Felt Z25 Road Bike

DESCRIPTION

  • Frame: FELT Relaxed Racing Specific Geometery
  • Headset: Cane Creek type 1 1/8" Integrated
  • End Caps: Bubble-Tech Felt Logo End Plugs
  • Shifters: Shimano Dura-Ace , 20 speed
  • F/Derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace braze-on, double

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 09, 2015]
Sam Cellars

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

aero design, lightness, handling,

Weakness:

none

This is a remarkable bike. The frame is sub 900 grams and yet also aerodynamic. The lay is nude so you can see the carbon weave through the clear coat. Joy to ride and whether defying gravity uphill or death-defying descents you just never doubt what's below you. It will get you up there, back down and safe home.

[Jun 26, 2015]
Jacob Mooradain

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Weight, flex, handling, downhill, climbs, fit, cornering, and feel.

Weakness:

Price. sense the bike is getting up there in age this doesn't really apply. You can easily get it for 1,200 and under (depending on the condition).

Got this bike back in '12 from a designer that worked for Felt. He had it completely carbon. Bike fits like a glove and is tough. It will not disappoint.

[Aug 22, 2009]
Bike Flyer
Recreational Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light and good fit. The price was right.

Weakness:

Cheap saddle. Soft clear coat is susceptible to dings and scratches.

I was looking for a solid bike to train on for mtb racing and found what I was looking for. Got a great deal on an 2008 Z25. It is light and doesn't give me a backache after long rides. The downside is that the clear coat on the frame is soft. So it scratches very easily. At 200 plus #'s it feels stable.

[Mar 20, 2009]
WindMachine
Road Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Climbing, acceleration, handling, comfort, fit on long rides.

Frame is top of the line, Full SRAM Red Shifters.

Weakness:

Crank and Wheels could be better, but you gotta save somewhere to keep this bike's price down. Can also replace later on since the frame and shifters are top notch.

What an awesome ride. I can't say enough about this bike. It's an incredible setup for something in the low-mid 3000's. Any other SRAM Red bike that I've seen in 2009 has easily been $1000 more than this. For some brands, you can't find a Full Red/Dura Ace Bike for much less than 5 grand.

The bike is stiff but comfortable and soaks up the road noise well. I love the compact gearing for acceleration and climbing in a high cadence. The SRAM Red shifters take a few rides to get used to, but are incredibly smooth and quick.

I think that in 2009 you'll be hard-pressed to find a better value bike. Top of the line frame materials, full Ultra High Modulus Carbon, top end SRAM red Gruppo. Additionally, most of the other components are pretty good, although not top-end.

Total, my setup is right at 18lbs with water bottle cages, bag pouch w/multi tool/tire, mini-pump and computer. I did a lot of research and I don't think you can find anything close to this setup for a comparable price from a major manufacturer in 2009.

Similar Products Used:

Cannondale Synapse/Carbon/SuperSix, Trek Madone, Specialized Tarmac, Giant Defy

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