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Re: The New Felt IA [Andrew69] [ In reply to ]
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Which do you like the most and why of all the current superbikes?

Dimond, Ventum, Cervelo P5, Trek Speed Concept, Felt IA, Quintana Roo PR6 or Specialized Shiv? (probably forgot a few)

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Re: The New Felt IA [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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This could be a whole new thread....my personal opinion....
I like the Felt IA the best.
Dimond and Falco V are also pretty sweet but definitely cost more than I am willing to cough up.
Cervelo P5 isn't bad but doesn't get me super excited. Same goes for the Trek Speed Concept...not really a huge fan of the looks.
The ugliest of the bunch though, again, IMO, is the Ventum. If I am going to use the term 'fugly', I would reserve it for the Ventum.
But that is just me and my thoughts.

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Which do you like the most and why of all the current superbikes?

Dimond, Ventum, Cervelo P5, Trek Speed Concept, Felt IA, Quintana Roo PR6 or Specialized Shiv? (probably forgot a few)
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Re: The New Felt IA [keqwow] [ In reply to ]
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I actually like the look of the Ventum. I saw the P5 today at my local shop. I still get excited when I see it but sometimes I think it looks out of date compared to all the new stuff

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Re: The New Felt IA [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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Yeah, it goes back to personal opinion again. I keep looking at the Ventum trying to "like" it, but there is just something about the lines I don't like. I can wrap my head around the looks of the Dimond/Falco being so different from a conventional bike, but i just can't seem to learn to like the Ventum.
The QR P6 is a cool looking bike but it doesn't really stand out compared to the rest of the bikes on the list you just mentioned. Everything else really pops out when you walk through transition and eyeball everyone's bikes.


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I actually like the look of the Ventum. I saw the P5 today at my local shop. I still get excited when I see it but sometimes I think it looks out of date compared to all the new stuff
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Re: The New Felt IA [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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BryanD wrote:
Which do you like the most and why of all the current superbikes?

Dimond, Ventum, Cervelo P5, Trek Speed Concept, Felt IA, Quintana Roo PR6 or Specialized Shiv? (probably forgot a few)
I know my post is rather (ok, very!) subjective (yes I'm Shallow Hal when it comes to bikes), but I like where the folks at Dimond and especially Ventum are headed (build the fastest bike period). Both bikes also look good to me.
The SC has never swayed me either way (love how Trek were first with storage integration)
Felt just looks too chucky to me (yet if the AR was more widely available in Oz I would have it right up there on a list of potential aero road bikes to purchase)
The QR is much like the Trek, never really gave it much thought.
Love the look of the Shiv TT. Shiv Tri, nope.
The P5 had me going when first released (I ride a P3C now), but just seems too much trouble to travel with (Im not saying it is, just my impression from reading various threads on various topics about the P5)
A P3 on the other hand would suit me just fine.
The Plasma 5 also seems to fit the bill, but again, availablity here isn't great

In the end, even my P3C is more than enough bike for me, so all this is nothing more than chin wagging on my part.
And as I said, Im gald all the manfacturers are taking tri more seriously these days and thinking outside the box, giving our sport such a wide variety of bikes to choose from and pushing the envelope with each new design
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Re: The New Felt IA [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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Is there any word on potential UK pricing yet?
I can't imagine the base model retailing for less than 2,500.

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Re: The New Felt IA [Liaman] [ In reply to ]
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have no idea about uk pricing.


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Re: The New Felt IA [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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I'm hoping someone comes up with a new Hotta-like frame, that always looked the fastest to me. Deep down we all know that beyond a P3C with a tidy front end, you're better off training more than spending on the latest and greatest super bike, so it really just boils down to aesthetics and the love of new toys.

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Re: The New Felt IA [Liaman] [ In reply to ]
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Bikeradar has the UK pricing: http://www.bikeradar.com/...e-up-revealed-44526/

Edit: Nevermind, the IA1x are missing :(
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Re: The New Felt IA [Slowman] [ In reply to ]
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my beef with this industry was frames that started at $4,500 and went up to $10,000. this left little room for the tinkerer who wanted a really first class frame at a reasonable price.

I like framesets because I get left with so many parts after a build on a complete bike. Saddles, bars, cranks, wheels, brake calipers are the usual suspects. I have a small army of Fi'zi:k Arione Tri Ti saddles as I can't remember the last time I let a bike leave with that horrible saddle on. Much simpler to build up with quality parts from the beginning.

Felt generally pretty good - my AR1 frameset priced well enough that it wasn't much penalty at all to build with Campag Chorus, EE Brakes, Quarq etc.

I don't even see it as a matter of getting a first class frameset and scrounging the rest - it's things like the powermeter (probably 50% of bikes I sell will have one), making sure rim width and 1st cog location are the same between training and racing wheels, right bars etc.

Have already pestered the distributor about IAx pricing...


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Re: The New Felt IA [lsousa] [ In reply to ]
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That's actually quite useful, thanks.

I can look at the dollar costs for the bikes listed in the Bikeradar article and get a rough idea of $ -> conversion for prices

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Re: The New Felt IA [Liaman] [ In reply to ]
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New article from Aero Geeks
http://aerogeeks.com/...-felt-ia-first-look/

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Re: The New Felt IA [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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Does anyone have pics of the IA 16?
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Re: The New Felt IA [The Sloth] [ In reply to ]
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Any idea on a ship date????
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Re: The New Felt IA [metcalf34] [ In reply to ]
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Does anyone like this bike more than the IA? The bottle cage mounts on the downtube and the mount on the back of the seatpost seems so much nicer than the regular IA

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Re: The New Felt IA [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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BryanD wrote:
Does anyone like this bike more than the IA? The bottle cage mounts on the downtube and the mount on the back of the seatpost seems so much nicer than the regular IA

Well the mounts on the back of the seat tube are of questionable use so far, we will have to wait and see if anyone comes up with a good use for them.

But yes, I think lots of people like the IAx better than the IA.
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Re: The New Felt IA [metcalf34] [ In reply to ]
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Any idea on a ship date????
I read December on the IA10 and IA14, and January on the IA16.

FYI - Felt has not decided, according to what I was told last Friday, whether or not the IA10 frameset will be available for purchase.

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Re: The New Felt IA [chaparral] [ In reply to ]
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I think with the right aerobar and the TriRig Omega X brake, the IAx could test faster than the IA.

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Re: The New Felt IA [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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I am told the IA16 info was premature and it will be announced for a spring 2016 release (just for the ia16)

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Re: The New Felt IA [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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This. Or a Magura front, although the rear mount won''t handle one.
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Re: The New Felt IA [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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BryanD wrote:
Which do you like the most and why of all the current superbikes?

Dimond, Ventum, Cervelo P5, Trek Speed Concept, Felt IA, Quintana Roo PR6 or Specialized Shiv? (probably forgot a few)

i like the dimond the most personally out of the ones you listed looks good and fast but i think that canyon prototype that frodo and nils rode is the best because they solved flat, hydration and nutrition storage with a long-low geometry ( !!!!!!! )
i like the new ia that came out that is cheap due to the better geometry and price for an amazing frame would probably actually buy this one
spec shiv is not a superbike
ventum is probably the worst looking bike on the market imo but i really like the originality and i think it's probably a great bike
p5 is p5
the 7.5 sc is a pretty good deal
i think i would prefer the cd0.1 over the pr6
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Re: The New Felt IA [BryanD] [ In reply to ]
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Sort of ridiculous to think it would be faster. W out a wind tunnel we have no idea...
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Re: The New Felt IA [bluesmachine] [ In reply to ]
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Considering Felt themselves said the bare frame is actually faster (the head-tube is now 1:11 without the Bayonet fairing), it's not ridiculous at all. If it's the stock components that slow it down, then potentially a better bar, stem and brake combo would match, if not improve, on the IA. Let's not forget that there's some evidence (admittedly biased, as it's manufacturer data) that shows a P2 with TriRig cockpit ends up a touch faster than a P5-Six.

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Re: The New Felt IA [chaparral] [ In reply to ]
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chaparral wrote:
BryanD wrote:
Does anyone like this bike more than the IA? The bottle cage mounts on the downtube and the mount on the back of the seatpost seems so much nicer than the regular IA

Well the mounts on the back of the seat tube are of questionable use so far, we will have to wait and see if anyone comes up with a good use for them.

But yes, I think lots of people like the IAx better than the IA.

I'd be curious to see how people get on with putting an aero bottle cage there and using it for their feed bottle, rather than putting it on the downtube.

An Xlab TT or similar.

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Re: The New Felt IA [Liaman] [ In reply to ]
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I have pretty long arms (can grab a behind-the-seat bottle with the other arm still in the bars) but even I wouldn't consider an aero bottle (with the finicky cages) a viable option back there. Now, a Torhans VR cut open as a repair-kit holder, that sounds more like what I'd do with that option.

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