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anyone know about FELT bikes?(4 posts)

anyone know about FELT bikes?Tallguy
Apr 11, 2002 2:41 PM
I am looking at model f45r. the dealer is asking about $1700. seems like a good deal (and i need a 63 cm frame, which they have)

anyone know about these bikes?
re: anyone know about FELT bikes?harry hall
Apr 11, 2002 5:03 PM
They're well made and a good value--IF they fit you. They were designed for human basset hounds; the designated size is pretty hypothetical, measured on a line through the air from the top of the head tube--63cm means a 59cm seat tube and 60.5cm sloping top tube. Also, they don't leave a lot of extra steerer on the fork. You should probably prepare to buy a rising stem unless you are extremely flexible.
re: anyone know about FELT bikes?ALBikeGuy
Apr 11, 2002 6:06 PM
My LBS, which I spend a lot of time & money with (too much of both), starting carrying FELT's. I sometimes help around the shop, and I've helped assembly a few that have come in. I think it's a really good bike, really good for the money. They appear to be well built/designed bikes.

If I was looking at a new bike (in that price range) I'd definitely consider it.
Felt, Motobecane, Specialized, Giant, Fuji - some posters hatecentury2
Apr 12, 2002 2:03 AM
All these bikes that have frames made in Taiwan seem to draw a lot of heat from some poster on the board. With no good reason that I can figure out. If you like Aluminum there will be no difference in ride quiality or workmanship with equal grade tubes welded together in Taiwan vs Italy vs USA --- I perfer steel myself - but thats a different question. Of all the Aluminum bikes out there - Motobecane and Felt are probably the best deals. And if you can get on-line you can get really good buys.