Felt Z2 Road Bike

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $7699.00

Product Description

Electronic shifting, silky smooth ride quality and lightweight performance. If your goal is riding faster and farther, the technologically advanced Z2 is your bike. The UHC Advanced carbon fiber frame, built with Felt’s InsideOut molding process, weighs less than a kilogram and rides like a dream. With slightly more upright positioning, it offers confidence and control for longer rides. With Dura Ace Di2 electronic shifting and C24 wheels, the Z2 will take your riding to a whole new level.

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

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2011

Strengths:    - Di2 (don't try it 'cause you'll want it).
- Accelerates well.
- Absorbs road buzz.
- Comfortable in any position on the bars.

Weaknesses:    - External cable/wire routing
- 105 cassette and chain (come on Felt)

Bottom Line:   
I had an opportunity to demo this on the Ride the Rockies event this year. Tested it for a full day over 75 miles. It rocked. So I bought one. Been riding it for three weeks. It is in the "plush" category with a more relaxed geometry and taller head tube. It also fits me well and doesn't put stress on my neck or lower back while in the drops. It absorbs the road noise with the UHC Advanced MMC carbon frame, fork and seat post and Felt Devox carbon bars. It accelerates quickly and climbs like a dream - which is needed in Colorado in the mountains. But what really sets this bike apart is the Shimano Dura Ace Di2 drivetrain. It is so precise and instantaneous it makes shifting as simple as a touch - even under full load. Try one, you'll like it.

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Favorite Ride:   Evergreen to Echo Lake

Purchased At:   Revolution Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Felt F80 (had no intention of buying another Felt - but it was the absolute best ride for the money after testing Specialized Roubaix,Orbea Orca, Giant Defy Advanced 0, Parlee Z5 and Trek Madone 5.9)

Bike Setup:   Drivetrain: Shimano Dura-Ace 7970 Di2 STI, Dura-Ace Di2 braze on Front derailleur, Dura-Ace Di2 Rear derailleur, Dura-Ace compact 50/34T crank arms, Shimano chain, 11-25T cassette
Components: Shimano Ultegra Super SLR dual pivot brakes w/ Cartridge brake shoes, Felt UHC Advanced Carbon Fiber DMC VS handlebar, Felt Devox 7050 Aluminum 3D Forged stem w/ Titanium bolts, Felt UHC Performance Carbon Fiber seatpost w/ Forged Aluminum Head Twin Side Bolt Rail Clamps, Felt D2 Anatomic Road Saddle w/ Double-Density Base, Custom Embossed Cover w/ CrN-Ti rails
Wheelset: Shimano RS80 16H Front 20H Rear Carbon Fiber WH-RS80 with Vittoria Rubino Pro slick 700x25 tires

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Felt Z2

I ride to and from work about 40 miles per day (4 days/week) and I do a longer ride on the weekends - usually about 50 - 60 miles. I average about 200 miles or so per week. I am considering the Felt Z2 with electronic Dura Ace. I currently ride a Look 595 and am happy with it, but I'm looking f ... Read More »

Help: Looking for 2011 Felt Z2/Z3/Z4/Z5 OEM saddle

I have a 2011 Felt Z5 and fit the OEM saddle extremely well. I have tried to find this saddle by contacting Felt as well as calling a bunch of bike stores who carry Felt bikes but have had zero luck. My last chance is to find the owners of these bikes who have hated these OEM saddles and potenti ... Read More »

Urge to upgrade Z2

I recently purchased a 2011 Z2 and love the bike. One of the things I liked about it was that it seemed well spec'ed - it has a (seems to me) good light set of all around wheels and other nice bits (DA Di2 rocks). Only thing I've changed so far is the seat - can't fault Felt for that, everyone's but ... Read More »

2011 Felt Z2

I got some info on the 2011 Felt Z2, the list price on the bike is $6499. Felt went crazy when upgrading the 2011 Z2. The fork is a full monocoque, lighter, more shock absorbing yet stiffer. The handlebar, stem and seatpost are a lot nicer, from Felt's race design group called Devox. The ... Read More »

Running in Z2 and Z3

I'm not a big runner but do a few triathlons and biathlons every year and I notice that my running heart rate is darn near my max heart rate whenever I run. If I want to run in a Z2 or Z3 it's pretty much walking. I usually only get about 12 weeks of training in before the events, and have usua ... Read More »

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