Felt FR40 Road Bike (Tiagra - 2018) £599.99 @ wiggle.co.uk
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Felt FR40 Road Bike (Tiagra - 2018) £599.99 @ wiggle.co.uk

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Found 3rd JulEdited by:"rodman"
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My wife must have seen this online before bedtime last night.

I heard her muttering shortly after about needing to buy myself some Tiagra. I've already got a bike, though?
Edited by: "djbenny1" 3rd Jul
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Good looking bike in white
Cracking deal!
Very good deal. Though it is 2017 model. You may want ti change the title
Voted hot! Good specs though I’m not over smitten it’s either of the colour options!
I bought the Felt Z85 posted on here last year - how does this compare (love my Z85 but looking to upgrade).
an extra £10 off for new customers using GETTHERE code
Number of gears 20 but it has an 11 speed rear cassette... interesting.
My wife must have seen this online before bedtime last night.

I heard her muttering shortly after about needing to buy myself some Tiagra. I've already got a bike, though?
Edited by: "djbenny1" 3rd Jul
I've got a Carrera Virtuoso which I've had for a few years. I'm pleased with it but now I'm into cycling more am thinking about something a bit better without going overboard on price.
How much of a difference would I notice with this bike? Reviews look good.
The paint job hurts my eyes but good for being seen I guess
I like the red-blue colour option. Nice entry level bike. Not the most exciting but reasonable value considering its mid season.
Just for a minute I thought this was the carbon one
Quite confusing
basergorkobal1 h, 3 m ago

... Nice entry level bike....


£1000 for an 'entry level' bike - bike snob!
Bogac_Ozgen3 h, 30 m ago

Very good deal. Though it is 2017 model. You may want ti change the title


Wiggle have the headline wrong then!
Really good deal, hot
jparnell2 h, 16 m ago

I've got a Carrera Virtuoso which I've had for a few years. I'm pleased …I've got a Carrera Virtuoso which I've had for a few years. I'm pleased with it but now I'm into cycling more am thinking about something a bit better without going overboard on price.How much of a difference would I notice with this bike? Reviews look good.


I was in the same boat in March when I got my specialized elite. Difference was night and day. Lighter so makes that little bit easier to ride, better components like gears ect help when they change correctly so you can keep momentum at hills ect, better brakes so u can brake later into corners which in turn makes naturally faster. The only poo thing on these bikes are same with any sub 2k-1500 bike, wheels will be heavy and not the best and tyres will be cheap ones. But ride for 6mths odd then upgrade.
I was fit(ish) before I got my spesh and used to run a average speed on 13-14.5 on my virtuoso, now I'm hit a 17s on same routes and a little bit fitter.
jparnell2 h, 28 m ago

I've got a Carrera Virtuoso which I've had for a few years. I'm pleased …I've got a Carrera Virtuoso which I've had for a few years. I'm pleased with it but now I'm into cycling more am thinking about something a bit better without going overboard on price.How much of a difference would I notice with this bike? Reviews look good.


If you buy any decent bike you will understand the Halfords hate on here after your first ride, especially the carrera line.
khirsah18 m ago

If you buy any decent bike you will understand the Halfords hate on here …If you buy any decent bike you will understand the Halfords hate on here after your first ride, especially the carrera line.


Not much wrong with Carrera at their price points. The 'Halfords hate' is all about the inconsistency of their techs - some good, some awful.
Worth looking at the Decathlon offerings before buying this. Triban 540 is pretty good value.
Peter_W3 m ago

Worth looking at the Decathlon offerings before buying this. Triban 540 is …Worth looking at the Decathlon offerings before buying this. Triban 540 is pretty good value.


Was considering eventually getting a triban 540 but went for this deal in the end. The Triban 540 is still £680, is it nearly £100 better than this deal?
its very average !!!
Besford4 h, 19 m ago

£1000 for an 'entry level' bike - bike snob!


Not sure where you got the £1000 from. It is very much an entry level bike. Not to be confused with budget bike.
My bike was built to this sort of budget, so I should know.
Adamz7 h, 0 m ago

Was considering eventually getting a triban 540 but went for this deal in …Was considering eventually getting a triban 540 but went for this deal in the end. The Triban 540 is still £680, is it nearly £100 better than this deal?



The Felt's definitely the better deal with the higher quality frame and finishing kit including a carbon seatpost.
If the claimed weights are correct the Triban weighs more, even though it has a higher spec and Mavic wheels.
Edited by: "lightrider" 3rd Jul
lightrider21 m ago

The Felt's definitely the better deal with the higher quality frame and …The Felt's definitely the better deal with the higher quality frame and finishing kit including a carbon seatpost.If the claimed weights are correct the Triban weighs more, even though it has a higher spec and Mavic wheels.


Cheers for validating my purchase
basergorkobal7 h, 49 m ago

Not sure where you got the £1000 from. It is very much an entry level …Not sure where you got the £1000 from. It is very much an entry level bike. Not to be confused with budget bike.My bike was built to this sort of budget, so I should know.


From the deal link:

£599.99

List Price £999.99 Save 40%
Do bikes like this generally drop much lower at the end of the season? ~£600 has been my budget for a new bike.
jparnell2 h, 31 m ago

Do bikes like this generally drop much lower at the end of the season? …Do bikes like this generally drop much lower at the end of the season? ~£600 has been my budget for a new bike.


If you like the colour and your size is in stock then go for it.
You're unlikely to save much by waiting till the end of season. And there's plenty of said season left to enjoy your new bike.

The Trivandrum is a good deal also. And has been seen dropping lower in the autumn. But there's no guarantee your size will be available.
basergorkobal12 m ago

If you like the colour and your size is in stock then go for it.You're …If you like the colour and your size is in stock then go for it.You're unlikely to save much by waiting till the end of season. And there's plenty of said season left to enjoy your new bike.The Trivandrum is a good deal also. And has been seen dropping lower in the autumn. But there's no guarantee your size will be available.


I've done it decided it's a big enough step up from what I have at the right price point. I also like the white design a lot. Looks really smart imho.
Thanks for the advice everyone.
That was never a £1000 bike.
Biker255 h, 27 m ago

That was never a £1000 bike.


Well done Sherlock.
Wanted to get this through "cycle to work" scheme. Unfortunately my company provide voucher to be used only in Halfords. Frustrating!
Once you've got below about 9kg and are running Tiagra onwards and some half decent (stuff like Shimano r501 which can take a beating on anyroad) wheels then it's pretty much up to you and how much training you're willing to put in.

GCN have done a number of cheap vs expensive bike tests and the gains aren't worth the money IMO. Once you've got a 105 spec bike with a carbon frame then you'll see little return on your money past that. Get a power meter instead and a smart turbo trainer and that'll get you ahead of your mates on Strava. Spending on components is a crutch, a bit like thinking you'll play your guitar better if you buy a £3k Gibson when what you really needed to do was practice more.
xavier.jones8 m ago

Once you've got below about 9kg and are running Tiagra onwards and some …Once you've got below about 9kg and are running Tiagra onwards and some half decent (stuff like Shimano r501 which can take a beating on anyroad) wheels then it's pretty much up to you and how much training you're willing to put in. GCN have done a number of cheap vs expensive bike tests and the gains aren't worth the money IMO. Once you've got a 105 spec bike with a carbon frame then you'll see little return on your money past that. Get a power meter instead and a smart turbo trainer and that'll get you ahead of your mates on Strava. Spending on components is a crutch, a bit like thinking you'll play your guitar better if you buy a £3k Gibson when what you really needed to do was practice more.



Very well said.

The pros ride on the astonishingly good bikes because they are free...

Anything past £2000 doesn't align with the price performance cost if the bike isn't part of a paid job.
I'm looking for a beginner bike, anyone know if I should go for this or a very good condition Boardman CX Comp for around half the price?
xavier.jones3 h, 7 m ago

Once you've got below about 9kg and are running Tiagra onwards and some …Once you've got below about 9kg and are running Tiagra onwards and some half decent (stuff like Shimano r501 which can take a beating on anyroad) wheels then it's pretty much up to you and how much training you're willing to put in. GCN have done a number of cheap vs expensive bike tests and the gains aren't worth the money IMO. Once you've got a 105 spec bike with a carbon frame then you'll see little return on your money past that. Get a power meter instead and a smart turbo trainer and that'll get you ahead of your mates on Strava. Spending on components is a crutch, a bit like thinking you'll play your guitar better if you buy a £3k Gibson when what you really needed to do was practice more.



I "upgraded " from 3 x 8 Sora , about 15 years old, to a bike with 2 x 10 Tiagra and it's been a nuisance ever since. Continuously need to tweek gears , had chain jumping and coming off regularly. Also brought from Wiggle and gears weren't set up at all (despite check sheet ticked and bag of haribo!) and chain not lubed (and subsequently rusted after 1 wet run, never once lubed the previous chain ). Maybe I'm just unlucky.
khirsah3rd Jul

If you buy any decent bike you will understand the Halfords hate on here …If you buy any decent bike you will understand the Halfords hate on here after your first ride, especially the carrera line.



Bit sweeping, the Boardman range is actually pretty good, had the Boardman Carbon road for many years and couldn't fault it value for money, check here.
kramer20884 h, 27 m ago

I "upgraded " from 3 x 8 Sora , about 15 years old, to a bike with 2 x 10 …I "upgraded " from 3 x 8 Sora , about 15 years old, to a bike with 2 x 10 Tiagra and it's been a nuisance ever since. Continuously need to tweek gears , had chain jumping and coming off regularly. Also brought from Wiggle and gears weren't set up at all (despite check sheet ticked and bag of haribo!) and chain not lubed (and subsequently rusted after 1 wet run, never once lubed the previous chain ). Maybe I'm just unlucky.


New chains come factory coated in a grease that acts as lubricant. It's actually the best lubricant the chain will have generally as it's applied throughout the chain rather than dripped on and hoping it ends up in the right place. It's pretty light so will wash off in the rain. It's not uncommon for a bike that's been shipped somewhere to have the indexing go a little bit awry, but it should only take a few minutes or so to adjust to get it all working properly again. Worth looking up videos on how to do this as a bike with good components is capable of running smoothly. I recommend the GCN videos on youtube for this.

If you've never lubed your previous chain, chances are it's just covered in too much oil. This picks up a lot of dirt and turns into a bit of a grinding paste. It's fine if you don't do lots of miles on the bike but it will wear out components quicker than a well maintained bike.
abeuk6 h, 53 m ago

I'm looking for a beginner bike, anyone know if I should go for this or a …I'm looking for a beginner bike, anyone know if I should go for this or a very good condition Boardman CX Comp for around half the price?


Firstly, it's a road bike so if you only want to ride on the road and fast then yes, it's a great bike for the price (though if you're around 5'9-5'11 then this merckx bike is better value merlincycles.com/edd…tml).
The Boardman CX Comp has generally poorer components. Alloy fork instead of carbon, less gears, and a worse groupset. Though it does take wider tyres and has disc breaks so would be much better for light trail riding, NCN cycle paths tend to fall in this quality.
cycleman2 h, 28 m ago

Bit sweeping, the Boardman range is actually pretty good, had the Boardman …Bit sweeping, the Boardman range is actually pretty good, had the Boardman Carbon road for many years and couldn't fault it value for money, check here.


Boardman are ok but that’s not a Carrera
rooklive5th Jul

Firstly, it's a road bike so if you only want to ride on the road and fast …Firstly, it's a road bike so if you only want to ride on the road and fast then yes, it's a great bike for the price (though if you're around 5'9-5'11 then this merckx bike is better value https://www.merlincycles.com/eddy-merckx-montreal-74-105-ladies-road-bike-2016-101790.html).The Boardman CX Comp has generally poorer components. Alloy fork instead of carbon, less gears, and a worse groupset. Though it does take wider tyres and has disc breaks so would be much better for light trail riding, NCN cycle paths tend to fall in this quality.


Thanks, appreciate it...gonna go for the felt over the boardman due to carbon fork and mainly being a road bike then.
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