Over the years of world-class road racing, Felt's FR race bike has built up quite a name for it's self. It's become well known within the cycling community that with the FR you'll experience some serious high-level handling and its pure ability to make light work of the climbs isn't any less impressive. Created by Felt with the intention of building the ideal all-rounder, the FR has undergone some big improvements over the last few years through extensive research. Designed to be the best-performing platform in the world for all road-racing conditions, the FR uses multiple different types of high-quality carbon fiber in its layup. This frame design allows the FR to not only maintain a rigid form and increases your pedaling efficiency but also allows the frame to offer a slightly more supple base that can mitigate road feedback and reduce the effect of rider fatigue towards the end of a longer road race. Finally, this FR features a full Shimano Ultegra groupset that provides crisp, clean, and reliable shifting as well as hydraulic disc brakes to ensure you're always in control no matter the weather come race day.
Meet the FR. There’s a reason it’s Felt's flagship race bike. Actually, there are dozens of reasons. But here’s all you need to know: If you’re looking for the best-handling, fastest-climbing, smoothest-riding road racing bike in the world, you’ve found it. The FR represents one half of the ideal union between bike and rider. Free of excess, it was painstakingly and obsessively honed for the needs of the most committed road cyclists, in order to win battles of will, attrition, and tactics on any racecourse. When you strip away unnecessary indulgences and gimmicks, all that is left is pure performance, embodied in a bike that is an extension of you.
The Carbon Layup
The FR is the world’s best-performing platform for all road racing conditions. The FR | Advanced is crafted from several unique types of carbon fibers. UHC (“Ultra Hybrid Carbon”) Advanced fiber is high-modulus, meaning that it’s incredibly stiff to maximize pedaling efficiency and handling feedback. But it’s not quite as stiff as its more expensive sibling, UHC Ultimate (which is found on the FR FRD | Ultimate model). However, this makes the UHC Advanced a better option for most cyclists, as it helps yield a slightly more supple chassis to mitigate road feedback and suppress rider fatigue towards the end of a long road race.
Made To Race
This is the bike of choice for both the men’s and women’s contingents of the Rally UHC Cycling pro continental team. The North American-based squad is amongst the most well-respected in the global pro peloton, thanks in large part to their professionalism. They’ve been steadily racking up race wins year in and year out while simultaneously developing the newest generation of cycling superstars. But they’re also a gutsy team that races each event with a tenacity like no other. The team’s primary goal for every race is to shake things up, rattle the nerves of their competitors, and give all of the fans lining the road or tuned in to their television sets the greatest show on two wheels.
Frame - FeltRoad 3.0 | UHC Advanced + TeXtreme carbon fiber "MMC / InsideOut" Press-Fit | BB386 Disc, Flat Mount | Ø140mm minimum
Fork - Felt Road 3.0 | UHC Advanced + TeXtreme carbon fiber "Monocoque construction / Integrated crown race" Disc, Flat Mount | Ø140mm minimum
Seatpost - Devox Post.C2 Cap 0mm "43, 47, 51cm: 294mm / 54, 56, 58, 61cm: 344mm"
Headset - Top Cap: Felt carbon fiber / Top Cover: Felt VariableHeight (20mm PC, 4.5mm aluminum) / Bearings: FSA integrated sealed cartridge / Spacers: FSA nylon (10mm, 2x5mm) / Compression Device: Felt for carbon steerer tube / Crown Race: fork integrated
Bottom Bracket - Token Ninja Lite, BB386 for Shimano (24mm)
Wheels - Reynolds AR41 DB Custom, Shimano - Tubeless Ready Carbon
Tyres - Vittoria Rubino Pro IV, 700x25c
Thru Axels - TA 12x100 Devox AxleTA 128.5 | 123mm + 5.5mm head, M12 x 1.5P x 16mm, Switch lever compatible TA 12x142 Devox AxleTA 170-7 L | 163mm + 7mm head, M12 x P1.0 x 19mm for Syntace X-12, with SL02 Switch hollow lever
Crankset - Shimano Ultegra R8000, 52/36T "43, 47cm: 165mm / 51cm: 170mm / 54, 56cm: 172.5mm / 58, 61cm: 175mm"
Shifters - Shimano Ultegra R8020
Cassette - Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-30T
Chain - Shimano Ultegra HG701
Brake Front - Shimano Ultegra RT800, Center Lock, 160
Brake Rear - Shimano Ultegra RT800, Center Lock, 140mm
Brake Levers - Shimano Ultegra R8070, hydraulic disc, flat mount
Saddle - Prologo Dimension 143 T4.0
Stem - Devox StemR.A1 31.8mm -7° "43, 47cm: 80mm / 51cm: 90mm / 54, 56cm: 100mm / 58cm: 110mm / 61cm: 120mm"
Handlebar - Devox DBar.C1 31.8mm 125mm 65mm "43, 47cm: 38cm / 51cm: 40cm / 54 - 56cm: 42cm / 58 - 61cm: 44cm"
Bar Tape - Felt VelvetGel tape with 3M reflective base and Felt Bubble-Tech F-Wing bar end plugs
Accessories - Shimano hose fitting kit (2x olives and connector inserts) / Reynolds tubeless valve stems (2x55mm) / Carbon assembly paste