Felt S25 Road Bike

Frame Material: Felt 7005 custom aero tubing
Frame Angles: Unspecified
Sizes: 48cm, 50cm, 52cm, 54cm, 56cm, 58cm, 60cm
Colors: Silver
Fork: Felt Aero Tri
Rear Shock: Not applicable
Brake Levers: Tektro Bar-end type
Handlebar: Profile Design Aerolite w/clip-on bars
Stem: Felt 6061 alloy
Headset: 1" TH integrated
Front Der: Shimano 105
Crankset: FSA RPM Carbon, 39/53 or 44/55 teeth
Rear Der: Shimano Ultegra
Pedals: Not applicable
Tires: 700 or 650x 23c Hutchinson Carbon Comp

User Reviews (3)

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Martin in Sonoran desert   Recreational Rider [Sep 29, 2007]
Strength:

Very light and agile.

Weakness:

Can't stand the sound of the fork when hitting potholes.

Love this bike. Light and responsive. Internal routing for rear brake looks great. Carbon in all the right places, very stiff yet comfortable on long rides.

Similar Products Used: Cannondale R600
Cannondale Criterium
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
dino13   Triathlete [Aug 08, 2006]
Strength:

Dura Ace components
Fast!
Looks cool.
Aero

Weakness:

Wheelset
aero bars a little heavy, but very adjustable.
Tectro brakes. Seems all bikes are strting to use them. Ultegra is a million times better.

Follow up to my previous review. Got a professional bike fitting. Worth every penny. My right knee was hurting so we swapped out 175mm cranks for shorter 175mm ones. Also raised seat an inch, put a shim on my right shoe and moved seat (not sure if forward or back). Slighly changed position of aero bars too. Wow! So much better. No knee pain. Original Bike shop (Bike America) was useless. I used Racer's Edge in Boca Raton. Highly recommended. Bike is dialed in now! Future upgrades will be wheels (Either Cosmic Carbones or Spinergy). Later will upgrade base and aero bars and possibly carbon cranks. Super happy with bike. Takes the bumps pretty well too.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Dean   Triathlete [Jul 24, 2006]
Strength:

- Looks awesome
- Very Fast
- Very Aero

Weakness:

None that I can see.
Maybe Carbon is smoother?

The duathlon/triathlon bug bit me about 3 months ago. I bought a full ultegra road bike and used it for a couple of races. I was getting killed. I got bike envy and HAD TO GET SOMETHING FAST! Bike America had a sale on a 2005 Felt S25. MSRP $1850, got it for $1300. I had to have it.

Used it this Sunday for a Tri. HOLY MOLY FAST! Improved my time almost 3 minutes over 10 miles. I used to struggle to hold 20-21 mph, now I was easily maintaining 23-24 mph for the first 3 miles with a slight tail wind!!

Only problem, and it must be my setup, is my right knee cap (patella) is sore. I can't wait until it feels better, get a few good training runs in and do my next Tri. The bike used to be my weakest event. NO MORE! Too bad they don't make this model anymore, very sweet for the price. I can't imagine how fast I'll go when I get the ZIPPS put on.

For 2006, the S32 looks great and the S22 looks awesome. If you have the money get the S22, if not I bet the S32 is very fast too! Good luck on your search.

Similar Products Used: None. Just my road bike.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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