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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 12:51 am 
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Put my name down, I want one (zero offset seat post for my AR1) yesterday! Just got back from 330 miles and 35k ft of climbing around Helen, GA.

Bike was a dream.

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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:12 pm 
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Anyone in Europe got the AR1 yet? Seriously hoping mine arrives this week.


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:55 pm 
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Sorry for the OT, but...

@Mize- I was just in Helen a few weeks ago!! How are the road conditions on hogpen and brasstown? They were really scary with gravel when I was there. How did the bike track on the descents?

Stefano


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 4:59 pm 
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The back side of hogpen is a bit gravely (though I still hit fifty), but the front is butter. I vastly prefer doing six gaps backwards and hitting Brasstown early then coming down the butter side of Hogpen. Brasstown is still messy for descending. Otherwise roads were sweet. Weather was upper 70s with one cooler day. Did Tellico Plains on the way home too (River route). Great week. The bike descends like a demon. The wind can catch it a bit, but at 167 lbs it's not a problem.


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 2:41 am 
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Nice! Yeah I think did the 6 gap ride the same way, the back side of hogpen is just so brutal though!! Sounds like a fun week. Biggest question- did you brake on the unicoi descent back towards town? :)


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:37 am 
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Do you mean the Unicoi outbound descent? If so I rode that a few times but I'm like 70th on Strava at only 34.1 mph (top speed is 41.8) so I'm sure I tapped them a time or two ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:43 am 
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Yeah, that one :) probably my favorite descent in all of everything ever! Almost made me want to succumb to peer pressure and get a strava haha.


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:12 am 
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Mize wrote:
Quick update on my AR1:
LOVE the bike. I have three races on it (one podium, two points) and it's a massive upgrade over my Tarmac. Only downside is the LBS I purchase from hosed up all kinds of things. B-screw? Wrong, thanks for that chain suck! Rear d. cable? Too tight so H limit set wrong and couldn't be set properly without adjusting the cable. Every single bolt with a torque spec? Wrong, wrong, wrong. Proper grease on the crankset/BB? Wrong, nice creak, guess I had twenty minutes to kill there too. If anyone has any ideas what else I should check for, please let me know. They even managed to crank the tube-valve nuts (who uses those?) so tight that even they couldn't remove them and had to cut the tube out. Sheesh. How do you do that?

So in sum: amazing bike, terrible LBS build.


...and this is why i do all my own work, I don't trust anyone to work on my bikes.

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2014 Felt AR1 11 speep di2
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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:12 am 
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Superdave thanks for everything, just picked up the bike today. will let everyone know how it goes once i get it all put together. Thanks again.


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:03 am 
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Where abouts are you liketoride? I'm still waiting here in Scotland, been assured that the frame is in the UK just waiting on it leaving the distributor in south of England.


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:37 am 
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mitchgixer6, did they say yours is definitely here? I got told this:

"A large container arrived thursday, which they started unpacking friday - was told to ring back
on monday

As I know you are aware, all of us Felt dealers are in the same boat at the moment! so they
will unpack and log everything in, then send it all out - will hopefully get a firmer answer on
Monday!"

I also had an Ar3R on order at Evans for a test ride but after about a month of pushing it back they rang and said they aren't getting any at all.


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:18 am 
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I was told the same that the container had arrived on dry land and once they had sorted through all the bikes/frames (1800 odd I was told) they would begin to ship. This was during a phone conversation with my dealer and I didn't have a very good line, but I was sure he said they were in the country (UK).

Were you told the frames were in Germany?


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:47 am 
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Yeah the shipment arrived in the UK but they've had problems with over allocation so until they are all unpacked and logged there's still a chance they will say sorry we didn't get enough. :(


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:15 pm 
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There is that chance I suppose. When did you order your frame? I put my order in at the end of November and to be honest if I'm told next week I'm not getting one in this shipment I'll be cancelling my order. I have faith in my dealer though to come good with the frame though!

I've already had to ride 2 races this year so far on my winter bike.....


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 Post subject: Re: Felt 2014 AR1
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After you, sometime in January for the AR1. About a month ago for the AR3 as soon as it hit Evan's database.

I'm thinking about not racing mine, at least in crits. Seen more crashes than ever this year.


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