Cool. Thanks SD for shooting that and posting it.
I wish I had more time to do this type of thing. The 24g of hanger or weight of the bolts, plus the weight of the decals and 3 clear coat layers plus the cable guides/grommets, etc.... all add up.
The 2014 frame will probably end up being 5-10g lighter than the 2015 based on the artwork design alone.
I realize the audience I'm speaking to but sometimes I wish I had a better way to demonstrate how insignificant weight is to the experience of actually riding a bicycle. The fact that someone would decide on a Felt AR FRD or a Scott FOIL or Cervelo S5 VWD based on how much each frameset weighs is really a disservice to the guys who've created the products and used the focal point of their own ideas on where to pinpoint the balance of the finished product.
If I look back to 2006 at our original F1c and relaxed our stiffness, ride quality, and fitting requirements we could build a 770g AR FRD, but that wouldn't make it a better bike.
Anyhow, for those that were lucky enough to score an AR FRD this year, enjoy the ride
- indeed that is what we've put 4 years of development into. I think the little video posted should be the last thing you use to decide if the Felt AR is right for you.