Felt 2014 AR1

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by ultyguy

And why reward a team that's jumping ship on you next year anyways. I'm sure the 1t4i price tag has skyrocketed of late

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Who sells Felt online that can ship to the US?
The exclusivity of the Alu AR to the European market is very frustrating.
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Sykes
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by Sykes

CharlesM wrote:You're assuming the AR is available to the AS team.

Very frequently only a short pre-production / proofing run are made and even then, they're raced and returned for evaluation and breakdown.


In all fairness they were riding the F FRD at the TDF and before, so even if there were a delay on the AR, I'm sure they could have it by now. But maybe that is the case, that the AR was simply behind the F FRD in its testing and production.

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Disappointed that the geo isnt more like the F series. Those headtube heights are silly.
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It has the H2 geo......one step racier than a hybrid bike

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Is Argos really jumping off of Felt and onto Giant?
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Also regarding the geo- the stack height is 1cm taller than Cannondale in most sizes. Use a -10 instead of -6 if you're worried about slammage. Still much shorter than Cervelo, Specialized, Ridley, Wilier, Orbea, and a heap of other companies.
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euan
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KWalker wrote:Is Argos really jumping off of Felt and onto Giant?


Shimano and Giant are pretty close so it makes sense.
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by MarkGiardini

Yep... Argos to Giant and Belkin to Bianchi.
Kinda sux Felt may not be on pro tour next year .
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by hasbeen

Felt is quite close to Shimano as well. Giant has a lot more money though!
As for geo, I wish it was as easy as changing stem angles. IMO the F-series geo is quite nice and would make a lot of sense on this frame. That is just what fits me though.
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by KWalker

It is that easy. If you ride a 58 F series its the difference between a -6 and -17. Its not really that big of a deal.
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by JN2Wheels

A bit OT, but look at the FSA K-Force BB386 crank in the detail shots at the FRD link above. First of the off-brand to grab shimano's new bolt pattern? Looks pretty sweet, and with a 30mm 386 axle, should be stiff as anything. Will see soon, I'd imagine!

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http://www.saddleback.co.uk/AR_Series_Road_Race_Aero

Prices up on UK distributor, no ARA frameset sadly
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by JBV

74' head angle in the two upper sizes results in very unstable handling at higher speeds, in my experience. I had a 60cm F1 some years ago with that same combo, I swapped in a 40mm rake fork and it was rideable, but 43mm and 74' results in too little trail. Fine for turning under ~25mph, but very hard to rail a corner at racing speeds, or descend mountains with switchbacks.

I'm an upper category racer with >25 years experience, BTW.

Would love to hear Felt's rationale for this, as otherwise these are fantastic bikes. SuperDave?

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