Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Kansas City
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Felt 35x - Any Issues
I've been looking for a commuter bike to supplement my Trek Soho S. My commute takes me on some poorly maintained blacktop trails, bad streets, etc. The Soho does great, but a few gears for the hills would be a big help. I like the secondary brakes that come stock on these cyclecross bikes. Not sure if I care one way or the other about the canti brakes. As long as they stop the bike and my 183 lbs., that's good enough for me. I'm not looking to get one for racing, just a solid commuter that I can put some fenders on.
Anyway, I recently took a test ride on a "new" 53cm Felt 35x near my workplace. It shifted nice with those Shimano 105's and it passes the eye-test for me. I went home and discovered that this was a 2009 model. Question: Were there any issues with this bike? The LBS said that this is a leftover, but I'm surprised that it is still there from 2009. I'm sure I can get a deal on it (they are discontinuing being a Felt dealer), but I want to be sure that there is nothing "wrong" with this model.