The FR is the stiffest, lightest, smoothest, and best-performing disc brake-equipped road bike that Felt has ever created. It’s designed for the pinnacle of competitive racing. Starting with a clean sheet of paper, Felt’s engineers designed the FR from the ground up, resulting in a pure road bike that boasts impeccable handling and a precision-tuned chassis. This ensures riders are fresh for a finish line sprint after a long day in the saddle. Lighter and stiffer than any other bike that’s emerged from Felt’s history of innovation, the FR climbs like an angel and descends like a dream. When you strip away unnecessary indulgences and gimmicks, all that is left is pure performance, embodied in a bike that is an extension of you.
Each and every tube shape on the FR was meticulously theorized, modeled, and tested in order to achieve both the optimal performance characteristics demanded by cycling’s top athletes and the ride quality revered by riders the world over. From its asymmetrical chainstays crafted to precisely balance the rider’s pedaling forces with the inherent effects of a drivetrain, to its rear triangle and fork developed to mitigate road chatter in order to reduce rider fatigue, every millimeter of the FR frameset was finely sculpted in excruciating detail. Featuring the most refined layups in Felt’s history and TeXtreme carbon fiber, the FR sets a new standard for lightweight road bikes.
“When you stomp on the pedals, the bike launches forward with a minimum of flex, but it isn’t a teeth-rattler when riding seated over rough pavement….” BikeRadar
Felt’s flagship road race bike has always been defined by an aggressive geometry that exceeds the demands of the world’s fastest and most technically demanding racecourses. Head and seat angles honed from decades of feedback from the world’s top professional racers ensure that the FR possesses the most intuitive handling available, while at the same time providing a stable ride quality. And because an efficient rider is a powerful rider, the FR’s geometry is optimized to suit the fit needs of nearly all riders. This empowers every rider to achieve his or her most efficient position possible so that no watt is wasted.
“The bike just feels incredibly efficient when you’re battling against gravity.” CyclingTips
Disc brakes are the new standard in road bike technology, providing increased stopping power, enhanced modulation and better performance in both adverse weather conditions and ideal riding conditions compared to rim brakes. For racers and performance-focused riders, disc brakes also improve handling and overall control, which allows you to carry speed through turns for a more fluid riding experience. No matter your age, fitness level, body size or even where you ride, disc brakes provide numerous benefits over traditional rim caliper brakes.