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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