The result of years of research, the patented F-40 has all of the performance advantages of a fully-faired custom racer, but is also practical enough for everyday riding, commuting and touring. It's the ideal all-around performance bike. The spandex fairing means excellent ventilation, stability in crosswinds and results in an overall weight of only 33 lbs.! The fairing is also great protection from cold or rainy weather.
The F-40's cruising speed is 50% faster than a standard bicycle and 6-10 mph faster than an unfaired Lightning. So if you can cruise at 18 now, say hello to 28mph! Scores of cyclists worldwide now use the F-40 for sport and century rides, touring and daily commuting.
The F-40 is based on the P-38, so you can buy a P-38 bike and later add the F-40 body and fairing. If you decide to upgrade a P-38 to an F-40, note that we highly recommend also installing the rear disc brake and front suspension. Once installed the entire fairing can be removed for open air riding, or for transporting the bike in just 5-10 minutes.
|Frame||4130 Chromoly tubing, nickel silver brazed, with custom investment cast seat lugs, and forged dropouts|
|Fork||S-1 Chromoly, coil spring suspended, 1.5" travel|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore LX|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Crankset||Shimano 105, 30x46x60, 170-175mm|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano 105 tube spindle|
|Cassette||Shimano LX, 11-34 9spd|
|Brake Calipers||Avid SD-7 front, Hayes 9 hydraulic disc rear|
|Front Hub||Shimano XT|
|Rear Hub||Shimano XT|
|Front Rim||Deep carbon 20" 18 spoke|
|Rear Rim||Sun CR18 700c, 36spoke|
|Front Tire||Schwalbe City Jet 20", 100psi|
|Rear Tire||Panaracer T-Serve, 700x28c, 105 psi|
|Total Weight||32-34 lbs|
|Seat Angle||50-65 degrees|
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