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I have been looking at the 2010 B12 and 2011 B14 and B12 and I have a few questions to help me determine which one I should get.

Looking at the specs, it looks like the 2010 B12 is equivalent to the 2011 B14, except the 2011 B14 now comes with a few more Dura-Ace components mixed in. My LBS is selling the 2010 B12 for $2699, but for $100 more I can get a 2011 B14. Is there any reason why I would want the 2010 B12 over the 2011 B14?

And if I can spend $800 more, the 2011 B12 now comes with a mix of SRAM Red, including the R2C shifters. But its hard to see what parts are not from the SRAM Red group. I am guessing its the crank, cassette, chain, Brake levers and brakes. Not sure on the BB. Is that correct?

Is there also an upgrade in the Frame from 2010 to 2011?

Do you think its worth spending an extra $800 to get the SRAM Red mix (compared to Ultegra/Dura-Ace for the B14 or 2010 B12), assuming you like SRAM. I run SRAM Force on my road bike.

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Mike
 

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As a follow on question. Is the B2 Pro frame the same as what comes with the B12? And what fork would I use with this and how much? I didn't see options for TT bikes on the Felt Parts site aside from the Bayonet fork.

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I wish my LBS would let me swap for SRAM Force. That is my main driver for looking at the B12 and B2 Pro Frame vs. the B14 or B16. Too bad yours isnt a 58cm. that is what I need. Sorry to hear you have to sell it though. Sounds like a great bike.

Not sure why Felt doesnt seem to carry the B Series Fork on their parts site.
 

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Thought I would post a quick picture of my new baby. I replaced the cranks with a compact Force and put a Cobb V-Flow Plus seat on. Will look for racing wheels in the spring. Most likely HED Jet 6/9's. All in all, I am pretty happy with it. I only took it for one quick test ride so far. Although it is heavier than I expected. Probably due to the Alum aero bars and wheels.

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