Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Tampa, Florida
Bikes: 2012 Colnago Ace road bike, 2010 Giant Cypress hybrid
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I don't have any experience with either bike, however, the Trek does have better components than your current Felt. Since both frames are aluminum, you may save some weight on the frame if the Trek frame is actually lighter. Where you will notice the difference is the components. The Trek (with an all Tiagra groupo) will shift faster, cleaner and smoother than the Felt, with a mixture of lower end components. The Tiagra components will save you some weight, but not much. I made this statement according to the information given for each bike on their respective web page.
As for the speed, work on the engine. You may gain a 1-2 mph difference in speed going from an aluminum frame to a CF frame because of the difference in power transfer, but the engine is what will make the overall difference.
Then of course, there is the "I want a new bike", or the N+1 factor. If this is the case, I say go for it!
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2012 Colnago Ace
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