Im considering my first Triathlon style bike and looking at the 2010 Felt B2
I must admit that I know nothing about bikes and am considering it based on appearance alone, however due to the cost I would also like to know if its a reasonable bike or if you have alternative suggestions I really would like to keep suggestions around the same price if possible
Thanks for your time
Fit is critical. Felts are good quality.
Google bikefit, it really is that important
well you're getting Dura Ace shifting & rear mech with it, top of the range - so that for a start is excellent. With carbon frame, aerodynamic and dura ace- you're getting a lot for your money. However if you afford a little more have a look at the Felt AR3, it has SRAM red components, carbon & areodynamic with some nice wheels on it too.
I have just spent 3 weeks waiting for a Felt B2 to be delivered.....
Ignore any web site saying delivery in 5 to 10 days... No one has one !
Finally given up.....
It's a time trial bike vs the AR3 which is a road bike - so you really need both !
I would do some research into the wheels -looks like it comes with 40mm deep rimmed wheels with alu braking surface which is potentially a good choice for an all round all conditions race wheel - but there will probably be faster wheels on the market than them if you were willing to pay close to a grand for a set.
I wouldn't put too much weight on what mechs, cassette etc it comes with - they all do the same job and a tiny weight penalty isn't much of a consideration on a triathlon bike.
Fit is first and foremost though and that bike has a much more extreme position than a road bike so you need to be sure.
Depending on your size my mate who owns/runs a bike shop has a lovely, and I mean lovely B12 in the shop for sale in Warrington.
And yep, agree with AL the AR3 is a lovely bike but its a road bike, I think the remit was tri bike. Others in the price range are the Wilier Tri Crono, the Bianchi D2, Cervelo P3
Personally I like the Wilier Cento Crono but I currently don't have £3.5k for a frame and forks !!
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
I have just spent 3 weeks waiting for a Felt B2 to be delivered.....Ignore any web site saying delivery in 5 to 10 days... No one has one !Finally given up.....
The situation is Royles are building me a Cervelo !!
Got fed up with every place I rang saying no problem with you in a couple of days, and then ringing back and saying Ah.....
OK So I know I'm 6ft4 and therefore want a 58cm bike, But its been a really carp month
I have Felt bike - it had a problem - v.minor but it affected the line of the rear wheel, so quite an impact. Two photos and Felt sent my bike dealer a new frame - due to stock availability of my model/size it had to come from the U.S.
Took them a whole two weeks to give me a new frame, which was agreed overnight based on a couple of photos (and ultimately the returned frame I suppose). They upgraded the frame to the UHM from the HM Z35 to a Z25.
Felt after service is great. And that is not just because I got better frame, I was happy with the first one. They made a decision quickly, they told me the decision. They kept me informed of delivery and when it got to the UK they overnighted it to the dealer - who swapped the parts the day it arrived.
When you are spending that money a bike you want to know they will back it up- my experience says they will.
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