Lightning F40

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Lightning F40


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.

Base Specifications
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 Suspension
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore LX
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Shift Levers
Crankset Shimano 105, 30x46x60, 170-175mm
Bottom Bracket Shimano 105 tube spindle
Headset Shimano 105
Cassette Shimano LX, 11-34 9spd
Brake Calipers Avid SD-7 front, Hayes 9 hydraulic disc rear
Brake Levers Tektro/Hayes
Drum Brake
Front Hub Shimano XT
Rear Hub Shimano XT
Front Rim Deep carbon 20" 18 spoke
Rear Rim Sun CR18 700c, 36spoke
Chain KMC Z9000
Front Tire Schwalbe City Jet 20", 100psi
Rear Tire Panaracer T-Serve, 700x28c, 105 psi
Tube Type
Frame Style
BB Height
Gear Range
Seat Height
Total Weight 32-34 lbs
Wheelbase 42-45.5"
Overall Length 78-86"
Overall Width 22"
Seat Angle 50-65 degrees
Weight Limit
Last Updated: Saturday, 31 May 2014 04:44