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Who We Are

We are some great friends with a passion for carbon fiber and all things bikes.  Road, CX, MTB, TT, TRI, FAT, Gravel, Track, Custom…we love them all, own most of them and ride…well, honestly less than we would like to. But, I guess that’s true of every addicted bike rider.

We are over the moon with FSE Filament Spin Evolution carbon fiber.  You will understand in the first 100 meters that these wheels are truly a game changer.

FSE Carbon Fiber bike wheels process

What
We Are Working On

Filament Spin Carbon Fiber is the future for high performance cycling.  We are developing new technology and products based on our investment in this method and the lesson we have learned from years of research and development.

It all started with a beer at a bike show…then a strong friendship connection…a working partnership…now a family.

FSE.bike is a brand of a our main corporation that started in 2006 to provide “original equipment manufacturing” (OEM) to respected cycling brands around the world.  We have been very successful and have strong partnerships with the world’s leading brands.

We never ever stop trying to improve our product, our performance, and quality control.

This is what inspired our search for a better way to make carbon fiber wheels.

As you will see in our videos I (Dan – see the text to the left) am a now a big (fat) guy.  Age and hours behind a desk to bring the best wheels to the world makes it hard to fight back the pounds.  I love the ride and performance of carbon fiber wheels.  At 235+/- lbs I never felt truly confident in all conditions.  But with old style carbon layup, making them stronger always meant making them heavy.  Not good.

At the same time my carbon fiber obsessed, design geek, partner was on a quest for controlling the manufacturing process to perfect quality control and still make a superior carbon fiber wheel.

Our solution is FSE – Filament Spin Evolution carbon fiber wheels. We knew immediately we were onto something ground breaking. Yet we did not rush the process.  This has been in development for three years. We have been lab and road testing them for over a year. Interbike 2016 was our official launch.

10 years later, my best friends are still also my partners.  We are now doing the best work of our lives and are tremendously honored and excited to present them to the people we love most…bike riders.

Dan grew up on the prairie of Oklahoma obsessed 2 things, bikes and guitars.  Our family farm was in Luther, Oklahoma and our south boundary was the famo
us Route 66.  Dan was 11 and helping his grandfather fix a barbwire fence when he saw what looked like a parade coming down the highway.  It was a bike race.  Dan said he was immediately hooked and begged his dad to take him to a bike shop in Oklahoma City to get a “10 Speed.”  It was a C.Itoh with a heavy steel frame but he rode it everywhere. Dan soon became a shop rat and soaked up everything he could as quickly as he could.  As live happened he followed about this same path with music stores and guitars.  As Dan puts it, “Turns out I had real talent for music…not so much for bike racing being blessed with terribly short legs matched to a gargantuan body.”

Dan moved to Nashville, TN “Music City” and had a successful career as an engineer and producer, working with respected musicians, “famous people” and won a few awards along the way.  About the time the music industry was going to digital downloads Dan started a digital marketing company that is now strictly in-house.

A fitness products importer friend had been approached by one of his manufacturers to find markets for carbon fiber frames and parts they had started building. Knowing Dan was into cycling his made the introduction. Dan took that idea and ran with it and started buying up product like crazy.  They cut it apart road tested on the worst roads and fast races to see which manufacturers were reliable.  They found that answer was, well, not many.  They cherry picked less than 10 manufacturers and made deals with them to sell direct online.  It was very successful and Dan sold that portion of his business to a company in China.

During that time Dan had become very close friends with our best manufacturer from that time. They mentioned they we’re developing a new carbon fiber rim using a completely new process and they asked if Dan wanted to partner with then on design and marketing.  I asked, “is it filament winding?” It seems we had been reading the same technical documents.

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