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Felt AR1 or F1

retrobike007retrobike007 Posts: 215
edited September 2013 in Road buying advice
I am looking to buy one of the above frames,

Which is best?

The only downside I can see so far is the F1 I am looking at has a BB30 so I could not use my current chainset, and the AR1 seems to be about a lb heavier.

Does anyone have any experience with either or both of these frames ?? 8)

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  • The Felt AR bike series is all re-designed for 2014.
    I wanted to post a similar topic so maybe will tag on to yours as well.
    Has anyone ridden a 2014 Felt AR series bike yet?
    Or can someone find a link to an actual test ride?
    I've seen a few reviews of the spec and features (lighter, stiffer, more dampened), but no rider review.
    I am thinking the AR-4 or 5 look good at the price points offered for Ultegra equipped bikes.
    2012 Felt F85
  • rowlersrowlers Posts: 1,614
    Well I've just built an F1 and it ROCKS! It is fabulous, fast, stiff and extremely comfortable..
    I use my existing Chorus chainset with the campy BB30 cups, which is working well so far (touching wood!).
    I also have the wheels manufacturing adapters to fall back if I get and creaking with the campy cups.
    Best bike I've ridden...
  • Are you considering the 2013 or 2014 AR-1? They are totally different.
    New 2014 AR-1 is supposed to be similar angles as F-series (race-oriented) with the compliance of Z-series (sportif).
    Not sure when F-series was last updated.
    2012 Felt F85
  • bobmac64 wrote:
    Are you considering the 2013 or 2014 AR-1? They are totally different.
    New 2014 AR-1 is supposed to be similar angles as F-series (race-oriented) with the compliance of Z-series (sportif).
    Not sure when F-series was last updated.

    I am looking at the 2013 frames as they are a VERY good price at the moment
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