FSA Team Issue CN-1102N 11 Speed Cycle Chain
FSA Team Issue CN-1102N 11sp Chain
11-speed, low drag, slick shifitng chain from FSA. This could be the final link in their rumoured full groupset; we hope it is because it's a brilliant piece of kit. Low friction pins and rollers Peened pins Reusable quick link included 116 links 260grams FSA have just taken over one of Taiwan's oldest bike chain manufacturers and they've inherited brilliant production quality and beefed it up with some smart thinking of their own. The new FSA 11-speed team issue chain uses improved metallurgy over existing chains and FSA claim it will outlast anything from Shimano or SRAM. Put them to the test.
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FSA (or Full Speed Ahead) are renowned for producing lightweight yet functional bike components - such as chainsets, handlebars, seatposts and stems. Traditionally finished in black, FSA supply several professional teams in MTB and Road, including overall GC victories in all three of the main grand tours. For 2017, sponsored riders include Vicenzo Nibali, Fabio Aru and Robert Gesink. Although a touch sparse on information, should you wish you can find out more about FSA at http://www.fullspeedahead.com/en/company.
Ribble Cycles - since 1897!
Ribble Cycles are one of the oldest bike shops in the world, starting in 1897 in Preston, Lancashire, and are perhaps best known for their exceptional value own brand road bikes.
In 1987 (just the 90 years after forming!) they started a mail order side to their business, which helped them to expand - and as per the rest of their competition, launched their website in 2001. In order to deal with the increase in business, the company moved to Bamber Bridge, which resulted in the closure of their Watery Lane shop, and eventual upsizing to yet another warehouse in Leach Place.
In terms of actual cycling, Ribble have historically sponsored some of the most iconic riders in UK and world cycling history; Chris Boardman and Bradley Wiggins have both successfully competed on Ribble bikes. Other noted riders include the ladies Barcelona 92 Time trial team, the 1990's RT Italia race team and Steph Forrester at the Sydney Olympics. In short, they like to support the sport that they trade in!
You can read up more on Ribble's history on their website.