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Felt Bicycles F85

Felt Bicycles

F85
2013

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (10 Reviews)
 

2013 Felt Bicycles F85

Get rolling aboard Felt's feature-packed F85! Its super-light butted aluminum frame and carbon fork provide a smooth, lively ride that'll have you tacking on miles like there's no tomorrow. To rack up those miles, this sweet roadie comes complete with durable, fast-spinning Mavic rims and a wide-range FSA crank that are ideal for tackling the hills. Climbs or flats, Shimano's smooth-shifting Tiagra components and strong dual-pivot brakes keep you in control. And, Felt's excellent aluminum components will provide years of riding enjoyment.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Felt Road custom-butted 7005 aluminum
Fork Felt UHC Performance carbon w/tapered aluminum steerer
Rims/Wheels Mavic CXP-22
Hubs Felt Road
Spokes Stainless-steel
Tires Vittoria Zaffiro Slick, 700 x 23c
Crankset FSA Vero, compact
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Tiagra
Rear Cogs SunRace, 10-speed: 11-28
Shifters Shimano Tiagra
Handlebars Felt VS, aluminum
Tape/Grips Felt gel tape
Stem Felt SL, aluminum
Brake Levers Shimano Tiagra
Brakes Dual-pivot
Saddle Felt SL
Seatpost Felt SL, aluminum

* Subject to change without notice.

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4.5 stars

(based on 10 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (7)
  • Comfortable  (5)
  • Durable  (4)
  • Handles Well  (3)
  • Versatile  (2)

Cons

  • pricey 
  • Hard to add air in tires 
  • None 
  • Wears Out Quickly 

Best Uses

  • Road Biking  (4)
  • Casual Riding  (2)
  • Racing  (2)
  • Commuting/City 
  • Commuting 

Reviewed by 10 customers

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5.0

Felt F85

By Mdj

from Sacramento, ca

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Commuting/City

    Comments:

    Great ride, smooth and light. Effortless climbing ability and fun to bomb hills on. Great value for the money.

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    5.0

    Sweet ride!

    By Burns

    from No-where and Everywhere

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Fast

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    This is a sweet ride that is lightweight and fast. The shifting setup is the icing on the cake! Do yourself a favor and get a Felt!

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    5.0

    Excellent Bike

    By .

    from .

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Versatile
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      This is an awesome bike! The lightweight aluminum frame combined with the carbon forks and carbon seat base provide a very comfortable ride. This bike is perfectly suited for both races and fitness rides. Props to Felt for making such a high quality bike for such a great price!

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      5.0

      Smooth and fast

      By Gary from Chicagoland

      from Cook County, IL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Smooth ride
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • pricey
      • Hard to add air in tires

      Best Uses

        Comments:

        All bikes go fast downhill and with the wind, but this bike is fast against the wind while going uphill. Braking system is outstanding, the wheels and changing gears are smooth and it is so lightweight that it is easy to transport and store. Adding air into the tires to keep about 120 psi is not so easy with a pin the screws out of a small specialized nozzle that is a different size compared to a car tire. However, I love averaging about 15 mi/hr on a 9 mile forest preserve bike path loop while getting in better physical shape.

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        • No
         
        1.0

        F85

        By Holly

        from Largo, Florida

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Wears Out Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        Only after riding 800 miles the spokes just started falling out. I had my bike serviced 3 times and was riding home and two more spokes broke. I had to carry my bike to a bus stop... Bike shop said this is a pooly made rim and i should get a triple wall eyelets on spokes... Wow how disappointing I am with this rim and this money hungary bike shop owner.

        • Gift:
        • No

        (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Value

        By Cheshyre

        from Ann Arbor, Michigan

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Reliable
        • Good Geometry
        • Great Components
        • Fast
        • Comfortable
        • Handles Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Racing

          Comments:

          I've had this bike for nearly a year now and have the 2007 model, which has 105 and ultegra as well as Alex rims instead of Mavic. The BB is an FSA Gossamer ISIS, and the fork and seatpost are both carbon. Also, I ride a 50cm and weigh 140lbs, so this review may not be suited for larger riders. The only upgrades I've added are Ultegra SPD-SL pedals. Essentially, this bike is a diamond - for less than the cost of almost all other manufacturers, you get a 105 FD, 105 brifters, and an ulte RD. The Gossamer crankset is pretty great too - some people say that they have issues with slow shifting, but it's pretty decent for me. It has Tektro brakes which are a little squishy but not bad. The handling of this bike is awesome, very stable on corners and down medium hills, although I haven't taken it down a large 50mph+ hill yet. This is my first modern racing style bike so I don't know if this is normal, but it's a harder to ride no-handed on this than on my 1980 Schwinn LeTour, but it's possible. The carbon parts also do a lot to smooth out the aluminum frame - I find it acceptable on all but the roughest of roads. As far as the wheelset goes, I know Alex doesn't have the best reputation, but my set is good. The shop tensioned it really tight and I've only had to do one minor truing adjustment after hitting a large pothole. They're definitely bombproof for me - only drawback is that they're heavy. The tires on the bike (Vittoria Action HSD) are also heavy and sticky, but they're also pretty flat-proof. I've ran over quite a lot of glass and gravel and they've been fine. Their wet weather grip is decent. The saddle is pretty hard, but I've found that tilting it nose down slightly makes it really comfortable. I can't stand it when it's level. The Cane Creek integrated headset is fine. No play at all. However, if you want your bars really low, you'll have to deal with the large "cone" cover on the top side of it. The only drawback to this ride is that it's not the cushiest out there. I'm fine with that though, and it doesn't bother me until I get to the worst roads and my hands get numb from the vibration. However, it wasn't built to be cushy, so I can't call that a real con. I haven't had any issues with this bike since I've gotten it, and, I haven't been able to find any other bikes that can compete price-wise asides from Giant's OCR offerings. I would highly recommend checking out the F85.

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          • No

          (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          cool

          By joe

          from maine,falmauth

          About Me Competitive Cyclist

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Fast

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Racing

            Comments:

            it was a good bike

            • Gift:
            • No

            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            So this is what riding a road bike feels

            By Eeso

            from Skokie, IL

            About Me Casual Cyclist

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Handles Well
            • Great Components
            • Comfortable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Casual Riding

              Comments:

              I got this as a gift this summer. I've been riding a mountain bike on pavement for more than 8 years. Too slow for me. I always wanted a road bike until now. This is my first road bike. Fast. Handles well. Good components for a bike at this price range. Just add pedals. When I picked up the bike, the store even allowed me to swap the stem to make it fit properly. Do all bike companies allow swapping parts to fit their customer's needs? This is a good bike for me and if this is Felt's entry level bike, I wonder what their top of the line bike would be?

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              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              great beginner bike

              By newrider

              from minneapolis, mn

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Handles Well
              • Good Geometry
              • Comfortable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Riding
                • Commuting

                Comments:

                i purchased a felt f85 this summer. i'd never owned a road bike before, and i mainly just bought it so that i could train with my brother (who was getting annoyed training for his tri's alone). i loved it the first time i took it for a ride. after a few times riding (and a pair of bike shorts), i was more than comfortable riding it for 30+ miles. as someone just getting into the sport with no real knowledge about bikes, i can say that this is a great bike for anyone in the same situation. i haven't had any problems or issues with it. GREAT INVESTMENT

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                • No

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Felts F85 Road Bike

                By Robert

                from Moline, IL

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments:

                    This is an excellent road bike, I went to this from an older (7 years older) Cannondale and it is light years ahead. My only complaint was the tape grip shreaded after a couple hundred miles (minor issue easy fix). I have abused this bike and it has performed flawlessly. I am a heavy rider at 215lbs and my daily route destroys weaker bikes (cracks, potholes and gravel.) Shifts smooth fast and reliably.

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