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Old 03-14-14, 04:47 PM   #1
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2013 or 2014 Felt TK3?

My divorce was finalized today so I treated myself to a present!

I went to my LBS and they have to order either one so it doesn't matter what year I pick. The bikes are generally identical except the paint scheme. The 2013 TK3 was a more expensive bike only because of the value of the USD.
So he gave me an option:

2013 Felt TK3 at 20% off or a 2014 Felt TK3 at current price.
So the price ends up within $50 of each other (2013 is cheaper)

Is there any benefit at all to having a year newer bike if all parts are identical? Does it boil down to personal preference on color in this case?

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Old 03-14-14, 04:50 PM   #2
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As you have noticed, they are, for all intents and purposes, identical. Pick the one that looks best to you and/or that is the least expensive.

If you don't plan to keep it forever, I'd venture to guess that the matte black one will be slightly easier to sell.
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Old 03-14-14, 08:17 PM   #3
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I dig the black, there are lots of them at my track. Really don't care for the standard bar though, it feels humongous (the endurance bar is even worse though!)
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Old 03-15-14, 07:47 AM   #4
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That all black has a sense of stealth to it, but that little bit of red has gotta add, what? At least 5hp to it?
I think I'm going with the '13
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Good choice. I have a Felt TK3 , maybe form 2011, got it in white because that's what they had. Truth is with so many black bikes on the track, I'm easy to pick out. I do agree that there may be a higher resale value to a black bike
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Picked it up today! Man it's so much lighter than my budget bike and feels so comfortable. Disregard the pedals, I haven't swapped them yet.
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Picked it up today! Man it's so much lighter than my budget bike and feels so comfortable. Disregard the pedals, I haven't swapped them yet.
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