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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:53 pm 
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Nice! One small tip, get some heli tape on the frame where the cables touch or it'll get scratched pretty easily.


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:24 pm 
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Chalk up another victory for the AR1
http://www.timing4you.com/direct/hauter ... CRATCH.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:24 pm 
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Well done on your win!

I was close to winning my 2nd race of the year last weekend but got caught up in a crash on the penultimate lap and scraped home four 5th. Rain and cobbles are a bad combination!That gave me enough points to move up a licence category though so was well chuffed. That was my goal for this season so successful quite a few races remaining.

I must say that I think the bike has had a big impact on my results this year. I know they say it's not about the bike (in Lance's case it certainly wasn't!) but the AR1 has been a joy to race on this year and is definitely the fastest bike I've ridden to date. Currently is set up in TT mode for the Scottish National Team TT next weekend, with the seat post flipped it even handles like a TT bike!

Picture is just before the crash, I'm reaching for the brakes!

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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:58 am 
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mitchgixer6 wrote:
The stem on that FRD looks like the Zipp Sl145 which is -12 degrees. Could you not try removing the 5mm spacer before trying a different stem?

This page might come in handy when considering a new stem.
http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/stem.php

How do I exactly "use" the website?

For vanity purposes I think I'll go with a 10 deg stem and maybe leave some space enough for a 10mm spacer (5+5) I just want my stem leveled with the bike. Either I:

1. proceed with a 10deg and leave a 5+5 stacked
or
2. go on with my 6deg and go with a spacer-stem-spacer set up


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:03 am 
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If you put the values in for 2 different stems in the boxes on the right, it will show you the comparable positions they'll give you in terms of bar position.

As an example, for 2 100mm stems, one -6 and one -17, you would need 45mm of spacers underneath the -17 as opposed to 5mm under the -6 to maintain the same bar position.

If you were to go to -10 it looks like you'd need 30mm spacers underneath the stem to maintain your current position using 5mm underneath.


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:12 pm 
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you'd need a longer stem with the -17 if you had 45mm of spacers underneath to get the same reach...

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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:44 pm 
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g32ecs wrote:
Me thinks a 17deg is too much. I'd probably put the spacer and it won't make any sense.


post a picture of you bike

if you are flexible, just do the -6 thing and no spacer. -6 looks fine with the majority of frame out there. -10 would look fine with the majority of frame out there.


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:22 pm 
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Stuartclark1977 wrote:
you'd need a longer stem with the -17 if you had 45mm of spacers underneath to get the same reach...


Yes there's an option on that site to put the head tube angle in so that would need to be taken account of.


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:58 pm 
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Here's my current set up. This is an OK set up for now. Sorry for the ginormous pictures.

This morning was my 2nd time riding the bike and I couldnt give an accurate assessment about my fit since I'm too sore from yesterday's ride.

As for flexibility I am good-excellent. I can palm the ground trying to "touch my toes" standing up

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I'm using a 110 stem at the moment and the stock 3T Tornova bar (139 drop, 83 reach)


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:18 pm 
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I talked to my dealer and found out the 2015 AR1 is currently available for preorder with a release date of September 20th. I also saw a small picture of it in the catalogue, it appeared to be black with a light grey logo. I like.

Any word on updates/pics?


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:21 pm 
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g32ecs wrote:
As for flexibility I am good-excellent. I can palm the ground trying to "touch my toes" standing up
I'm using a 110 stem at the moment and the stock 3T Tornova bar (139 drop, 83 reach)


congrats, now cut the steerer and commit to the bike/slam


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:39 pm 
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mitchgixer6 wrote:
As an example, for 2 100mm stems, one -6 and one -17, you would need 45mm of spacers underneath the -17 as opposed to 5mm under the -6 to maintain the same bar position.


It would actually be 19mm of spacers based on your link. I think you were running the numbers +6 (flipped up) to -17 (flipped down) which is a 23 degree change in stem angle.


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:26 pm 
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Thanks for clearing up my mistake. I did think it was alot of spacers.


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:01 pm 
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g32ecs wrote:
Can someone tell me what degree is the stem being used here?

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I'm currently running a 6 deg and I'm still flexible enough to go lower (but nothing too extreme). My current setup only has a 5mm spacer and the little cone spacer. Would a 10deg stem "level" the stem with my saddle?

Me thinks a 17deg is too much. I'd probably put the spacer and it won't make any sense.


That is my buddy's old bike. I own that stem and it is for sale. 130mm -12deg Zipp SL Sprint. That frame is no longer whole.

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