Tien Hsin decided to move up the food chain and launch an 'aspirational' brand of its own - hence FSA. As branding exercises go, the management of the FSA brand has been exceptionally disciplined. The promotional material is determinedly free of any mention of Tien Hsin and the tone and imagery is resolutely North American. Most of the consumers, that I know, think of FSA as an American brand.

The FSA brand was initially used for mid- to up-market headsets and bottom bracket units. But today FSA provides a bewildering, almost impossible array of bicycle components.

In 2016 FSA launched a wireless electronic derailleur as part of their top of the range FSA K-Force WE groupset.


see also US Patent # 4,469,479 - SunTour 1981

see also US Patent # 4,469,479 - SunTour 1981

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see also Japanese Patent # S58-67586 - SunTour 1981

see also Japanese Patent # S58-67586 - SunTour 1981

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see also Japanese Patent # S58-67587 - SunTour 1981

see also Japanese Patent # S58-67587 - SunTour 1981

  • Publisher: Japan Patent Office
  • Date: Priority date October 1981
  • Derailleur brands: SunTour with inspiration for Tiso and FSA
  • Derailleurs: none - but is curiously simliar to the Tiso electronic derailleur
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see also US Trademark # 1,907,836 - FSA 1994

see also US Trademark # 1,907,836 - FSA 1994

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see also US Trademark # 1,907,837 - FSA 1994

see also US Trademark # 1,907,837 - FSA 1994

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see also US Trademark # 3,872,388 - Vision 1997

see also US Trademark # 3,872,388 - Vision 1997

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see also Taiwanese Patent # 201121842 - FSA 2009

see also Taiwanese Patent # 201121842 - FSA 2009

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see also Taiwanese Patent # 201136802 - FSA 2010

see also Taiwanese Patent # 201136802 - FSA 2010

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see also US Trademark # 3,984,234 - Vision 2010

see also US Trademark # 3,984,234 - Vision 2010

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see also US Trademark # 3,912,210 - Vision 2010

see also US Trademark # 3,912,210 - Vision 2010

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see also US Trademark # 4,086,754 - FSA 2011

see also US Trademark # 4,086,754 - FSA 2011

US Trademark 4,086,754 - FSA thumbnail


see also US Trademark # 4,164,091 - FSA 2011

see also US Trademark # 4,164,091 - FSA 2011

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see also US Trademark # 5,468,420 - FSA 2011

see also US Trademark # 5,468,420 - FSA 2011

US Trademark 5,468,420 - FSA thumbnail


see also Italian Patent # 2012 A000325 - Tiso

see also Italian Patent # 2012 A000325 - Tiso

Italian Patent 2012 A000325 - Tiso thumbnail


see also Italian Patent # 2012 A000326 - Tiso

see also Italian Patent # 2012 A000326 - Tiso

Italian Patent 2012 A000326 - Tiso thumbnail


see also Italian Patent # 2012 A000348 - Tiso

see also Italian Patent # 2012 A000348 - Tiso

Italian Patent 2012 A000348 - Tiso thumbnail


see also Italian Patent # 2012 A000349 - Tiso

see also Italian Patent # 2012 A000349 - Tiso

Italian Patent 2012 A000349 - Tiso thumbnail


see also Tiso - web ad 11/2012

see also Tiso - web ad 11/2012

  • Publisher: Tiso
  • Date: November 2012
  • Derailleur brands: Tiso with possible links to FSA
  • Derailleurs: Tiso electronic derailleur - a possible precursor to the FSA K-Force WE
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see also Tiso - web ad 12/2012

see also Tiso - web ad 12/2012

  • Publisher: Tiso
  • Date: December 2012
  • Derailleur brands: Tiso with possible links to FSA
  • Derailleurs: Tiso electronic derailleur - a possible precursor to the FSA K-Force WE
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see also Tiso - Wireless 12 Speed Groupset 2012

see also Tiso - Wireless 12 Speed Groupset 2012

  • Publisher: Tiso
  • Date: December 2012
  • Derailleur brands: Tiso with possible links to FSA
  • Derailleurs: Tiso electronic derailleur - a possible precursor to the FSA K-Force WE
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FSA - Dealer Catalog 2014 2013

FSA - Dealer Catalog 2014 2013

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see also International Patent # 2015/068125 A1 - Tiso 2013

see also International Patent # 2015/068125 A1 - Tiso 2013

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see also Taiwanese Patent # 201520126 - FSA 2013

see also Taiwanese Patent # 201520126 - FSA 2013

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see also Vision - web site 2013

see also Vision - web site 2013

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see also Vision 2015 - pdf catalogue 2014

see also Vision 2015 - pdf catalogue 2014

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see also Vision 2016 - pdf catalogue 2015

see also Vision 2016 - pdf catalogue 2015

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see also Vision - web site 2015

see also Vision - web site 2015

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see also Vision 2017 - pdf catalogue 2016

see also Vision 2017 - pdf catalogue 2016

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see also Vision - sticker 2016?

see also Vision - sticker 2016?

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see also Taiwanese Patent # I611979B - FSA 2017

see also Taiwanese Patent # I611979B - FSA 2017

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see also Vision 2018 - pdf catalogue 2017

see also Vision 2018 - pdf catalogue 2017

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FSA - 017 Dealer Catalog 2017

FSA - 017 Dealer Catalog 2017

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see also Vision 2019 - pdf catalogue 2018

see also Vision 2019 - pdf catalogue 2018

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FSA - K-Force WE User Manual 2018

FSA - K-Force WE User Manual 2018

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FSA K-Force WE - web site 2018

FSA K-Force WE - web site 2018

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FSA Presents K-Force WE 2019

FSA Presents K-Force WE 2019

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