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Old 07-20-11, 12:32 PM
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Felt's new steel F4130 for 2012 lineup

Have you guys seen the new Felt F4130 for 2012? It's very nicely done for a large bike mfg. Looks like they OEM'd our favorite VO stem for it. Not that I'll spend $3K on one but nice to see none the less. I look forward to reading more about this project. Check it out. Details can be found here:

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Actually, i really want more info on this wheelset... not many polished rim campy 11sp compatible wheelsets out there.
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Old 07-20-11, 12:39 PM
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Pretty much my favorite, large manufacture steel bike of recent times:

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Old 07-20-11, 12:52 PM
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Lemme get this straight...3k for a bike made in Taiwan with Italian parts...So basically Felt mass produces the frames cheaply and slaps a nice group on them and jacks up the price ten fold.

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Is it just me, or does the F4130's stem:


bear more than a passing resemblance to the VO "Tall Stack":



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Bend, OR
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The Felt F4130. Heaps of vintage style for $2999.00.
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It's like they lose their marbles when they see a steel frame.
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"The Felt F4130. Heaps of modern styling made out of steel for $2999.00."
There, that's more accurate.

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Originally Posted by bennie222 View Post
Actually, i really want more info on this wheelset... not many polished rim campy 11sp compatible wheelsets out there.
Those are some custom hubs we've used on our Triathlon bicycles for a few years. It uses a Campy freehub of course. The front hub is a loose ball hub with polished races. We had a popular rim maker that makes aluminum extrusions for many other companies mimic an old french shape and polish it all up. You won't find that available as a wheelset anywhere except this bicycle.

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For a mass produced taiwan made frame, i'd rather get this one from bikes direct for half the price: http://bikesdirect.com/products/moto...premio_pro.htm

And it has lugs, too.
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For a mas produced taiwan made frame, i'd rather get this one from bikes direct for half the price: http://bikesdirect.com/products/moto...premio_pro.htm

And it has lugs, too.
Sold Out..........
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Sold Out..........
Though I have no factual basis for this claim, it seems that Bikes Direct might also be gearing up for the 2012 model year.
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I'm not feeling this at all and the stem looks really bulky with it painted to match and the carbon fork looks odd as it's thicker then the rest of the frame tubing. My LBS has a steel Guru that is decent looking at $1700 it's almost half the price of that Felt. That just hits all the wrong places for me but to each their own.
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Also the sloping top tube just doesn't look right to me. My Mercier with the double TT actually has a slope, also. I didn't notice it on the site--but I can see it in the pics now. Lesson learned about buying online. It's subtle, not a steep slope, but it does bother me a bit.
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For a mass produced taiwan made frame, i'd rather get this one from bikes direct for half the price: http://bikesdirect.com/products/moto...premio_pro.htm

And it has lugs, too.
Ha!- From their site; The angles of the butted, Reynolds 725 Chromoly frame are relaxed for stability,
Since when is 74/74 considered relaxed geometry????
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