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Felt Up! (Felt owners show off your ride)

Old 04-25-12, 06:52 AM
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Like stated above, inspect the joint with the stays. I have heard of problems with them breaking on the F75. Mine has not given me any problems. Look for signs of crash damage, this would raise a red flag as this could have damaged the bond. And don't over pay, the F15 came out in 04 I believe.
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Old 04-27-12, 06:20 PM
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Old 04-27-12, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by c_mack9 View Post
what wheels are those? i've been kicking around the idea of the november 58mm clinchers with the green chris king hubs.
Debadged Bontrager Aeolus 5.0. I think AR's with aero wheels look killer.... DO IT!

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Old 04-27-12, 06:54 PM
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Just hanging there until the ride tomorrow.

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Old 04-27-12, 07:30 PM
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Just hanging there until the ride tomorrow.

Well hung too
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Old 05-07-12, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by McTufferton View Post
Debadged Bontrager Aeolus 5.0. I think AR's with aero wheels look killer.... DO IT!

ok fine i will! today was the last day for november's preorder money saver deal so i placed my order. here is my build:

Choose Front Rim RFSC 58, Choose Rear Rim RFSC 58, Choose Build Standard (20/24 spokes), Choose Drivetrain SRAM / Shimano, Choose Spokes Sapim CX-Ray, Black, Choose Hubs Chris King R45, Choose Hub Color Green (Chris King only)

should be pretty sweet with green CK hubs
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Old 05-21-12, 06:06 PM
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Z85. Love the way it looks and rides, though I find myself wanting to be stretched out more. Think I should have gotten the F85 but I'll be alright. The longer stem makes it ride great, I just gotta remove the spacers in the fork to lower those bars a bit yet. 30 miles in jeans and a t-shirt and some basic gloves.. no discomfort. Just got my biking shorts in today though, looking forward to testing.
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Old 05-27-12, 08:22 PM
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Old 05-28-12, 07:59 AM
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Old 06-02-12, 04:13 PM
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Old 06-02-12, 04:20 PM
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heres my new Felt Chipotle. I can't stop riding this bike. Its less than a week old. got it from my great lbs. Cateye installed,and new pedals/and shoes this week.
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Old 06-02-12, 05:01 PM
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Newest fleet addition, and only Felt. Since I have now survived three group rides on it, I figure it counts as a road bike.
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Old 06-11-12, 12:03 AM
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Occured to me I'd not posted in this thread. My AR5 with the ghettoest number pinning ever. And gaudy purple bar tape ( team colours )

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Old 06-17-12, 04:28 PM
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I'm just curious... for you F series and AR series owners, why did you choose the one over the other? I have a Z85 now, but am looking to upgrade within the next year or so. Is the weight advantage of the F series better than the aero advantage of the AR series or vice versa?
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Old 06-17-12, 04:51 PM
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personally i ride solo often and i live on the wrong side of the state for mountains so i went with the AR, those reasons and because it looks badass.
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Old 06-17-12, 05:17 PM
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I had an AR... liked it a lot. Carved up wind. But, I live in the NC mountains... the F Series was way lighter, much better climber, and is stiff as hell. Love my FC. Will keep this one for a long while.
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Old 06-17-12, 05:56 PM
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I'm torn on this one, the AR looks BMFA, while the F is light as h311. How does bottom bracket stiffness compare?
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Old 06-17-12, 06:12 PM
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FC BB is noticeably stiffer.
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Old 06-17-12, 06:24 PM
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The AR looks cool as hell.... but I wouldn't want a bike that's a noodle. I can't say I have seen pro sporting an AR either..
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Old 06-17-12, 06:58 PM
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Felt AR series with some Zipp 808's vs. a Felt F1 with some light @$$ wheels.... what say you?
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Old 06-17-12, 07:24 PM
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Old 06-17-12, 09:38 PM
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any AR owners here have any problems swapping out their saddle? i'm wanting to try out a specialized romin evo pro but on their site it says:

NOTE: Oversized 7x9mm carbon rails are not compatible with seatposts equipped with side-load clamp mechanisms for 7mm round rails

will that work with my seatpost? i dont really know what that means.
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Originally Posted by c_mack9 View Post
any AR owners here have any problems swapping out their saddle? i'm wanting to try out a specialized romin evo pro but on their site it says:

NOTE: Oversized 7x9mm carbon rails are not compatible with seatposts equipped with side-load clamp mechanisms for 7mm round rails

will that work with my seatpost? i dont really know what that means.
If the specialized saddle has the same size rails as your current saddle it will be fine. Most saddles have 7mm round rails. Some saddles like the fizik saddles with braided carbon rails have rectangular rails that are 7x9mm.

Im not that familiar with the AR so I don't know what king of seat clamp it has. If it clamps the rails from the side the clamp must be the right size to properly secure the saddle. If it clamps from the top and bottom of the rails you should be able to use almost any seat.

My guess is your current seat most likely has round rails. So you should be able to use any other seat with round rails.

I used to use a side clamping ritchey seatpost with my carbon railed fizik. I had to buy a different sized clamp to fit the 7x9mm rails.

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Old 06-18-12, 09:53 AM
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I picked up a 2011 Felt Z6 a couple of months ago. I love it! I haven't had a chance to take many photos yet, but here's one:

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Old 06-18-12, 09:56 AM
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Anyone know if Felt has anything interesting coming out in the next few years?

My first road bike was an 2009 F3SL, which was nice, but nothing compared to my current 2010 AR1.

I would like to drool over a new Felt, but honestly even the high-end F series aren't blowing my mind.
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