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Felt F75 Road Bike - 2016 £645 @ Merlyn Cycles
Felt F75 Road Bike - 2016 £645 @ Merlyn Cycles

Felt F75 Road Bike - 2016 £645 @ Merlyn Cycles

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A friend has asked me to help him find a decent bike for under £1000... and on my travels, I came across this!

Would make a great step up from an entry level bike! Full 105 5800 11 speed groupset by the looks of it.

Tubless ready wheels. Alu frame with Carbon Forks.

Should be able to get Wiggle to price match if that's your preference as well.

4% Quidco or TCB on new bikes from Merlin, or 2% from Wiggle

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From the Merlin site:

Felt F75 Road Bike - 105 5800 11 Speed Groupset - 2016

The F75 takes Felt’s SuperLite 7005 aluminum frame and combines it with a carbon fiber fork and seatpost for increased responsiveness. The Shimano 11-speed 105 and lightweight compact crank gives you the smooth shifting and gear range for any grade. The F75 over-delivers and is the perfect bike for riders ready to take racing to the next level.





Specification:

Frame: Felt Race Road SuperLite Custom Butted 7005 aluminum, Dynaform TIG-welded construction, threaded BB, replaceable rear derailleur hanger

Fork: Felt Race Road UHC Performance carbon fiber blades, ControlTaper 1.125" - 1.5" aluminum steer tube

Shimano 105 5800 11 speed shifters

Shimano 105 5800 front deraileur

Shimano 105 5800 SS rear deraileur

Shimano 105 5800 chainset (34/50)

Shimano 11-speed chain

Shimano cassette 11-28T

Felt SuperLite Road VariableShape handlebar

Felt SuperLite stem

Felt Race Road UHC Performance carbon fiber seatpost

Prologo Nago Evo T2.0 saddle

Wheelset: Felt Road RSL3 (tubeless ready) wheels

Schwalbe Lugano tyres

Weight: 8.84kg

£645.00 + £29.99 shipping = £674.99
- rodman

46 Comments

Alternatives are about for similar money so shop around

Original Poster

sparklehedgehog

Alternatives are about for similar money so shop around



Undoubtedly, but this is the best spec that I've come across for the price when searching on behalf of my friend. Majority of bikes in this price range come with some 105, but not the crankset or brakes.

buddn07

Undoubtedly, but this is the best spec that I've come across for the … Undoubtedly, but this is the best spec that I've come across for the price when searching on behalf of my friend. Majority of bikes in this price range come with some 105, but not the crankset or brakes.



​Alur 700

Original Poster

MAdam98

​Alur 700


Is £100 more expensive than this, and comes with a Shimano R500 crankset.

I've got an F95 (looks to be the same frame) that has been upgraded to a mix of 5800/6800 and fulcrum quattros - it's a fantastic bike, very comfortable and lightning quick at turning.

However don't forget to add £29.99 postage to the £645.00

Original Poster

nathb

I've got an F95 (looks to be the same frame) that has been upgraded to a … I've got an F95 (looks to be the same frame) that has been upgraded to a mix of 5800/6800 and fulcrum quattros - it's a fantastic bike, very comfortable and lightning quick at turning.However don't forget to add £29.99 postage to the £645.00


Didn't notice that the shipping wasn't included.

Definitely worth getting Wiggle to pricematch, so that you can get free delivery then!

wiggle.co.uk/fel…16/

MAdam98

​Alur 700



that's £100 more and doesn't have a full 105 groupset

Good price

Contact Team Tinkoff as they have decided not to carry on after this season. They will have tons of gear to get rid of. It's just an idea but give it a try, you never know? Snooze you lose!

Original Poster

Holeinone

Contact Team Tinkoff as they have decided not to carry on after this … Contact Team Tinkoff as they have decided not to carry on after this season. They will have tons of gear to get rid of. It's just an idea but give it a try, you never know? Snooze you lose!


Most of it goes to staff and family/friends of staff from what I've heard.

I know Movistar actually sell the ex-pro bikes through Canyon!

buddn07

Most of it goes to staff and family/friends of staff from what I've … Most of it goes to staff and family/friends of staff from what I've heard.I know Movistar actually sell the ex-pro bikes through Canyon!


Just thought it was worth a try, you never know???

For my money the Pinnacle Dolomite 5 from Evans is better, hydraulic disc brakes are nice.

chrisbass

that's £100 more and doesn't have a full 105 groupset



​Mine has 105 brakes and rear/front mechanical and shifters with a better than 105 crankset.
Just realised it was the older model. It did cost £600 tho!!!

if I had £700 to spend on a bike then I think this is what I'd buy. have some heat.

stuartjcashin

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/felt-f95-road-bike-2014-boxed-for-371-50-delivered-merlin-cycles-2006112 wasnt s much 2 years ago same ish



That's Shimano Sora

This one is Shimano 105

Sora is 2 levels below 105, there is a big difference.

Full carbon 'forum favorite' Venutra CP50 still available for £399. I got one 3 months ago and love it

ebay.co.uk/itm…081?hash=item51e55d1a89:g:tgoAAOSwV0RXtPDf

There's a large thread on this here

hotukdeals.com/dea…749

Hot from me.

buddn07

Didn't notice that the shipping wasn't included. Definitely worth getting … Didn't notice that the shipping wasn't included. Definitely worth getting Wiggle to pricematch, so that you can get free delivery then!http://www.wiggle.co.uk/felt-f75-2016/




Wiggle only have one size 48 in stock, and their 'price match' includes the competitors delivery cost, so would be no cheaper anyway.

how does this compare to the decathlon b'twin 540 105 priced at 650 or the 700af priced at 750 please? buying a road bike in next week or so and merlin is not far from where i work! not had a bike since i was a kid so all advice accepted

Great bike. Fantastic price for the specs

beavis2007

how does this compare to the decathlon b'twin 540 105 priced at 650 or … how does this compare to the decathlon b'twin 540 105 priced at 650 or the 700af priced at 750 please? buying a road bike in next week or so and merlin is not far from where i work! not had a bike since i was a kid so all advice accepted



I'd go with the felt if I was you, not a fan of the btwin build quality, some bits just look/feel cheap to me. This would be a fantastic first bike, and will last you for years, or until you get the bug and get greedy!!

take this with a pinch of salt but I have heard some QC issues with some of Felts own branded wheels. Usually resulting in a snapped spoke not long after taking ownership of the bike. Im not sure if this is still a thing but I thought i would mention as I was looking at getting a Felt bicycle in the past. They do make some really nice bikes

The B'Twin 700af is a very nice looking bike, I've seen them in store.

But I wouldn't pay full asking price for one, even with decathlons amazing customer service and 365 day quibble free return policy.

Therefore I'd take the felt, which is a well regarded fast frame (even if a little unforgiving). I actually replaced the seatpost with a Chinese carbon which has helped a little.

many thanks for all those knowledgeable replies maybe i need to spend extra to get the felt then! hopefully they will have it in my size!

Personally I'd hold off as in the next few months there will be as good or better deals around. Happens each and every winter as they want to get rid of old stock.

Optimumsaver

For my money the Pinnacle Dolomite 5 from Evans is better, hydraulic disc … For my money the Pinnacle Dolomite 5 from Evans is better, hydraulic disc brakes are nice.



To be fair, the bike you're referring to is over £200 more than this, and while it is a nice bike (and defo worth a look), it's not a fair comparison to this deal given the price difference imo.

This bike is a cracking deal, and especially having a FULL 105 groupset. While hydraulic brakes are nice, the 105s brakes are not too shabby themselves and nobody will have any problems stopping. Heat from me!

stuartjcashin

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/felt-f95-road-bike-2014-boxed-for-371-50-delivered-merlin-cycles-2006112 wasnt s much 2 years ago same ish



You're recommending that people buy a bike with lower spec, two years ago?
A nice idea, but a little impractical.

beavis2007

how does this compare to the decathlon b'twin 540 105 priced at 650 or … how does this compare to the decathlon b'twin 540 105 priced at 650 or the 700af priced at 750 please? buying a road bike in next week or so and merlin is not far from where i work! not had a bike since i was a kid so all advice accepted


I have the 700 AF....quality bike for the money. I think it was described as one of the best bikes under 1K

good to know thanks.

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/mekk-pinerolo-se-04-105-2016/
Comparable
Think I'd go for one with discs, admittedly not an all out speed machine..
http://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/road-bikes-c5/road-c37/charge-plug-4-road-bike-2016-p13835
wiggle.co.uk/gt-…ke/


Edited by: "winchman" 15th Sep 2016

winchman

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/mekk-pinerolo-se-04-105-2016/ComparableThink I'd … http://www.wiggle.co.uk/mekk-pinerolo-se-04-105-2016/ComparableThink I'd go for one with discs, admittedly not an all out speed machine..http://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/road-bikes-c5/road-c37/charge-plug-4-road-bike-2016-p13835http://www.wiggle.co.uk/gt-grade-al-105-2016-adventure-road-bike/



The GT is a very impressive bike, I think I'd take it over the felt purely for the discs - just means consistent braking in all conditions.

rugman

Full carbon 'forum favorite' Venutra CP50 still available for £399. I … Full carbon 'forum favorite' Venutra CP50 still available for £399. I got one 3 months ago and love ithttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ventura-CP50-700c-23-Inch-Pro-Road-Bike-Unisex-/351740435081?hash=item51e55d1a89:g:tgoAAOSwV0RXtPDfThere's a large thread on this herehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/carbon-ventura-cp50-was-799-99-now-399-99-free-c-c-free-delivery-argos-1977749



Took a punt on one of these after seeing your recommendation. Read all the forums from the last few years and took the plunge.

Wish I could sit here and sing the bikes praises, but I can't...because Argos/Parcelforce have conspired against me and managed to ruin the bike before I got it in my hands! Box arrived with the rear cassette poking out of the packaging where the wheel had obviously moved and decided it needed more lateral space. The box was fully open on arrival, not by myself! Who knows what fell out or 'fell out'. As Argos only do refunds (pffff), I had to make a fresh order. Managed to bag the last one available. If this one gets damaged in transit I will have no choice but to unleash a personal, one man scathing daily attack on Argos via social media. Watch this space!

SteUK

Took a punt on one of these after seeing your recommendation. Read all … Took a punt on one of these after seeing your recommendation. Read all the forums from the last few years and took the plunge.Wish I could sit here and sing the bikes praises, but I can't...because Argos/Parcelforce have conspired against me and managed to ruin the bike before I got it in my hands! Box arrived with the rear cassette poking out of the packaging where the wheel had obviously moved and decided it needed more lateral space. The box was fully open on arrival, not by myself! Who knows what fell out or 'fell out'. As Argos only do refunds (pffff), I had to make a fresh order. Managed to bag the last one available. If this one gets damaged in transit I will have no choice but to unleash a personal, one man scathing daily attack on Argos via social media. Watch this space!



"They only do refunds" - does that mean you got to keep the first bike?

SteUK

Took a punt on one of these after seeing your recommendation. Read all … Took a punt on one of these after seeing your recommendation. Read all the forums from the last few years and took the plunge.Wish I could sit here and sing the bikes praises, but I can't...because Argos/Parcelforce have conspired against me and managed to ruin the bike before I got it in my hands! Box arrived with the rear cassette poking out of the packaging where the wheel had obviously moved and decided it needed more lateral space. The box was fully open on arrival, not by myself! Who knows what fell out or 'fell out'. As Argos only do refunds (pffff), I had to make a fresh order. Managed to bag the last one available. If this one gets damaged in transit I will have no choice but to unleash a personal, one man scathing daily attack on Argos via social media. Watch this space!


That really is a bummer, sorry to hear of your woes. Hope the replacement arrives intact, luckily mine arrived perfectly packaged otherwise would not of recommended. It's a proper bargain, and ready to go out of the box. The only thing I changed were the tyres to gp4000s. Good luck

"They only do refunds" - does that mean you got to keep the first bike?



Hehe! Don't think I would have wanted to take the risk of riding it. Who knows what stresses/knocks the frame would have taken.

That really is a bummer, sorry to hear of your woes. Hope the replacement … That really is a bummer, sorry to hear of your woes. Hope the replacement arrives intact, luckily mine arrived perfectly packaged otherwise would not of recommended. It's a proper bargain, and ready to go out of the box. The only thing I changed were the tyres to gp4000s. Good luck



Fingers crossed! I read back through some of the feedback and another person received a broken example. My 'replacement' hasn't been shipped yet. They better well not just patch up the returned one and send it back out. I will be furious!

robwdavies

Hot. By the time you've taxed and insured the car and put fuel in the car … Hot. By the time you've taxed and insured the car and put fuel in the car will be more expensive. That's before servicing and tyres. Plus those costs come up every year. And the bike doesn't pollute, and means you exercise therefore making you fitter and healthier. And it will mean you're not one of those boorish opinionated car drivers who think their journey is so very important and can't possibly drive with an ounce of thought to other road users.


And cyclists don't ride dangerously??

Jefft

And cyclists don't ride dangerously??



Never said that. Every road user has a duty of care to everyone else on the road. Of course there are cyclists who ride dangerously, but the issue with cycling safety on the roads of the U.K. is far more rooted in the attitudes and actions of car (and other vehicle) drivers than it is the cyclists. Even if every cyclist rode perfectly there would still be plenty of drivers getting wound up, throwing abuse, driving to intimidate, etc.

SteUK

Took a punt on one of these after seeing your recommendation. Read all … Took a punt on one of these after seeing your recommendation. Read all the forums from the last few years and took the plunge.Wish I could sit here and sing the bikes praises, but I can't...because Argos/Parcelforce have conspired against me and managed to ruin the bike before I got it in my hands! Box arrived with the rear cassette poking out of the packaging where the wheel had obviously moved and decided it needed more lateral space. The box was fully open on arrival, not by myself! Who knows what fell out or 'fell out'. As Argos only do refunds (pffff), I had to make a fresh order. Managed to bag the last one available. If this one gets damaged in transit I will have no choice but to unleash a personal, one man scathing daily attack on Argos via social media. Watch this space!



Bummer. I bought one of these to add to my collection and now it's my main bike and I ride it to work most days and into some pretty decent Strava times as well.

The only thing I've changed out were tyres, saving about 200g, a proper shimano crankset and external BB as I wanted to move to 165mm cranks for a knee problem and a new saddle. Probably saved 500g in total and the bike is awesome. Flipped the stem for a more relaxed position and that's it. The frame and forks are pretty nice and absorb a load of road buzz although I've had a couple of chips I've had to cover with laquer but that can happen to any bike.

When I've destroyed my Sora groupset I'll stick 105 on it and then probably be done upgrading. The r500s are pretty bullet-proof for today's poor roads and you're spending a lot to save not much weight if you change the wheels.

In short I thoroughly recommend the CP50. It won't get the Bianchi crowd drooling at the café but to me it's more motivating catching people on a cheap bike.

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