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Felt Z85 Road Bike with Tiagra groupset - 2016 £499.00 @ Merlin Cycles

£499.00 @ Merlin Cycles
I quite liked the Btwin bike that was posted here couple of days ago, but its not available in my size. So i started looking for alternatvie within a resonable price range. I think this comes very clo… Read More
Farhan83 Avatar
4m, 3w agoFound 4 months, 3 weeks ago
I quite liked the Btwin bike that was posted here couple of days ago, but its not available in my size. So i started looking for alternatvie within a resonable price range. I think this comes very close to it. And they have all the sizes.

Specification:
Frame: Felt Endurance Road FLite Custom Butted aluminum, Hydroform TIG-welded construction, threaded BB, replaceable rear derailleur hanger
Fork: Felt Endurance Road UHC Performance carbon fiber blades, ControlTaper 1.125" - 1.5" aluminum steer tube
Shimano Tiagra 4700 shifters
Shimano Tiagra 4700 Front deraileur
Shimano Tiagra 4700 Rear Long Cage (GS) derailleur 10 speed
Shimano Tiagra 4700 chainset (34/50 compact)
KMC 10 speed chain
Shimano cassette 11-32T
Felt SuperLite Road VariableShape handlebar
Felt VariableAngle stem
Felt SuperLite Road seatpost
Felt Endurance Road saddle
Wheelset: Felt Road RSL3 (tubeless ready) wheels with Felt All Weather tires
Weight: 9.79kg
Boxed Bike, will need to be assembled by a competent mechanic.
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26 Likes
Voted hot for two reasons

1) it's a cracking price for the spec

2) to counterbalance the dozens of mobile phones on the HUKD timeline, as it seems to be overtaking the main page. We need more posts on items to improve our health, not to help us become couch potatoes
10 Likes
Outstanding deal this, if anyone can put a better road bike up against this for £500 I'll eat my own feet.
5 Likes
rugman
Excellent entry into road cycling, you will not find a main brand, fully 2016 tiagra equipped (apart from brakes) ready built, in every size available, at this price anywhere else. Sensible cassette range too for beginners
If you are thinking of getting into road cycling this coming year, and have a budget of around £500, this is the bike you need
what is it with road bikers being proud of using a small cassette range? I have been road cycling now for 3 years and see no issue with using a 11-32 cassette. Although in the summer I am relatively fit (did Ride Lndon 100 this year) my right knee won't allow me to put much power through it so I need to spin up hills so would happily stay with an 11-32 cassette. I have a 12-30 now.

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10 Likes #1
Outstanding deal this, if anyone can put a better road bike up against this for £500 I'll eat my own feet.
#2
lovely thing for the money, hot!
#3
£499 for a Tiagra 4700 (which is basically last gen 105) and its a Felt, awesome price.
#4
Nothing wrong with this and a good looking bike too
3 Likes #5
Hmm, tempting but feel like I should wait on my cycle to work scheme in April...I just can't get excited about Evans range which I'm limited to.
1 Like #6
Excellent entry into road cycling, you will not find a main brand, fully 2016 tiagra equipped (apart from brakes) ready built, in every size available, at this price anywhere else. Sensible cassette range too for beginners
If you are thinking of getting into road cycling this coming year, and have a budget of around £500, this is the bike you need
1 Like #7
fantasic deal - almost tempted just to get the 4700 groupset then sell it with my old tiagra 10 speed - buying groupsets on their own costs so much....
2 Likes #8
Looks like good value but realise it does need to be fully assembled


Edited By: rogan8 on Dec 28, 2016 09:52
4 Likes #9
What....no pedals ? ..... :)
2 Likes #10
villageidiotdan
Hmm, tempting but feel like I should wait on my cycle to work scheme in April...I just can't get excited about Evans range which I'm limited to.


If you're a higher rate tax payer, then, yes, wait!
1 Like #11
rogan8
Looks like good value but realise it does need to be fully assembled
Twist and tighten the handlebars, and fix the pedals, you'll find that with any mail order bike
1 Like #12
https://merlincycles-img.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/productImage_1280_1024_ffffff_image-jpeg/25766_felt_z85_road_bike_2016.jpg
5 Likes #13
rugman
Excellent entry into road cycling, you will not find a main brand, fully 2016 tiagra equipped (apart from brakes) ready built, in every size available, at this price anywhere else. Sensible cassette range too for beginners
If you are thinking of getting into road cycling this coming year, and have a budget of around £500, this is the bike you need
what is it with road bikers being proud of using a small cassette range? I have been road cycling now for 3 years and see no issue with using a 11-32 cassette. Although in the summer I am relatively fit (did Ride Lndon 100 this year) my right knee won't allow me to put much power through it so I need to spin up hills so would happily stay with an 11-32 cassette. I have a 12-30 now.
1 Like #14
Looks good, tempted!

4.6% TopCashBack as well :)
1 Like #15
Anybody else noticed the £29.99 delivery costs?
2 Likes #16
My comment was meant that if you are a beginner and/or relatively unfit and/or in a hilly area a 11-32 is a good choice until fitness improves (or keeping you on the bike and not pushing it up hills). My bike came with a 11-25 (I have a 11-32 to go on bike, haven't got round to fitting yet) so the big hill for my commute kills my knees, and like you, like to keep my cadence up at the expense of speed...no snobbery meant on my part
1 Like #17
Popester
Anybody else noticed the £29.99 delivery costs?

It's free if u select 2 day dpd service.

Free shipping on this item to United Kingdom
DPD 1-2 Days: FREE
DPD Next Day: £ 4.00
DPD Saturday: £ 7.99
DPD Saturday Pre 12 Noon: £ 9.95
#18
Thanks. For my sins, yes I am. To be fair, I think I need to use my old Trek 1.0 more and 10yrs later 2nd hand it's not a bad bike
#19
Farhan83
Popester
Anybody else noticed the £29.99 delivery costs?

It's free if u select 2 day dpd service.

Free shipping on this item to United Kingdom
DPD 1-2 Days: FREE
DPD Next Day: £ 4.00
DPD Saturday: £ 7.99
DPD Saturday Pre 12 Noon: £ 9.95


Thanks, i was looking at some of the cyclocross bikes for which they don't give this option.
#20
rugman
My comment was meant that if you are a beginner and/or relatively unfit and/or in a hilly area a 11-32 is a good choice until fitness improves (or keeping you on the bike and not pushing it up hills). My bike came with a 11-25 (I have a 11-32 to go on bike, haven't got round to fitting yet) so the big hill for my commute kills my knees, and like you, like to keep my cadence up at the expense of speed...no snobbery meant on my part
Understand and makes sense to use a small ranged cassette if your knees & legs are strong and you are racing but for most other people I don't see the point.....
26 Likes #21
Voted hot for two reasons

1) it's a cracking price for the spec

2) to counterbalance the dozens of mobile phones on the HUKD timeline, as it seems to be overtaking the main page. We need more posts on items to improve our health, not to help us become couch potatoes
1 Like #22
£500 squid for a bike ! You can get a car for that, with double the amount of wheels.
#23
Also 4.4% cash back with quidco
#24
ronald_twiggs
£500 squid for a bike ! You can get a car for that, with double the amount of wheels.

Including your MOT, vehicle duty and insurance? I doubt it.

I prefer something with disc brakes but this is a decent deal if you're after a road bike.
1 Like #25
afroylnt
rugman
My comment was meant that if you are a beginner and/or relatively unfit and/or in a hilly area a 11-32 is a good choice until fitness improves (or keeping you on the bike and not pushing it up hills). My bike came with a 11-25 (I have a 11-32 to go on bike, haven't got round to fitting yet) so the big hill for my commute kills my knees, and like you, like to keep my cadence up at the expense of speed...no snobbery meant on my part
Understand and makes sense to use a small ranged cassette if your knees & legs are strong and you are racing but for most other people I don't see the point.....

It's irritating as I went from a 10 speed 11-32 to a new 11 speed bike with 11-28, if I want to change the cassette I need to change the derailleur to a medium cage one so not going to bother. I never saw any downside to the wider cassette and though I'm a good hill climber (probably my main strength on the road biker coming from MTB's), on really steep climbs even on a 50/34, I needed the 32 tooth to keep some semblance of a cadence which I find contrary to what I feel, is faster than standing on the pedals and pushing that way as I have to with the 28 tooth I have now.

I've always been inclined to stand on the pedals for hills but I found when using the gradient readout on my Garmin and monitoring my speed that I'm quicker when I keep seated and can also keep that pace for longer as well.

Cracking deal on the bike, the new Tiagra looks great in the darkened grey colours similar to the higher end parts.

John

Edited By: Johnmcl7 on Dec 28, 2016 12:48
#26
Anyone know what the max tyre size this takes - think it comes with 25, but wonder if takes 28
#27
This video has 28mm on https://youtu.be/e5Tv8mLZRUc That bike is a stunning bargain. I have the Tiagra 4700 groupset and it is lovely.
#28
Slightly over 6.1ft, 56" or 58"?
#29
I have a Felt F95 with RS501's at the mo, would this be a worthwhile upgrade?
#30
Rickardo
villageidiotdan
Hmm, tempting but feel like I should wait on my cycle to work scheme in April...I just can't get excited about Evans range which I'm limited to.
If you're a higher rate tax payer, then, yes, wait!

Would you mind explaining this comment, please? I fall in to that category and really want a first road bike but am not sure whether to buy now or wait and go through CtW. Thanks in advance
1 Like #31
TacticalTimbo
Slightly over 6.1ft, 56" or 58"?

I'd go for 56
#32
rugman
rogan8
Looks like good value but realise it does need to be fully assembled
Twist and tighten the handlebars, and fix the pedals, you'll find that with any mail order bike

Doubt you'll get any pedals with this, you'll have to purchase these separately as it depends on what shoes, cleats you choose to use. Great price though!



Edited By: cr3sp0 on Dec 28, 2016 16:26
#33
Umibenokafuka1
Rickardo
villageidiotdan
Hmm, tempting but feel like I should wait on my cycle to work scheme in April...I just can't get excited about Evans range which I'm limited to.
If you're a higher rate tax payer, then, yes, wait!

Would you mind explaining this comment, please? I fall in to that category and really want a first road bike but am not sure whether to buy now or wait and go through CtW. Thanks in advance


As the cycle scheme payment is taken from salary before tax, you do not pay tax on that amount, just your remaining salary:
http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-cycle-to-work-scheme-18360/
#34
Rickardo
Umibenokafuka1
Rickardo
villageidiotdan
Hmm, tempting but feel like I should wait on my cycle to work scheme in April...I just can't get excited about Evans range which I'm limited to.
If you're a higher rate tax payer, then, yes, wait!

Would you mind explaining this comment, please? I fall in to that category and really want a first road bike but am not sure whether to buy now or wait and go through CtW. Thanks in advance


As the cycle scheme payment is taken from salary before tax, you do not pay tax on that amount, just your remaining salary:
http://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-cycle-to-work-scheme-18360/


I'm sure Rickardo's link covers it but you should check the particulars of your scheme; where you can buy from and how they handle residual value (early days the scheme got a bad rap for employers charging a high residual value to release ownership of the bike that eroded your savings - they now should put it on a lease extension that costs nothing allowing it to erode to zero).
#35
rev6
TacticalTimbo
Slightly over 6.1ft, 56" or 58"?
I'd go for 56
I'd definitely go for the larger, im 6.15 and find 58" too small, 56 will be tiny.
#36
Great spec and price, would make a very decent durable bike.
#37
I,m 6ft exactly and find the 58 to be perfect for me.
#38
Boxrick
rev6
TacticalTimbo
Slightly over 6.1ft, 56" or 58"?
I'd go for 56
I'd definitely go for the larger, im 6.15 and find 58" too small, 56 will be tiny.

I was thinking 58 myself, is your experience here with Felt sizing?

on their site, they offer 58" as a reccomended option for 6ft also... http://www.feltbicycles.com/International/Single-Nav/Inside-Felt/Resources/Bike-Sizing.aspx


Edited By: TacticalTimbo on Dec 28, 2016 17:01
#39
What a deal!! Lovely bike and spec. Heat added.
#40
TacticalTimbo
Boxrick
rev6
TacticalTimbo
Slightly over 6.1ft, 56" or 58"?
I'd go for 56
I'd definitely go for the larger, im 6.15 and find 58" too small, 56 will be tiny.
I was thinking 58 myself, is your experience here with Felt sizing?
on their site, they offer 58" as a reccomended option for 6ft also... http://www.feltbicycles.com/International/Single-Nav/Inside-Felt/Resources/Bike-Sizing.aspx

56/58

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