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FELT Bikes(4 posts)

FELT Bikeskgreen
Apr 2, 2003 3:31 PM
Does anyone have information on FELT bikes - the good, bad, and ugly? I'm new to the riding world and thinking of purchasing a Felt 65. Thanx
re: FELT Bikesbm
Apr 2, 2003 6:42 PM
great bikes for the money. i've had a 2003 model 45r (ultegra) myself, since last august. this is also my first road bike. i had looked at kleins, specialized, bianci, cannondale . . this was the best deal i found for my setup. bought mine at a LBS for only $1500. (Kleins with ultegra start around $2200)

about felt . . . the name comes from a Jim Felt, who worked for the well-known Easton aluminum. i believe all (if not most) Felt frames are pretty much the same. just because the components are cheaper doesn't mean the lower end bikes (55, 65, etc) lose quality. more people are just becoming aware of felts, b/c they weren't as widely distributed as they are now.
FELT Bikes around here mainly ridden by Tri-guys.(nm)funknuggets
Apr 3, 2003 9:36 AM
Same geometry throughout thier line, only materials change.niteschaos
Apr 3, 2003 12:55 PM
I have a F75 form Felt, which is the lowest you can go with shift-from-the-drops capability. I've had a great experience with it as a all around bike, doing everything from commute (with 25mm tires and Slime Tubes) to Crits (with Conti Sprinter tubulars) and it's never held me back. I just started riding last July and I've had a blast training on it and doing the 7 races since then. I too bought it because it was such a good deal and the tubing in shaped like on a Cannondale, but not at extreme, but I get compliments on it all the time, and it only cost me $750.