Felt F55 Road Bike

4.88/5 (25 Reviews)
MSRP : $2099.00

Product Description

  • Color: Matte Black
  • Felt 7005 Superlite custom double-butted aluminum frame with carbon fiber wishbone seat stays
  • Internally relieved integrated head tube, machined bottom bracket, forged dropouts with replaceable hanger and internal brake cable routing
  • Felt carbon fiber fork
  • Mavic Aksium Race wheelset
  • Vittoria Rubino Slick tires
  • Felt carbon micro adjust seatpost
  • Felt carbon oversized handlebar with Ergonomic drop
  • Felt ST-22 3D-forged stem
  • Felt Race-lite saddle with carbon injected base
  • Shimano Dura-Ace 20-speed shifters and derailleur
  • Truvativ Rouleur 2-piece carbon compact crankset with external BB and 7075/T6 CNC alloy 50/36T machined chainrings

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Canit a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: April 5, 2010

    Strengths:    Gear train, DuraAce drivetrain, crank set. Definite value!

    Weaknesses:    "Stock" Mavic wheelset and Rubino slicks. And saddle - but that wasn't as immediately apparent!

    Bottom Line:   
    14000 miles and counting, with only one major mishap when I took a spill accelerating out of a corner. No damage to frame/forks - but had to replace cranks, front chainrings, and front derailleur (kept with DuraAce, of course!). Haven't found anything that's even been close to the comfort and quality of this ride - even in Ti, Al, full carbon, or any combination. And that's with almost 20 years of hard riding (only the last 5 on this beauty!)

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    Favorite Ride:   Felt F55

    Price Paid:    $1900.00

    Purchased At:   360Cycle

    Similar Products Used:   Bianchi Veloce, Trek 4.7, Raleigh Grand Prix, Cannondale Six13 (with Shimano - not Campy- drivetrain)

    Bike Setup:   Stock setup, including 51/32 compact carbon crankset. Crank Brothers eggbeater pedals (I'm a mountain rider as well). Switched out to Fizik saddle early on. Upgraded wheelset and rubber as well.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Cptnemo a Triathlete

    Date Reviewed: August 10, 2009

    Strengths:    comfortable. I can ride for ever and not get my hands buzzed. there is a great combination of aero and light weight while still being very responsive. Great quality without giving up food to pay for it.

    Weaknesses:    I'm not a fan of verticcal dropouts. it eliminates the possibility of making it a KA fixie

    Bottom Line:   
    I built this bike from a frame I got on eBay for $400 and put on $900 in parts. it's by far the best bike I've ever ridden (saying nothing) it obviously blows away my old huffy 626 (RIP Claire you are missed but not forgotten) I can fly up hills and laugh at the wind. not many bikes can do what this can.

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    Favorite Ride:   Great western trail

    Price Paid:    $1300.00

    Purchased At:   frame from eBay part

    Similar Products Used:   huffy 314 huffy 626

    Bike Setup:   shimano sora triple chainring, 8 speed casette, alex rims

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by calamari a Recreational Rider

    Date Reviewed: May 5, 2009

    Strengths:    ~*Customer service!*~ Lightweight, comfort, very light & speedy (but still solid) American Classic wheels.

    Weaknesses:    Stock seat replaced with a Brooks Titanium, (but this is always such a personal thing anyway.)

    Bottom Line:   
    I've always marveled at the stiffness of this light bike, until I broke my right chainstay after 4 years of ownership. I was crushed because I'd always loved the comfortable ride, and I didn't want to shop for another bike. I'm 6'2/190 pounds, muscular, and tend to torque-the-bars a little during climbs. But Felt replaced my frame with no grief!

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    Favorite Ride:   Twin Oaks Parkway, PCH & Palomar Mountain

    Purchased At:   Pacific Coast Cycles

    Similar Products Used:   1984 Masi Gran Criterium, 1986 Schwinn Peloton. (Both steel, still gorgeous, and still regularly rolling.)

    Bike Setup:   63cm frame, completely stock with road bars, Brooks Titanium saddle, and slightly longer Thomson Masterpiece stem. Occasionally TT bars mounted for triathlons.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by chionodoxa a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: May 8, 2008

    Strengths:    Value for the money, first and foremost, but this isn't some bargain ride that you give up something to save some cash, it's a great bike. Frame stiffness without buzziness, great drivetrain (full Dura-ace), carbon goodies are nice to placate those who think carbon is the only acceptable bike material (handlebar, cranks, seat post, fork, stays).

    Weaknesses:    I've had more comfortable saddles, but that's dependent on the rider. The plastic plug for the cable routing on the top tube always comes out when I hit cobbles, it doesn't need to be in or anything, but it's a dumb little annoyance that a spot of tape will fix. If you're looking at a more plush/comfortable road bike, a la the Felt Z series or Specialized Roubaix, I would probably stay away from this, since it is pretty "racy" in it's geometry and not the plushest of rides.

    Bottom Line:   
    58 cm, stock setup, have had it for a little over a week now, have about 175 miles on it. I'm a large rider (6'2", 218) and coming off my old bike this is a good 2 mph faster over the same rides. A large part of this is I finally got a fitting and the Felt fits so much better than my old ride, but the stiffness is great. I crashed one of my carbon bikes hard, had it checked out okay, and it wasn't until 2 rides later, about 20 miles from home when the downtube cracked all the way through. This made me a bit wary of carbon frames and I wanted a second bike so I wanted to check out aluminum. Compared to the other bikes I tested the Felt is lively & quick, less buzzy than the AL pinarello, more direct than the carbons. The other bike I liked from demos was the Pinarello FP5 but at nearly double the price it was not a tough decision. The kit on this bike is amazing for the price, with full dura-ace, ksyrium wheels, carbon bits all over. The ride is stiffer than my carbon, and transmits more road irregularities, but it isn't annoying or offsetting, it handles well through corners even if there is a bump/pothole midway through, and the power transmission is great. So far I've gone out for several 30-50 mile rides and have had less soreness & fatigue than on my carbon bike. The value is amazing for the components, frankly you could buy it for parts and be ahead, but the ride is great and to me there isn't much more you need in a bike unless you want to spend thousands more to save some grams.

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    Favorite Ride:   Olentangy Trail

    Price Paid:    $1600.00

    Purchased At:   LBS

    Similar Products Used:   2 Giant TCR Limiteds (broke one, 9,000+ miles total on both), Demoed Pinarello FP2 (AL) and FP5 (Carbon) and the Felt Z35

    Bike Setup:   Stock, need to swap out the saddle, probably go with a Fizik.

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by tomacita a Road Racer

    Date Reviewed: May 7, 2008

    Strengths:    Superlight Aluminum/Carbon frame.
    Really snappy, when you start to go, there is no waiting for this bike to catch up
    BIG STRENGTH: Felt's customer service and willing to stand by their product.

    Weaknesses:    seamingly short head-tube but I've been told I couldn't find a properly fit frame unless it was custom sized for me...

    Bottom Line:   
    This is one of the most amazing bikes I've had the pleasure of sitting on. The frame itself is incredibly light. It had a lot more flex than I would have expected, but it didn't seem waste much when it was really time to mash. It comes with just enough carbon in it to shake out the buzz. I think this bike offer an incredibly good value considering the quality of the frame and the price it costs. Mine did unfortunately just break at the weld just in front of the derrailuer hanger. I do feel though, that this was a flaw in the manufacturing process. I'm currently in the process of having it replaced by Felt, who up to this point has been incredibly helpful in rectifying this situation. I highly encourage riders to consider these bikes especially considering Felt's steadfast integrity in standing by their product, admitting a fault, and expeditiously fixing it. What more could you ask for from a company. THANKS FELT!

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    Favorite Ride:   A pace Monday night group ride

    Price Paid:    $1500.00

    Purchased At:   Sports Basement

    Similar Products Used:   Cannondale Aluminum (forgot which model)
    Trek 1100

    Bike Setup:   Ultegra drivetrain, Nuevation R-28 Aero wheels, Reynolds Ouzo Pro fork, Easton ec-70 ergo wing bars- 18.9 pounds (pretty good for an older drivetrain and 1640 gram wheelset consider the price of the bike)

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