Felt B12 Triathlon Bike

2.5/5 (2 Reviews)

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Clayton Gunning a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2010

Strengths:    Has to score big in the value for money stakes. I don't believe I would be any faster on a B2 or Cervelo or anything else. When seconds count you're looking at top of the range but if you're about competing and finishing this bike is worth a look. Also it's a stunner in the looks department, why pay the same money for a bike that may perform the same but looks, well, ordinary?

Weaknesses:    The saddle is very average and I swapped it for a San Marco Aspide after only a few rides but saddles being so personal bikes probably shouldn't be sold with one! The FSA cranks are not to the standard of the rest of the bike and I chose to pay $200 extra and upgrade the cranks, bottom bracket, cassette and chain to full Ultegra SL at the point of purchase. A worthwhile spend and it must be noted this upgrade was standard on the 2009 model.

Bottom Line:   
This review is actually for the 2008 Felt B12. It is a good alround bike for what it is, an entry level Triathlon bike for the middle of the pack competitor. I believe with a few modifications that I have done you can certainly ride to your potential on this bike.

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Favorite Ride:   Eddy Merckx Ti

Price Paid:    $3440.00

Purchased At:   Total Triathlon - WA

Similar Products Used:   This is my first full carbon TT bike and was bought to replace a Trek Equinox 9. I would have to say if you're doing an Ironman the difference is huge but not felt so much on the bike but on the run. The Trek provided just too harsh a ride.

Bike Setup:   Felt B12 Carbon Frame with carbon fork steerer and carbon aero seatpost. Full Ultegra SL group less the brakes that are Tektro Felt Branded. Standard Profile T2 aero and base bars as supplied with bike. Selle San Marco Aspide Saddle. Look CX-6 Carbon Pedals. X-Lab Super Wing. Mavic Cosmic Carbone Premium Clincher Wheelset with Bontrager XXX Lite Pro Tyres. Polar CS-100 Computer with cadence.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Catherine a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: April 18, 2009

Strengths:    did not feel bumps in road as badly as witht he cannondale R800.

Weaknesses:    small wheel size working with a 55/42

Bottom Line:   
Has not worked out for me. Went from a 1999 cannondale to this-much faster much lighter, softer ride. The reality: my swim and run times were faster and my bike times were slower. so...blame it on the bike, right. I am 5'7", & I think the problem was the a 55/42 with 650cm wheels. very disappointed.

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Favorite Ride:   don't have one yet

Price Paid:    $2600.00

Purchased At:   IOS

Similar Products Used:   cannondale r800

Bike Setup:   ultegra

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2013 Felt B12-going 11-spd DI2--what needs to change?

Planning off season upgrade this winter. I have a 2013 B12 with 3T Aura bars and Vision Carbon Max crank with aero rings, otherwise bike is stock. Planning to go Ultegra 11-speed DI2. Any change needed to rear TTR3 wheel/freehub setup? I plan to go 28-11 cogset, possibly 32-11. Any change t ... Read More »

2014 B12/B14 Tire clearance for 25mm

Hi All, First post! I'm getting into Tri's and my first option for a tri bike is the B12 or B14 but given my weight and road conditions where I ride I would really like to be able to use 25mm tires (at least). So, is it possible to fit 25mm in the 2014 B series? Which other Tri bikes can take 25 ... Read More »

B12 Dibencozide - FYI

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Which Felt B12 bike and why?

Ok, I am shopping for a Felt B12 TT/Tri Bike and have narrowed it down to a few choices. 1 - New from Local Bike Shop, 2012 model with Dura Ace Derailluers for $2500 2 - Fleabay from a small bike shop seller, 2013 model with Ultegra Derailluers and it is Buy it now for $2227 + 125 shipping (no tax ... Read More »

'09 HELP!! Felt B12 - Fork recall and rear brake questions

Just picked up this great frame - does anyone know if it needs a specially configured rear brake caliper since it sits behind the crank at end of chain stay? Looks like pulling arm may be restricted by seat tube Also, there seems to be a recall on fork for this frame- each time I call Felt custom ... Read More »

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