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Felt Bicycles Z5

Felt Bicycles Z5

2012

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (4 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2012 Felt Bicycles Z5

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.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Felt UHC Performance high-modulus MMC carbon
    Fork Felt UHC Performance carbon
    Rims/Wheels Mavic CXP-22S
    Hubs Felt Premium aluminum
    Spokes Stainless-steel
    Tires Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick, 700 x 25c
    Crankset Shimano 105 compact
    Chainrings 50/34
    Front Derailleur Shimano 105
    Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 12-30
    Shifters Shimano 105
    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.

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    Option Manufacturer's Part Number
    51cm 124051
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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (4)
    • Versatile  (2)
    • Good Geometry 
    • Durable 
    • Excellent climbing hills 

    Cons

    • Saddle 
    • Saddle - replace it OUCH 

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking  (3)
    • Commuting/City  (2)
    • Racing 
    • Serious Training 
    • Exercising 

    Reviewed by 4 customers

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    5.0

    Beats investing in the stock market!

    By Christie

    from Spokane, WA

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    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Excellent climbing hills

    Cons

    • Saddle - replace it OUCH

    Best Uses

    • Racing
    • Road Biking
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    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.

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    5.0

    amazing carbon frame, and 105 gruppo

    By Toadster

    from Folsom, CA

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    Pros

    • Forgiving
    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Weight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Long Rides
      • Training
      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      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.

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      5.0

      Best Bike For The Money

      By Mike

      from Fredericksburg, VA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Value
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Saddle

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      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.

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      5.0

      Fast and comfortable

      By ajax247

      from Pasadena CA

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      Pros

      • Fast
      • Responsive
      • Handles Well
      • Good Geometry
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Serious Training
        • Exercising
        • Climbing

        Comments:

        Compact frame offers great adjustability. Smooth ride. Shifting is precise even while pedaling hard. Good brake effort and feel.

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