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 Post subject: 2015 Felt AR1 Build
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:36 am 
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Frame just arrived today.

Will follow up with frame, fork and seatpost weights.

Planning to build it up with 9000, EE front brake, Archetype wheels and DA hubs, S Works crank and some Enve bits.

Carbon wheels need new bearings hence the trainers are on there.

More to follow...

TEXTREME!

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Felt AR1 Build
PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:11 pm 
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Try uploading the image to a site like http://www.imgur.com, you're not going to be able to attach private files from your email here.

Looking forward to seeing it.


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Felt AR1 Build
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:43 pm 
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crappy picture, but at least an update!

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Felt AR1 Build
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Weighed in at about 7.3 kg with H Plus Son wheels and Ti skewers and S Works saddle..

S works saddle snapped and I replaced the Ti skewers with DA ones, so this guy is a porker..

That said, solid ride..

I really do believe that Felt offers a really nice bike (complete build) and or frame set at a very reasonable price point...and with Super Dave lurking on this and various other forums, it is always a plus!

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Felt AR1 Build
PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:00 am 
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What was the weight of the frame and forks? I wonder if its the same or very close to the same as my AR3.

I'll need to wait until I've stripped it down for the winter,great bikes though,I'm loving it.


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Felt AR1 Build
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Frame was around 1110 g, and fork 350 uncut..If I remember correctly

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Felt AR1 Build
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:09 am 
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Oh man that's so nice. Could look at that all day and not be bored.

Aren't AR frames supposed to be sub-900g? Or is that FRD only?

Oh, and brakes are direct mount?


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Felt AR1 Build
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nice carbon patterns ! love it!!


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Felt AR1 Build
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superdx wrote:
Oh man that's so nice. Could look at that all day and not be bored.

Aren't AR frames supposed to be sub-900g? Or is that FRD only?

Oh, and brakes are direct mount?


Just the FRD are sub 900g, as it uses a different grade of carbon for the frame and does not have the ability to accept mechanical shifting systems.

Yes, just the rear brake is direct mount.

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Felt AR1 Build
PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:23 pm 
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Nice build, proportions look nice despite the massive tubes. Not a fan of 12K carbone weave, look a bit cheap/"fake". Otherwise awesome


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Felt AR1 Build
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Nice build, proportions look nice despite the massive tubes. Not a fan of 12K carbone weave, look a bit cheap/"fake". Otherwise awesome


Thank you. Definitely a polarizing look, I agree. Would fall closer to an 18 k weave than a 12 k one. Also this carbon is called Textreme, made by a Swedish company Oxeon, nothing fake or cheap about it...

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Felt AR1 Build
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If one knows how much a sheet of Textreme costs, compared to "regular" hi-mod carbon, ha, they'd be shocked. No one uses them on bikes except for Felt. This material is usually used in aerospace and F1 applications. Those large weaves are what makes the carbon so strong, light and forgiving.


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Felt AR1 Build
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Very nice :beerchug: !!
This frame begs for deeeeep rims though ....

Louis :)


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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Felt AR1 Build
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Very clean build, but agree that this is gagging for some deep rims

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 Post subject: Re: 2015 Felt AR1 Build
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+1 High profile wheels are a must on this frame.
The carbon used is certainly of the highest quality but, still, it does not look nice.

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