Meet the FR. There’s a sense it’s our flagship race bike. There are dozens of causes. But here’s all you need to know: If you’re examining for the best-handling, fastest-climbing, smoothest-riding road racing bike in the world, you’ve found it.
BUY IT IF:
You want the stiffest, lightest, most high-performance road bike in the world.
DON’T BUY IT IF:
You’re looking to keep some cash, perhaps for a new helmet, shoes, and equipment to go with your unique bike. If so, check out the FR | Progressive line. These bikes feature the exact excellent handling and ride rate, along with feature selections finely curated for implementation and value, all in a package that won’t have you searching into the children’s university savings account.
|Frame||UHC Ultimate + TeXtreme Carbon|
|Fork||Felt Race Road UHC Advanced + TeXtreme Carbon|
|Headset||43, 47cm: IS (IS-2) / 51, 54cm: IS (NO.44) / 56, 58, 61cm: IS (NO.42)|
|Shifters||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9170|
|Bottom Bracket||CeramicSpeed BB386 with 24mm bearings|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 R9150|
|Crankset||Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 52/36t|
|Cassette||Shimano Dura-Ace 9100, 11-28|
|Chain||Shimano HG901, 11s|
|Brakes||Shimano Dura-Ace R9170|
|Front Hub||Shimano Dura-Ace WH-R9170-C40-TL-R12 Carbon|
|Rear Hub||Shimano Dura-Ace WH-R9170-C40-TL-R12 Carbon|
|Stem||Pro Vibe, -10° Rise|
|Handlebar||Pro Components Vibe Carbon|
|Grips||Felt VelvetGel tape with 3M reflective base|
|Saddle||Prologo Dimension Nack|
|Seatpost||Pro Vibe, 20mm offset, 27.2mm|
|Tires||Continental Grand Prix 5000 Tubeless, 700x25c|
|Rotors||Shimano RT900, 160/140mm|
UPGRADES OVER FR | ADVANCED | ULTEGRA DI2:
The FR means one-half of the ideal union between bike and rider. Free of excess, it was mightily and obsessively honed for the needs of the most committed road cyclists to win battles of will, decay, and tactics on any racecourse. When you strip away excessive indulgences and gimmicks, all that is left is a pure version incorporated into a bike that is an extension of you.
This is the bike of choice for both the men’s and women’s contingents of the Rally UHC Cycling pro continental team. The North American-based squad stands amongst the most well-respected in the international pro peloton, mainly to their professionalism. They’ve been steadily racking up race wins year in and year out while simultaneously designing the newest age of cycling stars. But they’re also a courageous team that races each event with a determination like no other. The team’s primary goal for every race is to shake something up, rattle their opponents’ nerves, and give all of the fans lining the road or tuned in to their television sets the most amazing show on two wheels. Whether it’s passing off the front of a breakaway, attacking the GC choices up the final push of a queen stage climb, or stretching out the area with a white-knuckle display of bike-handling panache down a harrowing descent, the men and women of Rally UHC Cycling require a bike that can not only do it all but do it all phenomenally well.
The FR is the world’s best-performing platform for all road racing conditions. And the FR FRD, especially, is the Ultimate extension of our passion for execution and our commitment to providing riders with the very best materials and artistry available. The FR FRD is prepared from two unique types of carbon fibers.
UHC (“Ultra Hybrid Carbon”) Ultimate fiber is amongst the highest-modulus in the world of composites, meaning that it’s incredibly stiff to maximize pedaling efficiency and handling feedback. In addition to bicycles, TeXtreme is also utilized in the aerospace industry and on Formula One race cars to add strength to a structure and reduce its weight relative to alternative hybrid options. But like how the most refined food ingredients demand the skills of a master chef, these materials require unparalleled engineering expertise to yield a truly exquisite experience.
WHY Purchase OR Send A Bicycle WITH R&A CYCLES?
Shipping bikes can be tricky. They are tremendous and bulky yet delicate. Sending your passion/asset is not something we take lightly. We go through painstaking detail to ensure that your new ride will get to you in the perfect state.
So you’re considering buying the bike of your dreams? We put together this video to outline the R&A picture of shipping bikes and the actions we take to bring your new bike to you in perfect condition. It traces the steps we carefully follow to assemble your bicycle, creating it as easy as possible to get your bike ready to ride and on the highway when you receive it. This video also shares tips and schemes for removing all of your parts in the most careful way to ensure you are riding as quickly as possible
WHAT Precisely GOES into Making YOUR DREAM Engine?
It used to take a good machinist less than an hour and a half to build a bike from a bare frame to a complete cycle. Now, it takes much longer with the advent of aero bikes, disc brakes, internal cables, and brake hose lines.
As cycling technology progresses, it becomes more and more important to trust a high-quality mechanic with your build. At R&A Cycles, you can always be sure that your bike is in great hands with our world-class team. We wanted to share with you the time it now takes to build a complete cycle from the ground up.
Commission Filed CHASSIS
Every tube shape on the FR was meticulously theorized, modeled, and tested 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 to reduce rider fatigue, every millimeter of the FR frameset was finely sculpted in excruciating detail.
Featuring the most straight layups in our history and TeXtreme carbon fiber, the FRD, Advanced, and Performance iterations of the FR set a new standard for lightweight road bikes. The aluminum version is no slouch, featuring a SuperLite aluminum frame paired with an Advanced-level carbon fork. More so than any other road bike in Felt’s history, the FR is the embodiment of form following function.
DISC BRAKES & THRU-AXLES
Disc brakes are the new benchmark in road bike technology, providing increased controlling power, enhanced modulation, better performance in 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.
Disc brakes provide numerous benefits over traditional rim caliper brakes no matter your age, fitness level, body size, or even where you ride. Available on select FR models.
MODERN ROAD RACE GEOMETRY
Felt’s flagship road ethnicity bike has always been represented by an aggressive geometry that transcends the demands of the world’s shortest and most technically challenging 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 while simultaneously 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 their most efficient position possible so that no watt is wasted.