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Time VX Edge vs Felt FCx Bikes

Old 07-27-05, 09:11 PM
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Time VX Edge vs Felt FCx Bikes

Hello,

I am in the process of replacing my old custom steel bike and have narrowed it down to several carbon fiber bikes. I had a chance to test ride a Felt F1C and really liked how it rode, not too dead but fairly supple (at least to me). I am having problems getting one in my size but I have located a frame in my size called the Felt F2C Team with upgraded parts, wheels, etc. I am aware that the frames of the Felts are different and most likely ride differently.

So... my question is, has anyone tried either of the Felts and the Time VX Edge? I know this is a "budget" offering from Time but was curious how it rode. I am also interested in the VXS (depending on what the wife says!) I don't know why, but I am intrigued by these frames and from what people have said about them. Unfortunately there is no dealer near me and I can't test ride.

Any thoughts or advice?

thank,
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Old 07-28-05, 03:42 PM
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I ride a Time VX Special Pro. It is fantastic. The VXS is basically the same frame with carbon lugs instead of aluminum lugs. The VX Edge is also the same frame with carbon lugs but a lower level carbon (HR) that doesn't damp vibrations as well. According to Time website the Edge is stiffer than the VXS, so it might be a plus if you are on the big, strong side.
Anyway all Time frames are of the highest quality and finition. "Budget" has to be kept in quotes, the Edge is the cheaper frame in the brand but Time frames are never cheap. But you get your money worth.
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I love Felt, the geometry is the same as the one you rode.
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Originally Posted by onehotchili
I am having problems getting one in my size but I have located a frame in my size called the Felt F2C Team with upgraded parts, wheels, etc. I am aware that the frames of the Felts are different and most likely ride differently.
Are you sure about that? The geometry is exacty the same, and from what I see, the only difference is the finish: gloss for the F2c, matte for the F1c. The "Team Issue" of the F2c will have red accents instead of the standard yellow.
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Old 07-28-05, 07:24 PM
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sorry to mislead... as far as I know, the geometries between the F1C and F2C are the same. However from what I read in their catalogue, the carbon is different between the 2 frames. Since I have never had an opportunity to ride the F2C (which is the same frame as the F2C "Team"), I was wondering if they rode differently from one another.

Has someone spent a bunch of time on both and care to comment?

Again thanks guys for all the insight here...
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The F2c uses Torayca T7005 high modulus CF. The F1c uses M305 (M30S?) So it appears that the F1c has a stronger weave, but I'm guessing they use less of it to keep the weight low. Check the chart below:

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Originally Posted by formulaben
The F2c uses Torayca T7005 high modulus CF. The F1c uses M305 (M30S?) So it appears that the F1c has a stronger weave, but I'm guessing they use less of it to keep the weight low. Check the chart below:


nice chart - although it doesn't indicate actual strength, weight or ride characteristics of the frame since we don't know the epoxy/fibre structure or the geometry of the tubing itself...
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