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Old 07-19-06, 04:13 PM
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Does anyone here have any experiance with the upper end Felt Carbon bikes...The FC1 and the FC2 specificaly? I keep looking at the FC1 and comparing it to the Roubaix S-Works. The prefer the way the Felt is equipped with FULL DA including cranks, Ksyrium ES wheels, Ouzo Pro fork and K-Wing bars but I just can not find many reviews on the bike as a whole. Anyone have one or ride one or just have a real opinion on them in general?
I did try searching the archives but the word FELT is used in almost every post I think such as "I felt a wobble"
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I have a 2005 Felt F2C that I have had for about 9 months. It's my only bike, so I use it for both training and racing and have about 7,000 miles on it. I would have preferred the F1C, but it was way beyond my budget. The 2005 F2C frame was a step down from the F1C, and I believe it still is, but it's worked fine for me. According to an e-mail I received from Felt, the 2005 F2C frame in 56cm is 2.7 pounds.
The only problem that I've had with it was with the stock Tetkro brakes being too short and rubbing against the tire. They were swaped out for free and replaced with Ultegra by the LBS after I brought it in for service. The only other change I've made to it is a set of Bontrager Race x-lite carbon tubular wheels that I put on for racing. I find the bike to be comfortable enough, and stiff enough. It's definitely good enough to race since I've ridden it from Cat 5 us to Cat 2 so far this season in everything from crits to hill climbs to 100 mile road races.

As a side note, I haven't seen too many other Felts in the races I've been in. I've seen about 5 F1C's but only one other F2C.
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