|Frame||Felt Endurance Road custom-butted 6061 aluminum|
|Fork||Felt UHC Performance carbon w/aluminum steerer|
|Tires||Felt All Weather PRB, 700 x 25c|
|Crankset||FSA Omega compact|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 10-speed: 12-32|
|Handlebars||Felt SL aluminum|
|Tape/Grips||Felt gel tape|
|Stem||Felt VA aluminum|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105|
|Seatpost||Felt UHC Performance carbon|
* Subject to change without notice.
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I have been looking for some time to acquire a well deserved quality road bike and could not make my mind up as they are so many brands and offerings. My guys at Kelowna Cycle made me the happiest rider when they showed me the Z85. I could not believe the quality, finish, comfort and beautiful paint finish in matte black and red. I could not believe the value for the money. I was shocked. I am a Felt guy now! What a magnificent quality bike.
Redesigned for 2013 with a hydroformed frame and tapered head tube the Z85 is a really great value.I think that a high end aluminum bike is better than the bottom end carbon bikes if your price range is under $2,000. That said, there are many, many, many, options in the space where the Z85 operates with the biggest competition probably being the Giant Defy 1. Compared to the Giant Defy 1, the Z85 comes in more sizes and has better quality wheels (IMHO). It's also slightly less expensive. Matte Black/Red looks great. No obvious short comings. Nice frame, Quality wheels, comfortable saddle, quality components, win, win win.I'm not going to pretend that I know much about stiffness and compliance, but the Z85 offers a smooth hassle free ride and feels great climbing hills.