My wife and I had a great time this year racing and training at the LA Velodrome in Carson, CA and we had the opportunity to meet some new cyclists as well as race with Cleave. Traveling with a bike on the airlines is getting harder and more expensive each year. So we decided to rent a locker at the velodrome and put two additional track bikes there so we could fly down for the weekend and race.
Deciding on a new bike is always tough and IMO even more difficult with track bikes. There is not as much from which to choose and the really nice frames are very expensive and harder to get.
I decided on a Felt TK2 which is the top of Felt's aluminum frame line. They market it as a complete bike and I used the LBS that sponsors our racing club and got the club price.
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The carbon endurance bars that come stock are very cool.
Here is the marketing pitch from the bar manufacturer...
SPHINX is a dedicated endurance racing bar. World points racing champion Cameron Meyer helped our team engineer this design. Its unique forward ‘bend’ supports the rider in the ‘sphinx’ wide-aero position pioneered by the great Spanish track champion Joan Llaneras. This innovative bar combines a new UCI-compliant aerofoil top section with lower handholds from the established and popular ERGOSUM. The ‘wingtips’ of the aerofoil meet the upper part of the round-section drops, which are slightly tilted up. This allows riders to hook their wrists inside the bend, palms facing outwards. The vertical section of the ‘bend’ flattens into a narrow aerofoil section, and then joins the bottoms which provide a conventional round-section handhold for the sprint. SPHINX provides optimized positions for points and Madison races that alternate between level high speed and all-out sprinting.