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    Footprint

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    XXXI

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    How are they trying to market this? As a track bike or just a carbon SS. Because a Carbon SS that won't be raced seems very pointless.

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    its heavier than the tk3, carbon, and the price of a tk2

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    Under Specs: Chainguide:Aluminum Guard to protect skinny jeans
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    I'd like to think i have as much money as brains.

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    Belt drive compatible too. Should be lighter however.

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    Dont like it.
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    dude...you can't "no ****" something THAT ****. That's like saying "sometimes I just like to make out with dudes...no ****"

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    i dig it.

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    ...rather have an older tk2.

    Still, I'd ride it.

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    Regarding the weight difference between the Footprint and TK3: Don't forget that the Footprint has some budget (read: not light) brakes, brake levers, and brake cables.

    UHC carbon is pretty dense stuff. That's probably where the weight comes in.

    I say don't dis it till you test ride it. This bike could be the first of a trend. Also, it's one of 10 (TEN) single speed / fixed / track bikes that Felt is offering us. That's way more than any company I can think of.

    Be happy!

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    I dig too.

    Also, props to Soil_Sampler for sharing various SSFG related bikes/parts with us.

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    i've wanted the breed ever since i first set eyes on it.

    this? not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBikeRollsOn View Post
    How are they trying to market this? As a track bike or just a carbon SS. Because a Carbon SS that won't be raced seems very pointless.
    It's a singlespeed road bike, which shouldn't be foreign - companies are selling things not just to the fixster crowd. Now, I can't think of anyone I know who would want one, but it's not out of the question.

    Interesting that they seem very willing to do the spaghetti method of product development - throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks - vis a vis their ss/fg offerings.

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    Looks fine to me, wonder how it rides, probably a lot like my Vilano, only with a little more quality and workmanship in smoothing out the rough edges ?

    Ouch, then I saw the MSRP $ 1,599, can I get some pedals with that ?
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    It looks kinda cool until you look at the price, then it suxxxx

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    That's the thing that gets me about these types of bikes, I think Trek makes a SS Madone similar to this. Why would anyone want to cop out that much money for a bike that they won't be racing or has no ability at all to be raced? I know it's not all about racing but here's the thing; they can A)get a track bike better suited for their needs for less money B) they can buy a geared bike better suited to their needs for less money or C) if they aren't interested in racing or anything they can just get a nice steel SS that will better suit their needs and cost less money.

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    Felt also makes this now


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    that stem is uggggggllly

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    Quote Originally Posted by bentchamber View Post
    that stem is uggggggllly
    Agreed, if they're going to go for the retro homage, the least they can do is an authentic threaded and quill stem.

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    mammoth feet to go inside those clips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuji86 View Post
    Looks fine to me, wonder how it rides, probably a lot like my Vilano, only with a little more quality and workmanship in smoothing out the rough edges ?

    Ouch, then I saw the MSRP $ 1,599, can I get some pedals with that ?
    compared to a vilano.

    ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xkillemallx16 View Post
    compared to a vilano.

    ouch.
    With the extra $ 1,300-1,400, I figure I can get the best components eventually and still have a cheap frame. After riding it thru saltwater flooding though a couple days back, not sure I want a higher end bike. I would've been angry at myself for not picking up a higher end bike and wading thru on foot instead of giving the components a salt water bath and ruining it. The Vilano is a reliable and inexpensive beater with low theft appeal. It's actually the perfect bike in that regard, transportation and exercise. I think Scrod will agree with me or at least one of his customers will, it's not a crappy Schwinn Madison ? (j/k)

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    I like the footprint. I wish it had the tk2 fork though.

    the steel bike is a bit off but I like that they care enough to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuji86 View Post
    With the extra $ 1,300-1,400, I figure I can get the best components eventually and still have a cheap frame. After riding it thru saltwater flooding though a couple days back, not sure I want a higher end bike. I would've been angry at myself for not picking up a higher end bike and wading thru on foot instead of giving the components a salt water bath and ruining it. The Vilano is a reliable and inexpensive beater with low theft appeal. It's actually the perfect bike in that regard, transportation and exercise. I think Scrod will agree with me or at least one of his customers will, it's not a crappy Schwinn Madison ? (j/k)
    your argument is good enough. carry on.

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    I really like what felt is doing in the single speed realm. That Breed is awesome! wow.

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