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Old 09-19-04, 07:54 PM
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felt vs lemond

undefinedfelt vS lemond
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Old 09-20-04, 05:29 AM
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ummm, do you have some models you want to compare? or is this a general company question?
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Old 09-20-04, 05:51 AM
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I like my Lemond alot(Nevada City entry level bike)...didn't get a chance to ride a Felt...as no dealers here that I know of, although there were a few nice entry level bikes that were comparable.
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Well since this appears to be a general Felt vs Lemond argument, you will get more bike for your money if you buy a Felt.
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Old 09-20-04, 09:31 AM
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Lemond longer top tube, 853 steel, Bontrager parts.

Felts are less expensive. Lemond is a Trek brand.
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I have a Felt F-35 that I like, but I never rode a Lemond.

When researching my bike before purchase, it seemed to be a strong consensus that you got a lot for your money with a Felt.

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Originally Posted by larue
Well since this appears to be a general Felt vs Lemond argument, you will get more bike for your money if you buy a Felt.
I assume you mean on a MSRP apples to apples basis. And I'd be interested to see how this plays out on the upper end of the lines.

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Old 09-20-04, 03:58 PM
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You will get more aluminum for your money.
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Old 09-21-04, 10:38 AM
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I looked at a beunos aires before I bought my felt f65... wanted the lemond but too much $$. I'm very happy with my felt.
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im look at entry level bikes a 80 felt for $780 and lemond reno $759,,,,the parts are better on the felt but the fram seems to be better on the reno ,,,,just wondering if the felt fram is a good one [
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Old 09-22-04, 09:39 PM
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a felt 80 and lemond reno ,,,,,both nice bikes the parts seem better on the felt ,but i think the fram on the reno is better ,,i just don't know much about felt it sure rides great though
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Felt frames are solid and well made. The welds are not so pretty but few are these days. Felts have more bang for the buck wrt components, but IMO the ride of the Lemond is superior. They probably come from the same Taiwan factory but the geometries are different.
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Old 09-23-04, 10:54 AM
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I think this arguement is kinda pointless unless we're comparing specific models.
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Old 09-23-04, 03:12 PM
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I just got a Lemond Buenos Aires and I love it. I've never ridden a Felt as we have no dealers around here. The Buenos Aires is a sweet bike though.
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I'd give the nod to LeMond. Reasons: Felt has a harsher ride, weird geometry in some models (too compact, too long a top tube) I have assembled a number of both brands and Lemond alignment and parts pick is better. Lemonds are backed by Trek's warranty program, one of the best in the business. I used to work at a store that sold both Lemond and Serotta and I liked the ride of 853 Lemonds even better than steel Serottas! Both bikes will use some non-Shimano parts, Trek's house brand stuff is of higher quality than the Alex wheels and Cyclone cranks on Felt bikes. This is especially important with triple cranks, as nothing works worse than STI triple front shifting with a Brand X crank. Not a good one, like FSA or Specialties TA, but the ones that there's no name on! You might pay more for a Le Mond, but you will most certainly get your moneys' worth.
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