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Felt Speed 30 vs Speed 50 -- Flat Bar Road as a Commuter bike

Old 09-08-09, 03:45 PM
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Felt Speed 30 vs Speed 50 -- Flat Bar Road as a Commuter bike

I think these would work perfect for commuting in coming winter. Both have a road bike frame and gearing (50/39/30) with the ability to accomodate full coverage fenders and a rack.

Can anyone provide insight into the specs which look very similair to me. The Speed 30 is $1000 while the Speed 50 is $500. The only major difference in the higher priced model is a carbon fork and 105 rear derailleur (instead of a steel fork and Sora). Does that justify and an extra $500?


----Speed 30, $1000
Frame: Felt SPEEDbike Specific Geometry Felt F-Lite butted smooth welded 7005 aluminum, cantilever brake bosses, CNC HT & BB shell, forged Dropout & Replaceable RD Hanger

Fork: Felt Carbon Fiber w/ cantilever brake bosses

Drivetrain: Shimano Flat bar SL-R440/R-441, D-4403 31.8mm clamp-on front derailleur, 105 GS Long Cage rear derailleur, FSA VERO Triple, 3-pc, forged aluminum, 50/39/30T crankset, Shimano 11-25T cassette

Components: Tektro City Levers w/ rubber lever grip, Tektro RX5 aluminum mini linear-pull cantilever brake, cold forged aluminum, w/anti-rust hardware, Felt ATB 6061 aluminum flat handlebar, Felt 2.1 Adjustable 6061 3D forged stem, Felt 1.3 Carbon Fiber seatpost, Felt 2.3 Anatomic Road saddle w/ D2 Double-Density base, custom embossed cover & hollow Cr-Mo rails

Wheelset: Alex R500 aluminum rim, machined CSW braking surface & wear indicator laced 32H radial front/32H 3x rear w/ Cr-Mo quick release skewer & Stainless 2.0mm spokes


Finish: Midnight Blue & Black



-----Speed 50, $500
Frame: Felt SPEEDbike Specific Geometry Felt F-Lite butted smooth welded 7005 aluminum, cantilever brake bosses, CNC HT & BB shell, forged Dropout & Replaceable RD Hanger

Fork: Felt 1 1/8 butted Cr-Mo fork w/ cantilever brake bosses

Drivetrain: Micro.Shift 3 x 8 speed Tap-Button shifters, front derailleur, Shimano Sora GS Long Cage rear derailleur, FSA TEMPO Triple, 3-pc, forged aluminum, 50/39/30T crankset, SRAM PG850 8-Speed 12-28T cassette

Components: Tektro City Levers w/ rubber lever grip, aluminum mini linear-pull cantilever brake, forged aluminum, w/anti-rust hardware, Felt ATB flat handlebar, Felt 6061 3D forged stem, Felt 1.4 6061 aluminum seatpost seatpost, Felt 2.4 Anatomic Road saddle w/ D2 Double-Density base, custom embossed cover & FeC rails

Wheelset: Alex R500 aluminum rim, machined CSW braking surface & wear indicator laced 32H radial front/32H 3x rear w/ Cr-Mo quick release skewer & Stainless 2.0mm spokes

Finish: Deep Metallic Red
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Links to each 2010 model.

http://www.feltbicycles.com/USA/2010.../SPEED-30.aspx

http://www.feltbicycles.com/USA/2010.../SPEED-50.aspx
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Old 09-08-09, 05:46 PM
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Edited, sorry. My post had nothing to do with your specific question
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Anyone have any insight on the difference in components?

An additional question, can you mount full-coverage fender on a bike that has caliper brakes?

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by niccolo View Post
An additional question, can you mount full-coverage fender on a bike that has caliper brakes?

Thanks.
Yes, as long as there is enough room between the caliper and the brakes.
My Riv has calipers. I don't remember, but they may be "long reach" calipers. The short reach calipers typically found on race bikes make it pretty much impossible to fit fenders.
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