Felt F95 Sora - Wiggle - £399.78
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Felt F95 Sora - Wiggle - £399.78

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Found 15th Jan 2014
Great entry level road bike for this price point.

Lots of sizes available:

Road: Yes
Number of gears: 18
Unisex: Yes
Cable Routing: External
Model Year: Unknown
Fork Material: Carbon
Steerer: 1 1/8"
Bottle Cage Mounts: Double
Front Derailleur Mount: Band On
Wheel Size: 700c (622)
Groupset Manufacturer: Shimano
Brake Levers/Gear Shifters: Shimano Sora
Rear Derailleur: Shimano Sora
Brake Type: Caliper
Chainset type: Compact
Saddle: Felt
Pedals: Supplied with basic flat pedals
Warranty: 1 year frame and Parts

53 Comments

http://i.imgur.com/C0oxlJo.jpg

great price and definitely worth the extra over the triban 3, and the triban 3 has very limited sizes left.

stealthx



nice, very nice...roll on the warmer weather dude,

Cold. No pedals. Useless.

g13ryj

Cold. No pedals. Useless.



Quote: "Pedals: Supplied with basic flat pedals". Can't you read?

Anyway, great deal have some heat.
Edited by: "Boopop" 15th Jan 2014

Compare this to ZELOS from Halfords which one is better and why?

I like the colour !!

felt has carbon forks, sora componentary, better kit throughout.

In my opinion no comparison

Why is this being compared to Triban 3 when it's actually in Triban 5 territory?

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I think people are just trying to put this bike into a specific category Mr Potato head...

but yes you are right it is much closer to the Triban 5 spec than that of the 3..

From what is considered as a well known brand within the cycling industry in Felt.

Also worth noting Wiggles loyalty scheme which is:

5% off none sale items when you spend over £100 in 12 months
12% off none sale items when you spend over £500 in 12 months

Having taken up Cycling at the start of last year, I can assure you it wont be long before you hit the 12% bracket after spending nearly £400 initially with Wiggle

I have a F55, great bike. The geometry is really comfortable.

The new Sora groupset is really good compared to the previous iteration. I would say this is a superb bike for someone looking to get into cycling.

great first road bike for commuting or club riding, voted hot.

Good basic spec. I presume its a decent ALU frame, Sora works well and compact + 18sp. Carbon fork (normally steel at this price). No doubt the wheels and tyres would be worth upgrading at some point if you wished

Seems to be none left?

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All sizes Despatched in 4-6 days?

They build the bike and ship over to you only needing to put the handlebars and pedals on..

So there is an element of extended despatch time.. 4-6 days = in stock

"I could get a bike for £60 from SupermarketThatDoesn'tKnowAnythingAboutBikes. COLD!"

(Voted hot - very nice bike for the money)

The link on here leads to the 'Felt F95 Sora Wiggle Exclusive' page which says 'Sorry - this product is no longer available' = No Stock
So unless you have linked it to the wrong page, id say there is none available.

How does this compare to the Moser Sora (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/moser-bikes-speed-sora-2013/) posted a couple of weeks ago?

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Direct from the link on the deal?

http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o481/Sancho_uk/15-01-201414-47-37_zps62f93866.jpg

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wardp100

How does this compare to the Moser Sora … How does this compare to the Moser Sora (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/moser-bikes-speed-sora-2013/) posted a couple of weeks ago?



Very similar different branding and Decals really...

Both a good Alu from with Carbon fork and Sora components.. Personal choice really

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Decent retail price. I know someone who works for them. I was absolutely amazed when he told me quite how much they make on bikes.

I'm assuming these chasms must be industry wide. Let's just say they aren't exactly squeezing profits!

Having said that this does appear very good for entry level and it looks quite tidy too. Will easily get £300 back in a years time if you look after it and decide to upgrade.

It also looks a lot better than the Decathlons that people cream over on here and will hold it's value more.

Hot
Edited by: "Bonacentral" 15th Jan 2014

Cheers sancho. Better of getting this for 70 quid less then.

wardp100

How does this compare to the Moser Sora … How does this compare to the Moser Sora (http://www.wiggle.co.uk/moser-bikes-speed-sora-2013/) posted a couple of weeks ago?



Of the 2, the Moser looks to be much better value, even for the extra £68, better/branded Fulcrum 7 wheels, HT2 type (FSA MegaExo) bottom bracket and crank, and Shimano Sora vs unbranded brakes, the Felt is still a very good deal, just the Moser is even better value for money

Bonacentral

Decent retail price. I know someone who works for them. I was absolutely … Decent retail price. I know someone who works for them. I was absolutely amazed when he told me quite how much they make on bikes.I'm assuming these chasms must be industry wide. Let's just say they aren't exactly squeezing profits!Having said that this does appear very good for entry level and it looks quite tidy too. Will easily get £300 back in a years time if you look after it and decide to upgrade.It also looks a lot better than the Decathlons that people cream over on here and will hold it's value more. Hot

. tell us! dish it! dont tell me they only pay £50 quid for the whole bike!! this is hot by the way.

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jimc101

Of the 2, the Moser looks to be much better value, even for the extra … Of the 2, the Moser looks to be much better value, even for the extra £68, better/branded Fulcrum 7 wheels, HT2 type (FSA MegaExo) bottom bracket and crank, and Shimano Sora vs unbranded brakes, the Felt is still a very good deal, just the Moser is even better value for money



Spec wise it definitely is. The problem is in the brand / bike name when you come to resell. Some of these little known brands but well specced like the Mosa, Merlin and various Planet X bikes are really well specced and the frames are probably all of a muchness.

Unfortunately that branding wrecks the resale value. IMO they'd be better off leaving bikes completely unbranded just with nice paint finishes. Simple black, white, red, blue or green would do it. Not sure why they don't do this more often - would make your bike appear custom and possibly less nickable?

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Bonacentral

Spec wise it definitely is. The problem is in the brand / bike name when … Spec wise it definitely is. The problem is in the brand / bike name when you come to resell. Some of these little known brands but well specced like the Mosa, Merlin and various Planet X bikes are really well specced and the frames are probably all of a muchness.Unfortunately that branding wrecks the resale value. IMO they'd be better off leaving bikes completely unbranded just with nice paint finishes. Simple black, white, red, blue or green would do it. Not sure why they don't do this more often - would make your bike appear custom and possibly less nickable?



Moser a little brand? Not really.. Actually quite well respected founded by the Italian racer of the same name if i remember correctly.

Felt is a big company in itself and German..

However it should be noted entry level bikes like these will all probably be built in the far east and shipped back..

That said I still think its down to personal choice as regardless of the components being pointed out, anyone who falls for the sport once they have their entry level bike will upgrade all the bits we are pointing to on the bike... Wheels usually being the 1st thing to go..

Neither bike would steer someone wanting to get into the sport wrong in my opinion
Edited by: "sancho_uk" 15th Jan 2014

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sancho_uk

Moser a little brand? Not really.. Actually quite well respected founded … Moser a little brand? Not really.. Actually quite well respected founded by the Italian racer of the same name if i remember correctly.Felt is a big company in itself and German..However it should be noted entry level bikes like these will all probably be built in the far east and shipped back..That said I still think its down to personal choice as regardless of the components being pointed out, anyone who falls for the sport once they have their entry level bike will upgrade all the bits we are pointing to on the bike... Wheels usually being the 1st thing to go..Neither bike would steer someone wanting to get into the sport wrong in my opinion



No - I agree with all you say. My point about Moser though is that it's going to be less well heard of for newbies than Felt. Therefore easier to resell to a beginner in the future.

If I am honest I hadn't heard of Moser until they started popping up on Wiggle recently.


Judosteffer

. tell us! dish it! dont tell me they only pay £50 quid for the whole … . tell us! dish it! dont tell me they only pay £50 quid for the whole bike!! this is hot by the way.



No - I've probably said to much but then again a lot of people work for Wiggle and it isn't WiggleDean or WiggleBen.

Basically he can get me any of their bikes at a percentage off the RRP - all the time. And they certainly ain't giving him "free" bikes. I.E they are STILL making a chunk on that - lol.

Have to admit I was a bit gutted after spending £1300 building up my own dream bike only to be told what I could have got through him for that money!

Not to worry though - I don't like a lot of the brands they stock anyway.

Bonacentral

Unfortunately that branding wrecks the resale value. IMO they'd be better … Unfortunately that branding wrecks the resale value. IMO they'd be better off leaving bikes completely unbranded just with nice paint finishes. Simple black, white, red, blue or green would do it. Not sure why they don't do this more often - would make your bike appear custom and possibly less nickable?



Being realistic, this end of the bike market has very little resale value in it, they loose a big chunk of their worth as soon as they are ridden for the first time, For the color scheme, simple colors are still around, but a lot of manufactures, like Felt now make even their lowest end models look really nice, guess it helps to sell them!, for nickable; a few options, don't leave it in high risk area (these are road bikes, not commuter/shoppers) cover it with innertubes so it doesn't look nice, or just get some decent lock(s).
Edited by: "jimc101" 15th Jan 2014

sancho_uk

I think people are just trying to put this bike into a specific category … I think people are just trying to put this bike into a specific category Mr Potato head...but yes you are right it is much closer to the Triban 5 spec than that of the 3..From what is considered as a well known brand within the cycling industry in Felt.Also worth noting Wiggles loyalty scheme which is:5% off none sale items when you spend over £100 in 12 months12% off none sale items when you spend over £500 in 12 monthsHaving taken up Cycling at the start of last year, I can assure you it wont be long before you hit the 12% bracket after spending nearly £400 initially with Wiggle



You will rarely get a discount as it only applies if the item is not already reduced by 5% or 12% (dependant on the category). This rarely happens as most items are reduced and if they aren't you can get them cheaper elsewhere anyway.

Great bit of bike for the price.

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Bonacentral

You will rarely get a discount as it only applies if the item is not … You will rarely get a discount as it only applies if the item is not already reduced by 5% or 12% (dependant on the category). This rarely happens as most items are reduced and if they aren't you can get them cheaper elsewhere anyway.



I think we are on different wavelengths. I think the entry level bikes have the most saleability of almost all bikes. What I'm saying is that this looks pretty decent for the price and your average Joe is going to have heard of Felt more than Moser so therefore easier to sell.

If you get the bug invest in some new wheels and take it from there. People looking to buy this at £400 probably see £1000+ as a big step up.

I think a lot of the time people get blinded by groupsets and which is the "best" In my experience they are all good as long as they are maintained.

My 1st road bike, a Spesh Allez, I have upgraded it over the years - it is now my winter bike - but I still have 2300 shifters cos for the way I ride the bike, in the hoods 90% the time I find them very comfortable.

Now on my best bike I have full 105, partly because of cost and minimal weight saving over Ultegra but also because I much prefer the look and colour of it compared to the Ultegra Grey or silver.

Likewise my Allez. If I was in the market to sell it I know for a fact that I would get loads of interest simply because it is a Specialized. The main reason I bought it, with insurance money, over a Giant with similar spec.

I reckon I could still get £500 for my Allez now. Seeing that it was £600 new and I have probably spent at least that since owning it you can probably see why I am reluctant to sell it.

TBH I haven't a clue why I have just been wittering on so much - LOL!!

sancho_uk

Moser a little brand? Not really.. Actually quite well respected founded … Moser a little brand? Not really.. Actually quite well respected founded by the Italian racer of the same name if i remember correctly.Felt is a big company in itself and German..However it should be noted entry level bikes like these will all probably be built in the far east and shipped back..That said I still think its down to personal choice as regardless of the components being pointed out, anyone who falls for the sport once they have their entry level bike will upgrade all the bits we are pointing to on the bike... Wheels usually being the 1st thing to go..Neither bike would steer someone wanting to get into the sport wrong in my opinion



Felt are an American company not German, they are a huge player in the bike industry, one of the largest, you can't compare them to Moser.

Having said that the Moser is better spec'd everywhere other than the frame, but the frame is the most important part of the bike. Both bikes are great value for money in this price range, you won't go wrong with either.

To the guy who said that entry level bikes are built in the far east you'll struggle to find any bike not made in Taiwan or china.

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dan1979

To the guy who said that entry level bikes are built in the far east … To the guy who said that entry level bikes are built in the far east you'll struggle to find any bike not made in Taiwan or china.



You could get a Brompton or a God awful Raleigh from Halfords which I made the mistake of buying a few years ago. That was made in India and what used to be the cast heron's head logo I found out was just a cheap sticker.

I also know that Marins and Orange used to say hand built in the USA and England on them....

85% of all bikes will be made in China or Taiwan and you will pay heavily for ones that aren't.
Edited by: "Bonacentral" 15th Jan 2014

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Judosteffer

supposedly wiggle margins are 83% according to this. … supposedly wiggle margins are 83% according to this. http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/wiggle-thief-sorry-if-old-news



Thanks for finding that although this is what gravity slave says, "The MARKUP is 83% but the MARGIN is only 46%.
Gross Margin as a percentage is calculated as:
(Sales Price - Cost Price) / Sales Price

Retail price - £153,693
Cost Price - £83,892 - £450 = £83442
46% GM

Assuming VAT is payable still at 20% after operating costs they could be making a single figure percentage net profit.

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dan1979

To the guy who said that entry level bikes are built in the far east … To the guy who said that entry level bikes are built in the far east you'll struggle to find any bike not made in Taiwan or china.



Not quite true.. As has been replied you pay a premium usually for the bikes that arent manufactured here..

Like Colnago, Bianchi I think are both still produced in Italy?

Focus (my current road bike make) and Canyon are produced in Germany..

So although I understand the point you are making in that a lot of brands now outsource their production, I would say its particularly difficult to find a brand that doesnt
Edited by: "sancho_uk" 15th Jan 2014

jimc101

Of the 2, the Moser looks to be much better value, even for the extra … Of the 2, the Moser looks to be much better value, even for the extra £68, better/branded Fulcrum 7 wheels, HT2 type (FSA MegaExo) bottom bracket and crank, and Shimano Sora vs unbranded brakes, the Felt is still a very good deal, just the Moser is even better value for money


I agree....although I appreciate some are on a tight budget....my advice is to always spend as much as you can afford...and just hope you avoid the cycling bug because believe me it can be infectious and you'll be spending all your cash on upgrades...I started modestly with a Triban 3 but 3 bikes later I have a Giant Defy Advanced SL ....a rrp of £3400 but on sale at present with Rutland for £2099....but a real beauty.
My experience is that ride quality comes at a price and with the increased enjoyment you just want to get out more often for what is such a quality exercise.

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konkywonky

Felt are an American company not German, they are a huge player in the … Felt are an American company not German, they are a huge player in the bike industry, one of the largest, you can't compare them to Moser.Having said that the Moser is better spec'd everywhere other than the frame, but the frame is the most important part of the bike. Both bikes are great value for money in this price range, you won't go wrong with either.



I stand corrected Felt are American apologies..

I think we have slightly crossed wires.. When i was making the point about Moser not being small, i meant they are not an unknown entity and are known for producing decent bikes so not to disgard them..

There are lots of brand names in bike we could bat about saying they are smaller than the big big companies like Felt, Scott, Trek, Cannondale but this doesnt mean they produce less of a machine..

sancho_uk

Not quite true.. As has been replied you pay a premium usually for the … Not quite true.. As has been replied you pay a premium usually for the bikes that arent manufactured here..Like Colnago, Bianchi I think are both still produced in Italy?Focus (my current road bike make) and Canyon are produced in Germany..So although I understand the point you are making in that a lot of brands now outsource their production, I would say its particularly difficult to find a brand that doesnt



Focus and Canyon are only assembled in Germany, not produced. The frames are manufactured in the Far East, as are most of the components.

Not sure about the Italian brands.
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