Felt IA 16


$2,999, Feltbicycles.com
The draw: A more practical super bike

One of the only knocks against Felt’s uber fast IA frame was its lack of adjustability due to the basebar’s fixed position and its five-digit price tag. Both problems are solved with the IA 16, Felt’s newest addition, which features the same massively deep tube shapes for a wind-cheating advantage with a more practical non-integrated cockpit that gives the bike more adjustability without sacrificing much speed. The price of the bike is reasonable thanks to Shimano’s value-heavy 105 components and Felt’s use of in-house parts for the cockpit, wheels and tires. Thoughtful consideration was given to the bike’s component specs with a climber-friendly 50/34 FSA Omega crankset and 11–28 Shimano cassette.

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