|Felt Road Bikes||Benjamin330|
Jun 16, 2003 2:29 PM
|am new to riding and looking to purchase a road bike. looking for reviews on Felt bikes. thanx.|
Jun 16, 2003 6:06 PM
|I ride their entry level race bike that comes stock with Tiagra (lowest price shift-from the drops group). I have 3000 miles in just about every condition on this rig and have enjoyed them all. A lot of people complain about oversized Al frame being too rough, but at 180 pounds riding a 58cm frame I don't know if I am large enough to smooth out any of those natorious vibrations or if the tires are more to thank for the smooth ride I have recieved on this bike. The longest ride I've done on this bike is 76 miles. The only thing that was sore was my lower back and that was because I wasn't used to being in the saddle for 4 hours. When I put on my race wheelset the bike really becomes alive. I haven't ridden any top dollar rides from Trek or Look, but the ride is Similar to the CAAD5 from Cannondale. I do mainly crits and have 8 races under my belt this year and I feel that the bike was never the limiting factor in my performaces. Any more questions? I know I was kind of general.|
Jun 16, 2003 7:05 PM
|thanx for the response. stopped by one of the local stores and they have a Felt 35R that fits me and is on sale. don't know alot about bike components but it has dura-ace, mavic, carbon crank, etc... contacted a friend who is somewhat into bikes and he suggested a Trek 2300 (which would be the same price)... just curious if the Trek was a better buy???|
|The biggest thing is fit.||niteschaos|
Jun 17, 2003 1:12 PM
|Both bikes will serve you very well. If you are just starting out you probably can't tell the difference between the two during a test ride. Just make sure that you have tried before you buy.|
|You CAN tell the difference!||rkalik|
Jun 17, 2003 7:24 PM
|Last month, I test drove the Felt R65 and I thought there was an obvious difference. I was comparing it to the Trek 2300 and the Cannondale R600. I am new to the road bike scene, but I thought the Trek was 'clunky' riding, where the Felt was smooth and it felt like it just flew out of the gate!
The Felt is a great buy for the money. I thought the ride matched the CAAD5 frame, just like the other post said. The guy who founded this company worked at Easton, although someone else will have to fill in the blanks on this....