Date:January 19, 2014

Felt FR5

felt_2017_fr5_redFelt completely revamped their top-flight road racing machines for 2017. The new FRs maintain the multiple Tour-de-France stage winning character of the F series, but with more stable and predictable handling thanks to a longer wheelbase and a taller head tube. Felt also smoothed out the ride by placing the rear brake under the bottom bracket, allowing for more compliant seat stays and greater tire clearance. Both disc and rim brake versions are available for most models.

Under the Radar: Felt’s Modular Monocoque Construction uses uses expanding mandrels to compact their carbon fiber from the inside out, creating fewer voids and defects than a full monocoque frame. With such fine control over their materials, even Felt’s entry level bikes have frames most companies would tout as superlight wonder bikes.

Bottom line: The most advanced frame you can get for the money. Period.