Saying that I have this bike 1 month is kind of a stretch. This is my first road bike, and I am reviewing on the strength of its maiden post-test ride voyage. The fit is perfect, and the Shimano Ultegra/105 hardware is excellent. I also test road an '06 Fuji Team road bike, which for all intents and purposes, had the same specs and price as the F5c, but there was a problem with the Fuji, and I ultimately disengaged the chain on the test ride. The Felt F5c is smooth and fast. The response is excellent. I replaced the original seat with the Specialized Alias 130. My goal was to find an all-carbon bike with Shimano hardware at the best price possible. While price point is a major consideration, Felt will now get first shot if/when I purchase another bike.
i just got the bike for christmas. i enjoy riding it a lot. before i was riding a mountain bike to train on and race. i have already seen a huge difference in speed and comfort from this bike. i added areo bars to the bike which makes it more comfortable to ride. i recommend this bike to anyone that is looking for a good first bike.
This will be a valuable training tool and made a wonderful gift for a gadget geek like me.
I like the shoe, despite the blister, and am hoping that the extra cushioning will mean less tired feet at the end of my long runs. Wishful thinking? Probably. But since I had a coupon, and this shoe at the discounted price wasn't that much more than what I would have spent on the 2130s, I thought it was worth a try.
great value, great bike
I think it really will help me, I can't wait to race with it and see how everything works out with it!
so far I have had nothing but good things to say about the mach 3. I am sure the more I get used to the forward seating position, I will have even more good things to say!
This is a very good serious entry level road bike. It was made even better by the fact that I picked it up as a demo bike for under $500.
From Amazon.com : Wear the Flex-Tex low-profile stretch gaiters from Outdoor Research for trail running, hiking, cross country skiing, or eating Tex-Mex. Made from durable Stretch Cordura, these tasty gaiters feature a 1in-wide hook-and-loop front closure with bottom and top snaps for added security. Bootlace hooks and nylon instep laces hold the gaiters down and snug to lock out all the rice-and-beans type debris that doesn't make it to your mouth.
I love this helmet. And will use it for years to come. It is a good racing helmet and offers some of the best protection out there.
Bought 2 pairs of these about 3 months apart. Paid $90 for the first pair which made me think twice, but I am very pleased with the performance. Found the second pair on sale at MC Sports for $65 and snapped them up. My only complaint is that I should have bought addtional pairs @ $65 while I had the chance.
Overall, a terrifc product. Stores very compactly and sets up easily. Rides very well. Make sure your tires are inflated to the proper psi or the ride will not be good.
I would easily buy this again. Great product, great company.
I love the trainer, and will easily put on a few thousand miles this winter.
So far has lived up to the other postive reviews out there
All and all a great trainer.