Felt F95 2012 Review

While some people point out that Felt are not the largest manufacturer, that has never been their aim, Felt maxim is simple, “We don’t want to be the biggest bike company in the world, just the best.” And the new felt 2011 range lives up to this aim. The modernized Felt F95 2012 possesses a wide range of features which ensure that it provides the rider with a bike that is truly extraordinary, including the elite Felt Road Custom 6061F-Lite butted Aluminium Frame and with smooth welding, it makes this custom frame extremely light weight as well as geometrically designed. The use of aluminium minimalisms the overall weight of the frame, making the F95 2012 extremely light, for a rider this help to guarantee that climbing short and steep inclines is a painless experience.

The aluminium’s custom shaped tubing and butted features maximises strength of the frame, which upon testing did not show any visible flex during intensive pedalling, guaranteeing that all of the power pedalled into the bike is effectively transferred to the wheels. This well crafted frame is light, stiff and durable, which undoubtedly advances and optimises a rider’s performance helping them to reaches competitive speeds. The frame also features external cable routing, forged dropouts and a replaceable derailleur hanger. The fork features on the F95 2012 has a Felt UHC Performance Carbon Fibre design with a 3KP weave, carbon blades, aluminium crown and 1.125″ steerer, all of which make it the most advanced fork available on the market and is produces excellent steering and handling, confidently handling corners at fast speeds.

Furthermore, the F95 has Micro.Shift Integrate shifters which are capable of shifting from the hoods or the drops, the micro shifts handle and shift perfectly. Lastly, the F95 is a 9 speed equipped bike, an extremely advanced feature compared to other bikes of a similar price which possess an 8 speed drivetrain.

The 2012 F-Series includes the F1 both Di2 and R, F2 and with Di2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F75 and the F85. This no nonsense racing geometry series is perfect for amateur to pro riders.



Felt F95

Rating by Adam Samuel: 4.5 stars £

****1/2

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