Felt F95 road bike £399:95 @ Merlin Cycles - HotUKDeals
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Some great deals on Felt bikes at Merlin right now, this one particularly caught my eye but some good high end bargains as well.

Felt F95 road bike, huge saving off RRP
The exclusive 7005 F-Lite aluminum tubing used for the F95 is custom-shaped and butted to maximize strength, minimize weight and deliver optimal ride quality. With durable, lightweight components and special touches including a carbon fiber fork and Felt hubs, the F95 offers a great ride at an incredible value.


Frame: Felt Custom Butted F-Lite 7005 Aluminum w/ butted ST, CS, CNC HT & BB shell, forged dropouts w/replaceable hanger
Shock: n/a
Fork: Felt Carbon Design w/ 3K Finish, Carbon Fiber Blades w/1 1/8 Aluminum Steerer & Aluminum Crown
Headset: FSA Threadless 1 1/8 w/ 20mm Cone & 2 X 7.5mm Spacer Stack
Stem: Felt 1.3 6061 Aluminum Forged Ø31.8mm w/ +/-10° Rise, 50cm=70mm, 52cm-54cm=90mm, 56cm-63cm=110mm
Handlebar: Felt 1.5 6061 Aluminum w/ Ergonomic Drop, Ø31.8mm, 50cm=400mm, 52cm-56cm=420mm, 58cm-63cm=440mm
Grips: Felt Gel Ribbon Cork Tape w/ Felt 3D Logo
Bar Ends: Bubble-Tech FE LT Logo End Plugs
Shifters: Shimano 2300 STI 16 speed
Front Derailleur: Shimano 2300 31.8mm clamp-on, double
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora SS Short Cage
Crankset: FSA TEMPO Compact, 3-PC, Aluminum, 50/34T; 50cm-52cm=170mm, 54cm-56cm=172.5mm, 58cm-63cm=175mm
Chainwheel 50/34T
Chainguide: n/a
Bottom Bracket: FSA 68mm w/ Forged Chromoly Square Taper 110.5mm Spindle
Pedals: n/a
Chain: KMC Z8 8-speed
Freewheel: Sunrace R60-series 8-Speed Cassette, 12-24T
Brake Levers: Shimano 2300 STI
Brakes: Dual Pivot w/ Cartridge Brake Shoes, Stainless Hardware & Teflon Bushings
Cables: Felt Slick Brake & Derailleur
Saddle: Felt 1.3 Road Saddle w/ Carbon Injected Base, Embossed Cover & Steel Rails
Seat Post: Felt 1.4 6061 Aluminum Ø27.2mm, 300mm
Seat Post Clamp: Ø31.8 6061-AL Forged Aluminum, Cr-Mo 5mm x 0.8mm Bolt, Stainless Steel Nut-Bar. 16 Grams
Rims: Alex R500 Aluminum Rim, Machined CSW Braking Surface & Wear Indicator laced 3-Cross Rear, Radial 0-Cross Front
Front Hub: Felt Sealed Forged Aluminum w/ Quick Release, 28H
Rear Hub: Felt Forged Aluminum Sealed Shimano 10, 9, or 8 speed Compatible Cassette w/ Quick Release, 32H
Spokes: Stainless 2.0mm
Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro 700c x 23c;
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#1
Decent parts for the price, heat added
#2
That's a nice looking bike, hot from me.
#3
You can get one of these behind the station for a tenner!
#4
A 21 lb bike for less than £400 - sounds good to me.
#5
If I was in the market for a road bike at this price it's really a 'no brainer' can't see anything else that comes close.
#6
How does this compare to the Dunlop ones at £50 in Sports Direct?
#7
34T inner chainring? That's for pussies! X)

Hot deal, if you don't mind an aluminium frame...personally, I hate the stuff...sold my aluminium roadbike and just picked up a mint hand-built Columbus tubing frame for £60 off fleabay...the seller neglected to mention Columbus tubing (though it was in the photos), so it didn't get much attention :D
#8
msharif911
How does this compare to the Dunlop ones at £50 in Sports Direct?


I'd say about 10x better...a £50 bike will have atrocious components!
#9
Only 58cm + frames available...the deal is only for the lanky, which lessens the heat a bit IMO
#10
Lupeto
Only 58cm + frames available...the deal is only for the lanky, which lessens the heat a bit IMO
58 60 & 63 so from lanky to very lanky!
#11
msharif911
How does this compare to the Dunlop ones at £50 in Sports Direct?
That took longer than expected, I would guess a £50 bike would put most people off cycling for life and thats not being a bike snob it's just a simple fact that components at that price will be dire and lead to a horrible riding experience.
#12
ugh, just get on ebay or even google and search for a 58cm road bike and you can buy 2 second hand ones with components that wont break in a week like this one =[

Sora = the lowest of the low, in cycling terms there is nothing you can buy that is a) cheaper b) worse quality or c) as bad as sora components.

The frame is good, nice bars, nice seat post and seat, just the group set is a joke, definitely way over priced for these components.
#13
MorfuK
ugh, just get on ebay or even google and search for a 58cm road bike and you can buy 2 second hand ones with components that wont break in a week like this one =[ Sora = the lowest of the low, in cycling terms there is nothing you can buy that is a) cheaper b) worse quality or c) as bad as sora components.The frame is good, nice bars, nice seat post and seat, just the group set is a joke, definitely way over priced for these components.
Could you let us know of a better NEW bike at this price? I would certainly be interested.
#14
MorfuK

Sora = the lowest of the low, in cycling terms there is nothing you can buy that is a) cheaper b) worse quality or c) as bad as sora components.


I call bulls**t on that...Sora is significantly better than a twist-grip based groupset, that you find on most sub-£200 bikes...my alu road bike had Sora and was fine for the 2 years of daily cycling with smooth gear changes (certainly better than my experience of STI shifters on cheap MTB/hybrid bikes)

Not everyone has £200+ for 105 or similar for shifters alone...sure, you can get downtube shifters of better quality for the same price, but I'd rather not take my hands of the handlebars when changing

£85 worth of shifters/levers isn't a bad deal on a £400 bike:
http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/gear-shifters-sti-road-dept86_pg1/?src=froogle#page=1&order=PRICE%20ASCENDING


Edited By: Lupeto on Oct 21, 2010 11:09: addendum
#15
Lupeto
msharif911
How does this compare to the Dunlop ones at £50 in Sports Direct?

I'd say about 10x better...a £50 bike will have atrocious components!

I was only joking.
#16
msharif911
Lupeto
msharif911
How does this compare to the Dunlop ones at £50 in Sports Direct?


I'd say about 10x better...a £50 bike will have atrocious components!


I was only joking.


And you reeled me in nicely X)
#17
If you can afford it I'd be seriously tempted by this one.
#18
Lupeto
msharif911
How does this compare to the Dunlop ones at £50 in Sports Direct?


I'd say about 10x better...a £50 bike will have atrocious components!

....but gets a person from A to B in exactly the same manner, minus pomposity or "look at me" attitude, perhaps ?
#19
PhilK
Lupeto
msharif911
How does this compare to the Dunlop ones at £50 in Sports Direct?
I'd say about 10x better...a £50 bike will have atrocious components!
....but gets a person from A to B in exactly the same manner, minus pomposity or "look at me" attitude, perhaps ?
I can assure you it wouldn't get you from A to B 'in exactly the same manner' the only real similarity would be they both had 2 wheels.....

Edited By: cycleman on Oct 21, 2010 11:21: edit
#21
PhilK
Lupeto
msharif911
How does this compare to the Dunlop ones at £50 in Sports Direct?


I'd say about 10x better...a £50 bike will have atrocious components!

....but gets a person from A to B in exactly the same manner, minus pomposity or "look at me" attitude, perhaps ?


Apart from the clunk, rattle and scrape every minute or so when you change gear...it's a bit like driving a car with a knackered clutch...not much fun at all.
#22
Life expectancy of shimano is pretty poor as it is, not spending an extra 100-200 buff to get a tiagra set up would be a huge mistake.

Talking so highly of sora lupeto can only mean you've never tried anything good to appreciate the difference.

Be a brave guy to say a new bike like this is a patch on a good 2nd hand bike, especially at this time of year, everyone's selling their summer bikes that they paid £1000+ for in january for £200-400 now, to build a winter bike or just make space for next years toy.
#23
Where can I get a £1000 bike from this summer for £200-£400 please let me know!
#24
Voted hot at this price!
My Alu Ribble cost less than the RRP of this Felt and is fitted with Campagnolo Xenon & Veloce components and Khamsin wheels!
#25
MorfuK
Life expectancy of shimano is pretty poor as it is, not spending an extra 100-200 buff to get a tiagra set up would be a huge mistake.


Not everyone has an extra 50% burning a hole in their pocket.

Talking so highly of sora lupeto can only mean you've never tried anything good to appreciate the difference.


I have used better (105) and I've used worse (twistys)...I believe most people would be happy with Sora, but perhaps not for the top 10 percentile of purchasers, which it isn't aimed at anyway.

I'm just saying it's a decent budget set...deffo better than a £40 set, but not as good as a £200 set...you pays your money etc...I know plenty of cyclists that are satisfied with their Sora equipped road bikes
#26
What good is a bike made out of felt?
#27
You can cut out pretty Velcro shapes and stick them to it.!

Cant beat ebay for bikes, just no competition, just bought a dolan bike priced brand new at £1899 for 250 quid, absolutely insane, i could take all the parts off this as they are Centaur Campagnolo and make a comfy profit. Only topics i reply to here are the cycle ones, to prevent these kind of "oooooo shiney new bike" purchases! @~@
#28
MorfuK
You can cut out pretty Velcro shapes and stick them to it.!

Cant beat ebay for bikes, just no competition, just bought a dolan bike priced brand new at £1899 for 250 quid, absolutely insane, i could take all the parts off this as they are Centaur Campagnolo and make a comfy profit. Only topics i reply to here are the cycle ones, to prevent these kind of "oooooo shiney new bike" purchases! @~@


True (my last 4 purchases were from ebay) but:

a) not everyone wants to, or has confidence to, buy 2nd hand bikes
b) 2nd hand components aren't always in the best condition
c) your assertion that Sora is the worst, when there are plenty of poorer components around, is a bit silly really.
#29
How does this rate as an alternative then? A little cheaper and a similar spec..

http://www.bikeoutlet.co.uk/products/Claud_Butler_Milano_Gents_2010-1240-38.html

edit - More sizes available too..

Edited By: pealy on Oct 21, 2010 13:14: More info
#30
MorfuK
You can cut out pretty Velcro shapes and stick them to it.!Cant beat ebay for bikes, just no competition, just bought a dolan bike priced brand new at £1899 for 250 quid, absolutely insane, i could take all the parts off this as they are Centaur Campagnolo and make a comfy profit. Only topics i reply to here are the cycle ones, to prevent these kind of "oooooo shiney new bike" purchases! @~@
Why can't I ever find these bargains at ebay?
#31
I was seriously tempted by the F85. But played it safe at LBS with an Orbea Aqua T23. It fits me well and this is crucial for me.
#32
Nice entry level bike, comparable to my specialized allez commuting bike. The only downside is for the bigger riders like myself, the single diameter spokes will not last long, I replace one oem spoke on average a week with dt double butted....
#33
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#34
Hot deal, if you don't mind an aluminium frame...personally, I hate the stuff...sold my aluminium roadbike and just picked up a mint hand-built Columbus tubing frame for £60 off fleabay...the seller neglected to mention Columbus tubing (though it was in the photos), so it didn't get much attention :D

A highly knowledgable road cyclist and astute businessman aswell, you must be Lance Sugar...
#35
cycleman
MorfuK
You can cut out pretty Velcro shapes and stick them to it.!Cant beat ebay for bikes, just no competition, just bought a dolan bike priced brand new at £1899 for 250 quid, absolutely insane, i could take all the parts off this as they are Centaur Campagnolo and make a comfy profit. Only topics i reply to here are the cycle ones, to prevent these kind of "oooooo shiney new bike" purchases! @~@

Why can't I ever find these bargains at ebay?


Giant TCR

Ok, for example, here's an absolutely wonderful bike on ebay (not my account just in case you think this is a sales pitch lol), if you bid the £400 you want to spend on this be surprised if you didnt win it, though revealing it on here may reduce the chances lol. This has a full centaur set up, which brand new is up to £500 alone, the frame is alu with carbon forks brand new £400, £200 bomb proof wheels with new £40 tyres on, ITM handle bar and stem £50-100. This bike will last years and years longer then the Felt in this topic and its quite literally 5 times as quick with unbelievable gear changing and ratios, this bike could be commuted on, toured on and its better then alot of people even race on.

I know its all about having vast knowledge on the subject, which is why places like Halfords get away with daylight robbery, but i guess its the same for things like computers from PC world, i just dont know my PC stuff, so often friends bite my head off when i spend 2000 quid on a pc they claim they could of built for 800.




Edited By: MorfuK on Oct 21, 2010 22:10: forgot link lol
#36
MorfuK
You can cut out pretty Velcro shapes and stick them to it.!

Cant beat ebay for bikes, just no competition, just bought a dolan bike priced brand new at £1899 for 250 quid, absolutely insane, i could take all the parts off this as they are Centaur Campagnolo and make a comfy profit. Only topics i reply to here are the cycle ones, to prevent these kind of "oooooo shiney new bike" purchases! @~@

actually, I'd love to believe in Ebay but I was looking for a bike for my son a month or so ago.
(15, so he will just throw the thing on the floor, so I aint getting him a new one)
But most of the bike gear on there was either complete tat, or was some chancer trying to get 400 quid, for a year old 500 quid Spesh Allez for example. Certainly couldn't see any bargains of the century. Might have been too close to the Tour De France, or I was searching wrong.

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