Felt F6 Apex 2013 full carbon road bike with SRAM Apex groupset - Was £1499.99, now £868.84 @ Wiggle! - HotUKDeals
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This is a bargain for a road bike with a full carbon frame from a decent manufacturer - Comes with a SRAM Apex groupset and Mavic rims as well so fairly good specs.

Full specs are as follows;

Frame Details:

Model Year: 2013
Material: Felt UHC performance MMC carbon fibre with 3KP weave
Internal cable routing
Double bottle cage mounts
Machined threaded alloy bottom bracket
Braze on front derailleur
Replaceable forged aluminium rear dropout

Fork Details:

Material: Felt UHC performance carbon fibre monocoque fork, 100% carbon (1.125" - 1.5" steerer)

Wheelset Details:

Mavic CXP22 rims on Felt hubs, clincher

Groupset:

Speed: 20 gears
Brake/Shift Levers: SRAM Apex
Chainset: SRAM S150 Powerspline, 50x34T; 48cm = 165mm, 51cm = 170mm, 54cm - 56cm = 172.5mm, 58cm - 61cm = 175mm
Bottom Bracket: SRAM Powerspline
Rear Derailleur: SRAM Apex
Front Derailleur: SRAM Apex
Brake Calipers: SRAM dual pivot with cartridge brake pads
Chain: SRAM 10 speed
Cassette: SRAM, 11-26T

Finishing Kit:

Handlebar: Felt SL short reach design, 6066 butted aluminium, ergonomic, 31.8mm, Drop = 118mm, Reach = 72mm (48cm = 380mm, 51cm = 400mm, 54cm = 420mm, 56cm = 420mm, 58cm = 440mm, 61cm = 440mm)
Bar Tape: Felt
Stem: Felt SL 3D forged 6061 aluminum with custom Cr-Mo bolts, +/-7 rise, 31.8mm bar clamp (48cm = 80mm, 51cm = 90mm, 54cm = 100mm, 56cm = 100mm, 58cm = 110mm, 61cm = 120mm)
Seat Post: Felt UHC performance carbon fibre, 27.2mm
Saddle: Prologo Nago Evo T2.0, carbon fibre injected base with EV2 active density foam & cro-mo rails
Tyres: Vittoria Diamante Pro-tech, 700c x 23c

Pedals:

Supplied with basic flat pedals although Wiggle recommends using dedicated clip-in pedals and shoes to get the most from your road bike

Warranty:

3 year frame warranty, 12 month parts warranty
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#1
Add some illicit performance-enhancing drugs and you could win the Tour de France several times. :p
1 Like #2
backinstock
Add some illicit performance-enhancing drugs and you could win the Tour de France several times. :p

It'd take more than that for me to win it! ;-)
6 Likes #3
Ryanposs
backinstock
Add some illicit performance-enhancing drugs and you could win the Tour de France several times. :p

It'd take more than that for me to win it! ;-)

I don't know how Lance did it! The last time I took drugs, I couldn't even find my bike. :p
#4
Dunlop bikes in Sports Direct are only around £100.00.
7 Likes #5
johnnyshuttle
Dunlop bikes in Sports Direct are only around £100.00.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oavMtUWDBTM
#6
Decent bike at a decent price! Hot for me! 8)
#7
That's a good bike for the price.
#8
Cracking deal.
#9
Decent but nothing special imho. Prefer to spend a little extra and get a 'dale with Tiagra.

Infact, may as well post it...
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/cannondale-supersix-tiagra-1787292
#10
johnnyshuttle
Dunlop bikes in Sports Direct are only around £100.00.
Jog on
banned#11
backinstock
Ryanposs
backinstock
Add some illicit performance-enhancing drugs and you could win the Tour de France several times. :p

It'd take more than that for me to win it! ;-)

I don't know how Lance did it! The last time I took drugs, I couldn't even find my bike. :p

The last time I did drugs, I rode an invisible bike, with Lance, in the Alps...
#12
i'm not to familiar with SRAM groupsets, has anyone used shimano and SRAM, how do they compare?
1 Like #13
chrisbass
i'm not to familiar with SRAM groupsets, has anyone used shimano and SRAM, how do they compare?

I've got SRAM Rival (the one up from Apex) on a Boardman Team Carbon from 2010.
SRAM is comparable to Shimano.
Generally speaking

Apex ~= Sora/Tiagra
Rival ~= Tiagra/105
Force ~= 105/Ultegra
Red ~= Dura Ace

They don't do electronic shifting yet, unlike Shimano Di2, but at the top end then Red is lighter than Dura Ace, so depends what you're after. SRAM also has a slightly different shifting in that you push the levers a bit for up a gear, and the same lever a bit further for the down a gear. But you get used to either system quickly and it's all personal preference.

You can't go wrong with either, anything from Sora/Apex upward is decent kit and beyond that it's all about how much weight you want to save / money you want to spend.


Edited By: dhope on Jan 09, 2014 10:43
#14
dhope
Decent but nothing special imho. Prefer to spend a little extra and get a 'dale with Tiagra.

Infact, may as well post it...
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/cannondale-supersix-tiagra-1787292

Sigh.
Apparently the link was spam because it wasn't Argos or Tesco
http://bicyclerichmond.co.uk/collections/clearance/products/supersix-tiagra-2013
#15
dhope
chrisbass
i'm not to familiar with SRAM groupsets, has anyone used shimano and SRAM, how do they compare?

I've got SRAM Rival (the one up from Apex) on a Boardman Team Carbon from 2010.
SRAM is comparable to Shimano.
Generally speaking

Apex ~= Sora/Tiagra
Rival ~= Tiagra/105
Force ~= 105/Ultegra
Red ~= Dura Ace

They don't do electronic shifting yet, unlike Shimano Di2, but at the top end then Red is lighter than Dura Ace, so depends what you're after. SRAM also has a slightly different shifting in that you push the levers a bit for up a gear, and the same lever a bit further for the down a gear. But you get used to either system quickly and it's all personal preference.

You can't go wrong with either, anything from Sora/Apex upward is decent kit and beyond that it's all about how much weight you want to save / money you want to spend.


thanks, great reply!

I think i might stick with shimano just because its what i'm used to.
#16
What's the weight (without pedals) ... no luck with google

Also whys the front cog only 50, surely you need a 52 or 53 for the speedier times

Edited By: rogercat on Jan 09, 2014 11:14
#17
rogercat
What's the weight (without pedals) ... no luck with google
According to the Q/A on Wiggle
'Roughly 8.48kg *based on 56cm frame size'

And the rear cassette is 11-26 so at 50x11 you'll not need to worry too much. You need fitness for the decent times long before you run out of gear ratios ;)

Edited By: dhope on Jan 09, 2014 11:28: because it needed editing
#18
dhope
rogercat
What's the weight (without pedals) ... no luck with google
According to the Q/A on Wiggle
'Roughly 8.48kg *based on 56cm frame size'

And the rear cassette is 11-26 so at 50x11 you'll not need to worry too much. You need fitness for the decent times long before you run out of gear ratios ;)

Thanks - 8.4KG is pretty good - presumably without pedals so another 400G ie 8.8 KG
#19
I don't understand why they couple these decent frames with entry level groupsets.

If the Apex is comparable to Sora/Tiagra, and you get into/are into road cycling, this groupset will seem clunky and tired over a short period of time. I'm not saying its useless, its probably a useful set up for beginners. But IMO if you are spending this sort of money I would head down to your local bike shop or Evans Bikes and have a look at the range of groupsets to see if this is for you.
I reckon another £100 to get a Shimano 105 set up would be worth the extra.


chrisbass - The gear shifting is different. Sram only has one lever which has a single and double click for going up and down the gears, as oppose to Shimao which has 2 seperate levers.
#20
ntaylor83
I don't understand why they couple these decent frames with entry level groupsets.If the Apex is comparable to Sora/Tiagra, and you get into/are into road cycling, this groupset will seem clunky and tired over a short period of time. I'm not saying its useless, its probably a useful set up for beginners. But IMO if you are spending this sort of money I would head down to your local bike shop or Evans Bikes and have a look at the range of groupsets to see if this is for you. I reckon another £100 to get a Shimano 105 set up would be worth the extra.chrisbass - The gear shifting is different. Sram only has one lever which has a single and double click for going up and down the gears, as oppose to Shimao which has 2 seperate levers.

completely agree 105 groupset at a minimum for this sort of price, especially as rrp is £1499
#21
rogercat
What's the weight (without pedals) ... no luck with googleAlso whys the front cog only 50, surely you need a 52 or 53 for the speedier times

Front is only 50t but with an 11t rear it will give a bigger gear then 53x12. I have raced on a 50x11 and not run out of gears even in the sprint (admittedly these are usually a slight uphill). If you can pedal at a decent cadence and have the power you'll be able to top 40mph with that gearing
1 Like #22
Good bike for the price, as is the Cannondale listed.

One major consideration with bikes is the frame.

A quality frame with tiagra is better than a poor frame with 105
#23
For somebody starting out:

http://bicyclerichmond.co.uk/collections/clearance/products/caad8-2300-2013

CAAD 8 quality frame (couple of years old but as good an aluminium frame as there was at the time)

Shimano 2300 gearing (will do the job and for 2 hour rides of 30 miles do you need 105?)

No info on the wheels though, probably pretty heavy but again for 30 mile recreation what more do you need?
#24
RegDab
For somebody starting out:

http://bicyclerichmond.co.uk/collections/clearance/products/caad8-2300-2013

CAAD 8 quality frame (couple of years old but as good an aluminium frame as there was at the time)

Shimano 2300 gearing (will do the job and for 2 hour rides of 30 miles do you need 105?)

No info on the wheels though, probably pretty heavy but again for 30 mile recreation what more do you need?

Indeed, and the price is comparable to a Halfords Carrera or Triban 3 so no contest really.
1 Like #25
I always thought Apex was closer to 105 (maybe between 105 and Tiagra) always looked the part and its not over heavy? The reason they put lower groups sets on these sorts is because everyone wants carbon, so they sell a carbon frame but cut costs elsewhere. I would seriously Aluminium as there is nothing wrong with ALU bikes.
#26
mattrixdesign2
I always thought Apex was closer to 105 (maybe between 105 and Tiagra) always looked the part and its not over heavy? The reason they put lower groups sets on these sorts is because everyone wants carbon, so they sell a carbon frame but cut costs elsewhere. I would seriously Aluminium as there is nothing wrong with ALU bikes.
Fair point on Carbon vs Alu
For a 105 Alu at the same price, this is tough to beat
http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bike.html?b=3191
#27
dhope
mattrixdesign2
I always thought Apex was closer to 105 (maybe between 105 and Tiagra) always looked the part and its not over heavy? The reason they put lower groups sets on these sorts is because everyone wants carbon, so they sell a carbon frame but cut costs elsewhere. I would seriously Aluminium as there is nothing wrong with ALU bikes.
Fair point on Carbon vs Alu
For a 105 Alu at the same price, this is tough to beat
http://www.canyon.com/_en/roadbikes/bike.html?b=3191

Wow - its lighter at 8.3KG on Aluminium and 105 groupset
#28
dhope
chrisbass
i'm not to familiar with SRAM groupsets, has anyone used shimano and SRAM, how do they compare?

I've got SRAM Rival (the one up from Apex) on a Boardman Team Carbon from 2010.
SRAM is comparable to Shimano.
Generally speaking

Apex ~= Sora/Tiagra
Rival ~= Tiagra/105
Force ~= 105/Ultegra
Red ~= Dura Ace

They don't do electronic shifting yet, unlike Shimano Di2, but at the top end then Red is lighter than Dura Ace, so depends what you're after. SRAM also has a slightly different shifting in that you push the levers a bit for up a gear, and the same lever a bit further for the down a gear. But you get used to either system quickly and it's all personal preference.

You can't go wrong with either, anything from Sora/Apex upward is decent kit and beyond that it's all about how much weight you want to save / money you want to spend.

Apex=Sora/Tiagra. Don't think so. In terms of price and performance Apex is much closer to 105. I've got 015 on my road bike and Apex on my cross and they're much of a muchness. In fact I even think the one dual action lever on Apex edges it for me.
#29
I'd pitch Apex at slightly behind 105 and Rival slightly behind Ultegra.

Personally I'd go for a good AL with higher spec kit. There are plenty carbon frames with this level of kit around this price.
#30
Nice bike, shame (as always about the compact c/set) and if its purity of groupset you're after (and being totally irrelevant to this deal), Campag is the only way to go imho.. 8)
#31
Billybskoda
Nice bike, shame (as always about the compact c/set) and if its purity of groupset you're after (and being totally irrelevant to this deal), Campag is the only way to go imho.. 8)
Hang on. You drive a Skoda and ride Campag? Disgraceful ;)
#32
Fraid so, a 320bhp skoda, campag on the sunday bike, shimano on any bikes that may get crashed whilst racing, simply couldn't wreck campag components... :{
#33
dhope
chrisbass
i'm not to familiar with SRAM groupsets, has anyone used shimano and SRAM, how do they compare?

I've got SRAM Rival (the one up from Apex) on a Boardman Team Carbon from 2010.
SRAM is comparable to Shimano.
Generally speaking

Apex ~= Sora/Tiagra
Rival ~= Tiagra/105
Force ~= 105/Ultegra
Red ~= Dura Ace

They don't do electronic shifting yet, unlike Shimano Di2, but at the top end then Red is lighter than Dura Ace, so depends what you're after. SRAM also has a slightly different shifting in that you push the levers a bit for up a gear, and the same lever a bit further for the down a gear. But you get used to either system quickly and it's all personal preference.

You can't go wrong with either, anything from Sora/Apex upward is decent kit and beyond that it's all about how much weight you want to save / money you want to spend.


Apex = 105 easily
Rival and force components just weigh less fella

Edited By: takemywordforit on Jan 10, 2014 13:59
#34
takemywordforit
dhope
chrisbass
i'm not to familiar with SRAM groupsets, has anyone used shimano and SRAM, how do they compare?

I've got SRAM Rival (the one up from Apex) on a Boardman Team Carbon from 2010.
SRAM is comparable to Shimano.
Generally speaking

Apex ~= Sora/Tiagra
Rival ~= Tiagra/105
Force ~= 105/Ultegra
Red ~= Dura Ace

They don't do electronic shifting yet, unlike Shimano Di2, but at the top end then Red is lighter than Dura Ace, so depends what you're after. SRAM also has a slightly different shifting in that you push the levers a bit for up a gear, and the same lever a bit further for the down a gear. But you get used to either system quickly and it's all personal preference.

You can't go wrong with either, anything from Sora/Apex upward is decent kit and beyond that it's all about how much weight you want to save / money you want to spend.


Apex = 105 easily
Rival and force components just weigh less fella
Nice. The missus got a bargain with her £420 Alu Boardman with Apex then. Moreso than I thought originally.

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