Felt's Z5 impresses with a great combination of speed and smoothness. This zippy ride boasts a feathery high-modulus-carbon frameset that accelerates, climbs and corners like a champ and also damps road vibrations for ride-all-day compliance. And, this great road machine is built for action with fast Mavic rims, a Shimano compact crankset for spinning up even the steepest climbs, and a host of Shimano 105 parts for precision shifting and braking. You'll also love Felt's reliable handlebars, stem, seatpost and seat.
|Frame||Felt UHC Performance high-modulus MMC carbon|
|Fork||Felt UHC Performance carbon|
|Hubs||Felt Premium aluminum|
|Tires||Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick, 700 x 25c|
|Crankset||Shimano 105 compact|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 10-speed: 12-30|
|Handlebars||Felt VS aluminum|
|Stem||Felt VA aluminum|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105|
|Brakes||Shimano, Super SLR|
|Saddle||Felt VS Road|
|Seatpost||Felt UHC Performance carbon|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Option||Manufacturer's Part Number|
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Replaced my carbon Trek 5200 (2000) with Felt Z-5. Best decision I made recently. Shimano 105 components compare or better than Ultegra I was used to. Impressed with how responsive the Felt Z-5 is. Definitely recommend going with carbon. Well worth the additional cost. Greatly appreciate being professionally fit as part of my purchase. I would recommend this bike to anyone looking for a quality bike at a great price.
This is my first road bike in years, I started cycling in 2011 with a hybrid bike to get my legs and cardio back into shape. I'm extrememly impressed with the Felt Z5 in weight and balance. Once I was professionally fit onto the bike, I can now put down more power, and can carve the corners quite well. I'm going to do my first century ride this month and I have to say, the bike DOES make a difference once you hit a certain performance level. So glad to buy this bike from Folsom Bike as the staff and whole team are fantastic.
I have been riding about 2 years around 50 to 80 miles per week, mostly on the weekends. I made the decision over the winter to go from aluminum to carbon with more of a relaxed geometry. I also wanted to go with a full 105 group. After comparing bikes, the Felt Z5 stood out as the best bike for the money. I have not been sorry for my purchase one bit after nearly 500 miles. The only bad thing I can say about the bike is the original saddle was horrible. It may be just personal preference for me but after about 8 miles each ride it became very uncomfortable. I picked up an after market saddle and that solved the comfort problems on the bike. I will say too, that the ride between carbon and aluminum is no comparison. While the weight isn't that big of a deal, the ride quality and ride comfort are like night and day. If you are looking for a new bike I would highly recommend you go full carbon. It will cost a little more, but it is money well spent. I love my Felt Z5 and I hope it's going to serve me well over the coming years.
Compact frame offers great adjustability. Smooth ride. Shifting is precise even while pedaling hard. Good brake effort and feel.