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FELT frames and your experience? F50 or F65? NEED HELP!globalhelipimp
Jun 23, 2003 5:58 PM
I've been looking at the F50 and the F65. I'm a beginner road biker, and this will be my first road bike purchase. I'm going through my LBS, and the price difference between the two bikes is about $300. Should I swing for the F50? The F50 color is MUCH sexier than the F65, IMO, and the components are better.
F50-
Kinesium custom double-butted tubing
integrated head tube and carbon fiber fork
Shimano 27-speed Ultegra group

Alex ALX320 wheelset with 7075 aluminum rims
black anodized with CNC-machined sides
black oxide aero spokes, aluminum freehub body
Hutchinson Carbon Comp Kevlar tires

Felt aluminum 3D forged stem
Felt 7075 butted aluminum handlebar
Selle Italia XO racing saddle

F65-
double-butted aluminum tubing throughout
lightweight carbon fork
complete Shimano 105 27-speed group

Selle Italia XO saddle
Felt forged aluminum stem
aluminum ergonomic handlebar

XERO XR-3 wheel set with Velocity rims
DT spokes, and machined sidewalls
Continental Kevlar tires and lightweight tubes

The F65 comes with pedals, while the F50 does not. I'll still need to purchase a helmet, shoes, pedals, shorts, jersey, and a bike computer, so keep all of this in mind. I'm looking to spend under $1,500.

Thanks.
Dave