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Felt Road Bikes - Your Opinions Please(7 posts)

Felt Road Bikes - Your Opinions PleaseJim T
Feb 14, 2003 11:12 AM
Went into my LBS the other day to begin shopping for a road bike in the $800-$950 range. Thought I'd be looking at the Trek 1200, but the salesman put me onto the Felt F65. Can't find out much about Felt bikes other than on their website.

Any opinions about this or other Felt road bikes? Looks like they're sort of new in town (even though the designer has apparently been around forever), so I'm a little reluctant to plunge in.

Any other good choices in this price range for a relatively new roadie?

Check this out...eschelon
Feb 14, 2003 12:06 PM
I know that this guy owns the shop...but I have known this guy for a while and have read numerous other reviews...but on the plus side, he's given bad reviews on the very bikes his shop sells...he still sells them because the customer still wants the bikes that he tells them isn't a good buy.

Here's a review of a FELT bike:
Check out my FELT.jaybag
Feb 14, 2003 5:27 PM
A year old but still a baby. Love this bike. 17.4 Lbs w/o pedals. Couldnt pass it up with the deal I got at the LBS last January.
Check out my FELT.Anj
Feb 14, 2003 7:44 PM
Hi Jaybag-

Pretty bike! I was wondering what model Alex wheels those are? Are they the 300's? How do you like them? Thanks, Andy
Check out my FELT.jaybag
Feb 15, 2003 9:39 AM
Yea I think its one of the better looking bikes Ive seen.
And actually I almost didnt buy it because of the wheels. I wasnt sure about them. They are ALX 320's with continental tires. I never heard of them before my purchase. But I'd have to say I am somewhat impressed. Ive only trued up my rims once or twice, and with the continentals on there, I have confidence in the turns.
I've been very happy with mine.niteschaos
Feb 14, 2003 6:29 PM
I got the F75 because it was the cheapest with shift-from-the-drop capabilities. It's held up great and I've raced it hard and it responds really well. Mine only cost $750. Of course the most important piece of equipment is the one that sits on the saddle, but I don't think as a beginning cyclist I could have picked a better bike. I started last August riding and now I'm into racing, so I got some race wheels off of e-bay for 200 bucks and having a blast! The tubing of my bike looks really similar in shape to Cannondale CAAD5, but not so extreme with straight seat stays and not so fat downtube.
I've been very happy with mine, tooporslap
Mar 16, 2003 5:41 AM
Just started riding my F65 ($1000 from LBS, R&A in Brooklyn). Having ridden a hybrid mountain bike for several years (including few centuries on it), I thought I'd have to do quite a bit to keep up with my fellow riders in Brooklyn's Prospect Park, but I'm hanging with the peleton no problem. The 105s respond smoothly and almost instantly and the triple chain ring is a nice option to have when dragging my fat ass up a hill. I swapped out the SPDs for Looks and am thinking about changing the seat at some point, but the carbon fork soaks up the bumps and the Cane Creek head set makes for some nice handling. Felt is aggressively going after Giant and is keeping its prices low to build market share. It seems to be working--my bike was on back order for six weeks. Hard to beat it--full 105 group, carbon fork, light frame, and aesthetically pleasing. Enough talk for now--it's a beautiful day outside.