Felt B16 review
- Price Paid:$2,099.00
- Would buy again from this company: Yes
- Used product for: 3 months
- # of logged workouts:
"I got this bike so I could train and participate in my first Triathlon. Thus far, my expectations have been exceeded."Joosse
Quality of Construction
The attention to detail on this bike is very high.
The B16 has a long reach for the stack- perfect for me. I have a swimmer's build, long torso and arms, short legs for my height. At 6'1" with a 32" inseam, I tend to be scrunched up on a frame small enough for me to stand over it. This bike required very little work to fit me well without the need to get an extended stem or modified seat post.
The seat... I replaced quickly with an ISM Adamo Race saddle. The stock seat left me numb and uncomfortable. Otherwise, the bike rides smoothly and I'm comfortable in the saddle for hours.
This seems to be an outstanding bike with an entry-level price tag. Great value for price, especially considering the full-carbon frame/fork and ultegra component set.
I have gone faster on two wheels, but not without a motor. I must confess that I am usually the one being passed by the all-spandex-clad guys riding carbon road bikes, but now I'm the one doing all the passing? Whoa. For descents and handling at speed, this bike is confidence-inspiring on the curves. Fun bike to drive!
Every ounce of torque put into the cranks translates into forward speed. Lively feel, but smooth on the road and confident at speed on descents.
The stock saddle is pretty, but uncomfortable.
- 132 people use
- 6052 workouts logged
- 175484.61 miles / 11130.58 hours logged
Ease of use
This is my first TT bike, my only road bike at the moment. It didn't take long before I was out logging many miles, and going a lot faster than I expected.