Felt F7 carbon road bike (reduced from £1150) £690 at Wiggle
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Felt F7 carbon road bike (reduced from £1150) £690 at Wiggle

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Found 14th Oct 2014
Carbon road bike for less than £700. Sora is not the best group set but it can be upgraded later if you really want a carbon frame.

don't forget quidco or Topcasback.

I am fully aware you could buy a car for this money (I probably wouldn't...)

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That's a cracking deal

Cold not a Moto G

bang tidy deal.

If only I had the money. Love one of these but skint

New to road bikes. But Sora components for £1150? I will like to think they sold nine at that price:)

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If only I wasn't so cool and into proper bikes.

doe

New to road bikes. But Sora components for £1150? I will like to think … New to road bikes. But Sora components for £1150? I will like to think they sold nine at that price:)



Agree, i reckon they price established the product to claim a save

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peympeym

If only I had the money. Love one of these but skint



me too, haha. But this bike looks good. if i have money...

Daft at £1150 but pretty decent at 700 notes. For those talking about upgrades - 105 groupset will set you back about £320

Not all carbon is equal though so one should not assume that there is anything about this frame which is better than a quality alu alloy one.

I'd rather an alu frame with better groupset, but that's just personal preference. Has anyone actually tried the frame?

whats the weight?

time to wiggle my butt into gear but im sure my wallet felt that

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ummm... oO

booper

whats the weight?



8.88kg,19.5lb - according to Felt's website

a felt F95 with Sora and Zonda wheels would be faster.

SpamJavelin

Not bad (voted HOT) but the Planet X is better value as you get 105 and … Not bad (voted HOT) but the Planet X is better value as you get 105 and nicer wheels.



Yeah i prefer Felt bikes, but the Planet X takes some beating for £799

Judosteffer

a felt F95 with Sora and Zonda wheels would be faster.


Christ not another rider hung up on wheel weight
The difference between R500s and Zondas is about 300grams, the last time u dumped in the loo u probably shed over 400grams...
How much does your water bottle weigh? I could go on but I won't
Edited by: "justanotherpunter" 14th Oct 2014

justanotherpunter

Christ not another rider hung up on wheel weightThe difference between … Christ not another rider hung up on wheel weightThe difference between R500s and Zondas is about 300grams, the last time u dumped in the loo u probably shed over 400grams...How much does your water bottle weigh? I could go on but I won't



Fat lads (and lasses) would definitely be better off losing weight. Static mass is static mass, no matter where it is (bike or person).

If you are already at optimum weight then your only option is to make the bike lighter (although benefits are only really felt going up steep hills).

The bottle argument is irrelevant as I will always need a bottle, no matter how heavy the bike is.

Even though I know all of the arguments I still want a lighter bike than my mate though :-)

justanotherpunter

Christ not another rider hung up on wheel weightThe difference between … Christ not another rider hung up on wheel weightThe difference between R500s and Zondas is about 300grams, the last time u dumped in the loo u probably shed over 400grams...How much does your water bottle weigh? I could go on but I won't



I hear you brother, however, with the wheels it's not simply a this vrs that consideration cos it's spinning init. Therefore, it's one place where you could make a small noticeable difference in the ride. However, and this is where I totally agree with you, most punters shouldn't get too excited about weight of the bike and it's components - it's fit that is key. And enjoyment! If this is in your price range and it fits, it's a good deal. The Planet-X is quite a sporty set-up I believe.

justanotherpunter

Christ not another rider hung up on wheel weightThe difference between … Christ not another rider hung up on wheel weightThe difference between R500s and Zondas is about 300grams, the last time u dumped in the loo u probably shed over 400grams...How much does your water bottle weigh? I could go on but I won't



Agreed the best way to save weight is off the rider.. I have the Zonda wheels and they are superb, there is no wheel flex when you're out of the saddle going up something steep, it's not just about the weight with wheels IMO..

I took a Sora equipped bike out on a 110km Audax at the weekend (testing riding a potential winter bike) and I found the new 2013 onwards 9-speed incarnation is as good as Tiagra and too be honest it's not far off 105.

You have to remember that Shimano technolgy trickles downwards. I have a rather worn looking Triban 3 which is looking for a new owner after service as a winter bike. That is Sora equipped, but that groupset is now sold under the Claris badging.

I would also wager that most rider will not know how to set their gearing up properly. I've seen Ultegra setups which were far worse at shifting than a decently setup lowender.

nice bike and voted hot, but got the planet x rival 22 last month from a deal on here

SpamJavelin

Not bad (voted HOT) but the Planet X is better value as you get 105 and … Not bad (voted HOT) but the Planet X is better value as you get 105 and nicer wheels.



That looks like a great bike - how do you think it compares to this.......?

planetx.co.uk/i/q…ike

forcephil

nice bike and voted hot, but got the planet x rival 22 last month from a … nice bike and voted hot, but got the planet x rival 22 last month from a deal on here



Gutted I missed out on that one myself. How do you think the other Planet X linked on the previous page compares to the Rival 22?

^^ no idea as i've come from a shimano XT mtb set up.

so far i'm loving it, never been on a racer for a good 20 years you feel every bump even with carbon (riding in north yorkshire). best bit is putting the bike in the top ring and you can really put the hammer down and you fly.

*cough 25 years

justanotherpunter

Christ not another rider hung up on wheel weightThe difference between … Christ not another rider hung up on wheel weightThe difference between R500s and Zondas is about 300grams, the last time u dumped in the loo u probably shed over 400grams...How much does your water bottle weigh? I could go on but I won't



I think you'll find that losing weight on yourself and losing rotational mass is somewhat different. 300g on a wheelset is a significant amount and will make the bike feel a lot more responsive. There's a reason why the Zondas are about £200 more that the 500s.

The reason most people opt for upgrading wheels is that it is the upgrade that you will notice the most and probably benefit from the most. Of course, you are spot on, if you want to shed weight cheaply, stop eating all the pies and lose some weight.

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peympeym

If only I had the money. Love one of these but skint



Easy solution.

Spend half the amount, get a car.

Win.

Lolyhright. Years ago reliability being what it was would have said you'd be pushing it a lot? Suppose another way of getting fit,but biking has to be one of the best ways of getting fit,if you survive the rigours of the road.

I have 105 and rival equipped bikes. SRAM can be annoying and clunky. I prefer the 105, it just works. I think the 105 planet x is cracking value.

I have had the Planet X with Ultegra for over a year now and absolutely love it. That 105 deal is brilliant.

justanotherpunter

Christ not another rider hung up on wheel weightThe difference between … Christ not another rider hung up on wheel weightThe difference between R500s and Zondas is about 300grams, the last time u dumped in the loo u probably shed over 400grams...How much does your water bottle weigh? I could go on but I won't



There's a huge difference between having weight on the frame and weight on the rims. With less rotational mass you accelerate far quicker.

chaffordred

There's a huge difference between having weight on the frame and weight … There's a huge difference between having weight on the frame and weight on the rims. With less rotational mass you accelerate far quicker.


Good point, that'll come in really handy next time I'm in a sprint finish with Mark Cavendish X)

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Daz555

Daft at £1150 but pretty decent at 700 notes. For those talking about … Daft at £1150 but pretty decent at 700 notes. For those talking about upgrades - 105 groupset will set you back about £320Not all carbon is equal though so one should not assume that there is anything about this frame which is better than a quality alu alloy one.



Where are you getting these £1 notes from?
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