It’s been a long time coming but FSA have finally pulled back the curtain on the K-Force WE electronic groupset. The electronic groupset has been five years in development but will now be available from March 2017.
You’ll likely be familiar with FSA as a component manufacturer. The Italian firm’s chainsets are regularly specced on off-the-shelf bikes alongside Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo components, but FSA have long wanted a complete groupset of their own, rather than crashing the party of the ‘big three’.
SRAM shook up the top-end groupset market this year with the launch of the Red eTap wireless gruppo and while K-Force WE has wireless elements (WE stands for Wireless Electronic), it’s best described as a semi-wireless gruppo (FSA actually call it ‘hybrid wireless’ when you look a little deeper), sitting somewhere between Shimano Di2 and Campagnolo EPS (both fully wires), and SRAM eTap (wireless) in design.