Well, I'm going back a couple of model years, but FWIW the F4, Trek Madone 5.2 Pro and Tarmac Comp (similar frameset) were all top contenders.dbgsig said:Looking at getting my first road bike and my LBS has these to models. I am 6'4' and 185lb.
If you're talking about the 2010's it's not the same HTL in a 52cm as my 52cm Tarmac. 110mm for the Felt versus 120mm for the Tarmac. And a quick check across frame sizes shows the Felts HTL to be shorter.dbgsig said:The new F5 has the same HT length now as the Tarmac. Not a lot of info on the Felt F5 is out their.
Well, here's the problem - the meaurements between the bikes are different enough that you won't be able to ride one and get a feel for both. So, you're going to have to your LBS, the one that sells both, to either get both in for you to test ride or take your chances.dbgsig said:riding both is a problem. It has been hard to find the larger bikes in stock locally. Will probably have to order.
the roubaix is a more "comfort" bike with slightly less twitchy ride (responsive) more upright geo. its still an amazing bike you can ride all day and it won't "slow you down" at all if your thinking that.dbgsig said:How does the Roubaix Elite Compact compare to the Tarmac? The HT is slightly longer.
245 vs 230
Funny you should mention that, because I took a quick look comparing the team geo to the Felt and IIRC the Felt still had the shorter HT's in all but one size.Dr_John said:Sounds to me like the Felt's geometry is more like the Tarmac Team Geo, which is pretty aggressive. I'd say those that need it know it, and since you're now considering a Roubaix, you might not feel comfortable on the Felt or a Tarmac Team Geo.